Dr. David Katz, MD

Dr. David Katz, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 40
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Dr. David Katz, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Athens, GA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

1765 Old West Broad St # 200

Athens, GA 30606

Contact Information

(706) 549-1663

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Katz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 96% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 95% of peers
Dupuytren's Contracture
very high
more than 95% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

87  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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43  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Casting
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Emory University Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Emory University Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Vanderbilt Orthopedics Hand and Upper Extremity Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Katz's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Katz to family and friends
48 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Katz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Dr Katz introduced me to the WALANT wide away surgery for my carpal tunnel - it was amazing! He told me there would be no pain and he was right - the injection to deaden my wrist did not even hurt. My surgery only took 13 minutes and I drove myself home. It was AMAZING! Dr Katz has a wonderful...more
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As a professional pianist, I was very concerned when I was told that surgery on both my arthritic thumb joints was necessary to stop the excruciating pain. As a church musician, it is important to me to be able to provide accompaniment for the congregation, vocal and instrumentalist, choir and...more
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I had the wide awake surgery on my hand and elbow. Surgery was very successful and amazingly easy. I was able to go straight from office to eat lunch. I took it easy the remainder of the first day. I did not require any pain medication and experienced immediate relief in my hand.
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I coped with trigger finger for years. Finally broke down and saw Dr.Katz at Athens Orthopedic after my GP recommended him. Couldn't be happier. The surgery was a breeze, everyone was super nice and helpful and funny. I had only a local anesthetic and did not need to fill the prescription. The...more
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I had the wide awake hand surgery, no pain, healed fast, very happy, went out to lunch right after the surgery
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