Dr. Paul Kovatis in Paramus
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Office in Paramus
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
  • Sports Medicine

Dr. Paul Kovatis

About Us

NJ Top Doc, Paul Kovatis, MD has been in private practice for 23 years, establishing himself in various orthopedic physician leadership positions. He has gained tremendous recognition and has received many awards over the past two decades for his work within orthopedic foot and ankle surgery.

Our Doctor

Paul Kovatis, M.D.

Paul Kovatis, MD is an Orthopedic Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Foot & Ankle Trauma.

Dr. Kovatis treats all surgical and non-surgical disorders of the leg, ankle and foot. In addition, Dr. Kovatis specializes in general orthopaedics and traumatic injuries to the entire musculoskeletal system; excluding the spine. Through his training at Level I trauma centers, he is often referred complex and routine fractures, in addition to second opinions.

Dr. Kovatis has had numerous articles published and referenced in peer-reviewed academic orthopedic journals.

Education & Training
  • UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School
  • Hospital for Special Surgery in NY
Hospital Affiliations
Hackensack University Medical Center

  • “President, Medical Staff” Hackensack University Medical Center(Will be President of the entire Medical Board in 2014)
  • Chairman, Quality and Patient Safety Committee of the Board of Governors, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Co-Director: Foot and Ankle/Trauma Division, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Board of Governors: Hackensack University Medical Center : Assistant Treasurer
  • Chairman: Quality and Patient Safety Committee
  • Chairman: Conflict of Interest, Research Division, 2009
  • Consultant: Hospital for Special Surgery Procare Network – Orthopedic care to retired professional athletes
  • Orthopedic Representative, Credentials Committee, Hackensack University Medical Center, 2006-present
  • Physician / Patient Satisfaction Committee, Hackensack University Medical Center, (Selection based on superlative patient and physician evaluations.) 2005-present
  • Hackensack University Medical Center Medical Board: *Scheduled to be President of the entire Medical Staff in three years.
  • President-Elect, Medical Staff and Medical Board, Hackensack University Medical Center (to become President, December 2012)
Honors and Awards
  • NJ Top Doctor – NJ Monthly 2007-2010
  • Best Orthopedic Surgeon, Bergen County, Better Living Magazine 2002-2005
  • Who’s Who in Healthcare and Medicine
  • American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award with Special Commendation for Self-Directed Learning
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honor Legion Recipient, NJ Police, (Lifetime)
  • Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Touro medical College
  • 2007 – Present: Orthopedic Town Physician, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
  • Founder, Hackensack University Medical Center “Kovatis Scholarship”, given to medical students
  • Honored Citizen Citation, LIFETIME, from NJ Police Departments
  • Dr. Kovatis’ articles and editorials regarding healthcare and orthoapedics have been published in various local and international peer reviewed journals and publications.
Professional Memberships
  • Member, Peer Review Panel in Orthopaedic Surgery, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company
Our Services

Dr. Kovatis also treats second opinion patients, referrals from podiatrists, emergency room referrals and patients who require additional surgeries or reconstructions and salvages.

**Patients in these complex categories are accepted on a case by case basis and Dr. Kovatis reserves the right to refer or not accept patients in this regard.

If you do not see your specific issue on the list below please contact our office as this is just a snapshot of what we can do.

Foot and ankle traumas:
  • Ankle sprains / sprained ankles
  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Fractures of the foot and ankle
  • Dislocations
  • Post-traumatic reconstructions
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Post-traumatic infections
  • Fractures of the heel
  • Neuronal
  • Achilles tendon
  • Tendonitis
Bunions, deformities or foot and ankle problems:
  • Bunions, hammer toes & corns
  • High arch and flat feet
  • Adult acquired flatfoot
  • Flexible flatfoot in children
  • Toenail deformities
  • Chronic heel pain
  • Chronic lateral ankle pain
  • Clubfoot
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Plantar fascilitis
  • Plantar warts
  • Ankle pain
  • Foot ulcers
  • Foot pain
  • Heel spur
  • Infections
Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot complications including:
  • Ulceration and Skin Breakdown
  • Neuropathy and Nerve Damage
  • Fracture and Charcot Joint Changes
Leg Injuries:
  • All injuries to the leg including
  • Severe trauma
  • Tibia and fibular fractures, both acute and chronic
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Muscle tears
  • Stress injuries
Sports injuries / ballet injuries:
  • Sports related foot and ankle injuries in professional athletes, dancers, and in recreational athletes
Adult Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle:
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
Our Office
Phone: 201-587-1111
Fax: 201-587-8192
Monday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Please contact our office for complete and updated information.

Dr. Kovatis. You operated on my fractured ankle in 2009. It was very successful and I am grateful. You also gave me tickets to a Mets’ game with your amazing seats at CitiField when we started talking baseball and discovered we both love our NY Mets. Thanks for your help then. Happy Holidays, sir and Let’s Go Mets !

Tony T.