CNN Interview with Dr. Karas (Video)

Dr. Karas was featured recently on CNN's "Health Minute" about awareness and prevention of chronic neck and shoulder pain associated with women wearing heavy handbags (15 to 20 lbs) well as "wallet sciatica," a condition men somtimes suffer from (which Karas likens to sitting on a 3lb rock all day).

Watch it here:

Dr. Karas Featured on Fox4 News (Video)

Dr. Karas was recently interviewed by local Atlanta station Fox 4 News for their "4 In Your Corner" medical report, about double row arthroscopic repair (rotator cuff repair).

 Watch the video here!

Dr. Karas Claims Another “Atlanta’s Top Doctors” Nod

For the second consecutive time, Atlanta Magazine has named Spero Karas M.D. as one of "the city's most trusted physicians" in its just released biennial Atlanta's Top Doctor's exclusive. 

Asked whom they would call when a member of their family needed medical attention, local doctors once more cited Dr. Karas among the handful of Orthopedic Surgeons they esteemed most highly in the greater Atlanta metro area.

Like the 2007 Top Doctors list, the new July 2009 list was assembled by the New York-based research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.  Selections are entirely peer-based and randomly sampled.  One hundred and sixty-five physicians were chosen across forty-five different specialties. Besides Dr. Karas, only five other physicians were selected in the Orthopedic Surgery category this time around.

Dr. Karas was specifically cited for his special expertise in elbow reconstruction, knee reconstruction, shoulder reconstruction, and sports medicine in the Atlanta metro area.

"The Most Trusted Sports Specialist in Atlanta"

Atlanta Magazine asked doctors themselves who they would call when they needed medical attention, and the results have been tallied.

Dr. Karas was cited among the city's most trusted physicians and the most trusted sports medicine specialist in the nation's ninth largest metropolitan area.

The July 2007 Top Doctors list was put together by the New York-based research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.  Here's how they compile the list:

The evaluation process begins with identification of a pool of board-certified physicians randomly chosen from all the doctors practicing in metro Atlanta. These doctors receive letters inviting them to go online and nominate other physicians they feel are clinically outstanding, both on the regional and national levels. Also, Castle Connolly solicits nominations from hospital presidents, vice presidents of medical affairs or the equivalent positions, and the chiefs of various medical services. All nominations are anonymous and confidential...

Castle Connolly seeks nominations not only of those who excel in academic medicine and research but, most importantly, those physicians who exhibit excellence in patient care-physicians to whom nominating physicians would send members of their own families...

Advertising in Atlanta Magazine in no way influences the selection of doctors for this issue or for any listings that Castle Connolly will publish or license in the future...

In fact, no less than sixty-four Emory physicians made this prestigious list...quite a feat.

Dr. Karas among "Best Orthopaedic Surgeons in America"
Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors is the national guide that profiles more than 5,000 top specialists throughout the U.S. in more than 60 medical specialties and subspecialties for the care and treatment of more than 1,700 diseases and medical conditions. These outstanding doctors represent the top 1% in the nation.  Castle Connoly's stated goal is to "help guide consumers to America's top doctors and top hospitals"--which they've been doing via a scrupulous survey and research process since 1991. Importantly, doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.
That's why it's such an honor that Spero G. Karas has been singled out as one of the "Best Orthopaedic Surgeons in America, 2008-09".

Congratulations Dr. Karas!

Dr. Karas named one of "America's Top Doctors for Women"

Dr. Spero Karas was recently recognized by Women's Health Magazine.  In a November 2008 feature entitled America's Top Doctors for Women, Dr. Karas made the list for orthopaedics/sports medicine (south region).

According to the article, important criterion to keep in mind when getting a physician recommendation from a friend or coworker should be:

  • does he or she let you talk (i.e. ready to listen)?
  • what's the longest you've ever had to wait to get an appointment?
  • does he or she do email?
  • does he or she inform you of all your test results?

That's good advice.

Dr. Karas one of America's Top Sports Medicine Specialists

Dr. Karas made Men's Health's "first annual list of those physician's who have the knowledge, the experience, and the tools to maintain and repair the 21st century man." Dr. Karas was recognized as one of America's "Top Sports Medicine Specialists" of only six such doctors in the south (and the only one in Georgia).

Incidentally, here's what Men's Health recommends to stay out of the Sports Medicine Specialist's office:

  1. Shore up your core: most sports injuries that sideline men hit below the belt.  A recent study of 60 male athletes found that those who had the strongest trunks were 20% less likely to suffer a serious leg injury.
  2. Cover your back: roughly 80% of men experience back pain.  Studies suggest that men who log long hours at desk jobs are more prone to back pain than those who don't.  Those who make time to stretch, flex, and exercise suffer less back pain over time.