Dr. Elan Golan
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Get Back in the Game.

Faster. Strong. Without Pain.

If you’re injured or playing in pain, trust the orthopedic surgeon trusted by hundreds of professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes. Dr. Elan Golan offers the most advanced techniques to treat knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, and other types of pain caused by sports injuries. Whether a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or just getting back into fitness, our goal is to return you to pain free activity and get you back in the game!
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We accept all PPO insurances and some state plans.
 Dr. Golan accepts most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. For specific insurance plan inquiries, please contact the office.

Sports Medicine Specialized Orthopedic Care

Considered by his peers and patients as a best-in-class orthopedic surgeon, Elan Jack Golan, MD, treats athletes at every level as well as non-athletic patients.

A University of Georgia honors graduate, Dr. Golan served as a team doctor for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins. He currently serves as team physician for Georgia Gwinnett College, Kalonji Soccer Academy, as well as multiple Gwinnett County High Schools. Additionally, Dr. Golan proudly serves as a proctor training ATC students from his alma mater, the University of Georgia.

Dr. Golan Biography

Sports Medicine Specialties

Atlanta-based Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Elan Golan is a sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon specializing in knees, shoulders, elbows, hips, and other sports injury conditions. Dr. Golan routinely helps patients with the following conditions:

Knee Injury

With his extensive expertise in knee injury, knee reconstruction, and revision knee surgery, Dr. Golan is the specialist of choice for both amateur and professional athletes seeking a fast but safe recovery.

Shoulder Injury

With his advanced knowledge of the unique mechanics of athletes and the complex anatomy of the shoulder joint, Dr. Golan is the premier Atlanta-area specialist for amateur and high-level athletes with shoulder pain. With sub-specialty training in shoulder surgery, he provides treatment for all types of shoulder injuries, from instability, to rotator cuff tears, and arthritis.

Elbow Injury

Whether you have shooting elbow pain or general soreness, orthopedic and sports medicine specialist Dr. Elan Golan understands how disruptive this type of pain can be and offers customized elbow pain management, from nonoperative solutions to elbow surgery using the newest cutting-edge techniques.

Hip Injury

People often think of hip pain as an aging issue, but in many cases, it’s related to sports injuries. Sports medicine specialist Dr. Elan Golan can diagnose and treat your hip pain using the most specialized techniques, helping you return to your sport with excellent flexibility and agility.

Common Sports Injuries & Treatments

Rotator Cuff Tear 
Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Instability Repair
Shoulder Arthritis
Shoulder Tendonitis
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Painful Thrower's Shoulder
Shoulder Bursitis
Shoulder Impingement
Calcific Tendonitis
Golf/Baseball/Tennis Injury
AC Joint Repair
Knee Arthroscopic Surgery
Knee Osteotomy and Realignment
Knee Instability & Multiligamentous Injury
Runner’s Knee (Chondromalacia Patella)
ACL Reconstruction
ACL Injuries Surgery
Meniscus Injury/Tear Repair
Patellar/ 'Knee Cap' Dislocation
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Medial Collateral Ligament Injury
Lateral Collateral Ligament Tears
Osteochondral Defect
Osteocondritis Desiccans
UCL Repair/Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve Entrapment)
Elbow Bursitis (Olecranon Bone)
Elbow Fractures and Trauma
Elbow Arthritis/Osteoarthritis
Elbow Arthritis/Osteoarthritis
Golfers Elbow
Tennis Elbow
Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

What The Athletes Say About Dr. Golan

Dr. Elan Golan enjoys hundreds of 5-star reviews on Google and Facebook. In fact, few practices in the area have a better record of patient satisfaction. But don't just take our word for it; read what the athletes say about Dr. Golan’s approach and successes.

  • Dr. Golan is great! He has been treating my son for a torn labrum. He has been kind and caring, always taking time to hear any concerns my son has.”
    – Scott G.
  • Dr. Golan is a talented and honest surgeon. He sets real expectations, takes a genuine interest in what you are trying to solve.”
    – Frederick G.
  • Today was my first time meeting him for my shoulder. He was very detailed about my injury and the process on how to recover.”
    – Kimberly C.
  • Dr. Golan is straight forward and very professional. He and his staff have been extremely supportive and very helpful to my son.”
    – Shannan W.
  • Since you enter the office everyone it’s so nice, making you feel that they really care about you.”
    – Edison D.

Patient Reviews

Approach to Sports medicine

Dr. Golan uses advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive open-surgical techniques for quicker healing and less pain.

Dr. Golan's approach is based on a philosophy that each procedure should be customized to the individual goals and needs of his patients. He employs minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques so that post-operative pain, downtime, and immobility are significantly reduced. Such techniques emphasize not only full-recovery but minimizing down-time. Each patient's treatment is coordinated with a care-team including trainers and therapist to help expedite their return to pain-free activity.


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