Dr. Peter Symbas, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

OrthoAtlanta 1800 Howell Mill Rd NW Ste 200 Atlanta, GA 30318 Get Directions
Dr. Peter Symbas, MD
Dr. Peter Symbas, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Atlanta, GA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Symbas is affiliated with Piedmont Hospital.

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4.7
based on 41 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Symbas' 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 (19)
Nashville, TN |
I absolutely love Dr. Symbas. He is an amazing doctor. I saw him for several years for treatment of my shoulder and finally had to break down and had surgery. He did not push me and we did not do the surgery until it was absolutely necessary. I wish every doctor were as awesome as he is.
in Atlanta, GA |
The best! From the front office to the PA to the Doctor -- absolute perfection.
in Atlanta, GA |
My son tore his ACL playing soccer when he was only 8 years old. As you can imgine, we were shocked and devastated. Due to my son's young age, the initial doctor to whom we were referred was extremely uncomfortable treating him. Thank God we were then referred to Dr. Symbas. Dr. Symbas immediately put my son at ease, being a former youth soccer player himself. Today my son is 10 years old and back playing academy soccer and I firmly believe this would NOT be the case without Dr. Symbas' care.
in Marietta, GA |
Had two surgeries with Dr. Symbas, both to correct arthritic condition in shoulders (Right then, 3 years later, Left). Dr. Symbas explained, in detail, what the condition was, the solution paths, and gave his recommendation. I am extremely happy with the results of both procedures. All previous pain and restrictions have been removed. I highly recommend this Doctor, Surgeon, and all around Good Man.
in Fayetteville, GA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Symbas for 16 years. I have had 5 different, very successful surgeries as well as follow ups and care. I would highly recommend Dr. Symbas and will continue to see him for every orthopedic need I may have.
in Powder Springs, GA |
Dr. Peter Symbas is one of the most caring and thorough orthopedic physicians. I've been seeing him since 2008. I'm also a critical care RN and have know many other physicians. He is a gem. I've had 3 hip replacements and have done well after each of the them. All I have is trust and praise for him.
in Atlanta, GA |
Great Doctor, I would highly recommend to anyone.
in Atlanta |
Dr. Symbas fixed both my shoulders - one with a rotator cuff tear; other with a torn labrum - in 2015. They are both as good as new. He took the time to understand what my goals were, did the surgeries that needed to be done, and then made sure that the rehab started correctly. He is a professional with a great bedside manner.
in At, GA |
Dr. Symbas is knowledgeable and has a great "bed side" manner. He explains everything in detail. He listens and is able to give feed back so the patient knows exactly what to expect.
in Atlanta, Georgia |
Very fast and helpful Doctor. Totally recommend, the greatest!
in Atlanta, GA |
I've been treated twice by Dr Symbas for shoulder rotator cuff injuries. His exams are thorough, and he is conservative about recommending surgery (both of my injuries were rehabbed with physical therapy without requiring surgery). Aside from expertise about shoulder injuries and thoroughness, he takes his time and has explained various excercises to strengthen my rotator cuffs and precautions to avoid further injury. He is compassionate, friendly and down-to-earth.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Symbas has been treating my pathetic arthritic bones since 2008...including total knee replacement in 2009. Excellent results. Also see him six times per year to relieve pain in both hips. I recommend this doctor in every imaginable way!
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Symbas is professional and efficient. He did an excellent job repairing the broken fifth metatarsal on my left foot. The Ortho Atlanta office on Howell Mill is so nice and having the surgery center just across the hall is very convenient.
in Douglasville, GA |
Dr. Symbas has performed surgery on me twice since 2013. First was a total hip. I had minimal pain post surgery requiring very little rehab. This year 2016, I needed a total shoulder. Not being his specialty, he referred me to his colleague. Again the results were amazing, very little pain and no rehab. Dr. Symbas assisted. I appreciate him so much and would not hesitate referring him to family and friends. Many thanks
in Kennesaw, GA |
Excellent surgeon
in Atlanta, GA |
Very caring. considerate and explained what he was doing and why. Professional, but yet has a sense of humor. Really liked him.
Very easy to talk to. Very informative
in atlanta ga |
Makes you feel comfortable And caring
in Carrollton,Georgia |
Wonderful individual and doctor! My husband and I both have seen him numerous times since 2008. He has operated on my husband's knees 5 times with outstanding results. Kelly is outstanding in every way. We have had cortisone injections numerous times, always with NO PAIN!
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  •  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
  • Arthritis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Emory U-Grady Hosp
    Emory Univ Hosp
  • Residency Hospital
    Emory U Sch Med Affil Hosp
    Emory University School Of Med
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hughston Clinic
    Hughston SpMed Clin

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate