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Sumant Gopal Krishnan, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
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About
Dr. Krishnan and The Shoulder Center have the mission to share innovative techniques with all surgeons both in the US and abroad. To this end, he has published scientific papers, technique articles, book chapters, award-winning surgical technique videos, and has lectured and operated worldwide on shoulder problems ranging from total shoulder replacement and shoulder fracture management to rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability. He is the author of a textbook dedicated to the care of shoulder injuries in throwing athletes entitled, & "The Shoulder and The Overhead Athlete" , and also founded the pediatric shoulder service at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.

Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics

LanguagesEnglish
Insurance Accepted
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.
Aetna
Elect Choice/Open Access EPO | HMO/QPOS/US Access/HMO Open Access HMO | Managed Choice/Open Access POS | Open Choice PPO
Beech Street of Texas
Beech Street of Texas PPO PPO
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blue Advantage (Gold, Silver, Bronze) HMO | Blue Choice Plus POS | Blue Choice PPO PPO | Federal Select PPO | HMO Blue Essentials HMO | Medicare Advantage Oncor/Energy Future Holdings Retirees PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc.
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc. PPO PPO | Open Access Plus PPO
Great-West Healthcare (formerly One Health Plan)
Great West POS POS | Great West PPO PPO | Open Access PPO-Open Access PPO-OA
HealthSCOPE
HealthSmart Preferred Care (incl NTHN)
HealthSmart PPO PPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO EPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO GEPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network
ChoiceCare Concentric Network SmartNet PPO | Humana Medicare Advantage PPO/HMO | Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO PPO
Imagine Health
SmartCare EPN PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Medicare
Oscar Health Insurance Company of Texas
Oscar Health Ins Co of Texas EPO
Private Health Care System
Private Health Care System PPO PPO
Scott & White Health Plan
Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | HMO Network - Group | McLane Group Network | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PPO Network - Group | TRS - Active Care Participants Network
TriWest
VA-PCCC
United HealthCare
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 Apr 9, 2018, Sumant Gopal Krishnan, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

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Background
Education
  • Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Fellowship: Shoulder Surgery/Sports Medicine/Arthros, Steadman Hawkins Clinic
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor University Medical Center
Reviews(84)
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Jul 3, 2018
very pleased with entire experience with Dr Krishnan
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Jun 28, 2018
Dr. Krishnan is always very upbeat, which is great, and it makes me feel confident that things are going well!
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Jun 26, 2018
I could not be more pleased and grateful
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Jun 26, 2018
would recommend Dr. Krishnan
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Jun 26, 2018
Dr Krishnan is a fine surgeon
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Jun 19, 2018
I love this doctor and his staff. Dr. Krishnan sees patients as human beings and is very caring. He gave me my life back.
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Jun 19, 2018
I\'m treated like a celebrity when I go to Dr. Krishnan.
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Jun 14, 2018
excellent. have already referred two people
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Jun 14, 2018
Dr. Krishnan is professional, kind and brilliant....I would recommend him to all.
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Jun 14, 2018
The doctor and his staff are all wonderful and caring.
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Jun 12, 2018
The finest shoulder surgeon I have ever known. Baylor is fortunate to have him.
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Jun 12, 2018
couldn\'t have been better!
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Jun 12, 2018
Very Knowledgeable, obvious expertise, very caring.
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Jun 12, 2018
Without question, Dr. Krishnan is the best physician and surgeon that Baylor Scott and White has in their entire system. He is amazing beyond words. I could not recommend him more and I have to family and friends that have shoulder issues.
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Jun 7, 2018
Dr Krishnan made me feel very comfortable and confident
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Jun 7, 2018
The staff is professional, pleasant and competent! The teamwork is awesome!
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Jun 7, 2018
MD answers all questions while in the office. it is impossible to get questions answered when not in the office, by phone.
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Jun 7, 2018
GREAT
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Jun 5, 2018
Great as always!
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May 17, 2018
I feel very good that I chose a very good and experienced doctor for my shoulder problem.
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May 17, 2018
Great explanations, very direct, informative, and included me in the conversation as opposed to just "talking to me".
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May 17, 2018
he\'s the best. one of the smartest doctors I\'ve ever met and I\'ve worked in the medical field for 30 years. he\'s also efficient and kind. his office staff is superlative.
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May 15, 2018
This is the model clinic and staff that all should strive to achieve.
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May 15, 2018
surgery went very well, quick as we were told it would and very good care.
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May 15, 2018
everyone was extremely caring
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May 15, 2018
Dr Krishnan is outstanding. He has great bedside manner and very knowledgeable. I would reccomend him to anyone.
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May 8, 2018
two hour wait time was excessive and the exam was very rushed.
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May 8, 2018
good
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May 8, 2018
This group/staff is the best! And Doctor K walks on water in my opinion!
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May 3, 2018
Very well ran office. Optimal care all around.
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May 1, 2018
very friendly and helpful kind spent just a lot of time with me was very relaxed. the only thing that bothered me was the time between seeing the doctor and when I have my surgery which is 4 months.
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May 1, 2018
very professional and precise
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May 1, 2018
DR. KRISHNAN IS FULLY DESERVING OF THE REPUTATION HE ENJOYS IN THE COMMUNITY HE SERVES HERE AND ABROAD. HE HAS IN MY CASE ADMIRABLY ASSUMED THE ROLE OF PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
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May 1, 2018
In general, all personnel encountered at this office were friendly and courteous. Dr. Krishnan seemed very enthusiastic, and as eager as myself to rectify my physical issue, very encouraging. His assistant, at the end of a VERY long day was surprisingly friendly.
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May 1, 2018
professional and extremely competent
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Apr 26, 2018
I love this office - the folks never make you feel bad for simple questions and when you need help. they are all sweet and it\'s exactly as a business should be run.
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Apr 26, 2018
Awesome team! Felt like Krishnan was an old friend. From the lab to x ray and emg, it was top notch!
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Apr 24, 2018
Great educator & communicator on my diagnosis, recommended surgical procedure, recovery plan, and prognosis!
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Apr 24, 2018
He is an excellent shoulder surgeon.
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Apr 24, 2018
I have nothing but great respect and appreciation for Dr. Krishnan and his staff.
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Apr 24, 2018
Complete shoulder replacement with excellent outcome.
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Apr 19, 2018
Dr. Krishnan was so very calm and polite. I have anxiety and I did not feel but very little anxiety from the point of checking in, to the nurse, and the super sweet x-ray tech that described each x-ray with patience I hope to thank them all one day.
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Apr 19, 2018
Could not have been better!
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Apr 19, 2018
this is second shoulder surgery he has done for me. great doctor
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Apr 10, 2018
Dr. Krishnan and his staff are the best
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Apr 10, 2018
the physician was excellent in his discussion of the problem and what was needed to correct it
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Apr 5, 2018
Dr. Krishnan has been our go to shoulder doctor for over 10 years. He repaired my Rotator Cuff, treated my other shoulder and has replaced both of my wife\'s shoulders. He is the Best in Dallas.
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Apr 5, 2018
excellent
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Mar 29, 2018
the team could do a better job of providing patients with awareness of what they will be experiencing due to surgery and rehab
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Mar 27, 2018
I have been seeing this doctor for close to 15 years and he is excellent. He is very professional and and excellent surgeon.
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Mar 27, 2018
very pleased
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Mar 27, 2018
The smooth functioning and patient care exhibited by the office staff was extraordinary. Dr Krishnan is a remarkably affable and skilled surgeon. He is a bit overly efficient for my tastes, but then I\'m inclined to move more slowly and chat a bit in the exchange of questions and answers. I enjoyed the appointment, but I walked out with unanswered questions. It\'s not his fault, just his manner.
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Mar 27, 2018
great
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Mar 22, 2018
very through, explained every question
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Mar 22, 2018
Dr Krishnan is the best! I had difficulty finding a surgeon I was comfortable with prior to my first surgery. Within the first couple of minutes of speaking with Dr Krishnan I knew he was the one I wanted as my surgeon and I have not been disappointed! He did my right shoulder in 2016 with great care and results. He is absolutely the best! I am blessed to have him as a surgeon and Baylor is blessed to have on staff.
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Mar 22, 2018
Dr. Krishnan is awesome! Dr. Krishnan\'s office is very busy, heeds to clone himself.
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Mar 22, 2018
Dr. Krishnan & the staff of the Shoulder Center were excellent on all service and information levels.
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Mar 20, 2018
He exceeded my expectations. I tell all my shoulder patients about him and what a great surgeon he is.
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Mar 20, 2018
he is great and I would definitely recommend him. so glad he was recommended to me
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Mar 20, 2018
Had my right shoulder done about a year again and everything what great!! So I was having problems with the left shoulder and sure I was going to get that one done also.. I\'m very very happy with no pain anymore!! Dr is great at his job!!
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Mar 20, 2018
Very professional and took whatever time necessary to answer our questions and helpped arrange three different tests all the same day because we were from out of town, ( Brownwood ).
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Mar 8, 2018
Outstanding!!! Very impressed with everyone that we meet on our visit. Everyone seemed to really take pride in their positions.
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Mar 8, 2018
Outstanding experience. This team narrates care like no other physicians office I\'ve ever been too.
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Mar 6, 2018
Great experience so far
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Mar 6, 2018
great
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Mar 6, 2018
Efficient, friendly, caring, and best confident in his work
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Mar 6, 2018
One of the finest orthopedic surgeons I have ever been treated by. He is a true credit to Baylor Scott-White.
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Mar 6, 2018
I have complete confidence in him.
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Feb 27, 2018
Dr Krishnan and his staff are incredible. to be honest I love these folks. highly highly recommend Dr Krishnan and his staff
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Feb 27, 2018
Total reverse shoulder on an 84 yr. old went exceptionally well, recovery was better than expected. Care given by Dr. and staff exceptional. when I had sever allergic reaction to pain med immediately after surgery they were next to me and responded perfectly and made me less anxious. Best experience I have ever had with a surgery and care afteward.
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Feb 22, 2018
dr Krishnan was very concerned and answered all my questions and took his time
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Feb 20, 2018
He is known to be the best. In and out fast, but I understand that time is $$$
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Feb 20, 2018
enjoyable visit
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Feb 20, 2018
everybody very kind and good explanation but also visual aids very helpful
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Feb 20, 2018
butch krishnan is the king of shoulder diagnostician in the United States !!
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Feb 15, 2018
No problems. He is very concerned about my progress. Glad he is my doctor
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Feb 15, 2018
on time
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Feb 15, 2018
From beginning to end this Doctor and staff were very professional, friendly and fast.
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Feb 13, 2018
the dr and staff always make our visits very plesant and comfortable. I always feel like we are in good hands.
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Feb 6, 2018
We were very impressed with provider.Dr. Kessler exceptional! He was very friendly, efficient & knowledgable. I am thoroughly comfortable with my upcoming surgery. Couldn\'t be more impressed. He deserves Diamond rating.
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Feb 6, 2018
After seeing Dr. Krishnan I would never suggest any other surgeon. I loved everything about him and his staff. They are all very friendly and helpful.
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Jan 23, 2018
He has excellent bedside manner
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Jan 23, 2018
I have used him prior to this encounter. He is caring, concerned and careful with verbal and written information
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Jan 18, 2018
All was upbeat and positive
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