NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Paul Kovatis!

NJ Top Doc –Paul Kovatis, M.D., AOFAS – Orthopedic Spine and Sports Medicine Center

Scotch Plains, NJ


Dr. Paul Kovatis, NJ Top Doc, and a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon treats all surgical and nonsurgical disorders of the musculoskeletal system (excluding spine) but is uniquely qualified to treat injuries to the leg, ankle and foot.

Dr. Kovatis completed a leg, ankle and foot fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, the institution ranked number one in orthopedics year after year. While at HSS, he was part of the medical team caring for nearly every professional sports team.

Patients, including high performance athletes travel from the New York Metro area and beyond for Dr. Kovatis’ unique expertise and his results and patient satisfaction ratings are consistently in the highest percentile among his peers. Described by patients as “devoted, tirelessly dedicated and talented,” he has been named a “Top Doc” by NJ Top Docs for 4 consecutive years, a “Top Surgeon” by NJ Monthly Magazine and Castle Connelly for 6 consecutive years and holds many awards from local and national organizations as a result of his medical and civic contributions.

A passionate patient advocate, Dr. Kovatis’ publications regarding orthopedic conditions and healthcare have been cited in local and national peer reviewed journals as well as numerous newspapers. He is a current orthopaedic reviewer and editor for the Bergen Health and Life Magazine. Dr. Kovatis is frequently contacted by insurance carriers, attorneys, emergency rooms, athletes, celebrities, primary practioners and podiatrists to provide opinions and care for patients whose injuries are out of the scope of their respective expertise.

Following medical school, orthopaedic training consists of at least 5 years of rigorous general surgical and orthopaedic training. Orthopaedic residencies remain one of the most competitive programs throughout the country and candidates must be in the top percentile of their class just to be considered. Dr. Kovatis then went to the Hospital for Special Surgery for additional orthopaedic training in the leg, ankle and foot and is one of only a handful of medical doctors (MD’s) who perform this subspecialty in North Jersey.

Dr. Kovatis is a professional leader in the community. He is the incoming President of the Medical Staff and Hackensack University Medical Center where he holds full privileges and is the only private practioner serving on the Board of Governors at that institution. Dr. Kovatis is also the Past President of the Bergen County Medical Society and serves on numerous committees that promote quality healthcare, delivery and resolve conflicts within the profession.

“Caring for two elderly and very ill parents during my training reinforced the importance of quality care and gave me personal exposure to pain and illness. Every patient in my practice is treated with respect and dignity and I will do my utmost to restore their preinjury level of function.” Dr. Kovatis adds that, “not all orthopaedic conditions require surgery,” and cautions all patients about new techniques that are often advertised but unproven. “When appropriate, I always try the nonsurgical approach.”

Dr. Paul Kovatis treats orthopaedic conditions including but not limited to:


Car accident

Workers Comp injuries

Trauma to the leg, ankle and foot

Revision leg, ankle and foot surgeries

Second opinion cases and takeovers

Leg injuries

Achilles tendon injuries and all tendon disorders of the leg, ankle and foot

Sports injuries

Arthritic and diabetic conditions of the leg, ankle and foot

Emergency Room referrals for all of the above

Dr. Paul Kovatis’ of Orthopedic Spine and Sports Medicine Center is conveniently located in Paramus, NJ. For more information you can visit Dr. Paul Kovatis’ full profile at http://www.njtopdocs.com/Kovatis


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