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Dr. Tiare Salassa, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Female

Dr. Salassa

Windward Orthopedic Group, Inc

30 Aulike St Ste 201 Kailua, HI 96734

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Dr. Tiare Salassa, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Kailua, HI and has been practicing for 4 years. She graduated from University Of Hawaii At Manoa / John A. Burns School Of Medicine in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.


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Dr. Salassa performed a right-hip replacement for me at Kaiser Permanente in Honolulu. She and the entire staff get 5 out of 5. The months-long-preoperative treatment is critical to your success and lack of complications. Various sources told me that Kaiser is the best at this, because your own surgeon manages the pre-op and post-op such as Physical Therapy. Other hospitals, the surgeon walks in on the day of the operation mostly. Since the surgeon performs such a personal and invasive procedure, I feel like you would like to know them better but she does a few hips and more knees every week. So she has lots of patients. I hope they are as satisfied as I am. 10 months later, and the hip is just like a teenager. No sensations of limit or pain. If you want a doctor who is experienced, serious, and all-business, Dr. Salassa is the greatest. I love my new hip.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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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Biography

Dr. Tiare Salassa, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Kailua, HI and has been practicing for 4 years. She graduated from University Of Hawaii At Manoa / John A. Burns School Of Medicine in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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Dr. Salassa accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Salassa's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Dr. Salassa treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Salassa treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salassa treats Knee Disorders more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Salassa treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salassa treats Osteoarthritis more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Salassa treats this condition more than 84% of her 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

Dr. Salassa's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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