Dr. Rajiv Taliwal, MD

Dr. Rajiv Taliwal, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(31)
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Dr. Rajiv Taliwal, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Akron, OH. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Taliwal is affiliated with Summa Akron City Hospital and Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center.

20 Olive St Ste 200

Akron, OH 44310

Contact Information

(330) 535-3396

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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Arthritis of the Elbow
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Shoulder Disorders
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Elbow Injuries
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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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 Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertebral Fracture

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taliwal to family and friends
4.1
based on 31 total reviews (5 with comments)
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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Cuyahoga Falls, OH |
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 whomever reads this.
in Stow, OH |
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 well!
in Brunswick, OH |
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 to my spine specialist who reviewed the post surgery x ray and said I should be very concerned with the lack of bone growth around the bone 'chips' in my neck.
in Akron, OH |
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 husband and I could understand, he took the time to show me my MRI and CT Scan results. We discussed TOGETHER the best course of action for my issues. My other surgeons just TOLD me what to do!
in Mogadore, OH |
Dr. Taliwal has been treating me for 11 years now. He and his staff have sort of become family to me. They treat me with the utmost respect and I know that Dr. Taliwal and his staff have my best interest at heart. He has called from vacations to check on me and he has rushed me in when need be to handle any and all of my concerns. I would highly recommend he and his staff to anyone.
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Hospitals where Dr. Taliwal has admitting privileges

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center
444 N Main St
Akron, OH 44310
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Summa Akron City Hospital
525 E Market St
Akron, OH 44304
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