Dr. Vincent Novak, MD

Dr. Vincent Novak, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Vincent Novak, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Mt Juliet, TN and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.

Vanderbilt Orthopaedics

5002 Crossings Cir Ste 230

Mt Juliet, TN 37122
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of Tennessee
  • Signature Health Alliance
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Trigger Finger
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Novak'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.

12  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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46  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery


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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.


  • University of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Wake Forest - Bowman Gray School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wake Forest-Bowman Gray School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Allegheny General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of Maryland
    Other Education | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Novak has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Novak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Novak to family and friends
19 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Novak'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 (7)

I have called and called and called Dr. Novak's office. I have called and called and called Vanderbilt's Patient Relationship department and no one will pick up the phone. I have had eleven phone operators and only one have been helpful. I am suppose to have carpal tunnel surgery and elbow surgery...more
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We've had a wonderful experience with Dr. Novak. My husband had a serious hand injury and the care given by him has been outstanding. He's made a terrible situation better.
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Very kind and gentle. Wasn't in a rush! Highly recommend! !!
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Saw Dr. Novak when he was with premier orthopedics now cannot reach anyone to schedule an appointment. I called and was transfered into a queue where no one ever answered called back three times phone cycled out without anyone ever answering. I will go elsewhere.
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Dr. Novak performed hand surgery for me May 2015. He corrected all the problems. He treated me with kindness. Some of my issues were old ones that took a lot of expertise to correct. I would highly recommend Dr. Novak for any hand issues one might have.
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