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Sumant “Butch” Krishnan, MD

Shoulder Surgery

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About Sumant “Butch” Krishnan, MD

Dr. Krishnan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX.) followed by an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, TX). Dr. Krishnan then completed fellowships in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic and Sports Medicine Foundation (Vail, CO), Shoulder Surgery at the University of Nice (Nice, France), and was selected as an Exchange Traveling Fellow by the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Dr. Krishnan is currently the Medical Director of the Shoulder Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Krishnan is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and an Active Member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society. He continues to publish scientific papers, technique articles, book chapters and award-winning surgical technique videos. He also lectures and operates worldwide on shoulder problems ranging from total and reverse total shoulder replacement and shoulder fracture management to rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability. Dr. Krishnan is the author of a textbook dedicated to the care of shoulder injuries in throwing athletes, The Shoulder and The Overhead Athlete. He currently directs an online physician education and training program dedicated to the management of shoulder disorders, and has created a registry to document and follow outcomes for patients undergoing surgical management of the shoulder.

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
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Background

Education
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine (1995)
  • Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996)
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2000)
  • Fellowship: Shoulder Surgery/Sports Medicine/Arthros, Steadman Hawkins Clinic (2001)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare.As part of that vision, Baylor Scott &White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Sumant “Butch” Krishnan, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

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Wright Medical Technology, Inc.License or Royalty payment

Reviews (295) for Sumant “Butch” Krishnan, MD

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Nov 14, 2021
Clearly explained the issue and treatment options
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Nov 13, 2021
Professional staff. Doctor explained everything
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Nov 12, 2021
Always great
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Nov 12, 2021
He's an awesome Dr and has great bed side manner. Used him before in 2015. He has great concerns for his patients.
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Nov 11, 2021
Sumant Krishnan is one of TOP doctors at BSW!!
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Nov 10, 2021
He was very compassionate and informative about my condition and his plan to resolve surgically.
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Nov 8, 2021
Great.
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Nov 5, 2021
Outstanding, professional and highly recommend Dr. Krishnan to others
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Nov 3, 2021
Excellent
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Oct 30, 2021
Very good experience.
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Oct 29, 2021
Excellent care!
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Oct 29, 2021
Excellent
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Oct 29, 2021
He is excellent at what he does and what he orescribes. But you have to be prepared that its a tutorial not a discussion
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Oct 29, 2021
Dr. Krishnan ROCKS!
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Oct 27, 2021
Excellent surgeon he has a exact way to practice which treats all the same no exceptions.
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Oct 26, 2021
Very satisfied with Dr. Krishnan's surgical abilities and bedside manner. He came highly recommended to me when I needed a specialist and I've already referred him to friends and family with shoulder issues.
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Oct 25, 2021
Excellent
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Oct 21, 2021
Dr. Krishnan and staff definitely exceeds expectations.
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Oct 21, 2021
Dr Krishnan is very knowledgeable, warm, caring and friendly doctor. He let me feel I am under an excellent physician's care. I am extremely happy I found him.
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Oct 21, 2021
I cannot imagine a better shoulder surgeon than Dr. Krishnan. I have found him and his staff to be excellent care givers. I've had both of my shoulders replaced and then gone thru rehab without pain or difficulty. Dr. Krishnan's interest in me as both a person and a patient has been top-notch. I am so lucky to have found this doctor and his practice.
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Oct 20, 2021
Very professional
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Oct 18, 2021
Excellent experience from beginning to end. Dr. Krishnan is meticulous and caring. I have already recommended him to one of my other doctors. He has thanked me profusely for introducing him to Dr. Krishnan. His surgery went as well as my two surgeries. So grateful for Dr. Krishnan!
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Oct 16, 2021
I had the best experience considering I was in a lot of pain. The staff and the doctor were very pleasant and thorough. Wait time was minimal. Very pleased and will definitely recommend
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Oct 13, 2021
All aspects of my experience exceeded my expectations.
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Oct 8, 2021
Dr. Krishnan is wonderful!!! He and everyone in his office are efficient, professional, and caring. Always a good experience.
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Oct 8, 2021
Good experience
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Oct 6, 2021
Dr Krishnan and staff were very caring, friendly, and knowledgeable. I feel completely confident in allowing them to care for my issue
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Oct 6, 2021
I had no issues w the provider; he was kind, thorough and knowledgeable
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Oct 6, 2021
Great
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Oct 5, 2021
Very good
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Oct 1, 2021
I think that Dr Krishnan and his staff are some of the best at Baylor.
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Oct 1, 2021
Fantastic surgeon
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Sep 29, 2021
Extremely knowledgeable and caring
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Sep 27, 2021
Absolutely cares about my results.
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Sep 24, 2021
Very attentive and I always leave feeling well taken care of.
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Sep 24, 2021
Great
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Sep 24, 2021
Excellent care provider
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Sep 24, 2021
Very good
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Sep 22, 2021
Nurses and doctor Krishnan were great all around. Receptionist was efficient but a bit impersonal.
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Sep 22, 2021
Dr Krishnan and his staff are exceptional at n all regards
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Sep 22, 2021
Good
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Sep 20, 2021
Simply the best
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Sep 17, 2021
I was 36 when I met Dr.Kristan I was depressed, in a lot of pain and felt like no-one understood what was going on with me and my shoulder after a botched up surgery. Dr Kristen listen to me and made me feel comfortable and told me he was going to help me and He did just that in 2005 with my first shoulder replacement I will never go to anyone else and will tell everyone that will listen about BaylorScott&White.
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Sep 17, 2021
I have great confidence with having Dr Krishnan taking care of my shoulder problem
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Sep 11, 2021
My experience with the shoulder clinic has been exceptional. Everybody from Dr. Krishnan and all on his staff have been fantastic throughout my entire experience.
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Sep 10, 2021
Dr. Krishnan has been a valuable physician and friend for many years as he has attended to my husband, our daughter and me. We recommend him to anyone who needs shoulder help! One of our cousins went to him after we had recommended him to her and she was well pleased with his care of her and she recommended him to one of her friends. We have benefitted over the years from his skill in caring for us and being such a compassionate doctor!! We could never forget to show our appreciation for him !!
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Sep 9, 2021
Like him very much! I know he's busy, but wish he would spend a little more time with patient..
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Sep 8, 2021
Excellent
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Sep 8, 2021
Excellent, Couldn't ask for better!
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Sep 8, 2021
Nothing short of amazing. Fantastic doc
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Sep 3, 2021
Very nice, explained everything well. Seemed very concerned about my pain and what he could do for me.
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Sep 3, 2021
Dr Krishnan has taken great care of me and gave me my life back after my severe injury. He is a caring and compassionate doctor that I would highly recommend. I am eternally grateful to Dr Krishnan, best there is.
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Sep 1, 2021
A great experience
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Aug 30, 2021
Great surgeon
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Aug 28, 2021
Dr.K was very informative and friendly in a very professional way.
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Aug 27, 2021
I think it was great.
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Aug 27, 2021
Krishnan is the best of the best and so is his entire staff
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Aug 26, 2021
The best
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Aug 26, 2021
Excellent
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Aug 25, 2021
Krishnan is the best
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Aug 19, 2021
Very caring Dr.
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Aug 19, 2021
Always a pleasure
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Aug 18, 2021
Excellent experience
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Aug 17, 2021
Dr. Krishnan and his team are fantastic. They give great care, concern and are very efficient. I feel great and know it was the right place to address my shoulder pain!
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Aug 17, 2021
This is probably the best doctor and care provider I have ever had, thank you so much Dr. Sumant Krishnan!
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Aug 13, 2021
Very professionalVery friendlyVary accomplished at what he does
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Aug 13, 2021
Good physician. Tries alternative strategies before suggesting surgery.
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Aug 9, 2021
Excellent care all around
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Aug 8, 2021
Very pleased with everything about Baylor Scott & White! Awesome surgeon!
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Aug 6, 2021
Exceptionally competent and friendly
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Aug 6, 2021
Dr K very good surgeon very friendly very busy
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Aug 5, 2021
Great Staff very professional Great Doctor
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Aug 4, 2021
Have not had such an excellent visit to a Dr ever. I have never had a Dr apologize for not being right on time, after his assistant had already apologized that one patent was ahead of me. and brought us an orange juice and crackers. Wow, that certainly was a first.
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Jul 30, 2021
The doctor and the staff always treat me like royalty and with respect.
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Jul 30, 2021
Dr. Krishnan is very patient-centered and informative. He takes time out to explain the procedure before it takes place and the procedure afterwards. He is truly a godsend and I would recommend him to all of my family and friends.
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Jul 30, 2021
Best ever
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Jul 30, 2021
Dr Krishnan and his staff are the absolute best.
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Jul 29, 2021
Dr. Krishnan and his staff are a well-oiled machine. They are timely, experienced and efficient! I would have no problem referring family or friends to this practice.
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Jul 29, 2021
I LIKE COMING TO THE CARE PROVIDER OFFICE,THEY ARE GOOD PERSONAL
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Jul 5, 2021
Answers all questions. Friendly and respectful. Excellent surgeon.
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Jul 5, 2021
Kind, enthusiastic, encouraging.
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Jul 1, 2021
friendly
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Jun 30, 2021
Dr Krishnan is the best shoulder surgeon in the world
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Jun 30, 2021
I don't know of another shoulder doctor that can compare with Dr. Krishnan, and there are very few clinics where ALL of the staff are so polite or welcoming. Dr. Krishnan is the benchmark I use when selecting other doctors.
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Jun 28, 2021
I have already sent 2 friends to see him.
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Jun 26, 2021
The only "complaint" I have is that Dr. Krishnan is so good at his practice that it is difficult to get to see him. He is a VERY good practitioner and did a very good repair on my shoulder, so the result was well worth the wait.
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Jun 25, 2021
Dr K always has a positive demeanor, professional, friendly, with the forward goal.
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Jun 24, 2021
very personable. explained what had occurred since surgery from previous doctor clearly.
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Jun 24, 2021
Overall wonderful experience. Feel confident in Dr. Krishnan's diagnosis and plan for correcting my issue.
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Jun 23, 2021
dr krishnan and his nurses and assistants are wonderful.
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Jun 20, 2021
I've had 3 shoulder surgeries. only successful one was with Dr Krishnan.
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Jun 20, 2021
good
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Jun 18, 2021
dr krishnan is a great doctor.The office was hard to reach at times.
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Jun 18, 2021
the provider and staff were very courteous and helpful I liked them very much
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Jun 14, 2021
Great!
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Jun 14, 2021
Excellent bedside manners. Conscientious doctor.
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Jun 12, 2021
I appreciate Dr. Krishnan and his staff. professional and kind and more than capable. I am thankful he is my doctor.
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