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Dr. Raymond Thal, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Thal

Town Center Orthopaedic Associates

1860 Town Center Dr Ste 300 Reston, VA 20190

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Dr. Raymond Thal, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Reston, VA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Loyola University in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedics.


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Hands down, Dr. Thal is the best medical specialist I have ever consulted. He inspires trust, he educates the patient, and he delivers Gold Standard professional excellence.
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I had a recurrence of an old recreational sport related injury to my shoulder and with just two visits Dr. Thal has successful devised a non-surgical treatment plan that lead to a full recovery allowing me to enjoy playing tennis pain free for almost five more years. And when I managed to re-injure it yet once more again the outcome so far was equally effective and I was back on the courts in a relatively short period of time. Hope I can avoid the surgery all together.
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Dr. Thal's office has a new policy in 2018 to try to collect a $200 non-refundable fee up front from every patient, regardless of their insurance or injury. According to the terms of my insurance, Dr. Thal is still an in-network doctor, and I have a $30 copay. Only after I insisted on paying only the copay did his staff finally agree to honor it. I cannot recommend Dr. Thal as long as his office tries to rob patients.
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Friendly, not rushed. Took the time to explain the options; explain the chosen procedure and answer all my questions.
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Always easy and prompt
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Dr. Thal is an outstanding doctor. He is patient and takes time to answer questions thoroughly. There were no surprises before or after surgery. I highly recommend him and his staff.
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Doctor is patient, knowledgeable, unhurried, pleasant. Office is an extremely well managed operation!
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Some years ago, Dr Thal helped my son, who was a high school baseball pitcher at the time, with elbow issues. He treated the injury conservatively and Sean made it back to the starting line-up. Dr. Thal is now treating my sore knees, and I trust his advice and care. My experience is that the whole practice is exceptionally well run.
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Dr. Thal is one of the best doctors II know. He is compassionate and I would recommend him to friends and family.
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We took our 16 year old son to see Dr. Thal about a shoulder injury from basketball. Dr. Thal was great about explaining what the problem was, how the injury would have happened, what all the options were, and his best recommendation. We opted for surgery (to be done next week) to get this taken care of right away before there is more damage.
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Ray saved my life. Best orthopedic surgeon ever. Years ago, I had a catastrophic bike accident and horrible functionality in my right shoulder/arm. I consulted with 3 orthopedic surgeons. Ray inspired the most confident. We did the operation 3 days later and I started rehab on the fourth day. He called me personally the evening after my surgery to check on me and visited me in PT. My shoulder was 100% within 6 months and is absolutely 100% years later. Ray is top quality!
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Dr. Thal was very thorough and caring. His office was very well run and everyone was quite helpful
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Dr. Thal is friendly, thorough and very knowledgeable!
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Very much appreciated Dr Thal's step by step approach to avoid surgery on my torn rotator cuff. All steps fully explained and sequentially implemented. With success
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Dr Thal and his PA Melissa are a pleasure to visit and I'm fortunate to have them as my Orthopedic team. I'm 100% confident that when I see Dr Thal I have the best care available and I've recommended him on several occasions. The entire staff at Town Center Orthopedics welcome you, have a great attitude, and are a pleasure to work with.
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Dr. Thal was very patient and got the diagnosis correct the first time around. I had injured my knee the previous year, and went to see another specialist who misdiagnosed it. After a year of discomfort, I went to see Dr. Thal and he looked at my knee and knew right away what the issue was.
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Dr. Thal fixed a torn meniscus about 10 years ago. I am so confident in his abilities that when I broke my leg in NYC I wouldn't let any doctor there operate. I came back and had Dr. Thal put it back together. His nurse assistant is just as fabulous as he is. There are stars in every profession and Dr. Thal is one of them.
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Biography

Dr. Raymond Thal, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Reston, VA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Loyola University in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedics.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
Fellowship Hospital
Orthopedic Research Of Virginia
Fellowship Hospital
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1984
Loyola University
Medical School
1984

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(703) 435-6604

Dr. Thal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
MedHealthInsurance
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Thal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thal treats Knee Fracture more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Thal treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thal treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Thal treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thal treats Knee Disorders more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Thal treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Thal's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Town Center Orthopaedic Associates

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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