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Tsai-Lung Tsai

Tsai-Lung Tsai DO

Specialties: Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certified: General Surgery, Hand Surgery

Languages: English, Chinese

General Info

Medical School/Degree: DO - University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME

Hospital Affiliations: Garnet Health Medical Center (ORMC), St. Anthony Community Hospital

Prior Experience: Attending Hand Surgeon - Charlottesville Orthopaedic Center, Charlottesville, VA

Residency: General Surgery Resident & Chief Resident - Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ

Internship: Chief of Interns - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ

Fellowship: Hand Surgery - Christine M. Kleinert Hand and Microsurgery Institute, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Undergraduate: B.A. - Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

Graduate: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Clinical Interests:

Distal radius fracture, nerve surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, trigger finger, dupuytren's disease, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) regenerative medicine, and microsurgery. 

Year Joined: 2016

About Me

What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?

As a boy dreaming to become a mechanic, I tried to fix (unsuccessfully), my bicycle with my father's hammer and screw drivers.  When I finally owned a car, it was an old junk that I could tinker with on weekends; and only after I graduated from college did I realize that becoming a health care provider is the best way to encompass my passion, vision, and skills given the opportunities that I have been blessed with.  It's a natural progression to transform that childhood dream into an even more meaningful life path. 

What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?

Hand Surgery encompasses neurosurgery, plastic, orthopedic, vascular, and microsurgery techniques covering just about every problem from A to Z.  It is intricate and challenging, and there is always something different every day!  Also, as a clarinet musician, I have a very intimate relationship and appreciation with hand function, and that fascination and interest together have transpired a career in hand surgery. 

How do you connect with your patients?

I treat my patients as if they were my own family members - with personal attention, taking time listening, discussing, and explaining treatment plans.  I have always made myself available, and tell my patients that I am only one phone call or email away. 

What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?

I am an avid outdoorsman, especially downhill skiing and road cycling.  In addition, I also enjoy creative and fun time traveling and restoring classic cars. 

What is your advice for your patients?

Stay active!


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