Dr. Sanjeev Bhatia is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, hip and knee injuries. He is presently the Director of Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation at Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Bhatia brings with him unique experience in repairing and reconstructing hip labral tears, which involves the ring of cartilage that goes around the hip socket. Many athletes—particularly hockey, soccer, and football players, as well as golfers, tennis players and ballet dancers—are at high risk for developing hip labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement, a potential cause of early arthritis. In the past, many of these injuries went undiagnosed and untreated, but thanks to new techniques used by a select group of doctors, including Dr. Bhatia, physicians are able to successfully treat these injuries. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Dr. Bhatia attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University Medical School. From there, he completed his orthopaedic residency at Rush University Medical Center where he trained under the guidance of some of the country's leading sports medicine and hip preservation surgeons. After his training in Chicago, Dr. Bhatia went on to complete a sports medicine and hip arthroscopy fellowship at the renowned Steadman-Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. As a fellow, Dr. Bhatia gained expertise in the most innovative techniques in hip arthroscopy, complex knee ligament surgery, shoulder instability and rotator cuff repair. He participated in care of athletes from the NHL, NFL, PGA, USTA, and international Olympic teams, among others. Additionally, he provided medical coverage to the United States Ski and Snowboard teams at Vail, Beaver Creek and Copper Mountain, and traveled as a team physician with the US Women's Ski Team to Switzerland and the US Moguls teams to British Columbia. Dr. Bhatia is currently a consulting team physician for the United States Ski and Snowboard teams. Dr. Bhatia's clinical and research interests involve injuries of the hip, knee and shoulder. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on topics related to shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair, hip arthroscopy, complex meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction and cartilage restoration. He has presented his research at national and international conferences and has been highlighted in various national media bulletins on the advancement of orthopaedic care. Dr. Bhatia currently serves as an invited reviewer to the American Journal of Sports Medicine. In addition to his passion for advancing the field of sports medicine, Dr. Bhatia is known for his humility and patient friendly disposition. He aims to treat every patient as he would a member of his own family and believes that improved outcomes are achieved with effective communication, helping patients understand their condition and involving them in the medical decision making process. Dr. Bhatia typically follows a conservative approach in treating his patients, exploring extensive non-surgical treatment options first, followed by application of advanced surgical techniques if necessary, all in an effort to return patients to their previous level of activity and function. Outside of work, Dr. Bhatia enjoys spending time with his family and friends in addition to tennis, skiing, biking, hiking and photography.
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In addition to his passion for advancing the field of sports medicine, Dr. Bhatia is known for his humility and patient friendly disposition. He aims to treat every patient as he would a member of his own family and believes that improved outcomes are achieved with effective communication, helping patients understand their condition and involving them in the medical decision making process. Dr. Bhatia typically follows a conservative approach in treating his patients, exploring extensive non-surgical treatment options first, followed by application of advanced surgical techniques if necessary, all in an effort to return patients to their previous level of activity and function.
Dr. Bhatia's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Hip Surgery
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Dr. Bhatia does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Bhatia's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Achilles Tendon Injuries
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Ankle Ligament Rupture
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
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Arthropathy Associated With Bacterial Disease
Arthropathy Associated With Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head, Familial Form
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Broken Shoulder Blade
Common Peroneal Nerve Dysfunction
Complex Long-Bone Fracture
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Fractured Lower Leg
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hip Flexor Strain
Hip Labral Tear
Hip Muscle Strain
Hip Pointer Injuries
Hip Socket Injuries
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
Knee Ligament Injuries
Knee Ligament Rupture
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patella Tendon Tears
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Post-Traumatic Myositis Ossificans
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
Quadriceps Tendon Tears
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Labral Tear
Shoulder Muscle Strain
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sports Injuries of the Knee
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Strain of Hamstring Muscle
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Upper Extremity Fracture
Wear and Tear Arthritis
Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Articular Cartilage Repair
Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Glenoid Labrum Repair
Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Labrum Repair
Knee Cartilage Implantation
Knee Cartilage Repair
Knee Cartilage Treatment
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Knee Tendon Repair
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Meniscal Allograft Transplant
Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
Partial Knee Replacement
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Total Shoulder Replacement
Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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University of Wisconsin / Madison
Undergraduate School | Graduated
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated
Rush University Med Ctr
Internship Hospital | Completed
Rush University Affiliated Hosp
Residency Hospital | Completed
Steadman-Philippon Research Institute
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Bhatia has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Bhatia has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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