Dr. Rajiv Taliwal, MD

Dr. Rajiv Taliwal, MD

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Dr. Rajiv Taliwal, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Akron, OH and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

20 Olive St Ste 200

Akron, OH 44310

Contact Information

(330) 535-3396

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Top Care Areas

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Arthritis of the Elbow
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Taliwal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Taliwal "Born in London. Raised in New Jersey. Trained in Philadelphia and New York. Living in Akron since 2001. Married with two children."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Taliwal "Golden Rule - Treat patients as you would have someone treat you or your family"

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

79  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Shock
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture
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43  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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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

  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School Of Management
    Other Education | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Taliwal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Taliwal's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taliwal to family and friends
32 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Taliwal's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Taliwal is a caring doctor who takes the time to show you your scans and what is wrong with you. His scheduler and office staff is AWFUL. Besides his nurse. I literally have been run through the mill trying to sed him again. I now have been urinating myself. Of course I've been waiting three...more
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With a blown out L5/S1 Dr. Taliwal was very thorough and honest in his approach to help solve my pain issue. Ended up opting for the Microdiscectomy. I am completely satisfied. Office personnel very pleasant and helpful as well. A friend of mine recommended him to me - let me recommend him to...more
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Dr. Taliwal was excellent to work with. He's a skilled surgeon who is personable, compassionate and thorough and able to relate to his patients. Very pleased with my surgical outcome and living without pain for the first time in many months. Thrilled to have found him. His staff is excellent as...more
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6 months after multi-level cervical spinal fusion, Dr. Taliwal said I had very little fusion. He did not answer my questions and kept redirecting the conversation. I left more confused than I had going in. He did not want to schedule a follow up! Nor did he want to give me a bone stimulator. I went...more
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Dr. Taliwal is amazing! I have had to two cervical fusions and one Lumbar fusion and Dr Taliwal is the third doctor I have worked with for my spinal issues and he is by far the best!! For the first time EVER, Dr. Taliwal actually took the time to explain everything in detail, and in a way my...more
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