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Sumant “Butch” Krishnan

Shoulder Surgery
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About
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
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West POS
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Education: Baylor College of Medicine (1995)
  • Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center (1996)
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center (2000)
  • Fellowship: 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 May 11, 2020, Sumant “Butch” Krishnan disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

VendorDescription
TAG MedicalLicense or Royalty
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.License or Royalty
Wright Medical Technology, Inc.Consulting

License or Royalty: Right to receive payment for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the company

Consulting: Service to a company (including as member of an advisory board) to give advice and expertise on a particular medical product, treatment or disease state, typically provided under a written agreement and in response to a particular business need

Reviews(297)
Overall: 4.7*
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May 31, 2020
Dr Krishnan was informative and knowledgeable. Excellent bedside manner. Very kind
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May 29, 2020
it is very hard to ask questions. Doc is an excellent surgeon and person, but he dominates conversations to the point it is impossible to ask questions. he is in and out in less than 4-5 min. nice guy, but always seems in a hurry.
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May 26, 2020
wish he did more than just shoulders :)
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May 24, 2020
There is not any better!!
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May 22, 2020
Always great.
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May 22, 2020
great bedside manner
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May 22, 2020
I told all staff members that cared for me that they were awesome. I cannot praise the care and attention I received while I was there. Dr, Krishnan is beyond reproach and I have already started telling all friends and family about the facility and care I received. thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of you,
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May 20, 2020
very nice. clear explanation. all questions answered
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May 20, 2020
Whole staff was outstanding and doctor is a rock star. I am grateful to receive their service.
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May 19, 2020
High level of confidence in doctor. Very pleasant staff.
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May 18, 2020
very professional and very comfortable and highly recommended.
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May 18, 2020
All good!
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May 17, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is the best Dr. ever
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May 14, 2020
I believe he is a good surgeon but not an ethical person.
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May 13, 2020
Very knowledge and ability to explain the problem and solution.
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May 9, 2020
Great experience all around. everyone was friendly and efficient in making me comfortable during the worst injury of my life. All questions were addressed and I never felt like I was being rushed or my injury insignificant. I would recommend Dr Krishnan to my family and friends. I already knew of his level of expertise but his warm personality made a physically uncomfortable situation much better.
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May 8, 2020
very friendly. seemed genuinely concerned with my issues. explained what he thought treatment could be. gave me pros and cons. very informed.
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May 8, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is excellent.
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May 6, 2020
very good experience, would definitely recommend
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May 2, 2020
good from arrival till you leave
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May 1, 2020
Good experience, and he is concerned about my problem.
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May 1, 2020
Dr. Krishnan and his team are true professionals and experts in their field of medicine and care. I am so fortunate to have Dr. Krishnan correct my shoulder issues.
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Apr 29, 2020
very personable, explained throughly, to the point. was knowledgeable about my history ( very unusual). pleasant.
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Apr 18, 2020
Amazing, kind, professional!! Always a positive experience!!
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Apr 1, 2020
DR. Krishnan staff made you feel like family!
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Mar 29, 2020
Getting my first appointment was difficult as he had a considerable wait time but I opted to wait as he was recommended as the best around here.
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Mar 20, 2020
very good,
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Mar 20, 2020
thank you to everyone for the great care!!!
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Mar 19, 2020
He's the best!
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Mar 19, 2020
really like himso very nice
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Mar 17, 2020
great from start to finish.
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Mar 15, 2020
Dr. Krishnan and his staff are the best ,I wouldn't think of going anywhere else.
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Mar 13, 2020
Great staff and good care.
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Mar 13, 2020
I felt very confident and at ease after he talked to us and showed us the X-ray and what would have to be done to my arm and shoulder . I have great respect for Dr Krishnan and feel very optomestic with my outcome after the surgery.
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Mar 11, 2020
I have been extremely please with my surgery and care over the last 13 months
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Mar 10, 2020
always very efficient
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Mar 9, 2020
I have only one word. "WONDERFUL " I would recommend your facility to anyone that wants to know
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Mar 8, 2020
Fantastic team, professional, courteous and caring. A model for our HTPN clinics!
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Mar 8, 2020
excellent care.
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Mar 7, 2020
dr. Krishnan is wonderful and was able to heal her broken bones with skillful surgery
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Mar 6, 2020
everyone that works in the office are always smiling and so very pleasant and courteous and very helpful. I have seen many surgeons and physicians in my lifetime and I cannot remember one time that I was treated like this office treats you. they go out of their way to make sure that their patients are treated well. they are wonderful.
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Mar 6, 2020
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Mar 6, 2020
everything went well
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Mar 5, 2020
Dr. Krishnan made me feel comfortable and relaxed. He explained clearly my surgery and outcome and that he was the right Dr. for my shoulder surgery. His staff are also efficient and courteous. Truly a great experience.
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Mar 3, 2020
Great job by the entire staff.
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Feb 27, 2020
very informative explains problems and what is needed plus what to expect
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Feb 16, 2020
best care provider/ physician and staff.
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Feb 15, 2020
Dr K has now repaired both of my shoulders! I have complete confidence in his surgical abilities! His expertise is combined with concern & compassion during his office visits. His office staff are all extremely efficient, polite, friendly, helpful. They compile an extensive amount of patient background prior to visits so that dr-patient time is spent optimally. Post-op appts so far have been punctual and brief. He appreciates lists of questions and makes certain he provides answers to all. I like his physical demonstrations of what exercises & range of movement he suggests for at-home practice. I appreciate his adamant practice of assigning only the best-trained/most experienced PTs. That has made a world of difference this time around.
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Feb 15, 2020
Dr Krishnan is the very best! He has operated on both my shoulders with great results! Each time he was caring and professional and treated with the utmost respect! I came from California for both surgeries! I would both return and have recommended him several times!
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Feb 11, 2020
Positive and hopeful.
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Feb 10, 2020
Dr. Krishnan is the best shoulder doctor around. He also has the nicest nursing and administrative staff of any doctor's office I have ever visited in the DFW area.
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Feb 9, 2020
excellent
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Feb 7, 2020
I went to three surgeons. For the shoulder and on the third. He told me that. Dr. Krishnan is the only one can do your operation.
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Feb 7, 2020
Dr.Krishnan has performed 4 different shoulder surgery's he's awesome that's I still go to him.
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Feb 7, 2020
Everyone in this office was very helpful and kind.
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Feb 7, 2020
Excellent, Great Positive Positive Personality
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Feb 5, 2020
I was very pleased. all the staff was very attentive. I really like Dr. Krishnan. very great visit.
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Feb 5, 2020
I felt I could not have found a better provider anywhere.
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Feb 2, 2020
Excellent!!!
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Feb 1, 2020
Dr. Krishnan, has been my orthopedic provider of choice for many years. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and kind.
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Feb 1, 2020
it can't get any better than Dr. Krishnon's team and the care they provide.
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Feb 1, 2020
Dr. Krishnan and his whole office team is very professional, efficient, friendly. the whole team follows up and make sure all questions and concerns are answered. Unfortunately my treatment plan did include surgery. I was originally misdiagnosed by another non BSW Physician. I was so fortunate to see Dr. Krishnan. I have received immediately pain relief from the surgical procedure performed. I would recommend Dr. Krishnan to family and friends experiencing shoulder issues. Many thanks to Dr. Krishnan and his team.
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Jan 31, 2020
very impressed with the provider and his staff.
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