Dr. Avinash Kumar, MD

Dr. Avinash Kumar, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 51

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Telehealth services available

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(941) 269-8200

Dr. Avinash Kumar, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Kumar has more experience with Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Blake Medical Center and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kumar to book an appointment.

Locations

Coastal Orthopedics

Pointe West6015 Pointe West Blvd Bradenton, FL 34209
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Coastal Center5101 4th Avenue Cir E Ste 500 Bradenton, FL 34208
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Lakewood Ranch Medical Office Building I8340 Lakewood Ranch Blvd Ste 300 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Kumar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kumar

4.5

Based on 46 ratings

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Did a great job on my shoulder.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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JB – Sep 16, 2021
Over the past ten years, Dr. Kumar has repaired my right shoulder rotator cuff and performed a total replacement on my left shoulder. In both cases, my recovery has been excellent with full use of both joints by carefully following Dr. Kumar's protocol and working with the excellent physical therapists. I couldn't be more pleased with the results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 26, 2020
I went to Dr. Kumar for a for a frozen shoulder workup. He sent me for an MRI which cost $6,500 + .He did not discuss he potential costs , and I was shocked to see the billing. Drs cannot assume that every test is always necessary and be oblivious to the cost, regardless if covered by insurance.
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Richard Nelson – Aug 06, 2020
I did not have a great experience with Dr. Kumar. He did rotator cuff repair surgery on my right shoulder. After lots of bad pain, wearing the sling for the required time and months of physical therapy, it is torn again. Doctor says I must have caused the “fail” and I know I did not. I went to another orthopedic practice, met a terrific new surgeon and, without further surgery, am getting back the use of my arm.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kathy – Oct 01, 2019
Thank you for sharing your experience. While our...Read More
I have had two left rotator cuff surgeries by Dr. Kumar, and the results were great! I have full movement.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Robert Johnson – Sep 06, 2019
While seeing an orthopedic surgeon isn't always...Read More
My Mom had a total reverse shoulder replacement 2 1/2 weeks ago, at 88 years old, and is doing fantastic! Dr Kumar is awesome at what he does and insists on only the best for his physical therapy group! I would very highly recommend him to anyone needing to have shoulder surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Joyce – Aug 10, 2019
While seeing an orthopedic surgeon isn't always...Read More
In October of 2018, Dr. Kumar performed Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement on my right shoulder. I choose Dr. Kumar based on prior replacements (hips and knees) by a Coastal Orthopedic Doctor. Due to following Dr. Kumar's protocol and the excellent Physical Therapists, I have full range of motion at my six month check up. Great Doctor and great Orthopedic practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bradenton, FL – Apr 22, 2019
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new shoulder is great. after 3 months back in gym and riding motorcycle.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 18, 2019
While seeing an orthopedic surgeon isn't always...Read More
Dr. Kumar performed the reverse total shoulder replacement to correct five fractures and dislocated shoulder after an accident. My recovery time and expert physical therapy, under his specific direction, follow-up has been remarkable. I highly recommend Dr. Kumar for his knowledge and skills. Thank you. Terry Nuckols
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Terry Nuckols in Bradenton, FL – Mar 18, 2019
Dr. Kumar gave me a total shoulder replacement and I am totally out of pain or discomfort 6 months later. After 2 months it was so much better than before surgery. I did my part by following everything they told me to do. Dr. Kumar is an excellent and caring Dr. and the staff at Coastal were all so wonderful. They called regularly to check on my progress and help me in any way they could. I highly recommend Dr. Kumar.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Diane McGrath in Bradenton, FL – Dec 20, 2018
Thank you for your kind words and recommendation!...Read More
If you need shoulder surgery, I do not think you could find a better Dr! After having reverse replacement I did not take any pain meds after leaving the hospital, only 3 days after the surgery!! Such a kind soft spoken man! I would highly recommend Dr. Kumar!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Kathryn in Plant City – Jun 06, 2018
While seeing an orthopedic surgeon isn't always...Read More
Dr. Kumar did an excellent repair of a large rotator cuff tear. I knew what to expect before, during and after surgery. Follow up care was excellent and timely. After my injury I wasn't sure I would be able to continue in my passion, equestrian competition. Thanks to Dr. Kumar's expertise I am happy to be riding again without pain!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Laura Moran in Bradenton, Florida – Feb 23, 2018
While seeing an orthopedic surgeon isn't always...Read More
Explains everything very clearly. Never have to wait. Very pleasant bedside manner. Am more than satisfied with the results of my shoulder surgery and would definitely return to him if I need to have the other one done.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Celia S in Bradenton, FL – Jan 17, 2017
I would highly recommend Dr Kumar to anyone who is living with arm/shoulder pain. Dr Kumar is not only a wonderful doctor, but also a great person. I can't thank him enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Michael W. in Bradenton, FL – Jan 17, 2017
Dr. Kumar is a very caring and trust worthy Orthopedic Physician. He takes the time to explain each and every option in detail. My surgery, was Rotator Cuff surgery. Before having the surgery he first tried physical therapy and a moderate exercise regiment. This helped considerably, but after about one year we decided together that the best approach to correct my problem, would be surgery. This was very successful and I am now like new.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Ed C in Bradenton, Fl – Jan 13, 2017
My experience wih Dr Kumar was very saisfying. He showed a deep concern for my injuries and whent into great detail on reviewing my treament and surgical proceedures. I would highly recommend Dr. Kumar. He is a real professional
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Thomas D Sager in Ellenton, FL – Jan 13, 2017
Dr Kumar came highly recommended by my cardiologist, Dr. Montalvo. Dr. Kumar exceeded all my expectations. My shoulder surgery (reverse rebuild) was very successful and I am very happy with the results. He is extremely thorough and never has been rushed on any of my follow up visits. He is a professional in every sense of the word. I would never hesitate to recommend Dr Kumar to anyone considering shoulder replacement surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Monte "Buzz" Taets in Bradenton, FL – Jan 13, 2017
I am very happy with my complete recovery from an 80% rotator cuff tear and frozen shoulder.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Joe W in Bradenton, FL – Sep 23, 2016
After taking a bad fall ,I was very fortunate to have Dr.Kumar do the surgery and put in a new reverse shoulder. I couldn,t have gotten a better doctor. He helped with every concern I had . I am doing very well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Beverly Chouinard in Bradenton, FL – Jul 23, 2016
Dr. Kumar is very pleasant and thorough. I say the best shoulder surgeon in the area. My surgery went very smooth, I had little to no pain afterwards. Recovery process was remarkable, no issues. Went through physical therapy greatly ahead of the game in every aspect and greatly ahead of others with the same surgery, but they had used another doctor. I knew when I found out I needed the surgery, I would go to no other than Dr. Kumar. He did my mom's surgery too, with the same fantastic results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Krista Sabourin in Palmetto, FL – May 17, 2016

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kumar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kumar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kumar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (941) 792-1404.

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Kumar is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Kumar
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Rotator Cuff Tear
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Replacement Revision
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Kumar accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
NetworkBlue
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
Employer Group PPO
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Freedom Health
Freedom Network
Golden Rule
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Tampa Bay CoreNet
Tricare
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MCM Maxcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
NALC Health Benefit Plan
Oxford Health Plans
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are a world-class healthcare organization specializing in the care and treatment of the entire musculoskeletal system, including: orthopedics, sports...Read more

Biography

Dr. Avi Kumar is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery. He has been performing the reverse total shoulder...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Florida Orthopedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital | Tufts University Affiliated Hospital
Residency Hospital
Tufts University Affiliated Hospital
Internship Hospital
Emory University
Medical School
1991
Emory College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Assessment of Radiolucent Lines about the Glenoid: An In Vitro Radiographic Study, 1997
  • Outcome and Value of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Treatment of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: A Matched Cohort., 2015
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement for Arthritis with an Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear., 2003

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
  • American Orthopaedic Association, Member
  • Manatee County Medical Society, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Avinash Kumar, MD?

Call (941) 269-8200 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Avinash Kumar, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kumar has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Avinash Kumar, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Avinash Kumar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kumar frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Kumar specializes.

Where is Dr. Avinash Kumar, MD's office located?

Dr. Kumar's office is located at 6015 Pointe West Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34209. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Avinash Kumar, MD speak?

Dr. Kumar speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kumar is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Blake Medical Center

Bradenton, FL

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Lakewood Ranch, FL

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Manatee Memorial Hospital

Bradenton, FL

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received