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Dr. J. David Evanich is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sport Medicine. He is fellowship-trained in Adult Joint Reconstruction and Replacement. Dr. Evanich’s areas of expertise include minimally-invasive surgery of the hip and knee, including arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, and partial and total joint replacement.
Since 2001, Dr. Evanich has been providing excellent orthopedic care to our community. He collaborated in forming the hospital’s Advanced Joint Replacement Center (AJRC) and served as its first Director. Through the use of extensive patient & family education, comprehensive multimodal anesthesia, efficient and precise surgery, and proprietary rapid recovery pathways, Dr. Evanich strives to provide the best experience and results possible for each of his patients. He also serves on the Physician Leadership Council of One World Surgery, a nonprofit confronting the global health crisis by partnering with communities, healthcare providers, and leaders in healthcare to deliver surgical services to patients in third world countries.
Eric grew up west of Fort Worth in the small town of Lipan. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science and a Bachelor of Arts in History, and was a member of the Student Athletic Training program and received his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training at TTU Health Sciences Center.
He became a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer and served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Lake Dallas High School for one year, before becoming the Head Athletic Trainer at Lake Dallas High School for the next six years. While at Lake Dallas High School, he also worked with minor league hockey and collegiate baseball teams.
In May of 2014, he finished his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, and became NCCPA, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, certified in June 2014.
He joined Orthopedic Associates in July 2014 and currently lives in Lantana with his wife and son. He enjoys spending time with his family, attending sporting events, most notably hockey, baseball, and football, and reading military history in his spare time.
Dr. Evanich did an outstanding job on my knee replacement. I have recommended him to several friends. If I have to have the other knee replaced, He will be the one performing the surgery.
Dr. Evanich as well as his Assistant and nursing staff were all able to answer any questions that I might have and even answered the “what if” questions that I had. Didn’t necessarily like the fact that I need surgery but am very relaxed in the fact that Dr. Evanich will be doing it. Very friendly office.
Dr. Evanich performed a total knee arthroplasty (replacement) on my right knee, and the result has been miraculous! After years of limping and pain, including frequent stabbing pains coming from 3 different areas of my knee joint, 6 weeks after surgery I am now limp-free
What can I say, but I have, and would again, put my life in [Dr. Evanich’s] hands. He saved me from being wheelchair bound for the remainder of my life. I truly believe that God guides his hands. Thank you Doctor for you and your wonderful staff.
Dr. Evanich performed a total knee replacement on me. As far as I am concerned, he is the best orthopaedic surgeon I could have had. I have had no issues and am recovering well. I highly recommend him.