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Dr. Thomas Kovack, DO

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery •  Male • Age 49

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Dr. Kovack

Hand and Microsurgery Associates

1210 Gemini Pl Ste 200 Columbus, OH 43240
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(614) 262-4263

Dr. Thomas Kovack, DO is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in Columbus, OH and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Ks Univ Of Med & Biosci Coll Of Osteo Med in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

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Dr. Kovack accepts the following insurance:

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Trinity Health Plan
Ameriben
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Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
Worker's Compensation WC
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Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
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Custom Design Benefits
HealthPartners
HealthSmart Preferred
Humana
Medicare
MedBen
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medical Mutual of Ohio PPO
Medicare
MultiPlan
Ohio Health Choice
Ohio PPO Connect
Optima Health
Oscar Insurance Corporation
PHCS
Railroad Medicare
The Health Plan
Tricare
Standard
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United States Department of Labor
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Dr. Kovack's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kovack treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kovack treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kovack treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kovack treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kovack treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kovack treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kovack's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Kovack's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kovack

4.6

Based on 83 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Kovack has completed total joint replacement on both my shoulders and the outcome results have been excellent! For about 15 years I was unable to fully lift my left shoulder followed by deterioration of my right shoulder joint . As my left joint became frozen it got the the point I was no longer able to swim or do much of anything above my head. After my surgery and therapy I have been amazed at the difference. I now have no pain or limitations in moving my shoulder. I highly recommend him!
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I had a total shoulder replacement with Dr. Kovack and an just thrilled with the results. Dr. Kovack takes plenty of time with patients, his staff is excellent; and his results are just amazing. The recuperation was not at all difficult and his staff is always available to answer questions. Anthony Long and Tyler Hansen are the physical therapists on Dr. Kovack's team and they do wonderful work. Dr. Kovack is in frequent touch with them and they know exactly what you need to do.
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I had my right shoulder done last summer and due to a fall at work just recently had my left shoulder rotator and Bicep repaired. Dr. Kovack is such a good Dr. My right shoulder is fantastic and my left shoulder is on the way. A very Knowledgeble and caring Dr.
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I went in for an initial visit with Dr. Kovack on a Tuesday. He ordered a MRI. By Thursday his office had not even contacted my insurance company for an approval for the MRI because his notes had not been transcribed yet... and I am standing by in pain. Either they are understaffed or there is no sense of urgency. Either way, I decided to go to Orthopedic One.
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Dr Kovack did a great job on my shoulder 4 years ago with a total arthroscopic biologic shoulder resurfacing. It has been good as new and I avoided a total shoulder replacement. I am very pleased with his care and the results!
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Dr. Kovack and his team provide the type of experience that each person/patient should have. For those that have been told that you really don’t have any more options for your shoulders please go see him as you won’t be disappointed. Shoulder resurfacing provides options for those with no options so thank you. He is the kind of surgeon/physician who takes to the time to formulate treatment plans with realistic expectations that can give you your life back. He does this without making you feel “r
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I had a total biological shoulder resurfacing with ostechondral allograft & bovine collagen patch on my rotator cuff on Friday June 22nd. I have had 11 previous surgeries with other doctors from a old work injury. This was about the last resort before a conventional replacement which I’ve been told I’m too young for. Can’t say enough good things about Dr Kovack & his staff. He prayed with me before surgery & I just feel so comfortable with him. Will see his things go but I have faith in him.
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Having experienced 4 shoulder dislocations, torn rotator, detached bicep and two other surgeries over the past 50 years I thought that I was just going to have to live with the pain but Dr. Kovack came up with a plan and did a total resurfacing along with repairing my bicep and rotator. Five months post surgery I am pain free and my mobility is already better than what I had prior to surgery. The post surgery physical therapy from Anthony Long and Tyler Hansen was fantastic! Highly recommended!
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The first doctor I saw told me that I needed to have my shoulder replaced. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Kovack and he told me that total shoulder resurfacing would correct the issues I was having with range of motion and pain. Two months after my shoulder resurfacing surgery I had full range of motion and could, once again, complete daily activities with ease. Anthony Long and Tyler Hanson are excellent physical therapists. I highly recommend Dr. Kovack and his entire staff!
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About Me

As an Orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery I believe it is my responsibility to help my patients with their conditions with the most latest, innovative and minimally invasive procedures available. An example of this would be ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Ohio Univ
Residency Hospital
2002
Ohio Univ
Internship Hospital
2001
Ks Univ Of Med & Biosci Coll Of Osteo Med
Medical School
1997
University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Undergraduate School

Awards

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Mount Carmel St. Anns

Westerville, OH

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Mount Carmel East

Columbus, OH