Dr. Sean Kaminsky, MD

Dr. Sean Kaminsky, MD

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

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sean Kaminsky, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery doctor who practices in Hermitage, TN. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Dr. Kaminsky is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Tristar Summit Medical Center and Tristar Centennial Medical Center.

Pinnacle Surgical Partners

5653 Frist Blvd Ste 731

Hermitage, TN 37076
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Care Philosophy

Restoring health to maximize options throughout a lifetime.
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Dr. Kaminsky's Experience

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


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

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic 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


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  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University of Iowa
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Hughston Clinic-Columbus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Hughston Spts Med Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kaminsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaminsky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaminsky to family and friends
based on 64 total reviews (22 with comments)
Dr. Kaminsky's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (22)
in Hermitage, TN |
Had rotator cuff surgery back in May and was terrified of the stories I had heard. But Dr. Kaminsky is excellent and made it much easier than expected. Of course it was not an easy surgery/recovery, but no where near what I expected. Dr. Kaminsky's easy going, soft spoken manner made it so much less stressful. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kaminsky and his PT staff to anyone needing shoulder surgery.
in Hermitage, TN |
Back in early April, I tore the bicep tendon from my forearm. My primary care physician, Dr Scott Major, referred me to Dr. Kaminsky. Dr. Kaminsky operated a few days after the injury and a few months later I started physical therapy. I'm healing well and feel back to normal. I'm grateful to Dr. Kaminsky and to his staff for their dedication to patient care. Although I hope to not require such services again soon, I know where I'll go should the need arise.
in Murfreesboro, TN |
I was horrified at the thought of the pain I was going to experience from what I had been told by others re: rotator cuff surgery. However, I did everything Dr. Kaminsky told me to do and, while there was/is pain, it was/is NOTHING like I was expecting. Grant it, this surgery is no walk in the park but, his knowledge, care and professionalism was/is so exceptional that my recovery is better than expected! Thank you Dr. Kaminsky, for making my experience tolerable and less horrible!
Nashville, Tn |
We recommend Dr. Kaminsky to anyone experiencing shoulder problems, particularly athletes. My son has been treating for a shoulder injury sustained as a pitcher in baseball. Dr. Kaminsky knows and understands shoulders and athletes. He has been great and now my son is back to his pre-injury condition. We could not be more pleased with the treatment my son received by Dr. Kaminsky.
in Nashville, TN |
I had major shoulder reconstructive surgery. Dr. Kaminsky was the best during surgery and Eddie, Rachel, and Courtney were the best during rehab. It has been 4 months since the surgery. I am still a little weak in the left shoulder. But I have no pain and more motion than before the surgery. The strength should eventually return if I keep exercising. I have already recommended Dr. Kaminsky to 2 of my friends and would highly recommend him to you.
in Madison |
I highly recommend Dr. Karminsky shoulder problem you might be experiencing. He is a great doctor. I had my shoulder replaced in September 2015 by a different doctor. For some unknown reason it failed and he sent me to Dr. Kaminsky. I just had a reverse shoulder done on April 11, 2017. My shoulder is doing great. He takes time with his patients and you know he cares.
in Mount Juliet, TN |
This is the second shoulder Dr Kaminsky has done a reverse shoulder replacement on in the last three years. This is a more difficult surgery that a normal total shoulder replacement. He has the sweetest beside manner and is always a good listener. His follow-up has been great. He and his staff have always been the most attentive and caring folks. I not only would recommend him, but have done so many times in the last three years. Most knowledgeable, caring and attentive to patients needs.
Lebanon, TN |
So very sad Dr. K had k own us for years. My last appointment was for knee pain. Of course x-rays and consultation. I had to pay $122.12 upon arrival and just got another bill for $163. My shot in the knee was called surgery and costs $386. Very disappointed since Dr. K started Pinnacle Surgical group. The care and concern is no longer there. Still in pain but can't afford to go back even with insurance through my company.
Secaucus, NJ |
I saw Dr. Kaminsky for a torn rotator cuff & a calcium deposit in my shoulder. Everything seem perfectly normal until the day of my surgery. Once under anesthesia, he took it upon himself to take short cuts during my surgery and never fixed the problem. Afterwards, he actually tried to tell me the reason for my shoulder issues was because I am overweight. Seriously? The man is a total quack, delusional & dangerous. See him at your own risk!
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 accepts 26 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Managed Choice PPO
    Open Choice PPO
  • Alliant Health Plans
  • American General
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
    Network C
    Network P
    Network S
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • NovaNet
  • PHCS
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
  • United Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Kaminsky has admitting privileges

Tristar Summit Medical Center
5655 Frist Blvd
Hermitage, TN 37076
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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
2000 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37236
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Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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