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Joseph A. Talarico, MD

Scientific Advisor


Joseph A. Talarico, MD, is a General and Advanced Robotic Surgeon with U of R Thompson Health in Canandaigua, New York. He is the director of the Hernia Center of Excellence and an instructor in Surgery at SUNY Upstate. He created the hernia BOOST program and is well known for educating communities on the advantages of Robotic assisted surgery. He joined Thompson Health after practicing in private practice after being staff surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, and also after completing a two year fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery. At the Cleveland Clinic, he also held positions with Cleveland Clinic Innovations and the Center for Surgical Innovation, Technology, and Education, located at the main campus in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Talarico completed a General Surgery residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. His specialty interests include advanced robotic surgery, hernia surgery, unique ways to operate without opiates and working to stop using permanent mesh in patients.

Dr. Talarico has lectured at every major surgical society on laparoscopic and bariatric surgery and at medical conferences across the country, and has authored and co-authored over 65 publications that have appeared in surgical journals, such as Surgical Endoscopy, Surgery for Obesity and Related Disease, Hernia, Surgery for the Alimentary Tract, and American College of Surgeons. Dr. Talarico is an expert in medical legal matters, has been involved in numerous research projects in his field, and has been an integral part of developing new methods of performing less invasive laparoscopic operations including Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery and NOTES procedures and holds several patents on medical devices.

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