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Dr. Viralkumar Patel, MD

Hand Surgeon, Surgeon

Smyrna, GA

About Dr. Viralkumar Patel

Dr. Viralkumar Patel is a board certified General Surgeon with certification in the sub-specialty of Surgery of the Hand practicing in Atlanta. Dr. Patel previously served as the Chief of Surgery at Emory Adventist Hospital. Dr. Patel has dedicated his practice to the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions in all age groups. Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate education with honors, at the University of Florida. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree at Meharry Medical College, and completed his residency in General Surgery at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Patel was selected from among his colleagues as Resident of the Year, for his remarkable care and compassion toward patients. Following residency training, Dr. Patel pursued a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Connecticut. There, under the direction of Dr. Kirk Watson, founder and former president of the New England Hand Society, Dr. Patel gained immense experience in hand and microsurgery. During his fellowship, Dr. Patel presented his research at several local and national meetings, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the New England Hand Society. Furthermore, Dr. Patel has been acknowledged in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and he has committed himself to many professional organizations. Dr. Patel spends time educating his patients about their medical condition. In Dr. Patel's own words, "Listening to each patient's concerns and helping them return faster to a pain free and normal, productive lifestyle is what I strive to achieve everyday." In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his family. His current hobbies include playing basketball and racquetball, cooking, and traveling.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Alliant Health Plans

Specialties

  • Hand Surgeon
  • Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital
  • WellStar Cobb Hospital
  • WellStar Douglas Hospital
  • WellStar Paulding Hospital
  • WellStar Windy Hill Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand (Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Meharry Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Residency in General Surgery
  • University of Connecticut, Fellowship in Hand Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Awards and publications

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Member (Only top students in Medical School class are eligible for Membeship)
  • DC Hull Resident of the Year Award

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1083812523

Overall rating
4.7
Recent reviews
Dr. Patel did an awesome job! He diagnosed my issues and gave his recommendations for pain treatment. The therapy area mayneed work tho. For the deposit paid for that splint I could’ve gone to Walmart or Walgreens. ???????
Dr. Patel did an awesome job! He diagnosed my issues and gave his recommendations for pain treatment. The therapy area may need work tho. For the deposit paid for that splintI could’ve gone to Walmart or Walgreens. ???????
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Visit went great everything went smooth the doctor was very professional, the office staff even made me laugh so my nervousnesswent right out the window.
Visit went great everything went smooth the doctor was very professional, the office staff even made me laugh so my nervousness went right out the window.
David G. · January 24, 2018

Dr. Viralkumar Patel's office locations

Atlanta Hand Specialist

3968 Felton Hill Road, Suite 100

Smyrna, GA 30082

Atlanta Hand Specialist

6025 Professional Parkway, Suite 200

Douglasville, GA 30134

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Professional

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Dr. Patel was great- I really liked his personality and he diagnosed me quickly.

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Dr. Patel did an awesome job! He diagnosed my issues and gave his recommendations for pain treatment. The therapy area may need work tho. For the deposit paid for that splint I could’ve gone to Walmart or Walgreens. ???????

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Visit went great everything went smooth the doctor was very professional, the office staff even made me laugh so my nervousness went right out the window.

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Dr. Patel is a very professional person, thank you for providing outstanding treatment.

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Very good. I learned what my problem was.

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Very caring and took the time to assess and explain my issue. You can tell he cares.

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Very professional and personable!

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The doctor was professional and his staff was cordial

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Dr. Patel has an excellent rapport with the patients. He really listens to his patients and cares about trying to help eliminate their pain. You can't go wrong with Dr. Patel!

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Really nice and courteous. A doctor and personnel with a human side.

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My wife and I were there for an initial consult. Their staff was very respectful, knowledgeable, and helpful. Dr. Patel and the nurses were thorough and honest in there evaluation, plan of action, and possible outcomes. I will follow up with another review after my surgery

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Typing with only one hand is tough, so in brief, they were all terrific! I would not hope to see them myself after I'm well again, but will refer anyone who's in need of their care. Super awesome - five shiny stars!!

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Very disappointed. No concern or compassion shown by doctor and/or staff members.

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My appt was at 11:30, I was seen PRIOR to my appt. Checkin, X-ray, analysis, injection and home within 1 hour. Amazing!

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He was very pleasant and informative. He was very fast, in & out of room quickly, so I had to ask questions right away or he was gone.

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Very nice doctor, he was in no hurry and took time to explain everything to me.

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Friendly, professional staff & the office is clean and organized.

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He was very professional and personal, and the satff was great as well. Ralph S

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Very pleasant and down to earth. I was very comfortable

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Great Doctor. Very professional.

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Had some minor miscommunication with my paperwork, but the receptionists figured it out quickly and things went smoothly. Service was good, the young ladies were friendly and all smiles. Dr. Patel has seen me twice now. Got the cortisone shot and walked out to my vehicle and the pain subsided within 5 min. It's sore now, but last time it took about three days to feel no pain. I hope I don't have to do this often. I'm not afraid of the needles. I'm afraid of this medicine having long term affects as I've read online. But the service is very good at this place. The staff is friendly and sweet and the Dr. is cool! If you have joint issues, I recommend this place. Tommy E.

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Spotted my problem right away and fixed it. Also referred me to a great speclist. Thanks

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If needed I would go back

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Dr. Patel was very thorough in explaining my treatment options. He and the support staff were all very pleasant and made me feel quite comfortable.

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I didn't appreciate how Dr. Patel office handled me with the payments for the office visits. They weren't professional when it came to communicating when the payments were due. They didn't inform me that you have to pay when you arrive and they discussed payments in front at the desk without any privacy because everyone in the waiting room can hear you. They came up with bogus payments that I needed to pay even after I had paid them every time I went to them. The treatment process didn't help. I think this doctor is only out to get your money and that he doesn't really care about the patients. I WOULD NEVER recommend this doctor and I will NEVER go back to him ever again.

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Professional assessment and clearly outlined plan of care.

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Compassionate, professional

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Fantastic Doc!

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My office visit was great at Dr. Patel's office! It started off with a very friendly Tracy at the front desk. I didn't have to wait long at all before she took me back for x-rays, then Dr. Patel came to talk to me and assess my condition. He was attentive and seemed to really care about solving the problems with my hands. He didn't rush me out of the room.

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He knew exactly where my wrist was hurting and wanted to follow up!

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He was professional and explained the procedure I need in great detail.

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Great Doc! He explained everything. This will be my second procedure he has performed. I highly recommend him.

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Dr. Patel was very patient and informative. It made the process easy and the hand pain has gone away.

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very pleasant

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I really liked both doctors!

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Will go again

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Professional, methodicel. My impression is very favorable. Strikes me as a no nonsence pro.

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