Dr. Peter Novak, MD

Dr. Peter Novak, MD

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57 y/o
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Dr. Peter Novak, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic

1160 E 3900 S Ste 5000

Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBMS
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

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Dr. Novak's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Novak treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Novak treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Knee Sprain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Novak treats Knee Sprain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Novak treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Novak treats Knee Disorders more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Novak treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Novak's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

The Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic is a diverse group of orthopaedic surgeons and physical medicine specialists. Our combined experience and interests allow us to address the full spectrum of musculoskeletal problems. by pooling our knowledge and experience, we offer a strong research based practice to ensure the best care possible for each patient.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Rush Presbyterian-St Luke's Chicago Il
Fellowship Hospital
Rush Presbyterian-St Luke's Chicago Il
Residency Hospital
Rush Presbyterian-St Luke's Chicago Il
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City
Medical School
1988

Languages

  • Czech
  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. Novak's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Novak

4.5

Based on 64 reviews

5 Stars
82.8125%
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4 Stars
3.125%
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3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
3.125%
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1 Star
9.375%
(6)

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Dr Novak is an excellent doctor and really cares about his patients. I will recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Novak has repaired both my shoulders to repair rotator cuff tears. Excellent results both times. I have high confidence in his knowledge and skill. He is an excellent communicator and he listens very well. Very good bedside manner. He is very approachable and he did a good job explaining my recent shoulder tear and the surgery that he performed to repair it. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Novak or the Salt Lake Orthopedic group.
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Excellent doctor. Would recommend him. Actually I already have recommend him.
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He was the physician for both my husband’s hip replacements, and now, from my torn meniscus. We have recommended him to others.
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I had hip surgery was able to finally sleep after 10 years of pain was up and walking the same day. I was walking with out a cane or crutches in about 10 days> I feel great and I'm excited about my life again. Thank you Dr. Novak
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I very much enjoyed Dr Novak!! He explained the procedure very well and made me feel very comfortable!!!! I am very pleased with my hip replacement! I would highly recommend Dr NovaK!
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I had a hip replacement with Dr. Novak in Oct. 2018. He was terrific-- he answered all of my questions, explained everything with great care and my hip feels good.
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Dr. Novak was so thorough explaining my knee issues that I left his office with full confidence in my decision to have surgery. His follow up was excellent and the surgery facility itself was top notch! I would definitely go back, although hopefully not for a while.
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excellent
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Dr. Novak is an excellent surgeon and spends time with the patient. He does not push any treatment on the patient and says your body will tell you when treatment is needed. He tells you what treatment should be done and then lets you make the decision for the appropriate time to have it done.
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Dr. Novak has excellent Bedside manner. He explained the procedure and aftercare in a way that I understood. I would highly recommend Dr. Peter Novak for any orthopedic care you need.
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I shattered my tibial plateau, and a friend recommended Peter Novak. I immediately felt confident in him. He was thorough and fully explained all details to me. I liked his no-nonsense approach, encouraging me to continue appropriate activities throughout my healing process.
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Dr Novak was wonderful. I was going to another doc that was not listening to me. I finally went to Dr Novak and after listening to me and doing the exam, he determined I needed a hip replacement. So after a year of a non listening dr, I finally had one that listened and after surgery I finally feel better. I would highly recommend Dr Novak to any one that wants a professional that listens.
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This is my 2nd surgery with Dr. Novak - he is very down to earth and easy to talk too. He took time to answer all my questions and my husband's. Surgical experience and follow up care was great. Would highly recommend!
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Dr. Novak is an excellent orthopedic surgeon. He is professional and answered all my questions before my surgery. I would recommend Dr. Novak to my family and friends. Chris Bernini
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Dr. Novak is very knowledgable. He is always a delight to visit with. My shoulder surgery was in and out. Three weeks post opt and I feel great! Thanks Dr. Novak for your amazing work.
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My second DIRECT anterior approach, minimally invasive [less than 4" incision] total hip from Dr. Novak; nine years after first one, now I have twins! I would give him and St. Marks hospital ten stars if I could! Perfect results, no complications, and I'm fully functioning at 28 days post op, and most discomfort is gone. Feeling reborn!
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I like Dr Novak. Down to earth easy to talk to and shows concern. Takes time to answer questions. Surgical experience was excellent as was the follow up. I've refered many patients to him for knee surgery.
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Very thoughtful and knowledgeable. Took excellent care of my son. I highly recommend him for your family. Tim Wolfe, MD
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Dr. Novak has performed two surgeries for me now. First one was a rotator cuff of my left shoulder and the second was a right knee replacement. With both surgeries, I was well cared for and had a positive experience. I felt very confident with Dr. Novak as my surgeon. He is very personable, informative and willing to spend time with his patients. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone.
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Altius Health Plans
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
EBMS
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
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