Dr. Melissa Young Szalay, MD

Dr. Melissa Young Szalay, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
(24)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Melissa Young Szalay, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

6001 Westown Pkwy

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 224-1414

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Young Szalay "To provide each patient with the highest quality of orthopaedic care possible. This involves every facet of the patient's experience at DMOS, from the moment a patient visits our facility to the moment they leave. They become a part of our DMOS family and our rich tradition of always exceeding patient expectations."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Amputated Finger
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Finger
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Finger Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Joint Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Sprain
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Procedures

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Small Joint Arthroplasty
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Wrist Fusion

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • The Ohio State University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Ohio State University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Ohio State University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo, Western New York
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Young Szalay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Young Szalay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Young Szalay to family and friends
4.2
based on 24 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Young Szalay's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Madison, WI |
Went in trying to find an answer as to why my wrist, hand and elbow hurt all the time. She looked over my history, and gave me an elbow pad! As if I fell down and injured my elbow, which I had not. Did not even try to figure out what was wrong .
in Des Moines, IA |
Dr. Young-Szalay has a calming presence about her. She is a caring individual and an amazing doctor. She did surgery on my 14 year old daughter in March 2016. She was gracious enough to fit my daughter's surgery in the next day. For that I am forever grateful. She is and her staff are very thorough with the follow ups. which certainly helped ease the worry and concern. would highly recommend Dr. Melissa Young- Szalay to anyone in need of her expertise.
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Hospitals where Dr. Young Szalay has admitting privileges

Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 E University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
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Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Methodist West Hospital
1660 60th St
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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