Dr. Stefan Tarlow, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Tarlow
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Advanced Knee Care, PC

8630 E Via De Ventura Ste 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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Dr. Stefan Tarlow, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tarlow to book an appointment.


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42 years ago I ruined my knee skiing. ACL was removed and 2 other ligaments tied and stapled to the bone. That's all they could do back then. Then I injured it again and gradually lost all my cartilage. 12 years ago, after lots of limping and pain and swelling for 30 years, Dr. Tarlow replaced my knee. He straightened my leg and made sure both legs were the same length. I was able to walk unassisted the very next day and even dance a week later. Physical therapy helped me learn to walk without limping, which had become habitual. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Tarlow's skills. Beyond great!
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Kimberly – Aug 22, 2019
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It’s been 4 months now since I had partial knee replacement. I waited 5 years before I decided to get the surgery. No regrets! Dr. Tarlow did a wonderful job. I had no problem walking while on vacation in Italy after 3 months post surgery. I can’t thank Dr. Tarlow enough.
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Jul 04, 2019
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I had a total knee replacement performed by Dr Tarlow in November 2017 and the results have been fantastic. To be pain free after all these years is a wonderful feeling. Dr Tarlow was recommended to me by the PA of my previous orthopedic surgeon since knee replacements was not his specialty. Do understand that Dr Tarlow is to the point and very matter of fact. He explained to me that total recovery can take up to a year which was the case. I was back to work however in 7 weeks.
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Mar 18, 2019
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Dr T did a great job replacing my acl and repairing my bucketed meniscus. His staff took care of my every need. Great job all and thanks. Colt Ake! Kia kaha
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Gilbert, AZ – Jul 09, 2017
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Is as been 7 month since my surgery and I still can't walk without limping and pain.
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Steve Burger in Gilbert – Feb 28, 2017
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I have had 6 knee surgeries over the years and Dr Tarlow has been the best, most proficient and approachable surgeon amongst all of these surgeries. He was direct with me when he needed to counsel me to change course. He was clear on the objectives and what needed to happen for full recovery. It has been two months since my knee reconstruction and it is the best and most smooth feeling my knee has been in 20 years. You will be lucky to have him AND his great staff take care of you.
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Grant in Cave Creek, AZ – Aug 29, 2016
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Dr. Tarlow was nothing short of a miracle worker. After turning me away, referring me to physical therapy, years before he gained my trust as a surgeon who was not stereotypically knife happy. After a serious motorcycle accident, Dr. Tarlow saved my knee from amputation and that's not an exaggeration; I tore my ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL and medial Meniscus in addition to compressing my tibial head. Thanks to Dr. Tarlow's knowledge and skill I avoided replacement am back to running without ANY pain.
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Alyson M in Gilbert, AZ – Apr 20, 2016
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Total Knee Replacement outpatient surgery. Dr. Tarlow's emphasis on pre-surgery readiness including achieving a specific BMI through weight loss was key to success. Excellent experience.
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Rick Placido in Chandler, AZ – Feb 09, 2016
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Dr. Tarlow is amazing. His depth of knowledge and cutting edge techniques will insure you get the best treatment available. He is commonly used by the best sports medicine doctors for knee replacements and complex cases (or those in the gray area like mine). I had ACL and ALL reconstruction with Dr. Tarlow recently. So far, I am on the mend and looking forward to an active life once again.
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Care Philosophy

As a premier knee specialist, Dr. Tarlow and his team regularly review our customer service and quality measures to enhance your experience and keep your trust.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Dr Andrews
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1978
University of Oregon
Undergraduate School

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Dr. Tarlow's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Tarlow treats Knee Disorders more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Tarlow treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

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Dr. Tarlow treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Tarlow treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

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Dr. Tarlow treats Osteoarthritis more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Tarlow treats this condition more than 56% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Dr. Tarlow's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance

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(480) 483-0393

Dr. Tarlow accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
Health Net of Arizona HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare PPO
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Locations

Advanced Knee Care, PC

Advanced Knee Care, PC8630 E Via De Ventura Ste 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
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