Dr. Tarik Kardestuncer, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Orthopedic Partners 35 Halls Hill Rd Colchester, CT 06415 Get Directions
Dr. Tarik Kardestuncer, MD
Dr. Tarik Kardestuncer, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Colchester, CT. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Kardestuncer is affiliated with William W. Backus Hospital.

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Patient Comments (9)
in Norwich, CT |
Excellent job doing the surgery on my elbow 6 weeks post op and no pain
in New London, CT |
After a fall/possible wrist fracture saw another local "hand specialist" who wanted to cast me after doing one x-ray that was inconclusive. Dr. K took 7 xrays, did careful exam, was kind, gentle,professional, thorough. Said there was no fracture on x ray. Offered to do MRI ( other doc didn't). Said I take off the splint now. Hand felt better 24 hours after being out of the splint. He did carpel tunnel/cubital tunnel surgery on my husband a year ago with great result. Recommend him highly!
in Norwich, CT |
Dr. K has now performed 2 surgeries on me. 1 on my left hand for carpal tunnel and the other on my left for torn cartilage. Both times he explained everything and got me back to work! I've recommended him numerous times and I wouldn't go to any other hand surgeon.
in Hampton, CT |
Dr. Kardestuncer took the time to explain the problem that I was having with my hand and gave me options to choose from. He put me at ease. The surgery was done with just a small scar. After surgery he checked the incision and it had healed nicely.If I had any problems, I just needed to call. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Norwich Ct |
Dr.K is an excellent Dr. I had to have a couple surgeries and he did an amazing job. If i ever have to have hand or arm surgery again i will ask for Dr. K. He has a very good bed side manor. He isnt pushy and he listens to his patients and their concerns. I can't say it enough on how good of a Dr he is. Thank you Dr. K for all that you did for me
in East Greenwich, RI |
very friendly, knowledgeable & expert hand surgeon; my wrist procedure was performed smoothly with any complications; highly recommend!
in Norwich, CT |
I went after hearing outstanding reviews. I needed PIP replacement. To make this brief he put a joint to small for the finger in. When I saw him after the surgery (8-10wk) and doing the suggested treatment (weekly therapy) I asked him why the tip (tendon to long now) hung and I couldn't bend the finger. His comment was gee that has never happened before. He didn't follow up and he left the room, My follow up was to be in 2 months with his Assistant. I didn't return; have new Dr!
Colchester, CT |
I waited 1 hour and 45 minutes to be put in a room. I had x-rays taken, best experience of entire visit. Waited another i/2 hour for the Doctor to come into room. I timed the visit , 2 minutes I rounded up. Doctor told me that I could only be seen for one condition per visit. Started talking about a surgery, I did not know the diagnosis I tried to ask questions but my time had expired, I was still talking as he left the room. Doctor had NO people skills!!!
in Norwich, CT |
This guy may be a good surgeon but he has one of the worse bedside manners of any Dr. I have met. He is an obnoxious, self-centered snob (I would write worse but I don?t think it would get published).
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  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Presbyterian Hospital In The City Of New York

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Completed in 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement