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Dr. Vipul Nanavati, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Nanavati

The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, & Hand Center at Mercy

301 Saint Paul St Baltimore, MD 21202

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Dr. Vipul Nanavati, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!!!
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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.)...
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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.
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Biography

Dr. Vipul Nanavati, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2005
Thomas Jefferson Univeristy-Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Thomas Jefferson Univeristy-Wrist and Hand Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1999
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1998
University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School
1994
Johns Hopkins School Of Engineering
Undergraduate School
2005
2004
2003
1999
1998
1994

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(410) 332-9032

Dr. Nanavati accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Choice Network POS
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Dr. Nanavati's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nanavati treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nanavati treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Elbow Injuries
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nanavati treats Elbow Injuries more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Nanavati treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Nanavati's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Replacement

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)