Dr. John Byrd, MD

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Dr. John Byrd, MD
Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd, orthopedic hip surgeon in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area, has been practicing orthopedic surgery for the past two decades. Dr. Byrd specializes in treatments of the hip joint, as well as sports injuries involving the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. With a true passion for sports medicine and orthopedic injuries, he is the founder of Nashville Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. Dr. Byrd is also the founder of the Nashville Sports Medicine Foundation, a non-profit organization established to encourage, support and nurture research and education directed at prevention, diagnosis and management of injuries and diseases in the field of orthopedic medicine. Dr. Byrd is the third generation of physicians in his family to serve the greater Nashville, Tennessee community. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and obtained his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He then completed his orthopedic training at the University of Louisville. Dr. Byrd participated in fellowship training programs in two specialty areas of orthopedics, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery under Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama. Additionally, Dr. Byrd gained fellowship training in joint replacement and reconstructive surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Thomas Byrd, orthopedic hip surgeon, has held numerous local, national and international appointments. He has authored several textbooks on hip arthroscopy and contributed a number of textbook chapters on this topic and other select orthopedic topics. With over 50 scientific articles published, Dr. Byrd's patient referral base is international. He is also visited by orthopedic surgeons from all over the world to learn his hip arthroscopy techniques. He has developed several surgical techniques that are commonly employed throughout the orthopedic world and invented numerous instruments that have revolutionized aspects of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Byrd is team physician for the Tennessee Titans and has served as physician for the U.S. Olympic Team. He is a consulting orthopedic hip surgeon for numerous professional sports franchises from the NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA and MLB, as well as the ATP professional tennis tour. For twenty years, Dr. Byrd also served as team physician for area universities including Trevecca Nazarene University and Martin Methodist College, as well as numerous high schools. He was also an attending physician to the Nashville Ballet.

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Dr. Byrd's Care Philosophy

Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd has been actively practicing his passion, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, for the past two decades. The principles of sports medicine emphasize a comprehensive team approach in the conservative treatment of injuries with the goal of helping the patient return to a healthy state, as well as focusing on the prevention of new or recurrent sports injuries. When surgery is necessary for the patient, Dr. Byrd's specialty in arthroscopic techniques emphasizes less invasive surgery for a easier, quicker and less painful recovery. These principles, initially developed for the competitive athlete, apply to all injuries whether they occur in the recreational environment, work place or at home.

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    Nashville Sports Medicine2011 Church St Ste 100
    Nashville, TN 37203
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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Byrd to family and friends
    3.9
    based on 26 total reviews (9 with comments)
    Dr. Byrd Says:

    Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd appreciates any feedback offered from his patients. By providing feedback about his team, they are able to continuously improve all of their patient's experiences.

    If you have a question or concern, please contact a member of the team at (615) 284-5800.

    Dr. Byrd's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (9)
    in Tunnel Hill, GA |
    Worst medical facility I have seen. Poor communication and dis-organized. Was hoping to have both my hips repaired by this doctor because he has the experience and good reputation. Can't understand why I wasn't able to take advantage of this, maybe because I am a Veteran and they didn't want to deal with the VA. I thought everything was going well but I haven't heard from them in 7 months and they will never return my calls. They have even hung up on me when I called.
    Charlotte, NC |
    Dr. Byrd and his staff are extremely efficient and professional. I cannot describe how happy I have been with Nashville Sports Medicine. Dr. Byrd performed a revision surgery after a prior surgery did not go as planned. It has been a fantastic experience (considering the circumstances) and I highly recommend his office. You will be in great, humble, gentle hands.
    Harrison, TN |
    Was very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Byrd and his staff. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking a surgeon for hip issues.
    in Mobile, AL |
    Dr Byrd is incredible. He is one of the most caring doctors I have ever met!! He is so very very qualified!!! His staff is also the best!!!! We would highly recommend Dr Byrd to everyone!! Nancy and Chad Fitzgerald Mobile Al
    in Clarksville, TN |
    From start to finish - I could not be happier with my results. Dr. Byrd is my hero - and his staff are top notch! I was in miserable pain with a tear in the cartridge around my hip and other complications before my surgery - and I am now pain free.
    in Chattanooga, TN |
    Dr. Byrd is the best. He diagnosed my FAI when 2 other doctors had missed it. He was able to correct the problem arthroscopically and basically saved me from hip replacement. 4 years later, I'm still pain free and doing the things I love. Well worth the trip from out of town to see Dr. Byrd. So knowledgeable, kind and informative. His entire staff is super, including his PT department. For those needing help with a hip problem, this is an easy choice.
    Springdale, AR |
    I am so totally impressed with Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Byrd, Erica and the rest of the nurses and staff both in the office and at St. Thomas Surgery Center. They made traveling in from out of town multiple times as easy and efficient as possible. For a world class team, they're also the most humble, caring and kind group of medical professionals I've ever seen. I'm so pleased w the care I received and would highly recommend. Absolutely worth the travel and wait time to get in to see them.
    in Cross Plains TN |
    I first saw Dr Byrd after a horse accident 18 years ago with a torn meniscus. I believe this man truly loves and cares about his patients. He is always delightful and such a pleasure to see at a time when health care has really become more about business and not so much about people. I am greatful for him and his delightful staff. They are very professional and caring.
    in Atlanta, GA |
    Dr Byrd is the pioneer in hip arthroscopic surgery. His staff is friendly and knowledgeable...His PT staff is amazing too!
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    Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd, orthopedic hip surgeon in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area, has been practicing orthopedic surgery for the past two decades. Dr. Byrd specializes in treatments of the hip joint, as well as sports injuries involving the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. With a true passion for sports medicine and orthopedic injuries, he is the founder of Nashville Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. Dr. Byrd is also the founder of the Nashville Sports Medicine Foundation, a non-profit organization established to encourage, support and nurture research and education directed at prevention, diagnosis and management of injuries and diseases in the field of orthopedic medicine.

    Dr. Byrd is the third generation of physicians in his family to serve the greater Nashville, Tennessee community. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and obtained his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He then completed his orthopedic training at the University of Louisville. Dr. Byrd participated in fellowship training programs in two specialty areas of orthopedics, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery under Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama. Additionally, Dr. Byrd gained fellowship training in joint replacement and reconstructive surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Dr. Thomas Byrd, orthopedic hip surgeon, has held numerous local, national and international appointments. He has authored several textbooks on hip arthroscopy and contributed a number of textbook chapters on this topic and other select orthopedic topics. With over 50 scientific articles published, Dr. Byrd's patient referral base is international. He is also visited by orthopedic surgeons from all over the world to learn his hip arthroscopy techniques. He has developed several surgical techniques that are commonly employed throughout the orthopedic world and invented numerous instruments that have revolutionized aspects of orthopedic surgery.

    Dr. Byrd is team physician for the Tennessee Titans and has served as physician for the U.S. Olympic Team. He is a consulting orthopedic hip surgeon for numerous professional sports franchises from the NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA and MLB, as well as the ATP professional tennis tour. For twenty years, Dr. Byrd also served as team physician for area universities including Trevecca Nazarene University and Martin Methodist College, as well as numerous high schools. He was also an attending physician to the Nashville Ballet.

    Dr. Byrd's Care Philosophy

    Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd has been actively practicing his passion, orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, for the past two decades. The principles of sports medicine emphasize a comprehensive team approach in the conservative treatment of injuries with the goal of helping the patient return to a healthy state, as well as focusing on the prevention of new or recurrent sports injuries. When surgery is necessary for the patient, Dr. Byrd's specialty in arthroscopic techniques emphasizes less invasive surgery for a easier, quicker and less painful recovery. These principles, initially developed for the competitive athlete, apply to all injuries whether they occur in the recreational environment, work place or at home.

    Dr. Byrd says...

    Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd appreciates any feedback offered from his patients. By providing feedback about his team, they are able to continuously improve all of their patient's experiences.

    If you have a question or concern, please contact a member of the team at (615) 284-5800.

    Dr. Byrd'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 Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Ataxia
    • Avascular Necrosis
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Dysplasia
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gluteal Muscle Disorders
    • Gluteal Muscle Strain
    • Hip Arthritis
    • Hip Dislocation
    • Hip Flexor Strain
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Impingement
    • Hip Injury
    • Hip Labral Tear
    • Hip Muscle Strain
    • Hip Pain
    • Hip Sprain
    • Hip Subluxation
    • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Sprain
    • Limb Pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Piriformis Syndrome
    • Psoas Sign
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Strain of Hamstring Muscle
    • Trochanteric Bursitis

    Education

    • Medical School
      VANDERBILT UNIV SCH OF MED

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      University of Louisville

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Louisville

      Completed in 1987

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Amer Sprts Inst

      Completed in 1987

      New England Baptist Hospital

      Completed in 1988

    • Undergraduate School
      University of Miami

      Graduated in 1978

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Bone and Joint Repair
    • Bone and Joint Replacement
    • Debridement
    • Fracture Care
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Nerve Release
    • Steroid Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate