Snehal C. Dalal, M.D. is an Orthopedic Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Surgeon who provides care to patients in our Johns Creek and Gwinnett locations. As a Board Certified Orthopedic surgeon, his practice includes general orthopedics and sports medicine with specialty training in surgery of the hand and upper extremity, including elbow and shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction. Dr. Dalal has special interest, training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of employment injuries. Dr. Dalal graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health and completed his residency in Orthopaedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Dalal completed his fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery in Milwaukee as well as conducted research on rotator cuff injuries and elbow trauma as part of the Milwaukee Combined Upper Extremity fellowship. He has served as team physician for Duluth and Central Gwinnett High Schools, co-director of the BB&T Atlanta Open, and side-line physician for the Chick-fil-A Bowl and Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Dr. Dalal also serves as the hand surgeon for the Gwinnett Gladiators professional hockey team. Dr. Dalal, his wife, and their three daughters live in the Lawrenceville area. In his free time he enjoys running, tennis, skiing, traveling, and photography. Both he and his wife are avid college football fans.
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Dr. Dalal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Orthopedic Fracture Care
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Dalal's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Arthritis of the Elbow
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
De Quervain's Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
De Quervain's Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
Finger Joint Fusion
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Injection of Tendon
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Repair of Amputated Digit
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Trigger Finger Release
Trigger Point Injection
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Georgia.
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
Medical School | Graduated 2000
Med Coll Of Wis Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
Med College Of Wisconsin
Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
Milwaukee Combined Upper Extremity Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Dalal has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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I am a family oriented physician who truly enjoys working in the clinic. I like to bond with my patients and learn about their lives, family, and hobbies. I wish to put myself in their shoes when I try to explain the injury, the impact on their lives,...