Dr. Kavita Iyengar, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 38
(12)
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Dr. Kavita Iyengar, MD
As one of the newer members of the Lemak Health family, we are extremely pleased to have Dr. Kavita lyengar as part of our team. Dr. lyengar is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon who focuses on foot and ankle surgery as well as some of our more general orthopedic surgery cases. Dr. lyengar comes to our practice from The University of Alabama at Birmingham where she completed her foot and ankle fellowship in 2012. Before attending UAB, she completed her residency at Ohio State University. During her residency program, she was honored with the Mallory Coleman Research Day Senior research project award. In the local area, Dr. lyengar is well known for being highly committed to community involvement and volunteer work. She is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce in Hoover, AL and her philanthropic endeavors remain very close to her heart. To help support the causes and organizations she works with, Dr. lyengar has organized a medical mission trip to the village of Belize, helped fundraise for the local Reach Out Clinics, helped organize an anti-smoking campaign for the March of Dimes and has also helped raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

5018 Cahaba River Rd

Vestavia, AL 35243

Contact Information

(205) 397-5200

Dr. Kavita Iyengar, MD

Dr. Kavita Iyengar, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 4 More

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Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 94% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 94% of peers
Foot Fracture
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Foot Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tenex Health TX Procedure
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Cleveland State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Wright State University/Boonshoft School Of Medicine, Dayton Children's Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • The Ohio State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Iyengar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Iyengar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Iyengar to family and friends
4.6
based on 12 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Iyengar'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 (6)
in Milwaukee, WI |
I was able relax once I met Dr. Iyengar and felt my son was in good hands. This young woman was on point! She had a bedside manner that was nothing like I've seen in a long time. I like the fact that she's fit as well physically fit. Spoke will professional confidence. I left Alabama knowing that I had left my son with great professional staff. They you Dr. Iyengar. I look forward to good news with the follow-up appointment. VG aka Ma
in Birmingham, AL |
I required highly complex fusion surgeries on both ankles.I interviewed 3 surgeons before selecting Dr. Iyengar. She was most thorough in assessing my problem and explaining her surgical plan for me. Under Dr. Iyengar's expert care I received 100% pain relief &improved function from crippling PTTD (posterior tibial tendon deficiency.) Foot/ankle surgery is complicated-don't trust it to anyone but the best. Dr. Iyengar is an excellent surgeon and genuinely cares for her patients.
in Prattville, AL |
Very pleased with the outcome of my surgery and follow up care. I had seen other specialist over the years, with no good results. She diagnosed accurately, treated, and my pain is gone! I would highly recommend Dr. Iyengar for anyone with foot or ankle issues.
in Oxford, AL 36203 |
All good A+++++++++++++++++++++
in Helena, AL |
Very good Dr. Her bedside manners are very good. She's nice and she gets the job done. Very professional and she cares about her patients.
in Brierfield, AL |
She is so friendly, answers any questions or concerns you may have. I feel like she gives me the best care possible, She is also very nice and caring to your family members. I would Highly recommend her.
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Dr. Iyengar accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • VIVA Health

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