Vivek Agrawal, MD, a nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, specializes in shoulder surgery. For more than 10 years, Dr. Agrawal has successfully treated patients from across the United States and around the world at The Shoulder Center, his state-of-the-art medical practice located in Carmel, Indiana. Many patients have travelled to Indiana from around the world, including Germany, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, and Japan to see Dr. Agrawal; fortunately for.. Hoosiers, world class shoulder care is available to patients right here in Indiana.
Dr. Agrawal's interest in problem-solving and working with his hands emerged early in life. These skills, combined with a fascination for medicine that began after having surgery as a child, are what led him to become an orthopedic surgeon. His specific interest in shoulder care was borne out of a shoulder injury he sustained while playing competitive tennis in college, when a lack of available treatment options piqued his interest about advancements in shoulder care.
After receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Agrawal went on to earn his medical degree at Indiana University, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. He also served as a major in the United States Air Force.
Dr. Agrawal's shoulder injury and his growing interest in shoulder mechanics led him to seek advanced hands-on training in shoulder surgery with some of the world's most highly regarded shoulder surgeons. Successful treatment of his own injury has been fundamental in driving him to develop highly specialized expertise in arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder techniques.
Dr. Agrawal is currently one of just a handful of surgeons in the United States with expertise performing reverse shoulder replacement and is among less than 1% of American surgeons skilled at using arthroscopic techniques to repair complex shoulder tears. In addition to being a leader in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, he's proud to have had thousands of physician and patient referrals. "The most important thing to me is to take care of my patients," Dr. Agrawal says. "The highest compliment is to have physicians and patients refer friends and family to me."
Dr. Agrawal is an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He's active in shoulder-related education and research, striving to develop better options for patient care. Dr. Agrawal is honored to be included among the "10 Shoulder Surgeons to Know in America" by Becker's Hospital Review.