Dr. Sean B. Kaminsky, MD

Dr. Sean B. Kaminsky, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o
54 reviews

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  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet

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Patient Reviews (13)
in Hermirage, TN |
Mrs. Helen Nelson is not a patient and has not been a patient of Dr Kaminsky.
in Mount Juliet, TN |
He left my elbow in a mess, which required surgery! After that he kept me in an arm sling for many months. I finally went to a real Orthopedic doctor downtown only for ny new orthopedic doctor to say, "I'd never have put you in a cast in the first place! SIGH.... If you're reading this, go to TOA downtown and see Dr. Philip Coogan; , you'll be glad you did!!!
in Antioch, TN |
Broke left humerus 4/2016 was "put back together" by another surgeon. Eight months later, more painI PT & exercising din't help. I could not lift my left arm. I had a reverse shoulder replacement performed by Dr. Kaminsky on February 14, 2017. There has been zero pain and I can move my arm. Dr. Kaminsky is truly a miracle worker. He took the time to explain the procedure, said he hoped for a good outcome, there have been no complications and the outcome looks great. The BEST
in Nashville, TN |
My experience with Dr. Kaminsky and his staff was nothing short of wonderful. I had surgery at Summitt Outpatient Center and that was as easy as a surgery can be. The physical therapy staff was also excellent . I would recommend this practice to anyone!
Dr. Kaminsky is a thorough, caring doctor. He listens and takes his time with each individual patient. Above all, Dr. Kaminsky performed a remarkable rotator cuff surgery with very minimal scarring. The before and after photos explicitly show how skilled he is as a surgeon. I have already shared my positive experience about him and his team on Facebook. If you're looking for an outstanding orthopedic surgeon, look no further!
Hermitage, TN |
Dr Kaminsky fixed my shoulder 4 years and recently my knee. He is a great surgeon. Very kind and knowledgeable and I trust his skills completely. Only negative I have is that he doesn't work on more body parts. If you need shoulder or knee surgery you will not find a better surgeon.
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Kaminsky fixed the issues in my shoulder 100%. It took a year for me to make the decision to have surgery in December 2015. In 2014, I tried P/T for a few visits, it got feeling better and after I stopped, the issue came back. He is great.
in Nashville, TN |
Doctor Kaminsky is a very soft spoken individual who truly listens to his patients.. He provided me with the best options and allowed me to ask questions. I have seen Doctor Kaminsky for more than one physical problem. Each time I knew he was not distracted and totally focused on me. As a patient, I always feel comfortable with him. I will recommend Doctor Kaminsky to others who are looking for a good physician.
in My. Juliet, TN |
I would like to share my feelings regarding Dr. Kaminsky and his staff. 1st and most important He cares and explains everything you need to know as to why the surgery needs to be done and what will need to happen after surgery. He and his staff are very knowledgeable and take the time needed to educate you from pre-surgery, throughout the entire process needed to assist your recovery. Dr. Kaminsky ( in my opinion) is the best and should be known as the shoulder Doctor. Thank you so very much.
in Mount Juliet, TN |
Excellent! My PCP highly recommended Dr. Kaminsky as the best surgeon in Nashville for torn rotator cuff surgery. My #1 concern was his skill as a surgeon, and I was pleasantly surprised. After hearing so many horror stories about this kind of surgery, I was amazed at the recovery period going so well, only needed pain meds for the first 2-3 days after surgery. Recovery and lack of pain were much faster than what many of my friends have experienced in the last few years.
in Mount Juliet, TN |
Dr. Kaminsky has repaired both my right elbow (08) and last week my left elbow. One week from the procedure I'm pain free, just a little sore from the trauma during the procedure. 100% success on both my arms. Great person, wonderful doctor and staff! Dr. Kaminsky explains everything to you prior to the surgery and his follow up visits are on schedule with little to no waiting. A well ran, professional group that care about their patients! Thank you Doctor, your work is incredible!
in Hermitage, TN |
I had a torn rotator cuff and surgery was recommended, I was petrified. Dr. Kaminsky told me it was not as bad as the many horror stories that I heard. I had the surgery on 7th Dec and I must say Dr. Kaminsky did an excellent job. Pain level after the surgery was a zero. I did not sleep in a recliner, propped up in bed for a few weeks.I had lots of movement in a few weeks and by week 5 could reach back, unhook my bra w/slight tightness . I have ppl asking me who my dr was and booking apps.
in Liberty, Tennessee 37095 |
Terrible bone on bone shoulder forced me to retire from a job I loved. Then I met Dr. Kaminsky. He was able to do a complete shoulder replacement. He guided me into physical therapy. Two years later. I am able to go to gym, do yoga, ride my bike.I am pain free!! At 64 years of age am possibly a unique case. But , with out Dr. K., I would be relying on drugsvto sleep and livng a one armedm Not a life I would have chosen. A Salutation to the Sun to celebrate a fine surgeon!!
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Dr. Kaminsky's Care Philosophy

Restoring health to maximize options throughout a lifetime.

Dr. Kaminsky says...

Dr. Kaminsky is a shoulder and sports medicine specialist treating patients with complex shoulder injuries from Tennessee and around the country.

He has lectured extensively throughout the United States and continues to teach other orthopedic surgeons on advanced and minimally-invasive shoulder procedures. 

He is widely recognized as a doctor's doctor and performs hundreds of shoulder and knee surgeries each year.  He helps patients with continued pain despite surgery or treatment by other physicians.

His inventions in the field of shoulder surgery are in use in the U.S. and throughout the world.  

Dr. Kaminsky'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 Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Iowa

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Hughston Clinic-Columbus

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hughston Spts Med Clin

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate