At Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics, you will receive first-class treatment through every stage of your care. Our orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and professional support staff work as a team to exceed your expectations and improve your quality of life.
Our doctors have over 47 years of experience providing leading-edge treatments and performing advanced hand, forearm, shoulder, and knee procedures, while our physical therapists offer comprehensive rehabilitation services on site to help you recover from any injury or surgery.
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained in Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine
“I get a deep sense of satisfaction in seeing a patient’s pain improve, and I also enjoy talking to my patients on a personal level and getting to know them better.”
A board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Sean Kaminsky specializes in shoulder surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kaminsky has years of treating shoulder injuries including the care of a multitude of professionals from both the medical and sports industry. Of the patients entrusted to the care of Dr. Kaminsky, thousands have returned to their very healthy and happy lifestyles. Dr. Kaminsky is ranked as the top 1% of all Orthopedic Surgeons in the state of Tennessee according to Healthgrades.com
He serves as a consultant to orthopedic companies and is often asked to review and evaluate the latest equipment and concepts for shoulder surgery. Dr. Kaminsky also has developed and invented some of the most utilized devices for surgical shoulder care in the nation. Check out this News Channel 5 interview for an inside look.
As a renowned instructor for shoulder surgery, Dr. Kaminsky teaches other orthopedic surgeons the newest and most advanced techniques at courses around the country. He has lectured at conferences from coast to coast, including Washington DC, California, Ohio, Colorado, Tennessee, and Nevada, and he has published a number of research studies.
Locally, Dr. Kaminsky serves on the medical executive committee and peer review council for TriStar Summit Medical Center. He is known for expressing a passion for the excellence in the field of shoulder surgery, in addition to the well-being his patients. Dr. Kaminsky enjoys getting to know each patient personally.
Education & Training
Dr. Kaminsky earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He was admitted to medical school during his sophomore year at Emory University, where he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
During his last year of med school, Dr. Kaminsky was awarded the Whitehead Surgery Scholarship. He then completed a five-year orthopedic surgical residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, whose program is considered to be among the best in the country. U.S. News and World Report repeatedly places the hospital in the top ten in the country for orthopedic training.
In addition, Dr. Kaminsky pursued a fellowship in shoulder surgery and sports medicine at the world-renowned Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia, where he received an outstanding research award and certificate of excellence in surgery of the shoulder.
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained in Hand & Upper Extremity Reconstructive Microsurgery
“My home is Tennessee, where else could you want to be”? Well established in Central Tennessee, Dr. Abbey has made a home connected to a wide network of patient care. “Hand Health is instrumental to “Life”, my goal is to offer restoration/maintenance for maximum hand facility. His expertise initiated with family and Medical School in the North, Tufts University, School of Medicine Boston MA. Esteemed Residency coupled with our very own Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in addition to Tufts University School of Medicine. Further training expanded World Wide, coupled with Baylor University, Dallas Texas AND St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and John Madden, MD with Tucson, AZ. Dr. Abbey complimented the pace of developing expertise with the growth of his patient’s desire for improved health.
Director of Physical Therapy
Eddie Barrera earned his doctorate of physical therapy from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City and specializes in orthopedic care. He is committed to quality patient care and skilled at motivating patients with the most resistant mindset to see their therapy through.
Dr. Barrera is fluent in Spanish, which enhances coordination of care for our Spanish-speaking population. His upbeat personality and genuine smile keeps our patients committed through their recovery.
With Dr. Barrera’s leadership, the Pinnacle physical therapy and rehabilitation team offers care plans that are tailored to the patient’s individual needs in an atmosphere that is energetic and jovial.
Dr. Barrera and his therapy team work closely with Dr. Kaminsky and Dr. Sandberg to help each of our patients recover and restore function to support an active lifestyle.
Jessica Deal graduated Belmont University School of Occupational Therapy with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy here in Nashville Tennessee. Being a Nashville native, Jessica takes great pride to be a part Tennessean health improvement and stamina.
Jessica’s passion for OT developed with numerous personal experiences. As a gymnast, there were injuries requiring therapy. As a youth, her mother’s history with CRPS developed an early sensitivity to patient care of pain. The pathway to purpose led Jessica to specialize in Occupation Therapy to make a difference in the lives of those compromised with daily futility.
Jessica is excited to join the team of Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics, to work closely with Dr. Abbey, Dr. Kaminsky, Leslie VanKerkhove, LOTR/CHT, and the Pinnacle Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Team.
Leslie L. Van Kerkhove graduated from Barry University in Miami, Florida. She obtained her certification by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) in 2008. Leslie has a total of 26 years of experience in the field of Occupational Therapy and over 18 years of experience in Upper Extremity/Hand Rehabilitation.
Previous work experience includes a variety of settings: acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, pediatrics, home care, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation and skilled care.
Leslie joins Dr. Abbey at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics in providing a collaborative team approach to patient care.