Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD

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Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD

Sports Medicine | Male

Allegheny Orthopedic Assocs 1307 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Get Directions
(412) 359-3895

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As a Sports Medicine physician, we are specifically qualified to treat all sports medicine injuries, from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior, We believe all patients should be treated with the same high quality of care. Our office specializes in minimally invasive knee and shoulder surgery. Most surgeries we perform can be performed arthroscopically, through small incicisions and with quick recoveryRead more

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4.8 based on 26 responses
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Akhavan
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (26)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (26)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (26)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (26)
Dr. Akhavan's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (25)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (26)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (26)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (25)
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in Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr Akhavan was recommended by an acquaintance and we are very satisfied with the results of the surgery. I had torn meniscus and was quite in pain. Dr Akhavan performed the corrective procedure at AGH. He, his PA (Jennifer) and all his office staff were very professional, explained everything and answered all my questions. They also coordinated all appointments, diagnostic tests, procedures and post operative care in a timely, friendly and efficient manner. Great location too.
in Hermitage, PA |
This physician does not educate patients as to the reasons why they are having pain. He does not communicate to the patient a plan of action and what side effects may occur and what the prognosis will be. In other words, he leaves the patient mostly in ignorance to find answers through the internet. It is not enough to smile and shake hands. He also doesn't believe in numbing injection sites and seems shocked that injections cause pain.
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Case Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio

    Completed in 2010

  • Residency Hospital
    Case Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Akhavan's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Akhavan

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Akhavan's Care Philosophy

As a Sports Medicine physician, we are specifically qualified to treat all sports medicine injuries, from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior, We believe all patients should be treated with the same high quality of care. Our office specializes in minimally invasive knee and shoulder surgery. Most surgeries we perform can be performed arthroscopically, through small incicisions and with quick recovery