Dr. Thomas Dovan, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics 2021 Church St Ste 200, Nashville, TN 37203 Get Directions
(615) 324-1600

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Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center provides comprehensive orthopaedic care and services throughout Tennessee and the southeast region. Our mission is to provide unsurpassed orthopaedic care to our patients so that they may pursue and maintain more healthy and active lifestyles.Read more

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Dr. Dovan's Reviews

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based on 21 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Dovan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
Nashville, TN |
I had surgery with Dr Dovan and could not have picked a better surgeon. His staff is professional, caring, and very informative. He explained my options and went through risks and benefits with me. My follow up care was excellent. I am feeling better than ever after surgery and would highly recommend seeing Dr. Dovan for your orthopedic needs!
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Dovan is a good orthopedic surgeon, but he is abrupt and did not listen to me. His young nurse was very disrespectful to me--truly unlike anyone I've ever encountered outside a classroom of young, privileged college students. I'm pretty easy-going in this sort of encounter but they really rubbed me the wrong way. I guess it is because I am from a pretty privileged background myself that I found their arrogance offensive rather than shrugging it off as a matter of course.
Bowling Green, KY |
Dr Dovan has performed three very successful surgeries on my arthritic hands. He also performed successful broken arm surgeries on friends of mine. Without any shadow of a doubt, Dr Dovan is simply the best hand and arm surgeon. He is a charming unassuming doctor who has a great gift. He can perform the most intricate of hand surgeries bringing about a beautiful result! I am more grateful than I can say to Dr. Dovan . After years of pain and a torn tendon, he has given me two new hands!
in Hendersonville, TN |
The best Doctor and staff I have ever been to. Was told about Dr. Dovan thru a scrub nurse and she said he had the best hands in surgery. Without a doubt the best hand and shoulder surgeon in Nashville. He works with the Tennessee Titans and a lot of pro athletes.
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Dr. Dovan's Care Philosophy

Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center provides comprehensive orthopaedic care and services throughout Tennessee and the southeast region. Our mission is to provide unsurpassed orthopaedic care to our patients so that they may pursue and maintain more healthy and active lifestyles.

Dr. Dovan'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 Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Hospital

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Hospital

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Washington University

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement