Dr. Kavita Iyengar, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryFemaleAge 43

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Kavita Iyengar, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Hoover, AL and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Wright State University/Boonshoft School Of Medicine, Dayton Children's Medical Center in 2006. She is affiliated with medical facilities Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Kavita Iyengar, MD

Mark T Ricketts MD

2949 John Hawkins Pkwy Hoover, AL 35244
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(205) 444-2025
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Dr. Iyengar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Iyengar treats Knee Fracture more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Iyengar treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Iyengar treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Iyengar treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Limb Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Iyengar treats Limb Pain more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Iyengar treats this condition more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Iyengar's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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(205) 444-2025

Dr. Iyengar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
Prime
Standard
Tricare South
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
VIVA Health

Dr. Iyengar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Iyengar

4.5

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(30)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(4)
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Every visit has been great. Good explanations for things.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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May 05, 2021
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She always provide excellent service and show great concern for her patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Apr 17, 2021
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Dr. Iyengar is an outstanding doctor. She did a wonderful job on my shoulder repair. Very through with her patients. I would highly recommend her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deneise Fondren – Apr 16, 2021
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Very knowledgeable in her field of medicine. Very caring for her patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 13, 2021
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I really enjoyed going there. They all are friendly. Glad that I met them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda – Apr 09, 2021
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Dr. Iyengar takes the time to listen and properly evaluate then develops a great treatment plan !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 01, 2021
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I received excellent and caring treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 30, 2021
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Amazing! Dr. Iyengar was very attentive to my past history and showed not only compassion, but attentiveness in her diagnosis to ensure she didnt miss anything. As someone who experiences high anxiety when they go to the doctor, she alleaviated so much of that with her bedside manner. Cant say enough about Dr. Iyengar!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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A.K. – Feb 11, 2021
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She is a very caring Doctor. She call you herself when your test come in whether they are good or bad and she explains results and gives you options on what’s best to handle your situation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julie Sparks – Feb 02, 2021
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Dr Iyengar has been brilliant. She is quite literally saving my foot
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 04, 2020
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Dr. Iyengar performed surgery on my ankle and done a phenomenal job!
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
No results
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Latifah Kelly – Nov 07, 2020
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Dr Iyengar is so nice and through. Very impressive with her knowledge.
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
No results
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LConnell – Sep 03, 2020
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Absolutely love Dr. Iyengar she is very knowledgeable and her bedside manners are great she is a compassionate and caring Doctor. I wish Tuscaloosa Alabama had her practicing here but the one hour drive to Birmingham to have her treat my needs is something I do not mind doing to be able to see a Doctor of her caliber.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tinney Miles – Jun 30, 2020
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Do Not Go To This Person. She performed a Completely unnecessary surgery on me. I found out later that there is NO SUCH THING as a surgery to repair plantar fasciitis. She is a terrible doctor. She has ZERO oversite from Dr. Lemak. This surgery has negatively changed my life significantly.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 08, 2020
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I had an MRI for a running injury. one week later I still have not heard anything from the doctor. I have been calling every day and the nurse keeps telling me the doctor has the MRI image but has not reviewed it yet
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Darrell – May 19, 2020
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Highly knowledgeable and professional. Treats her patients like people and not dollar signs.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 22, 2019
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On July 25th a sustained a severe ankle injury. I was able to meet Dr Iyengar the next day and she performed 2 procedures on my ankle. One to stabilize my talus fracture to give my foot time to reduce swelling, then the surgery to fix my terrible fractures. She is an AMAZING physician and surgeon. She took on the not-so-easy task of fixing my talus bone. If you don’t know right off, it’s one of three bones in your body that you don’t want to break. I knew that I was in good hands from the start. She has such a wonderful bedside manner, and she is very thorough in explaining how the process will be as well as recovery time. As a surgical technician, I have worked along side many different surgeons and personalities. Dr. Iyengar is by far one of the most genuine, and down to earth physicians I have ever met. I’m so thankful that she was able to fix my ankle. I will recommend her to anyone who may have ortho issues needing surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Kayla Cooper – Sep 12, 2019
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I went to Dr Kavita Iyengar by referral from previous practice. She said due to the 5 hour travel to see her see would see me on Fridays. This lasted until after the surgery. Numerous calls to her and her assistant were not answered. I was diagnosed with dry gangrene of the large toe due to the wrap I received at her clinic. No call from me was returned so I had to beg doctors in my area to treat it. I am now in the process of having additional surgery
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Ellen Baggett in Panama City Beach – Jan 20, 2018
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Ma Wortham in Milwaukee, WI – Mar 31, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Karin Scott in Birmingham, AL – Nov 13, 2016
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Care Philosophy

We are committed to exceptional patient care. Your experience is all that matters to us. From the moment you contact us for an appointment, visiting us...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Does Dr. Kavita Iyengar, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Kavita Iyengar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Iyengar frequently treats Knee Fracture, Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), and Limb Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Iyengar treats.

Where is Dr. Kavita Iyengar, MD's office located?

Dr. Iyengar's office is located at 2949 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Mark T Ricketts MD

Hoover2949 John Hawkins Pkwy Hoover, AL 35244
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Lemak Health

Lemak Health- Cahaba River5018 Cahaba River Rd Vestavia, AL 35243
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

Grandview Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average