Dr. Vipul Nanavati, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Nanavati
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Telehealth services available

Idaho Shoulder to Hand Specialists

6590 W Norwood Dr Boise, ID 83704

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Dr. Vipul Nanavati, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Boise, ID. Dr. Nanavati has more experience with Hand & Wrist Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and St. Luke's Boise Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nanavati to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nanavati

3.1

Based on 57 ratings

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Had a very positive experience as Dr Nanavati’s patient. Recommend his care for any of your upper extremity problems!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 13, 2021
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Pain is a disability. Life is not suppose to be a pain
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Cyndy – Jun 20, 2021
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This is the wirst Dr. I have ever encountered in my 56 years on this earth. He needs to take a course on manners
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 15, 2020
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Several years ago I had 2 torn tendons in my left hand which was caused by then going back and forth over rheumatoid growths in the wrist. He did an excellent job on the surgery and have never had any further problems with the hand. Very skillful closure of the wound. The incision closure is very fine and barely noticeable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharon R. – Jul 14, 2019
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We are extremely pleased with our previous experiences with Mercy Orthopedics. A friend had a very successful outcome from shoulder surgery performed by Dr. Nanavati and recommended him for our shoulder problems. My wife and I saw him for our shoulders and wrists. We found him highly competent, listened very well, explained everything in layman terms and successfully treated us. We like that he does not rush to operate or just give shots.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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MD – Jan 16, 2019
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Dr.Nanavati treated me with encouragement during my treatment on my finger that was partially amputated during a work accident.His staff was absolutely accommodating with my appointments.I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Edward Miller in BALTIMORE, MD – Jan 10, 2019
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I’m sure he is a good Doctor but very rude and speaks to you like a toddler and talks to you like you’re beneath him. He treats you like gum beneath his feet
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Aug 08, 2018
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Waited about an hour and a half after appointment time. No apology or consideration even when brought up wait. Doctor spoke to me like I was a toddler. Wanted to perform surgery when it was not required (injury has since healed on its own). One would think the doctor and staff were the ones with painful injuries instead of patients by their attitudes and lack of consideration. If you do see this doctor, be prepared to wait and please get a second opinion if surgery is recommended.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Steeeella in Baltimore, MD – Aug 06, 2018
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Vip performed minor hand surgery on me for a thorn in my finger. He also performed shoulder surgery on my husband to repair torn rotator and labrum. Highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mike Gerardo in Phoenix , MD – Jun 08, 2018
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I gave him 1 star because he may be a good surgeon but his patient care is very unprofessional. He writes reports that personally attacks his patients if you disagree with him. He does not read your therapy reports before visiting with you. I was released from his care about a little over 4 months with chronic right shoulder pain and weakness. Please for your sake choose another surgeon because there are a lot of good professional surgeons out there.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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Sterling in Baltimore – Feb 08, 2018
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Dr. Nanavati and his staff are wonderful. I had carpal tunnel surgery in my right hand in 2015 and did well. I just had my much needed left hand done this past Friday and the Doctor was so kind and very reassuring. He replaced my 78 year old father's shoulder 3 years ago and he did great. You are in very kind capable hands with Dr. Nanavati and Mercy Hospital!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mildred in Baltimore, MD – Mar 06, 2017
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WARNING: If you see this dr (or any dr located at Mercy hospital), and he does any type of procedure, you will basically be charged twice (once by the dr, and again by the hospital). I waited almost 2 hours in the waiting room, and saw the dr. for less than 15 mins. At that time, he aspirated a cyst in my finger Less than 1 month later, the cyst is already coming back and I am out over $500 out of pocket (I was charged twice for an "operating room", x-rays, a surgical procedure, etc.)...
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Steph W. in Baltimore, MD – Feb 23, 2017
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I was kept waiting in his offic for over two hours. I understand emergencies arise, however, the lateness was not addressed. He spent a total of less than 5 minutes with me and was very short-tempered.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Jess gold in Owings Mills, MD – Aug 08, 2016
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My Son went to Dr Nanavati because of a High School Football injury. He had surgery by Dr Nanavati followed by intense Physical Therapy for several months. He returned to football the following season and was 100% back to his pre injury status as Dr Nanavati stated he would be. He had an awesome season and was published as one of the TOP TACKLERS in the state of PA by a College Sports Magazine. He is pursuing a career as an Army Ranger thanks to the OUTSTANDING SURGICAL PERCISION & CARE THANKYOU
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Farace in Hanover, PA – May 12, 2016
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Excellent physician, but does not tolerate his staff being shown any disrespect. He expects you to follow his instructions for the benefit of the best outcome. He focuses totally on your issue (s) and your recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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BlueJana in Baltimore, MD – Apr 15, 2016
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In addition to my perception of his having the requisite medical knowledge and expertise for a severely broken forearm at the wrist, as the operation was very successful, I felt his people skills before, during, and after the operation, including follow-up visits, was excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Steve in Lutherville, MD – Dec 27, 2015
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Care Philosophy

We believe in doing the right thing for our patients, no matter how hard.  We stand by our patients and support them through their recoveries. ...Read more

Biography

Dr. Vipul N. Nanavati is a board-certified dual fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in both Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Wrist and Hand Surgery Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2005
Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Philadelphia Hand Center, Thomas Jefferson University
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1999
General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School Of Engineering
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Awards

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Does Dr. Vipul Nanavati, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Vipul Nanavati, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nanavati frequently treats Hand & Wrist Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Nanavati specializes.

Where is Dr. Vipul Nanavati, MD's office located?

Dr. Nanavati's office is located at 6590 W Norwood Dr, Boise, ID 83704. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nanavati

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Nanavati treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Nanavati treats other conditions, please contact the office at (208) 506-3665.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand & Wrist Surgery specialists.

Dr. Nanavati is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Nanavati
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Ganglion Cyst
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
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High
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Very High
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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Nanavati is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Nanavati
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Rotator Cuff Tear
Broken Arm
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
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High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Nanavati's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Nanavati's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Replacement Revision
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement Revision
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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Dr. Nanavati accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Idaho Physicians Network (IPN)
Medicare
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Tricare
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Idaho Shoulder to Hand Specialists6590 W Norwood Dr Boise, ID 83704
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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