Dr. Thomas Holovacs, MD

Dr. Thomas Holovacs, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(31)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Thomas Holovacs, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Holovacs is affiliated with Newton - Wellesley Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

55 Fruit St # Yaw

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

(617) 724-7300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Holovacs

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas

new

See how frequently Dr. Holovacs performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Holovacs's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

1

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
64

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger

More

Read More
21

Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.

Education

  • Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mass Gen Hospital Harvard
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Zurich
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Holovacs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Holovacs does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Holovacs and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Holovacs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Holovacs to family and friends
3.5
based on 31 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Holovacs' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Boston, MA |
I am in worse pain than before my surgery, but was dismissed by both Dr. and Pa and told there was nothing they could do for me. Post op attention is none, even after I informed them I had an infection and was put on antibiotics by my PCP.
I recently had shoulder surgery and was very pleased with Dr. Holovacs. He informed my son of what was going on when I was done with surgery and I was told I needed another procedure for a different problem. I feel I am in competent hands with him which eases my mind, feeling he will be the best at what he does.
in Weston ma |
He did an exceptional job repairing my rotator cuff.
Chelsea Ma |
Dr and Pa are very dissmissive. I still am experiencing pain several months after surgery. At this point i should be feeling much better my physical therapist expressed her concerns and I was told she is wrong and i should go see my primary care physician cause I am fine and I no longer need to see him. So now i am in the process of seeking out a new Dr to look at my shoulder. I have never quite seen a Dr not deal with symptoms after surgety. I would think that is also part pf his job?????
in Lexington, MA |
Extremely rude, condescending, and dismissive.. Will say anything to get you to get a surgery but after you do anything more to follow up and you are a nuisance to him..
in Avon, MA |
Dr. Thomas Holovacs is an outstanding surgeon. I experienced a massive rotator cuff & bicep tendon tear. Add impingments and significant bursitis. He did a complete repair of the shoulder. Procedure was accomplished using arthroscopy. After a 3 1/2 hour surgery I was placed in post op - sent home that afternoon. My recovery was amazing. In 4 days back in bed for sleeping. Only medication was Tylenol. After 4 weeks of PT, I am completely healed. I am 70 years old. He is simply amazing.
in Hingham, MA |
Very smart, thorough and attentive. Provided straightforward advice.
Have you seen Dr. Thomas Holovacs, MD?
Are you Dr. Holovacs?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Holovacs

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Holovacs accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Holovacs has admitting privileges

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114
View Hospital Profile
Newton - Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St
Newton, MA 02462
View Hospital Profile

View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

Orthopedic Surgery
(123)
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
(23)
Orthopedic Surgery
(39)
Orthopedic Surgery
(19)
Orthopedic Surgery
(14)
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
(16)
Orthopedic Surgery
(22)
Orthopedic Surgery
(27)
Orthopedic Surgery
(24)
Orthopedic Surgery
(33)