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Sumant Gopal Krishnan, MD

Shoulder Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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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), as 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
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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Background
Education
  • Fellowship: Shoulder Surgery/Sports Medicine/Arthros, Steadman Hawkins Clinic (2001)
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Ut Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Tx (2000)
  • Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery, Ut Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Tx (1996)
  • Medical School: Baylor College Of Medicine, Houston, Tx (1995)
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.

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As of Mar 4, 2019, Sumant Gopal Krishnan, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

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Reviews(269)
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Jun 4, 2019
great care from very friendly staff and all made me feel that I would get the best care possible. Very friendly snd informed Doctor.Would recommend him to anyone that needed a shoulder Doctor.
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May 29, 2019
excellent experience
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May 20, 2019
Best shoulder specialist!
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May 19, 2019
Extremely concerned and professional each time I see Dr and nurses. They are exceptionally caring and eager for patients to receive best care.
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May 17, 2019
Dr Krishnan is the best! He repaired my right shoulder previously and did an outstanding job! when I needed surgery on the left there was no question I would. one back from California for him to see me. He is so caring and professional and has a wonderful way of making the patient feel comfort while explaining even a very serious problem.
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May 17, 2019
This care provider actually listened to me and answered my questions. Prior to the surgery, he explained what he was going to do, and gave his estimate as to how long my recovery would be. Post surgery appointments gave encouraging progress reports, and \'kept me in the loop\'.
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May 17, 2019
Great care by Dr. Krishnan not only related to surgery but also great aftercare - physical & neuromuscular therapies, DME needed - which is very much needed!
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May 17, 2019
Dr. K is a genius.
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May 15, 2019
Great! Top notch service.
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May 15, 2019
Dr. Krishnan was the 2nd opinion on my shoulder injury. It is obvious that he is very skilled and intent on fixing the problem.I have no reservations with proceeding in his plan of care.
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May 15, 2019
excellent experience, care and information.
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May 15, 2019
Dr. Krishnan is the best.
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May 10, 2019
Dr and staff were very courteous and professional. They were very kind and considerate and were very good at explaining everything to us.
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May 10, 2019
very personable and professional. I felt very comfortable with Doctor Krishnan. I have a great deal of confidence in Doctor Krishnan.
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May 9, 2019
courteous calming and to the point on my condition and what I could expect under his care.
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May 9, 2019
Everyone at Dr. Krishnan\'s office was excellent! Dr. Krishnan is Awesome...
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May 8, 2019
the staff was very helpful and friendly. understanding of my needs and very courteous.
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May 8, 2019
Initial visit. Could not have been more satisfied with how it went.
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May 8, 2019
dr K was delayed coming to my room due to a fracture arrival. the staff kept us informed and upo. his arrival he was very attentive to our situation and was knowledgeable about my case.
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May 8, 2019
He is excellent. I will gladly recommend him to everyone
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May 3, 2019
fantastic, always upbeat, friendly, concerned with a great sense of humor.
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May 3, 2019
Dr. Krishnan & his staff are wonderful! They are all courteous & friendly everytime I go into the office or call them on the phone. They are respectful of my time & even when they are running behind the care I receive is top notch
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May 3, 2019
excellent
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May 3, 2019
Extremely knowledgeable doctor and staff.
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May 1, 2019
very friendly staff and Dr
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May 1, 2019
wish it didn\'t take you (2) months to get an appointment.
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May 1, 2019
Dr. Butch was kind, caring, and made you feel at ease. He was awesome and so is his staff. would love to work for Dr. Butch.
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May 1, 2019
Was truly interested in how my recovery was coming along.
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May 1, 2019
very good
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May 1, 2019
The doctor was very friendly and went over my X-rays with me and steps to take to relieve my pain.
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May 1, 2019
The staff and Dr. K are fantastic. A pleasure to go to the doctor.
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Apr 27, 2019
Focused and warm friendly manner
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Apr 26, 2019
i was extremely impressed with this office and care
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Apr 26, 2019
best care ever. all concerns and questions answered completely.
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Apr 26, 2019
Dr. Krishnan was very professional and had a good "bedside" manner. He was friendly and asked several personal questions before discussing my case.
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Apr 24, 2019
Dr. Krishnan and his staff are the best to be found in 5he DDW area, if not the region.
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Apr 24, 2019
Dr. K and his staff are wonderful! Cant say enough about their outstanding service and exceptional care and attention to excellence!
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Apr 24, 2019
I had reverse total shoulder replacement and never had even a twinge of discomfort. Dr Krishnan is a super doctor and so is his hospital staff and office staff.
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Apr 24, 2019
great group of people
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Apr 22, 2019
I\'m so happy with the care I\'ve received from Dr. Krishnan. His surgery on my shoulder has given me release from constant pain.
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Apr 20, 2019
Dr. Krishnan explained very well the injury and the treatment process.
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Apr 19, 2019
reassuring and informative
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Apr 17, 2019
it\'s all nice and easy
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Apr 15, 2019
it was very good
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Apr 12, 2019
I felt very comfortable with the staff and thought they were truly satisfied with my health
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Apr 12, 2019
friendly and fun. Thorough explanations. x-ray people very nice and tried to make the experience as painless as possible.
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Apr 12, 2019
Staff extremely courteous amd organized. wiat Staff were courteous and organized. Dr was very nice but didnt spend alot of time with me. Wait time for an appt was 2 mos so that was not good.
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Apr 12, 2019
all employees encounter were friendly..responded to my concerrns.. DR KRISHNAN WAS FANTASTIC..EXPLAINED EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ABOUT MY AILMENT.. WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYBODY WITH SHOULDER PROBLEMS... HE WILL DO MY SURGERY IN MAY...
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Apr 12, 2019
Dr. Krishnan and staff are always friendly, helpful and capable.
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Apr 10, 2019
Dr. Krishnan made me feel extremely confident in our plan. He is excellent. Audrey at the front desk that helped me schedule everything was great too.
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Apr 6, 2019
I am so pleased with the results of my shoulder surgery. Dr. Krishnan is the best of the best. I would highly recommend him. If needed I will seek him out for any other shoulder surgery.
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Apr 5, 2019
outstanding
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Apr 5, 2019
Everyone was courteous and helpful. The staff is exceptional.
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Apr 4, 2019
I was very impressed with everyone. The pre visit phone call and email was very helpful and sped things up. I loved not having to repeat information at the office since it was already in the shared computer file. And the office staff were so friendly that I had to compliment them personally before I left. Plus the Dr. was exceptional in his manner and communication with me. You can be very proud of this team.
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Apr 4, 2019
The staff and the physician were all extremely caring and gentle. There was a spirit of team work amongst the employees.
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Apr 3, 2019
he is the epitome of excellence, he and his staff.
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Apr 3, 2019
I love Dr Krishana and his staff. they give you the upmost attention to everything and very friendly.
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Apr 3, 2019
wonderful staff and Dr Krishnan is the Best!
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Apr 2, 2019
Dr. Krishnan seemed very knowledgeable and thorough, and he was friendly and courteous.
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Mar 30, 2019
EVERYONE in Dr Krishnan\'s office has been amazing. An extremely well run practice with top notch staff.
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Mar 27, 2019
Very professional as well as friendly, kind and attentive.
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Mar 27, 2019
very caring about my health. The survey says it all. VERY GOOD "A PLUS JOB WELL DONE." Thank you. see you in six weeks.
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Mar 25, 2019
Dr. Krishnan\'s office is usually packed. This time I was taken in from the lobby area in less than 5 minutes and was then attended to for x-rays quickly, and then saw the doctor in about 10 additional minutes. This was the fastest I\'ve ever been able to see the doctor.
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Mar 25, 2019
explains and friendly
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Mar 21, 2019
ALWAYS THE BEST
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Mar 21, 2019
outstanding Dr.
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Mar 20, 2019
All was very good except (1) the long wait and (2) Dr. Krishnan seemed very pressed for time.
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Mar 20, 2019
I had my right shoulder joint replaced by a surgeon who was awesome, but he\'s in Tulsa and I needed someone in Dallas who was just as good. Dr. Krishnan was recommended to me a a "rock star." Even with high expectations, I was never disappointed. Everything went extremely well, and now my left shoulder, the one Dr. Krishnan worked on, is better that the right one.
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Mar 20, 2019
efficient courteous understanding able to show/explain what the issue is and how to solve it
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Mar 20, 2019
Dr. Krishnan and his staff are the best.
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Mar 20, 2019
He is the finest shoulder surgeon I have known. I have often recommended him to anyone who is suffering with a shoulder complaint.
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Mar 20, 2019
New patient, Very Pleasant
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Mar 19, 2019
Dr. Krishnan is a very knowledgeable and caring professional
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Mar 18, 2019
great surgeon, great bed side manners, friendly & readily available for any questions.
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Mar 16, 2019
Awesome
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Mar 15, 2019
He has always been so thorough, personable and a joy to be around.
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Mar 15, 2019
I believe this might have been the most positive medical visit experience that I have had
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Mar 15, 2019
Dr Krishnan and his staff are always wonderful and caring. I am so pleased with my care.
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Mar 14, 2019
excellent, thorough, talented, personable,
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Mar 13, 2019
great team.
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Mar 12, 2019
Efficient!
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Mar 10, 2019
exceptional care
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Mar 6, 2019
Love Dr. Krishnan (and ALL his staff)
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Feb 16, 2019
very professional but felt physican was rushing. More time should have been spent explaining findings and next steps.
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Feb 16, 2019
Appointments are usually overbooked.
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Feb 11, 2019
dr krishnan and his team are phenomenal I recommend them to everyone.
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Feb 11, 2019
Dr. Krishnan is a great surgeon and a pleasant person. I appreciate him very much.
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Feb 11, 2019
Excellent care! Treated with respect and kindness!!
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Feb 11, 2019
Dr says and tells you everything you have to do and is easy to understand..
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Feb 11, 2019
he was kind, caring, informative and reassuring
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Feb 10, 2019
MRI orders took hours to get over to the Imaging clinic. I had to leave message for Krishnan\'s office -so just went back up to office and had them print the MRI orders and took them back to the imagining center. Delay was so long - I went to lunch and came back. Not sure why Krishnan\'s office does not just print the orders and allow the patient to carry them to the imaging system rather than faxing?
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Feb 5, 2019
dr. k really cares about my outcome in this procedure and I trust him.
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Feb 1, 2019
Everyone was polite and courteous, but the person handling the phones forgot about me and after 10 minutes of waiting on hold, I hung up and called back. The doctor is clearly great at what he does, but I feel like I don\'t have enough time to ask questions about recovery time, healing, diet, etc. I feel like I\'m being passed on to the next person who may call a few days later at an unknown time...not good! I\'m also getting surgery 6 weeks after going there and I wanted it way earlier that that, too.
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Jan 31, 2019
only dr I would dream of going to for a shoulder injury. A year and a half ago Dr Krishnan took exceptional and excellent care of my mother after she suffered a horrific accident and when I was injured would not think of going anywhere else to be evaluated.
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Jan 31, 2019
Dr Krishnan and his whole staff are extremely well organized and efficient and yet provide very quality services.
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Jan 30, 2019
follow up appointment took 2 hours
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Jan 30, 2019
Everyone from receptionist to doctor treated me with respect and all were very friendly, professional and helpful.
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Jan 23, 2019
dr k is great!
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Jan 23, 2019
great Dr. very friendly staff
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Jan 23, 2019
always very good
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Jan 23, 2019
wonderful
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Jan 23, 2019
dr krishnan just talks too fast. I understand what he is saying but do not have time to process for my response.
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Jan 21, 2019
I always write out my ?\'s and give to the nurse so when Dr K. comes in he will answer all my questions.
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