Dr. Thomas Gautsch, MD

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Dr. Thomas Gautsch, MD
A Hopkins educated surgeon, Dr. Gautsch is a widely sought pioneer of Outpatient Total Knee Replacement using computer assisted, minimally invasive, tissue sparing, fast-track recovery techniques. He has one of the largest experiences with these outpatient procedures in the Southeastern US, performed an outpatient Surgery Center in the North Nashville area built especially for it. Additionally, he has developed minimally invasive outpatient arthroscopic techniques for shoulder rotator cuff, ligament and tendon repair which are much stronger than traditional repair techniques, allowing minimal if any initial immobilization and a more rapid return to function.

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Experience and Excellence. Providing you compassionate, State-of-the-Art surgical expertise and a rapid return to Play or Function. That is what drives us. Everything else is second.

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Southern Sports Medicine Institute570 Hartsville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gautsch to family and friends
4.3
based on 38 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Gautsch's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Cottontown,TN |
The team of professionals at the office of Dr.Thomas Gautsch are awesome. From the receptionist Niki,assistant Ashley,and smiling lady who does xray. The team of physical therapists including Priatia("Pretti"),Sara,and Cammie are the most caring and professional that I have ever experienced.I highly recommend this great group of professionals who get results! I used the services of these professionals for my physical therapy for two events in the last 2 years. Thanks. J. T.L.
in Westmoreland, TN |
Dr.gautsch and his staff are top notch.they were much more thorough than the other surgeons I went to. everything went very smooth befor during and after the surgery.The nurse is very knowledgeable and professional,answered all questions quickly.dr Guatsch was very thorough in the fbefor the surgery. Its bean one month since I had total shoulder replacement and I couldn't be happier.i wish iddone it years ago.The physical therapy team afterwards are wonderful.they encourage you and instruct you
in Gallatin, TN |
Dr Gautsch repaired my complete rotator cuff tear at Sumner Regional. I could see the concern in his eyes when he told me there was a chance he couldn't. Fortunately he was able to completely fix it. God answers prayer and works thru the hands of others, and guided me to him. His office, radiology, and PT staff were very polite, efficient; my care, and all of my FMLA, long term and short term disability claims were completed efficiently and promptly, without a hitch. God Bless him and staff!!
Cocoa Beach, FL |
I have suffered for 7 years and this man, never wanted to help find out why? My knee has been swelling . Now I know why, his God like , mentality doesn't want any one person , to cause a "break" in " his record" of the best recovery without incidence , in total knee replacements
Thank you. It's true, Dr. Gautsch has very high success and low complication rates. Doctors like that he only suggests surgery when he believes it will help. I'm sorry he didn't for your knee. Dr. G: Thank you for reminding us of the frustration of traveling here, hopeful after seven years, to be told surgery isn't a good option. Sadly, some rare problems cannot yet be solved. Again, I am so sorry that you've suffered for so long. I wish I could have helped, and hope things will change for you.
in Pleasant Shade TN |
Dr. Gautsch is a great surgeon. He did a partcial knee replacement on my right knee. He made sure their was no other option before he wanted to do surgery. He listens to you about wants going on. He don't rush you out of the office. He takes his time. The surgery went great. I was walking without crutches a week after surgery. His staff is great and really nice. The physical therapy staff are great also. They are very sweet and nice people to work with. I would go back to Dr. Gautsch.
Hendersonville, TN |
Great care. Fast results.
in Adairville, Ky |
I would recommend Dr Gautsch to anyone. He did total L knee replacement on me and 3 weeks out from surgery I am doing great. He is very caring and makes you feel special . I would give him the highest rating if you want a well trained down to earth physician.
Franklin, KY |
Took excellent care of me and my shoulder!
Gallatin, TN |
We have only the very best things to say about Dr. Gautsch and his staff. We drove from Kentucky to see Dr. Gautsch after hearing about his excellent reputation from my doctor. Thank goodness for him and what he has done for my husband. He spent years limping around in pain. But just a few weeks after surgery, he could walk normal with no pain. I wish I remembered the names of the nurses at his surgery center where Dr. Gautsch did my husband's knee replacement. They were so very nice! Thank You!
in Hendersonville, TN |
My husband and I both have had knee replacement surgeries done by Dr. Gautsch. We recommend him and his staff to everyone we know. Not only is he an excellent surgeon, he is a caring professional willing to spend time with his patients, His physical therapy staff are excellent as well.
in Gallatin, TN |
I would not recommend this doctor to anyone for any reason. Bedside manner was the worse I'd seen. Waited in waiting room 2 hours. He seen me for 5 mins and recommended physical therapy and ibuprofen. I felt very rushed. My pain only got worse and he wouldn't prescribe me anything for it. Office staff very rude. I was told I did it have to pay anything. I receive a $300 payment from him for a 5 minute visit. He's definitely not in practice because he cares about his patients. It's a money thing.
in Greenbrier, TN |
Absolutely the best Ortho Specialist in Tennessee. He uses a better updated technique for knee replacement. Results are faster and stronger rehab with much less discomfort and pain. Gentle personality, wonderful patient care and friendly. knowledgable staff. Before you decide on your surgeon, please consult with Dr. Gautsch first and make a truly informed choice.
Westmoreland |
He's an awesome Doctor.I waited 3hours the last time and then left.
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Dr. Gautsch says...

A Hopkins educated surgeon, Dr. Gautsch is a widely sought pioneer of Outpatient Total Knee Replacement using computer assisted, minimally invasive, tissue sparing, fast-track recovery techniques. He has one of the largest experiences with these outpatient procedures in the Southeastern US, performed an outpatient Surgery Center in the North Nashville area built especially for it.

Additionally, he has developed minimally invasive outpatient arthroscopic techniques for shoulder rotator cuff, ligament and tendon repair which are much stronger than traditional repair techniques, allowing minimal if any initial immobilization and a more rapid return to function.

Dr. Gautsch's Care Philosophy

Experience and Excellence. Providing you compassionate, State-of-the-Art surgical expertise and a rapid return to Play or Function. That is what drives us. Everything else is second.

Dr. Gautsch says...

Dr. Gautsch specializes in problems of the Shoulder and Knees.

Dr. Gautsch says...

Dr. Gautsch is one of the few Knee and Shoulder surgeons fellowship trained in Total Joint Replacement and additionally certified by the ABOS in Sports Medicine (including arthroscopic techniques). Drawing from his experience in the care of current and former athletes, Dr Gautsch, performed the first, and has performed the most Outpatient Total Knee Replacements in Middle Tennessee. He is one of only a handful of surgeons in the Southeastern US that offer outpatient knee and shoulder replacement as a routine option for his patients.

As a shoulder surgeon whose first degree in in Bioengineering, Dr. Gautsch has developed an outpatient arthroscopic technique of rotator cuff and ligament repair that is much stronger than traditional repair. This allows an earlier and faster return to function for his shoulder surgery patients.

Dr. Gautsch'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 Knee Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work-Related Injuries

Education

  • Medical School
    Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    UCLA Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    UCLA Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Diplomate With Added Qualification In Sports Medicine, Abos
    Diplomate, American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Fellow, American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Fellow, American College Of Surgeons
    Fellow, National Institutes Of Health/ National Institute Of Arthritis
    Member, American Orthopaedic Society For Sports Medicine
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, San Diego--Bioengineering

    Graduated in 1985

  • Other Education
    College Team Physician
    High School Team Physician

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate