Dr. Stephen P. Falatyn

Dr. Stephen P. Falatyn

Orthopedic Surgeon at Spine Center of Excellence at OAA Orthopaedic Specialists

Meet Dr. Stephen P. Falatyn

A graduate of Cornell Medical College, he specializes in treating complex spinal conditions and he performs the most complicated spinal reconstructions. Dr. Falatyn's spine training included two spine fellowships, the first at Thomas Jefferson University and the second at Temple University. He specializes in spinal deformity surgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery, treating both children and adults. Conditions treated by Dr. Falatyn include scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, nerve compression from disc herniations and spinal stenosis, and spinal fractures.

Dr. Falatyn's original interest was engineering, where he excelled at Cornell University. He then worked designing and building complex machinery for several international corporations. Excellent at working with his hands, he has continued that interest in medicine and he has established himself as a top spinal surgeon working in the Lehigh Valley since 1997. Dr. Falatyn received special recognition for his achievements in medical school at Cornell Medical College. His research has appeared in numerous respected national publications, and he continues with teaching at medical schools and scientific meetings.

Dr. Falatyn has an outstanding reputation for his personalized patient care. He is also dedicated to charity work in Eastern Europe where he trains spinal surgeons and treats underserved patients. On a personal level, he enjoys maintaining his own health playing Rugby on a national and international level.

Dr. Stephen Falatyn is part of the team that makes up Spine Center of Excellence at OAA Orthopaedic Specialists.

Directions to our primary location in

Allentown, PA

How Dr. Stephen P. Falatyn Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Tumors


  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck / Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Scoliosis Treatment - Non-Surgical
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Stephen P. Falatyn

  • I wanted to thank Dr. Stephen Falatyn and his team for everything they did for me with replacing my herniated discs. I had 100% faith in him and his team. They gave me a life without pain again and can live again. Thank you.
    — Kristen
  • Fourteen long painful months of complicated symptoms after a traumatic car accident had me going to physical therapy, pain management, and surgery on my shoulder, which did not help the underlying causes of my pain, which had continued to get worse over the months. I was referred to Dr Falatyn for his opinion on my condition. This was the first time I had met any doctor who actually took the time to go through all of my films and tests and found the root of the problems in my neck. I felt like no other doctor cared as much about my pain as he did, and he scheduled surgery promptly. Two weeks later, surgery was performed and to date, all of my symptoms have been relieved. I am able to use my arm again, the pain in my neck has subsided, as well as breathing, eating and drinking have returned to normal. It has been a long road, but without Dr. Falatyn, I would still be struggling. I write this with tears of joy. Thank you Dr. Falatyn, Mr. Rogalski, and team, OAA and staff, you are the best! I would recommend to anyone seeking a solution to their pain!
    — Donna
  • Dear Dr. Falatyn, Thank you and your team for your wonderful work. Three years ago, I had spinal surgery and choosing Dr. Falatyn was the best decision I made. I was leaning on the left side of my body, stricken with severe pain, numbness, and tingling in my feet and was unable to work. But now after my surgery, I am able to live a fully functional life. I have great posture and can now jump and play with my grandchild without worrying about pain. The care that patients receive from Dr. Falatyn and his team is second to none; they treat you well in all areas. Three years later, I am still thankful to Dr. Falatyn for giving me my life back.
    — Jacqueline
  • After receiving the most insensitive care and lack of compassion by a doctor in the Scranton area my neighbor told me about OAA. I called and explained how much pain I was in and I received an appointment for the following day @ 8:00 am. I was seen almost immediately. After x-rays and an examination by P.A Kevin Taber, who easily recognized my pain, an MRI was scheduled for 10:30 and I was seen by Dr. Falatyn at 1:45. I was told I had a moderate herniated disc (L5 Si) and was putting pressure on the nerve that went all the way down my leg causing the most unimaginable pain. He scheduled me for surgery in the same week, and it went absolutely great. I am virtually pain free after the surgery. I and my family are overwhelmed by the most professional and compassionate care from OAA. A most heartfelt THANK YOU to Dr. Falatyn, P.A. Kevin Taber, and the whole staff at OAA. I didn't think care like this existed anymore.
    — Kevin
  • I want to thank Dr. Falatyn for the surgery on my back. I had a lot of pain going down my leg. I had spinal injections that did not work and I was referred to Dr. Falatyn and he did a great job, it has only been a week and I can feel the difference. I know it's going to be a while before I am totally healed but I am being positive. And the staff in the office was so nice. I would recommend Dr. Falatyn.
    — Christina
  • I am a 68 year old female that did heavy labor most of her life and ended up with severe spinal stenosis and arthritis in my back. After seeing countless chiropractors and spending $4,500 on a back stretching treatment that did nothing, I was desperate. A visit to a local back surgeon was useless, as he said he couldn't help me. I was in agony when a friend recommended that I go see Dr. Stephen Falatyn. Desperate and in pain I went to see him. The minute I met him I knew that he was going to help me. He told me how serious my condition was and that it would require 2 separate back surgeries within a month of each other. He spoke frankly to my husband and I of the risks but we put our trust in his hands and God’s will. My praise for Dr. Falatyn is immense. I am able to walk up straight whereas before I was hunched over. People that knew me before my operation are amazed of how tall I am now. I would love to see Dr. Falatyn get the praise that he so rightly deserves.
    — Marion
  • I had a cervical fusion done by Dr. Falatyn. He explained everything to me step by step. He is an excellent surgeon, very knowledgeable. I am happy to say the surgery was a success. I would put my faith in him again if I needed another surgery and would recommend him to anyone.
    — Marisol
  • Dr. Falatyn was very professional and explained to my husband and I what to expect.
    — Mary Anne
  • First, Dr. Falatyn did a wonderful job with my neck. I had a disc removed and an artificial disc put in place instead of a fusion. I have full movement and occasional arthritic pain with the weather, unlike every day pain I had before. Have very small scar you can barely notice. Great Job!! I would recommend him for neck surgery if you need it, matter of fact I did just recommend to a friend who needs it.
    — Tammy

Accolades for Dr. Stephen P. Falatyn

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowships - Spine Surgery
  • Temple University/Shriner's Hospital; Philadelphia, PA
  • Thomas Jefferson University; Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Northampton County Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Stephen P. Falatyn

250 Cetronia Road
Allentown, PA 18104
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Primary Location:

250 Cetronia Road
Allentown, PA 18104


Monday: 08:00 - 05:00
Tuesday:: 08:00 - 05:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 05:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 05:00
Friday: 08:00 - 05:00

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