Dr. Tiare Salassa, MD

Dr. Tiare Salassa, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Dr. Tiare Salassa, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Kailua, HI. She has been practicing for 8 years. Dr. Salassa is affiliated with Adventist Health Castle.

30 Aulike St Ste 201

Kailua, HI 96734

Contact Information

(808) 261-4658

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Shoulder Fracture Treatment
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 97% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 92% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Salassa does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Hawaii.

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.


  • UCLA
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Hawaii At Manoa / John A. Burns School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • University Of Minnesota
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Flinders University / Flinders School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Salassa has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Salassa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Salassa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Salassa to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Salassa'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 (9)
in Kaneohe, HI |
Dr Salassa is a very talented orthopedic surgeon. She is able to give quick appointments. She listens well and I am very happy with the 3 visits that I made to her office. She solved my very painful knee problem in a matter of a couple of hours.
in H |
Very friendly, courteous, answered any question I had, not rushed (nor a 5 minute doctor) went over my newest xrays and scheduled surgery.......morning of surgery introduced me to staff assisting in OR and I remember we even laughed.....no anxiety on my part ever! Following surgery, updated husband who was waiting and then I saw her the next morning........I would definitely recommend her!
in Honolulu, HI |
I was sitting in the exam room for a while and was getting frustrated by the wait. However, when Dr. Salassa came into the room I discovered she had spent the time reading all the notes from a prior surgery I had on my shoulder over ten years ago, in that same clinic, but before Dr. Salassa joined the practice. Dr. Salassa not only did a thorough examination of my shoulder, but patiently answered all the questions I had in a way that I could understand. Highly satisfied with the visit.
Honolulu, HI |
Dr. Salassa really listened to me and made me comfortable talking to her. She took her time to examine my knee, gently pressing all around it to find the painful areas before giving me my shot. The first time she gave it to me the pain disappeared and was gone for 3 months! This last time, it has lasted over 5 months. I am blessed to have found her!
in Kaneohe, HI |
Dr. Salassa is an incredible physician and surgeon. When another doctor told me that there wasn't anything he could do about my shoulder pain I saw her for a second opinion. We talked about the different options that we could try and the benefits and problems with each. I felt like she really listened to me. She fixed my torn rotator cuff and now my shoulder is like new again. I was very pleased with my experience over all at her office. Dr. Salassa is a gem!!
in Kailua, HI |
Great doctor! She was very throughout and noticed a broken bone on my X-rays that was missed when I visited the ER. Her clinic was very easy to get to and the staff was so nice.
in Honolulu, HI |
Dr. Salassa was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain my condition to my wife and I. My surgical experience with her was excellent and I feel like I have my life back after my hip replacement!
in Honolulu, HI |
Dr. Salassa was very knowledgeable and spent time explaining my condition to myself and my wife. My surgical experience was excellent and I feel like my hip is new again!
in Kailua, HI |
She did very little to try to identify where my pain was, the extent of the pain, nor what type of actions induced the pain. Then she did not tell me what to do to remedy or eliminate the pain. Just said to return if still hurts in 6 or 8 weeks. She seemed disinterested.
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Dr. Salassa accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Salassa has admitting privileges

Adventist Health Castle
640 Ulukahiki St
Kailua, HI 96734
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