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Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz Is this you?

About Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz

Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Hoover, AL, with another office in Birmingham, AL. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand, Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Bonatz is affiliated with Shelby Baptist Medical Center and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Bonatz has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

44 Ratings with 25 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz is Good. Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz has been rated by 44 patients. From those 44 patients 25 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Southlake Orthopaedics

4517 Southlake Pkwy Ste 202
Hoover, AL 35244
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Southlake Orthopaedics

513 Brookwood Blvd Ste 402
Birmingham, AL 35209
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Specialties

Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz has the following 3 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand
  • Surgery of the Hand

    Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
    Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz has the following 7 expertise

  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dislocations
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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One Star

Make SURE you know what this doctor is talking about BEFORE the procedure. He rushes patients through surgery. Now I’m looking for another surgeon to fix it. He’s also very rude too.

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One Star

Be prepared to wait for 3 hours waiting for him even if you have a minor check up

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Beware

If you have been injured on the job and you have to see Dr. Bonatz expect unfair treatment. This Dr and all the staff on his floor are strictly for workmen comp and there is no shame in their game. During my experience my nurse case manager nearly broke her neck to see the Dr and staff before I went into see them. And they followed what she suggested instead of what was medically reasonable for me as an injured worker. They all had nasty attitudes and showed no compassion for me what so ever after my surgery. I cannot say how Dr Bonatz and his staff treat someone that has private insurance, but I promise you if you see them under Alabama Workmen Comp you will be treated awful.

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Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Was going in for carpal tunnel surgery. He also removed a bone/joint in my thumb. Woke up from surgery screaming in pain. Hand swollen up the size of a balloon the next day. When I told him I didn't know that he was removing part of my thumb joint, he called my internal medicine doctor and told him I needed some mental health treatment. Worst bedside manner of any doctor I ever met. On a follow up visit, the wait was so long that I left - standing room only in waiting room.

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One Star

Bonatz has the WORST bedside manner. he botched my surgery, had to have reconstructive surgery

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Bonatz is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

    Graduated in 1982

  • University Of Alabama Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Ekkehard Bonatz accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Alabama
    • BCBS AL PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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