Dr. Lawrence Babat, MD

Dr. Lawrence Babat, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o
49 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • American General
  • American Life & Health Ins. Co.
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Best Life & Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid

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Care Philosophy

Spinal surgery is complex. I feel it is vital that patients understand the nature of their problem, treatment options, and anticipated post-operative course and likely outcomes. Doctors can best help patients by carefully reviewing relevant records and imaging, and, most importantly, listening and asking/answering questions. My patients find that I "tell it like it is," and most appreciate that approach.Read more

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Dr. Babat's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (10)
in Lafayette, TN |
I have never rated a physician but feel the need to share my experience with others. Dr. Babat performed extensive surgery on my cervical spine two weeks ago. He is highly focused, has a support team that is impressive, and addressed every aspect of the best possible treatment. His serious dedication to obtain the best results is obvious. I must say, not often do we experience a profound change in our life but Dr. Babat has done this for me and I am so thankful. I feel more normal each day.
Atlanta, GA |
I thought he was gonna help us which he said surgery is the only cure and unfortunately You ha e to have insurance or the money to do it never going back there trust me
in Murfreesboro, TN |
I was told I couldn't ever walk on my own again and my right leg was shutting down. I can't even express the pain I was in then we found Dr Babat and it was like he was God sent. Ten days after my first surgery I walked almost a mile with my dad and it was due to Dr Babat. I'd follow him anywhere. He gives me a quality of life when other doctors have messed me up and just said welp you have to live with it. I immensely recommend Dr Babat to anyone.
in Nashville, Tn |
I am a current patient of Dr. Babat. He has put me at ease from day one. He takes the time to make sure I totally understood my issues that I'm having with my back. And the best steps for me to take to make sure I get a full recovery. To be totally at ease and confident with your Doctor is something I don't take lightly and I have the up most respect and confidence in Dr. Babat. I also have to add that I would recommend him and he creates a level of trust and goes above and beyond for a patient
in Nashville, TN |
I found Dr. Babat to be very friendly, which put me more at ease. He patiently answered all of my questions--no sugar coating. I wanted to know exactly how he would correct my condition. He also took the time to explain not only the surgery but each phase of my recovery and rehabilitation.
in Nashville tn |
Unfortunately I was in a car accident and function okay , and pain free 90% of the time after my first back surgery with Dr. Babat . The accident left me hope less and in excruciating pain from the left side of my lower back, hip and knee. Today 2 hrs are less after the surgery I'm walking pain free so far and better than the 1st surgery. Thank to Dr Babat and his team and a lot of prayers.
in Nashville, Tn |
After attending other doctors, it wasn't until I met Doctor Babat that saved my life. I did not know the danger I was in. He is the true meaning of using the gift of healing that God gave him. He took out the time to explain everything to me. I am so grateful that God put him and his staff in my life.
in Nashville, TN |
He performed a failed back surgery in 2013 on me and has continued to consult and help me after the surgery, and a very intelligent and caring Doctor R Davis
in Nashville, TN |
I had several botched spine surgeries before I saw him. I needed a complicated re-do operation. I feel better than I have in years. He gave me my life back!
in Dayton, TN |
very personable listened to my complaints and very thorough with treatments available
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Dr. Babat's Care Philosophy

Spinal surgery is complex. I feel it is vital that patients understand the nature of their problem, treatment options, and anticipated post-operative course and likely outcomes. Doctors can best help patients by carefully reviewing relevant records and imaging, and, most importantly, listening and asking/answering questions. My patients find that I "tell it like it is," and most appreciate that approach.

Dr. Babat's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School

    Completed in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Williams College

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgical Procedures