Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 43
  
Dr. Akhavan
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Allegheny Orthopedic Assocs

1307 Federal St Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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(412) 359-3895

Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Akhavan has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. 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. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Akhavan to book an appointment.


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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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
Coventry Health America PPO
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
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Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
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Tricare
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Navigate HMO
Options PPO
United Healthcare
UPMC
UPMC PPO
UPMC Health Plan
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Worker's Compensation WC

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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhavan treats Knee Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Akhavan treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhavan treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Akhavan treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhavan treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Akhavan treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

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Dr. Akhavan's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • 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) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Akhavan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Akhavan

4.6

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      Dr Akhavan fixed my right shoulder rotor cuff. Absolutely no pain and all therapies are scheduled in advance.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 !!!
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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.
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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.
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      Michelle S. in Hermitage, PA – May 11, 2016
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      About Me

      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 specia...Read more

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

      Board Certifications

      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      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

      Languages

      • French
      • English

      Awards

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Locations

      Allegheny Orthopedic Assocs

      Allegheny Orthopedic Assocs1307 Federal St Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Allegheny General Hospital

      Pittsburgh, PA

      71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

      Heritage Valley Sewickley

      Sewickley, PA

      74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average