Dr. Stefan Tarlow, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 65

Dr. Tarlow
Accepting new patients

Scottsdale Health & Wellness PC

8630 E Via De Ventura Ste 105 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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Dr. Stefan Tarlow, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has over 39 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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Dr. Tarlow is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center Scottsdale, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Tarlow's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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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

Musculoskeletal Function Test
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Dr. Tarlow performs Musculoskeletal Function Test more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Tarlow performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
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Dr. Tarlow treats Osteoarthritis more than 53% of his peers

Dr. Tarlow treats this condition more than 53% 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
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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
Cigna HMO
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
United Healthcare

Dr. Tarlow's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tarlow

4.3

Based on 77 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
5.194805194805195%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Tarlow is an excellent surgeon. His reputation is impeccable. But the best surgeon in the world can’t help you when he CHOOSES to turn his back on you. And that’s exactly what Stefan Tarlow did to me. My surgery was cancelled (day of procedure) because my blood pressure was sky high. Shame on me! I should have kept better tabs on my own health. It is entirely my fault that I didn’t. But when I suggested to Dr Tarlow that this very costly delay could have been prevented with a simple 20 second BP check in his office prior to surgery, he bristled. How DARE I suggest he do something — ANYTHING — differently! He fired me as a patient and refused to do my surgery. Perhaps I should be grateful. Why would I want someone who behaves like a 5 year old with a bruised ego ripping my knee apart? I am just shocked that someone with the knowledge, expertise and reputation of Dr Tarlow would choose to behave so childishly. If you choose him as your surgeon, I wish you the best.
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Nov 05, 2021
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Troy I in Gilbert, AZ – Jan 29, 2016
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About Me

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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What are Dr. Stefan Tarlow, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tarlow frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Knee, Musculoskeletal Function Test, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tarlow treats.

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Dr. Tarlow's office is located at 8630 E Via De Ventura Ste 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Scottsdale Health & Wellness PC8630 E Via De Ventura Ste 105 Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)