Dr. Stephen Staelin, MD

Dr. Stephen Staelin, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Stephen Staelin, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

4230 Harding Pike Ste 1000

Nashville, TN 37205
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Group Health Cooperative

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Staelin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 97% of peers
Trigger Finger
very high
more than 94% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Staelin's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

16  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Indiana Hand Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Staelin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Staelin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Staelin to family and friends
61 total reviews (34 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (61)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Staelin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (34)

He listens closely to the patient and does not suggest unnecessary treatment.
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Would highly recommend Dr. Staelin. He expedited my tests and surgery because I was in pain. Surgery and my recovery went great. Will be returning for him to repair my other hand.
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Dr. Staelin did an excellent job on my wrist. I would choose him again for myself or any family member and that says it all.
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Staelin! He performed carpal tunnel release surgery on my right hand. I had minimal pain and recovery is going great.
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Dr. Staelin did basal thumb surgery on me 7 weeks ago and it been very easy. He did carpul tunnel surgery on both my hands 4 years ago . As a cosmetologist that has to have my hands to work I wouldn't trust them to anyone else but Dr. Staelin. Always professional but tells you like it is and...more
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