Dr. Brett Sanders, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 48

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Brett Sanders, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 2000. He is affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Brett Sanders, MD

Center Sports Medicine/Orthpdcs

2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Dr. Sanders' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sanders

4.6

Based on 155 ratings

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Undate
I have been seeing Dr. Sanders since November 2019 with my shoulder. He done a total shoulder replacement and has gotten better. Thanks doc!
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
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Rodney Patrick – Jan 31, 2023
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Very Informative
Explained findings clearly and gave most viable option. Great "bedside manner", easy to talk to
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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Warren Marion – Jan 12, 2023
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ACL Surgery
I went to Dr. Sanders for a quadriceps autograft on my left knee to replace a torn ACL. I had the surgery done only a month after the injury, and within two weeks of the consultation. I was surprised how fast I was operated on. The surgery was easy, painless, and successful. In the follow-up appointments he answered all of my questions. I was very pleased with Dr. Sanders' knowledge, care, and explanations. If you see Dr. Sanders, you are in exceptionally capable hands. Overall I am very pleased with my experience.
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
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Daniel – Oct 15, 2022
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Highly Recommend!!!
Dr. Sanders as well as his staff are always so nice and respectful! Dr. Sanders repaired my rotator cuff and unlike all I had heard about this procedure in the past, I honestly am so glad I had it! He is an amazing surgeon! Don't let others tell you it's horrible! Not anymore! It was actually not bad at all! One thing I stress is PT!!!! You will be given home exercises while you heal and do them! I'm 3 mo. post-op and still doing PT at a facility and couldn't be more pleased! Be committed and do it!
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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Sherry – Jul 23, 2022
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Great Surgeon
His diagnosis is very accurate. He suggests treatment options and let patient make the informed decision.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rakesh Gupta – Jun 16, 2022
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Dr. Sanders was so kind to me during my recent visit to his office. I broke my elbow and he explained exactly what had to be done to fix it.
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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Margie Talley – May 19, 2022
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Great surgeon. So glad I found him.
Dr. Sanders repaired a broken kneecap for me and he was great. Glad he was my surgeon and would go back to him again if needed. I would highly recommend him.
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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Robin F. – May 13, 2022
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Quick visit
Other than waiting for my turn which is expected, that may have been the quickest visit to a doctors office I've had. Front desk, nurse and Dr. Sanders were thorough but quick.
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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Kevin – Apr 14, 2022
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Had excellent care the surgery went great
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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Cathie Parris – Dec 30, 2021
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Very nice and professional. All concerns were addressed and questions answered. The whole staff was very friendly. Trust Doctor Sanders diagnosis.
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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K. D. Hays – Sep 18, 2021
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Dr. Sanders and his staff were very courteous and kind. He is super professional and always at the top of his game, meaning he is knowledgeable, and up to date on procedures insuring his patients of the best care possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone suffering shoulder 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
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Cheryl Smith – Aug 14, 2021
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I tripped and fell. ER x-ray showed broken knee cap. The next morning I called for an appointment. Staff told me his appointments were filled and they would ask if it was possible to find a spot for me. I saw him that afternoon. He shared the x-rays with me, explaining that the dislocation of my kneecap was too great for it to heal without surgical help. I’m scheduled for surgery this coming Monday. I pray that all goes well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Claudia – Jul 08, 2021
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Highly recommend Dr. Sanders! He understands athletes and our desire to continue actively participating in life. However, he doesn't sugar coat or mislead regarding facts of one's condition. So glad I found him after another doc said he couldn't do anything for me (he was fired). Dr. Sanders realized I needed surgery and got it scheduled! My knee was "a mess," but now I've recovered thanks to Sanders and the elite team of physical therapists they provide. Already had to have him evaluate my other knee (which didn't need surgery, but he provided other treatment alternatives (I have osteoarthritis resulting in kneecap cartilage damage). He's clearly busy, but spends allotted time for visit and gets right to the point, which I prefer. I trust him and absolutely recommend him!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jul 08, 2021
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Saw Dr. Sanders for a damaged shoulder. I should have been more prepared with questions. He mentioned shoulder replacement which knocked me on my heels. He left before I got information about other options and care until my MRI.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Gary Buchanan – Jul 02, 2021
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Dr. Sanders repaired my rotator cuff and cleaned up my right knee in the past. Yesterday I saw him for my left knee. It already feels better. My right knee has been better for around 4 years and I can’t tell anything was ever wrong with my rotator cuff. I never doubt that he will fix my issues either permanently or for a long time. He is my go-to guy for my extremities!! If he doesn’t work on a particular issue, he will refer me to someone great that does. He always has time to listen. He is absolutely the best!!
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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May 30, 2021
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Dr. Sanders thoroughly assessed my issues and explained what he felt would be the best treatment. He spent a good amount of time with me and answered all my questions.
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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Apr 08, 2021
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Really care about his patients.Listen and allow time for questions and answers . Knows his Stuff !!!
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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Sandrine Hazel – Feb 27, 2021
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All were Professional , Courteous and Efficient.
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Roger Kirby – Feb 20, 2021
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Brett Sanders saw me at the walk-in clinic after I twisted my ankle. He was prompt, very professional and answered all my questions. I am thankful for Sports medicine’s walk-in and keeping me out of an ER.
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Eve Soltau – Dec 16, 2020
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Follow up on knee 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
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Care Philosophy

"I enjoy being part of a multifaceted team that cares so much for their patients. It's deeply rewarding to help relieve pain and restore a functional quality...Read more

Biography

Dr. Brett Sanders has subspecialty training in shoulder, sports medicine, and upper extremity surgery with a special interest in complex arthroscopic...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

2006
Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Emory University
Residency Hospital
2001
Emory
Internship Hospital
2000
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2000
  • AOA Emerging Leaders Council, 2005
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, ABOS, 2009

Media & Publications

  • Tendon Transfers for Rotator Cuff Dysfunction in Cole and Sekiya, Surgical techniques of the shoulder, elbow and knee, 2006
  • Interference screw versus suture anchor fixation for subpectoral tenodesis: does it matter?, 2008
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Locking plate Technology in proximal humerus fractures, 2007
  • Prevelence of saphenous nerve injury after autogenous hamstring harvest, 2007
  • treatment of a symptomatic forearm muscle herniation with a mesh graft, 2010
  • Clinical success of biceps tenodesis with or without release of the transverse humeral ligament, 2011
  • Acromioclavicular injuries : diagnosis and management, 2009
  • anterior cruciate ligament injuries in wakeboarders: prevalence and observations on mechanism, 2012
  • Severe heterotopic Ossification of the deltoid after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, 2010

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Does Dr. Brett Sanders, MD accept any insurance plans?

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What conditions does Dr. Brett Sanders, MD treat?

Dr. Sanders frequently treats the following conditions: Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, Clavicle Fracture, and Adhesive Capsulitis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Brett Sanders, MD's office address?

Dr. Sanders' office is located at 2415 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Brett Sanders, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Sanders provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Brett Sanders, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Brett Sanders, MD is affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga.

Is Dr. Brett Sanders, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Brett Sanders, MD holds board certifications in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. Brett Sanders, MD have?

Dr. Sanders has over 22 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Brett Sanders, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.6/5 for Dr. Brett Sanders, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Experience and Background Checks

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sanders' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sanders treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Clavicle Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders treats Clavicle Fracture more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sanders treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders performs Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sanders performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sanders' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Sanders accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
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MultiPlan
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Locations

Center Sports Medicine/Orthpdcs

McCallie Avenue Office2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)