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Dr. David Kolessar, MD

Orthopedic Surgery*
4.8 (161)
Map Pin Small Wilkes Barre, PA
Accepting new patients
37 years of experience

Overview of Dr. David Kolessar, MD

Dr. David Kolessar, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon in Wilkes Barre, PA. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 37 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine and is affiliated with Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Dr. Kolessar, completed a residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Kolessar an average 4.8 star rating.

Dr. Kolessar works at Practice in Wilkes Barre, PA with other offices in Danville, PA. They frequently treat conditions like Miner's Knee, Osteoarthritis of Knee and Osteoarthritis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Kolessar's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Geisinger-Orthopaedics Wilkes-Barre
    1175 E Mountain Blvd, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (570) 808-1093
  2. 2
    Geisinger Mob
    1000 E Mountain Dr, Wilkes Barre, PA 18711 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (570) 825-1093
  3. 3
    Select Specialty Hospital-Danville
    100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (570) 825-1093
  4. 4
    Office
    25 Church St, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (570) 808-3181

Hospital Affiliations
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  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

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Miner's Knee
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis
Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Patellar Chondromalacia
Peripheral Nerve Block
Steroid Injection
Chondromalacia
Genu Valgum
Genu Varum
Arthrocentesis
Somatic Nerve Block
Avascular Necrosis
Baker’s Cyst
Bursitis of Hip
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Difficulty With Walking
Femur Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Hip Fracture
Hip Tendinitis
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Ligament Tears
Knee Tendinitis
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Meniscus Tear
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sciatica
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Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Tenosynovitis
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement with Robotic Assist
Knee Replacement
Total Knee Arthroplasty with Robotic Assist
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wound Repair
Arthritis
Arthropathy Associated With Bacterial Disease
Arthropathy, Progressive Pseudorheumatoid, of Childhood
Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head
Bunion
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Chondrocalcinosis
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Crystal Arthropathy
Crystalline Arthritis
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Femoral Neck Fracture
Fibular Fracture
Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Gout
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Gouty Arthropathy
Hip Arthritis
Hip Dysplasia
Hip Osteophyte
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Infectious Arthritis
Joint Disorders
Knee Arthritis
Knee Fracture
Knee Injuries
Knee Osteophyte
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Lumbar Compression Fracture
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Monoarthropathy
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthropathy
Ottos Pelvis
Patellar Disorders
Patellar Fracture
Piriformis Syndrome
Polyarthropathy
Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
Post-Traumatic Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pyogenic Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis of Knee
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis
Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shoulder Fracture
Spondylitis
Thoracic Compression Fracture
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
Tibial Fracture
Transient Arthropathy
Traumatic Arthropathy
Wear and Tear Arthritis
Arthroscopic Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
Excision of Femur or Knee
Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Hand Tendon Repair
Hip Impingement Procedure
Hip Replacement Revision
Joint Drainage
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Replacement Revision
Lateral Retinaculum Patella Release
Meniscectomy
Neuroplasty
Partial Knee Replacement
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
Synovial Biopsy
Total Hip Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Total Shoulder Replacement
Trigger Finger Release
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    4.8
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    About Dr. David Kolessar, MD

    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 37 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1144280496
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Mayo Clinic|Mayo Clinic-Rochester|Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Residency
    Internship
    • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    Dr. David Kolessar, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Kolessar is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    Dr. Kolessar has seen patients for Miner's Knee, Osteoarthritis of Knee and Osteoarthritis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Kolessar on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    161 patients have reviewed Dr. Kolessar. The overall rating for this provider is 4.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Kolessar.

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