Avi G. Kumar, M.D.

Shoulder and Elbow Specialist

    Project Description


    Avi G. Kumar, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgeon, Shoulder and Elbow Specialist


    Orthopedic Surgeon


    Shoulder and Elbow Specialist

    Office Locations

    Pointe West

    Coastal Center (SR 64)

    Lakewood Ranch

    Dr. Avi Kumar is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery.  He has been performing the reverse total shoulder replacement since 2004 and has performed over 1000 total shoulders to date with a success rate of greater than 90% based on patient satisfaction and function.  Dr. Kumar has been a key opinion leader for a medical device company and is a selected Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery.  He has received several U.S. Patents, with another patent pending, for leading-edge medical devices which he believes will change the way bone fractures and rotator cuff tears will be treated in the future.  Also, Dr. Kumar is actively involved with clinical outcomes research for reverse shoulder arthroplasty and rotator cuff tear healing using pulse electromagnetic field.

    When Dr. Kumar is not treating patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife, running and traveling to far away lands with his family – new experiences and cultures feed his inspiration for innovative patent ideas. Dr. Kumar attributes his successful clinical outcomes to his patient care philosophy: shared decision treatment model that facilitates optimal healing and function by engaging patients to work together to accomplish a desired goal.





    Doctor of Medicine:
    Emory University

    Tufts University, New England Medical Center

    Orthopedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship at Florida Orthopaedic Institute

    Board Certification:
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    The Only Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Shoulder and Elbow expert along the Southern Gulf Coast of Florida

    Whitehead Surgery Scholar

    Hughes Research Scholar

    Top 10 Orthopedic Surgeons – Vitals.com

    Expert Medical Reviewer – the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

    Clinical Teaching Physician for residency training program – Blake Medical center and Manatee Memorial Hospital

    Avi G. Kumar, M.D. Top Orthopedic Surgeon

    Arthroplasty – Primary & Revision
    Fractures – Repair Treatment
    • Shoulder
    • Humerus
    • Elbow
    • Radial Head
    • Olecranon
    Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopic Excision of Rotator Cuff Calcium Deposit
    • SLAP/Labral Repair
    • Decompression
    • Biceps Tendon Resection/Repair
    Elbow Arthroscopy
    Other Procedures

    So grateful to Dr. Kumar for my successful rotator cuff tear repair. I am able to enjoy equestrian competition again without pain!

    Anonymous, Vitals.com

    Dr. Kumar is a terrific doctor. EXTREMELY EFFICIENT. He is very thorough and takes his time and does not rush. Thank you Dr. Kumar.

    Carmine G.,Vitals.com

    I had a full tear of the rotator cuff (left). Dr. Kumar performed an outstanding procedure that after 3 months I already have 90% of range and motion. Thanks in part to my two wonderful physical therapists (Kaley and Zander) who got me to this level. A great place if you are requiring surgery and a really great place if you require physical therapy. I highly recommend Coastal Orthopedics.

    Dennis M., Google.com

    Shoulder replacement by Dr. Kumar at Coastal Orthopedics. I wouldn’t have anyone else. My experience was amazing and Dr. Kumar is caring, professional along with his staff and physical therapy. I never suffered any pain, I did what I was told to do and my recovery was very fast. Dr. Kumar is tops in his profession.

    Treasure W., Google.com

    I had reverse shoulder replacement surgery to my right shoulder in May 2018. My surgeon was Dr. Avinash Kumer. Pain before my surgery was unbelievably incapacitating. It has now been almost 2 years since surgery, and I have full range of motion and no pain. I’ve never been in the medical field so I don’t understand why, but I never had any pain from this surgery. No pain in the hospital or when I came home. God bless America. Dr. Kumar is a quiet man and an extremely good listener. He has to be one of the best surgeons in his field with many patents. When meeting him he does not shake hands but instead does the knuckle bump, eliminates spreading germs. Want the best see Dr. Kumar, want to be entertained find a comedian.

    Rita B.

    Dr. Kumar performed my right reverse total shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Kumar is very professional and knowledgeable in what he is doing. There was no pain with the surgery, and very little with recovery. Within twelve weeks, I had complete use of the arm which underwent the surgery. The first four weeks I had home physical therapy, but, I would recommend doing the physical therapy at the Lakewood Ranch facility where they have staff that know exactly what they are doing. During the entire procedure, the entire staff kept reiterating that Dr. Kumar did not want me to have ANY pain, and I did not. I thank the staff and Dr. Kumar for a job well done. I would highly recommend him, his staff and facility if you are planning on having this surgery.

    Linda B.

    Dr Avi Kumar replaced my right shoulder.  He did a phenomenal job.  Physical therapists were great.
    Dr Allen Valadee is treating my knee.  Also a fantastic doc.  I don’t hesitate to recommend Coastal Orthopedics.

    Ann S., Yelp.com

    I had my right shoulder replaced on September 27th. Dr, Kumar was fantastic. He is very professional and explained the process in detail. I followed his instructions and went to therapy. As of today I can lift up to 20 pounds. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you so very much.

    Hope F., Google.com

    I had my right shoulder replaced on September 27th. Dr, Kumar was fantastic. He is very professional and explained the process in detail. I followed his instructions and went to therapy. As of today I can lift up to 20 pounds. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you so very much.

    Hope F., Google.com

    When I find out I needed Rotator Cuff repair I did my research, I had never been under the knife and I was determined to find the best shoulder repair specialist in florida. Dr Kumar was and Is the One! I have been meaning to write a review for a long time now but I wanted to make sure everything worked out first. I can tell you now, after two and a half years, YES, He is the Doctor for the job. Dr Kumar and his staff took excellent care of me. My recovery was easier than I expected and I have full range of motion again! Most of the time I forget I even had surgery. the other day my friend was complaining of shoulder pain and Dr Kumar popped into my mind and I was reminded that I chose the best and now I can rest and recommend him to my friend and all of you.

    Maria S., Google.com

    I have had two left rotator cuff surgeries by Dr. Kumar, and the results were great! I have full movement.

    Robert J., Healthgrades.com

    My Mom had a total reverse shoulder replacement 2.5 weeks ago, at 88 years olf, and is doing fantastic! Dr. Kumar is awesome at what he does and insists on only the best for his physical therapy group! I would very highly recommend him to anyone needing to have shoulder surgery.

    Joyce, Healthgrades.com

    Had Total Reverse. Everyone kept saying…wait until the block wears off. Still waiting. He’s awesome.

    Russell K., Google.com

    In October of 2018, Dr. Kumar performed Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement on my right shoulder. I chose Dr.Kumar based on prior replacements (hips and knees) by a Coastal Orthopedics doctor. Due to following Dr. Kumar’s protocol and the excellent  Physical Therapists, I have full range of motion as my six month check-up. Great Doctor and great Orthopedic practice.

    Anonymous, Healthgrades.com

    My new shoulder is great! After 3 months, back in the gym and riding my motorcycle.

    Edward H., Google.com

    I was very pleased with Dr. Kumar and his staff. I rated the success of surgery on my left shoulder at 95%! After many months of pain and not sleeping, I am completely pain-free. Thank you, Dr. Kumar!!

    Marty N., Google.com

    Dr. Kumar is a great doctor. I have recommended him to many people!

    Theresa C., Google.com

    Dr. Kumar gave me a total shoulder replacement and I am thrilled with the results! I am out of pain and doing all the activities I was able to do before my shoulder went bad. Dr. Kumar is a skilled, confident surgeon and the staff at Coastal is awesome. I did my part by doing everything they told me to do and now I have full use of my shoulder without pain.

    Diane M., Google.com

    Dr. Kumar did an excellent repair of a large rotator cuff tear. I knew what to expect before, during and after surgery. Follow up care was excellent and timely. After my injury I wasn’t sure I would be able to continue in my passion, equestrian competition. Thanks to Dr. Kumar’s expertise I am happy to be riding again without pain!

    Laura Moran, Healthgrades.com

    If you need shoulder surgery, I do not think you could find a better Dr! After having reverse replacement I did not take any pain meds after leaving the hospital, only 3 days after the surgery!! Such a kind soft spoken man! I would highly recommend Dr. Kumar!

    Kathryn, Healthgrades.com

    I had been living with pain in my left shoulder for a length of time. Could not lift my hand above my waist nor move it to my back side. Had to have what was a reverse shoulder replacement along with the rotor cuff. Had no pain, at all, after the surgery. With weeks of physical therapy I am now able to lift my arm above my head and behind my back. Dr. Kumar is the surgeon that you want for this type of surgery. By the way, I’m 85 years old and feel like a new man.

    Anonymous, UcompareHealthcare.com

    Dr. Kumar did a complete reverse shoulder replacement for me. My shoulder joint was disintegrating due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. After the surgery, my pain is completely gone. I am so grateful for his talent and concern.

    Anonymous, UcompareHealthcare.com

    Explains everything very clearly. Never have to wait. Very pleasant bedside manner. Am more than satisfied with the results of my shoulder surgery and would definitely return to him if I need to have the other one done.

    Celia s., Healthgrades.com

    Dr. Kumar is a very caring and trust worthy Orthopedic Physician. He takes the time to explain each and every option in detail. My surgery, was Rotator Cuff surgery. Before having the surgery he first tried physical therapy and a moderate exercise regiment. This helped considerably, but after about one year we decided together that the best approach to correct my problem, would be surgery. This was very successful and I am now like new.

    Ed C., Healthgrades.com

    My experience wih Dr Kumar was very satisfying. He showed a deep concern for my injuries and went into great detail on reviewing my treatment and surgical procedures. I would highly recommend Dr. Kumar. He is a real professional

    Thomas S., Healthgrades.com

    Dr Kumar came highly recommended by my cardiologist, Dr. Montalvo. Dr. Kumar exceeded all my expectations. My shoulder surgery (reverse rebuild) was very successful and I am very happy with the results. He is extremely thorough and never has been rushed on any of my follow up visits. He is a professional in every sense of the word. I would never hesitate to recommend Dr Kumar to anyone considering shoulder replacement surgery.

    Monte “Buzz” T., Healthgrades.com

    Dr Kumar did an excellent job of my total shoulder replacement. It’s been just over a year, and it’s as good as new. He is highly skilled and professional.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    Dr. Kumar operated on my rotator cuff in January of 2013…I suffered no discomfort or pain after the surgery. After I finished rehab, my mobility is at 100%. I will continue to recommned Dr. Kumar to anyone needing his surgical expertise.

    Marceline B., Bradenton

    Dr. Kumar has been very knowledgeable and accurate in his diagnosis, completely through in his examination and treatment. We have also found Dr. Kumar to be an excellent surgeon

    Elven & Judith., Vitals.com

    I am very happy with my complete recovery from an 80% rotator cuff tear and frozen shoulder.

    Joe W., Healthgrades.com

    Let’s take a moment to salute the divinity of the greatest surgeon on earth, Dr. Avi Kumar, who has performed a miracle on my right shoulder. We met a year ago when I had a frozen shoulder after a terrible surgery with another doctor. On 1/11/2011, I was hit by a bus and have a right shoulder torn rotator cuff as well as other injuries. My Godmother, Ms. Dorothy, referred me to Dr. Kumar in hopes that he could help me move my right arm again. I remember experiencing the most excruciating pain and I had nurses coming to my home. I was prescribed Oxycontin and I couldn’t sleep, comb my hair, or bathe myself and my life was completely shattered like broken glass. The previous doctor told me I would be like this for the rest of my life, so I was extremely desperate to find a doctor who cared about me as a patient. Dr. Kumar gave me hope and the surgery was so successful that after a year of physical therapy and five surgical procedures, I can now lift my right arm with 145 degrees range of motion! I’m grateful to know Dr. Kumar and all the wonderful staff at Coastal Orthopedics. I salute you Dr. Kumar, because today I can lift my arm up, I’m not on any pain pills and you have alleviated the worst pain while caring enough to see me through!

    Deshunee D., Palmetto

    I was referred to Dr. Kumar by my family physician in early 2014. Upon meeting Dr. Kumar, I immediately felt comfortable with his demeanor and confidence. Dr. Kumar listened to my concerns, we talked about a plan of action, and there was never any pressure to make any immediate decisions. Subsequently, I have had 2 shoulder surgeries with Dr. Kumar and couldn’t be more pleased with the outcomes. All of the staff at his offices are very professional and go above and beyond to accommodate you.

    Sally N., Bradenton

    Dr. Kumar performed surgery on both my wife and I. In both cases, the surgery was needed because of accidents resulting in severe bone breaks. My wife had most of her elbow replaced and I crushed my humerus just below the shoulder joint. Dr. Kumar’s skill has restored most of our movement well beyond our expectations. Although I did not think I would ever return to the activities I did before the accident, I can once again play golf, tennis, and anything else I want to do. Thanks Doc!

    Don F., Bradenton

    I was referred to Dr. Kumar by another surgeon who believed that I might need a reverse shoulder replacement which he said was not even taught when he was in medical school. When asked, Dr. Kumar said he would not know which was needed until surgery was in progress. Since exercise and injections no longer relieved the pain, I was ready. My right shoulder was replaced in 2013, the left in 2015. Following recovery I did not wake up with shoulder pain and I was able to put on a shirt or jacket again without help. I could play golf again by the ninth month. I am generally neutral when it comes to recommending someone to friends or family but I do not hesitate to suggest Dr. Kumar and Coastal Orthopedics. I am grateful for significantly improved lifestyle. A word of caution, if you are not willing to complete the therapy and exercises following surgery, don’t even think about it.

    Henry C., Bradenton

    Dr. Kumar is very pleasant and thorough. I say the best shoulder surgeon in the area. My surgery went very smooth, I had little to no pain afterwards. Recovery process was remarkable, no issues. Went through physical therapy greatly ahead of the game in every aspect and greatly ahead of others with the same surgery, but they had used another doctor. I knew when I found out I needed the surgery, I would go to no other than Dr. Kumar. He did my mom’s surgery too, with the same fantastic results.

    Krista S., HealthGrades.com

    I had two tears on my rotator cuff and could not raise my arm over my head. I’m a 60 year old carpenter and need to work for few more years before retirement. I was referred to Dr. Kumar by my physician. I made an appointment and after getting a MRI we agreed to have surgery. I had surgery in Nov ’15 and 6 months later with the surgery and physical therapy I have no pain and I’m about 90-95 percent back to my old self. Dr. Kumar is a very knowledgeable and skillful surgeon.Thanks to you and staff.

    Randy B., HealthGrades.com

    After taking a bad fall, I was very fortunate to have Dr. Kumar do the surgery and put in a new reverse shoulder. I couldn’t have gotten a better doctor. He helped with every concern I had. I am doing very well.

    Beverly C., HealthGrades.com

    Dr. Kumar has performed rotator cuff surgery on both of my shoulders, one in 2001 and the second almost one month ago. He does an excellent job and the physical therapy at Coastal Orthopedics is excellent.

    David, MD.com

    Dr. Kumar was researched prior to my left complete shoulder replacement in 2013 and was highly recommended in our search for a excellent surgeon. Only one pain pill was required post surgery. While in a sling I would spot another, while shopping, raise my good arm and proclaim “Kumar, KUMAR” in tribute to his skill. Had to have other shoulder replaced in 2016 and came back to Florida to have it replaced. No one but Dr. Kumar would be considered, drove back to Florida from New York to have the best surgeon “Dr. Kumar” do his magic. Both shoulders are doing FANTASTIC. Thank you so very much Dr. Kumar, we will continue to sing your praises and continue to recommend you as the greatest.

    Rose, MD.com

    The day I came in to meet with Dr. Kumar, my mind was immediately set at ease. He was friendly, professional, kind, and knew exactly how to approach my problem with my shoulder. He and his staff are wonderful! I highly recommend Dr. Kumar at Coastal Orthopedics. I cannot thank you enough. My new shoulder, is perfect! The best part…..I have no more pain in it!

    Anonymous, HealthGrades.com

    My shoulder after 3 months is like brand new. Dr. Kumar did a terrific job, little pain and good follow ups. I am really glad I had the surgery – you can barely tell where the small incisions are.

    Anonymous, Vitals.com

    Excellent physician and surgeon. Very serious during consultation. Detailed and direct about what to expect and what I needed to do as a patient. I had a difficult and involved shoulder surgery and was very well prepared for what I faced in rehab. My personal physician said that he would go to Dr. Kumar if he needed shoulder surgery. I agree completely. He was fantastic. I also have to say that the rehab center for Coastal Orthopedics was excellent as well. Completely recommend Dr. Kumar and Coastal.

    Anonymous, Vitals.com

    Dr. Kumar is very kind, caring and has a twinkle in his eye, that reassures you. He has perfomred two rotator surgeries within 20 months, and I am very, very pleased with my results. Therapy is also the key. Thank you for your kindness.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    Dr. Kumar is a wonderful doctor. He is kind, compassionate and very professional. He took his time to explain the procedure to me and answered all of my questions. He made sure I knew what to expect from the shoulder surgery and the recovery. The follow-up care has been exceptional. I would highly recommend him to to anyone needing orthopedic care.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    He was really excellent, and helped me a lot with my shoulder, and then a few years later, my broken arm. He’s very kind, patient and thorough, and explains everything so that you fully understand. He really cares.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    I heard about Dr. Kumar from a coworker. He helped me with my shoulder pain that I had for over 2 years on and off. I got my brother to go see him and he is helping him now.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    Dr. Kumar is an excellent surgeon. He came highly recommended by my neighbor, who also had a shoulder replacement done by him 2 years ago. She is doing great and I am recovering nicely. Look forward to playing golf again.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    Sincere and caring about my situation. Offered options for me to weigh, did not push or rush me. Very good results so far.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    A thorough professional who takes his role as doctor very seriously. I have had no pain, no problem with the shoulder he replaced over a year ago. If the left shoulder needs any assistance, he certainly will be the doctor I go to immediately.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    Dr. Kumar is a highly skilled and professional surgeon. I am extremely pleased with his care, as well as the care that I received from his staff. I would not hesitate to use him again should the need arise. I have also recommended him to many of my friends.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com

    Dr. Kumar has replaced both my shoulders and I feel like new again.

    Anonymous, RateMDs.com
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