Dr. Brett Sanders, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 46
  
Dr. Sanders
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 624-2696

Dr. Brett Sanders, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sanders has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Parkridge Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sanders to book an appointment.


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Dr. Sanders accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Options PPO
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

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 specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 100% of their peers

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

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Sanders treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 61% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders treats Elbow Injuries more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Sanders treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Elbow Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sanders treats Elbow Sprain more than 29% of their peers

Dr. Sanders treats this condition more than 29% of their peers

Check Dr. Sanders' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Sanders' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Revision Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • 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
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Sanders' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sanders

4.5

Based on 131 ratings

5 Stars
82.44274809160305%
(108)
4 Stars
4.580152671755725%
(6)
3 Stars
2.2900763358778624%
(3)
2 Stars
1.5267175572519085%
(2)
1 Star
9.16030534351145%
(12)
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  • Staff friendliness (112)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (109)
What could be improved
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions (16)
  • Appointment was rushed (15)
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Bill Donohoo – Sep 03, 2020
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Saw Dr. Sanders, for second opinion for rotator cuff Repair. Very detailed review of the MRI. In-depth discussion of surgery. Very knowledgeable and kind.
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VIckie A. – Jul 24, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Sanders since November 2019 with my shoulder. He has told me several different problems, but always different each time I see him. 4 shots and still no relief. Not to helpful when it comes to fixing my shoulder. MRI and x-rays and thousands later. Torn rotator cup. I am searching for a new doctor with a lot more experience.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Rodney Patrick – Jul 13, 2020
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Dr Sanders did a very thorough exam and seemed to consider all options. Very knowledgeable about my condition and allowed me to ask questions. He is a confident and smart doctor which is what I wanted to have. Highly recommend!
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SJ, Chattanooga – Jun 11, 2020
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Fell and broke my kneecap and Dr. Sanders was highly recommended. He is an amazing surgeon and a perfectionist. Explained the options and discussed the surgery, which is what I opted for. I am very pleased with the outcome and Dr. Sanders.
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Apr 07, 2020
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It was very good nice visit with no problems was very pleased
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lafayette , GA – Feb 09, 2020
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After telling Dr. Sanders my weight he continued to belittle me by telling me that I needed to workout because that is "too much". It is one thing to remind patients to stay healthy by working out/losing weight but it is completely demeaning and inappropriate to tell them they weigh "too much". At this point he completely lost my attention and respect. I refuse to see a doctor that puts down my mental health like this again.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jan 29, 2020
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Very professional and explained things well. Gracious enough to see me as a walk-in.
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Dec 10, 2019
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It was Fine
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 07, 2019
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Dr Sanders was professional, yet personable. He explained his impression in a detailed, understandable fashion. He did not appear to be rushed at any point during the exam. The staff I encountered conducted themselves professionally and treated me courteously.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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D. Spaulding – Nov 07, 2019
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Dr Sanders explained in detail what was needed to correct my shoulder problem spent more time than I had expected.answered all my questions .,left the decision up to me whither to have surgery or not.The visit was very pleasant and helpful,.I would recommend Dr Sanders with cofidence
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Joel Tucker – Oct 27, 2019
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My first visit with Dr. Sanders was very pleasant. The staff was very caring which was a plus considering I was a little nervous.
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S. Jennings – Oct 12, 2019
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I visited Dr Sanders office after suffering a deep contusion in my lower back. After taking x-rays and checking my range of motion i was assured there was nothing serious wrong.
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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Ed Garbee – Oct 09, 2019
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Dr. Sanders and staff are thorough and professional.
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P – Sep 21, 2019
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Very knowledgqble, thorough, professional, efficient and with one of the best bed side manners I've experienced in quite a long time. The office is very well oiled and efficient. No wait time at all!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Patti Repetto – Sep 19, 2019
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Didn’t wait too long to see Dr. Sanders. His initial consult was brief, but he came back in after giving me a shot in the shoulder and discussed things more thoroughly the second time around. Overall pleased.
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Sep 05, 2019
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Dr. Sanders has given me full range of motion and use of my right shoulder after a career of bull riding. My shoulder was just used up. He took a methodical approach and I have nothing but respect and high praise for his ability to diagnose, repair and strengthen the shoulder while I have been in his care.
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May 16, 2019
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Dr. Sanders was very thorough with explaining everything. Very happy all my questions were answered.
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Apr 13, 2019
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Dr Sanders is the absolute best
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Mar 24, 2019
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He is awesome! Other dr said surgery probably would not work because I have osteoporosis. Dr sanderS first met me on a Thursday & squeezed me into surgery that very Saturday! I had already been in pain for a week... I am very grateful to him & blessed to have been sent to him by my general dr. It’s been a year & I have my arm back, complete with 10 pins- but can function & live my life! Thank you, Dr. Sanders!
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About Me

"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 of life to people in their time of need." – Dr. Brett Sanders

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AOA Emerging Leaders Council, 2005
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2000
  • 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
  • Severe heterotopic Ossification of the deltoid after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, 2010
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Locking plate Technology in proximal humerus fractures, 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
  • anterior cruciate ligament injuries in wakeboarders: prevalence and observations on mechanism, 2012
  • Acromioclavicular injuries : diagnosis and management, 2009
  • Prevelence of saphenous nerve injury after autogenous hamstring harvest, 2007
  • Interference screw versus suture anchor fixation for subpectoral tenodesis: does it matter?, 2008

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Locations

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Parkridge Medical Center

Chattanooga, TN

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average