Joseph A. Talarico, MD, F.A.C.S.

General Surgery

Thompson Health Acute Care Surgical Services

Thompson Health Canandaigua Medical Group

Specializing in:

  • Director, Hernia Center of Excellence at F.F. Thompson Hospital
  • Co-director, Robotic Center of Excellence at F.F. Thompson Hospital
  • daVinci and laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures
  • Robotic approaches to groin, abdominal, hiatal, and recurrent hernia
  • Robotic and laparoscopic approaches to colon surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery


  • BS in Chemistry, Cum Laude, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (8/1993-6/1997)
  • MD, University of Toledo, College of Medicine, Toledo, OH (8/1998-6/2002)
  • Internship and Residency in General Surgery, University of Illinois, Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago, IL (7/2003-6/2008)
  • Fellowship, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (8/2008-7/2010)

Work Experience:

  • Acute Care Surgical Services, F.F. Thompson Hospital (2016-present)
  • Acute Care Minimally Invasive General Surgeon, Victor Surgical Care, Victor, New York (8/2013-2016)
  • Acute Care Minimally Invasive General Surgeon with Lutz Surgical Partners, Naples, Florida (7/2011-7/2013)
  • Acute Care Surgery Staff, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (7/2010-8/2011)

Professional Memeberships:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Society of American Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Dr. Talarico is an American Board Certified Surgeon since 2008. He is certified by the American Heart Association in BLS and ACLS. He has published in every major surgical journal and has presented at every major surgical society. He has authored several book chapters. In addition, he holds several patents in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery.

In his spare time, Dr. Talarico enjoys spending time with his family, riding his bicycle, working on cars and planning road trips in the area.

Joseph A. Talarico, MD, F.A.C.S.
Canandaigua Medical Group

~ Part of F.F. Thompson Hospital

335 Parrish Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 398-8363
Fax: (585) 919-2489

Acute Care Surgical Services

~ A part of F.F. Thompson Hospital

53 West Main Street
(in the Victor Family Practice)
Victor, NY 14564

Phone: (585) 398-8363
Fax: (585) 919-2489