Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz, MD

Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Hoover, AL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Bonatz is affiliated with Grandview Medical Center and Brookwood Medical Center.

4517 Southlake Pkwy

Hoover, AL 35244

Contact Information

(205) 985-4111

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Worker's Compensation

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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
very high
more than 96% of peers
Wrist Replacement
very high
more than 96% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Birth Defects
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Diseases
  • Contracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Neuroplasty
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Trinity Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Baptist Health System Inc
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Alabama Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Uab
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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Dr. Bonatz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bonatz to family and friends
based on 39 total reviews (5 with comments)
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Dr. Bonatz's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Cullman, Birmingham, BIR |
He did surgery on my left hand and it took way longer than expected! I had had previous surgeries in the UK but no good, he finally sorted the multitude of issues and more importantly I am now pain free! This in itself is the greatest gift as I had suffered years of pain and lack of use. I now can ride my motorcycle again and do everything I could do prior to my accident.
in Phenix City, AL |
I already had an mri and my primary and i knew i had a tumor in my hand and that is why i was there. Dr Bonatz had already reviewed the report before walking in bc I heard him speaking about it outside the door. He walked in the door and no joke the FIRST thing out of his mouth was 'you know you're fat don't you'. Needless to say he did not perform my surgery. He was also planning to make TWO 4-6 inch cuts. The Dr who did it made One 1.5 inch cut. Need.I.Say.More?
in tuscumbia alabama |
this man is such a blessing from heaven he used tobe at the uab kirklin clinic as i child i almost lost my right arm n wrist n all but he performed a miracle surgery when i was 16... im 34 now and still cry happy tears becuase i have full use of my right side... i highly recommended this man as a teen and still do as an adult... hes a miracle maker and im forever greatful to him....
in Bessemer, AL |
The Greatest Hand Doctor in the free world! I truly felt like he saved my life, the surgery was quick, painless, and I healed in about a week. He did both hands and a trigger finger. He is AWESOMENESS!
in Trussville, AL |
I had to have a right radial head (elbow) replacement. Dr Bonatz is an excellent surgeon, top notch in his field... and in my book. It has been a month since I had the surgery, the incision has healed very nicely, hardly a scar.... and although he is not too sympathetic with pain management... fortunately I have a high tolerance to pain... he will always be my first choice. He also performed a repair of an avulsion fracture ( my right ring finger) about two years ago and did a fantastic job!
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Dr. Bonatz accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Bonatz has admitting privileges

Brookwood Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Ctr Dr
Birmingham, AL 35209
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Grandview Medical Center
3690 Grandview Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35243
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