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About Dr. Timothy S Kavanaugh

Dr. Timothy S Kavanaugh, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Anchorage, AK. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Kavanaugh is affiliated with Alaska Regional Hospital. Dr. Kavanaugh has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

52 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Timothy S Kavanaugh is Great. Dr. Timothy S Kavanaugh has been rated by 52 patients. From those 52 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Timothy S Kavanaugh is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage Inc

3801 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 300
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Specialties

Dr. Timothy S Kavanaugh has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    17 Expertise

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone Fracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Laminectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Scoliosis
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Surgery

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Two Stars

I would not recommend Dr. Kavanaugh. I had my knee surgery done by Dr. Kavanaugh and he left pieces of bone in my knee that traveled up my thigh. For 6 months I suffered and he would not return my calls and just ignored me. I am now considering a malpractice claim against him.

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Pain worse even after a year and a half

This doctor seems to go strictly by imaging as he does little or no manipulation or assessment physically. Every time I went back he never moved or even touched my leg. My pain is worse than ever. Can't sleep in a bed anymore, can't walk more than a short distance, can't enjoy any activities. He will say he will call with results but never does. Passed me off to a pain specialist. Also now one of my hips is bigger than the other (he never told me that would be an issue). He rushes you and doesn't adequately assess as I have been told by another doctor that the surgery did not address the real problem. He has tunnel vision and all he wants to do is operate. After he operates good luck getting any help.

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Two Stars

This is a follow-up review four years post-surgery. The hip prosthesis implanted by Dr. Kavanaugh was recalled, requiring removal. I got a generic "dear patient" letter from his office notifying me of this, with zero follow-up from them to make certain I had received the letter. (A friend of mine, with the same implant but different surgeon, got a personal phone call from the surgeon himself regarding the recall. ) After my previous experience with Dr. Kavanaugh, I was not inclined to see him again. I found another surgeon to do the revision surgery, and this doctor immediately identified the reason that the original implant had never worked well for me: the acetabular cup had been put in incorrectly. This was confirmed by another doctor during a separate visit. (Dr. Kavanaugh always acted as if I were making things up when I said my leg motion was off.) The experience with the second surgeon just served to reinforce how poor my experience with Dr. Kavanaugh was - from the lack of communication, to the poor technique of the surgery, to the haphazard way my incision was closed. I have warned several people away from using Dr. Kavanaugh and will continue to do so.

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Four Stars

While in hospital he only deals with the ortho side, if anything else goes wrong immediately insist on a hospitalist to come onto your case.

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My hip hurts and it keeps dislocating

This Dr. is very rushed. I hear he's fast, but I've done terrible. He blames me for my bad result. I would not recommend this Dr.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2008)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Ohio State University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Timothy S Kavanaugh accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
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Locations & Directions

Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage Inc, 3801 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 300, Anchorage, AK

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