Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 45

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Cranberry Township, PA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities Allegheny General Hospital and Heritage Valley Sewickley. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD

Allegheny Orthopaedic Associates

20215 Route 19 Cranberry Township, PA 16066 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(877) 660-6777

Telehealth available

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Akhavan is affiliated with Heritage Valley Sewickley Sewickley, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Akhavan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhavan treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Akhavan treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhavan treats Joint Pain more than 88% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Knee
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhavan treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Akhavan treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Akhavan's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Akhavan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Options PPO
United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO
UPMC Health Plan
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Akhavan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Akhavan

4.6

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
8.333333333333334%
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Dr Akhavan fixed my right shoulder rotor cuff. Absolutely no pain and all therapies are scheduled in advance.
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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Sanjeev Sharma – Sep 15, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Akhavan, from my first appointment, through my recovery, was excellent! I had MANY concerns. Dr. Akhavan put me at ease, immediately. He easily explained my condition and his ability to correct it, in detail, with confidence and patience. Throughout my recovery he treated the condition AND considered my needs as an individual. His bed side manner is exceptional. Additionally, his team exemplified excellent protocol. My every need was met with efficience; my surgery and recovery was a complete success. Highly recommended.
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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Jun 25, 2019
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Suffering from severe knee pain, booked a 412-DOCTORS appt. recently. This doctor did not examine my knees at all to see if they had range of movement, feel the joints, or check my walking ability. They took 2 xrays; doctor ordered steroid injections; said I had severe arthritis. Have had moderate arthritis for years without issues. Did not go over x-rays to explain them. Left without saying he was done. No explanation of any new treatments or what to try next, just knee surgery. Did order PT.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Cathy – Jan 28, 2019
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Dr. Akhavan has been my knee Dr. For 9 years. He returns after hours calls. His staff work with me to order synvisc as soon as necessary, and address complaints or issues professionally. Dr. Akhavan's Physcian Assistant Jen is the best. I know I am in good care when she does my injections. Dr. Akavan switched or hired a new receptionist early on in my care after written complaint. Good Dr., who listens and takes action on complaints.
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
1 person found this helpful
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M. Ciccone in wexford, PA – Jan 13, 2019
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I had a great experience at Dr. Akhavan's office from beginning to end. His front end staff was very nice. My wait time was minimal. I have to disagree with some of the other reviews I have seen as Dr. Akhavan spent lots of time explaining my issue and his plan of care. He answered all my questions and when I forgot a few, I called back and left a message for his PA Jennifer. She promptly returned my call and answered my question. Great experience all around. Will recommend them highly!!!
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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Dawn W in Pittsburgh, PA – Nov 07, 2017
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Saw Dr. Akhavan today for shoulder pain. He did a quick test and told me the issue was my neck and referred me to someone else for therapy. But my shoulder is in a lot of pain. He was in such a hurry to get out of the room I didn’t get any time to ask any questions at all so I left even more confused. What a waste of time and $40 copay.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
5 people found this helpful
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New York, NY – Oct 25, 2017
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Didn't listen to me, dismissed my chief complaint and referred me to another doctor in the practice for unrelated issue. Still have knee pain and numbness. Told me I have 2 things that I don't have, which he would have known had he bothered to listen to me. Very disappointed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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
9 people found this helpful
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Pittsburgh – Jul 05, 2017
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Wonderful! Dr. Akhavan and his PA, Jennifer are amazing. Kind, knowledgeable, great bedside manner. He spends as much time with his patients as you need. Explains everything well. Don't have a single complaint.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Sherry Pierce (c/o Cameron) in Weirton, WV – May 01, 2017
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Dr Sam did my rt shoulder, no pain after, Incredible guy, best anesthesiologist what a team! Highly recommended! You figure he has got to be good, he is the pirates on call orthopedic Surgeon !!!
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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Robert in Canonsburg, PA – Apr 05, 2017
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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.
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
9 people found this helpful
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Alejandra in Pittsburgh, PA – May 30, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Michelle S. in Hermitage, PA – May 11, 2016
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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,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

2010
Case Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio
Internship Hospital
2007
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Case Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio
Residency Hospital
2001
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1997
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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Does Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Akhavan frequently treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, Joint Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Knee. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Akhavan treats.

Where is Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD's office located?

Dr. Akhavan's office is located at 20215 Route 19, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD speak?

Dr. Akhavan speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Allegheny Orthopaedic Associates

Allegheny Orthopedic Associates20215 Route 19 Cranberry Township, PA 16066
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Allegheny Orthopedic Associates

Allegheny Orthopedic Associates1307 Federal St Ste 2 Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Akhavan is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Allegheny General Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Heritage Valley Sewickley

Sewickley, PA

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)