Dr. Melissa YoungSzalay, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryFemaleAge 53

Dr. YoungSzalay
Accepting new patients

Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, PC

12499 University Ave Clive, IA 50325

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Dr. Melissa YoungSzalay, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Clive, IA. Dr. YoungSzalay has more experience with Hand & Wrist Surgery than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center - West Lakes. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. YoungSzalay to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. YoungSzalay

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. YoungSzalay treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. YoungSzalay treats other conditions, please contact the office at (515) 440-2676.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand & Wrist Surgery specialists.

Dr. YoungSzalay is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Dr. YoungSzalay
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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
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Dr. YoungSzalay's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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Dr. YoungSzalay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. YoungSzalay

4.3

Based on 34 ratings

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Extremely compassionate & explained everything in great detail
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 15, 2020
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Dr. Young is a kind person and a good surgeon. I’m glad that my doctor referred me to her.
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Joanne O – Mar 15, 2020
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Dr Young took my case on a emergency call from an outside clinic. She didn't have to accept me as a patient but out of concern for someone she didn't know, she went out of her way to fit me in to her full schedule. I had abnormal symptoms following an injury and Dr Young did her best to figure it out all while being conscious of the cost as I was self pay. It would be great if doctors were magic and could diagnose us on day one, unfortunely this is the real world and they are not. Yet Dr Young worked hard to figure me out and get me working again. I feel like I received the best care possible. She is a great physician that actually cares for her patients and not the bottom dollar. If you do your part, I am confident she will do hers!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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KG in IA – Dec 13, 2019
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Great Doctor. She worked on both hands with great outcomes. Doctor Young’s care has given me back my health. I highly recommend her.
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May 29, 2019
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Great Doctor. She did both hands and the outcome was excellent. I recommend her highly. My health has been restored.
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May 29, 2019
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I've had trigger finger surgery and carpal tunnel surgery done by Melissa. She's compassionate and kind, plus very skilled. I recommend her to friends and family.
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Apr 30, 2019
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Our family has had many procedures handled by Dr. Young; multiple hand surgeries and other hand mishaps. Dr. Young is friendly and thoughtful. She is very clear with explanations and patient when answering questions. Her demeanor is very comforting. Dr. Young's results are excellent! We highly recommend Dr. Young.
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Jan 13, 2019
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Misdiagnosed advances Kienbock’s disease and sent me right back to work. In 7 months I had an independent MRI and was found to be working with a fracture and a severe case of this disease. It cost me the use of my hand, my job, severe pain. Now I have Bilateral Kienbock’s...
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Misdiagnosed in DesMoines , IA – Oct 31, 2018
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After a fall in Okoboji and poor treatment at their ER, Dr Young and DMOS came to my rescue! She was easy to talk to and full of answers to my questions. Her team works well together from surgery to recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Young.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 20, 2018
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I was referred to Dr Young by family Dr Fajfar, as a sources of solid success to get immediate pain relieving treatment followed by successful surgical solution for long term relief & best return of functionality of my hands. Appointment was set up within days & Dr Young's PA, Jennie Mc Carthy. Assessment identifying severe Carpal Tunnel in both wrist & action plan for both. Had shot in LH & surgery on RH within days that provided immediate pain relief & rapid return of full hand functionality.
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Chuck Love in Des Moines, IA – Jan 07, 2018
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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 .
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Madison, WI – Jul 02, 2017
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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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Mom Of Two in Des Moines, IA – May 19, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide each patient with the highest quality of orthopaedic care possible. 

Biography

I grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and am a Buckeye through and through! I did gymnastics as a kid, and in college. After my medical/Orthopaedic training was...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2000
State University Of New York At Buffalo, Western New York
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Ohio State University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1995
OH St U Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1990
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
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Is Dr. Melissa YoungSzalay, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Melissa YoungSzalay, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. YoungSzalay frequently treats Hand & Wrist Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. YoungSzalay specializes.

Where is Dr. Melissa YoungSzalay, MD's office located?

Dr. YoungSzalay's office is located at 12499 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, PC

Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine12499 University Ave Clive, IA 50325
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. YoungSzalay is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Mercy Medical Center - West Lakes

West Des Moines, IA

Methodist West Hospital

West Des Moines, IA

22 Awards Received

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Des Moines, IA

1 Award Received