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Dr. Momaya

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Amit Momaya is a sports medicine surgeon and serves as section head of the sports medicine division within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He has had extensive training in the care of patients with shoulder, elbow and knee injuries. Furthermore, he has taken care of athletes at all levels—from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete. Dr. Momaya currently serves as team physician for UAB Athletics, Birmingham Legion FC, Birmingham Bulls Hockey and multiple high schools. In addition, Dr. Momaya is an active clinician scientist. His research has been published in leading Orthopedic journals and presented at multiple local and national meetings.

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Patient Testimonials

  • As a Brand owner quality and professionalism is key parts of success! This doctor gave so much insight and information on a simple rotator cuff’s injury you would have thought he was performing a major surgery! The time and effort taken to assure me that I h...

    -J. Moore

  • Excellent

    -R. Weaver

  • Very thorough, excellent doctor & great bedside manner.

    -S

  • Both Dr Rozman and Dr Mamaya were excellent is time spent, concern about my Achilles injury and next steps

    -D. Leonard

  • I received a PRP injection in my right knee. Very well spoken, and made sure I understood everything at length before the procedure!

    -R. Fuller

  • My ACL tear evaluation, reconstruction surgery, and follow up care were phenomenal. I have experienced an optimal recovery and recommend Dr. Momaya and UAB for addressing orthopedic needs. I am completely satisfied.

    -K. Theos

  • Dr. Momaya was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process of my shoulder rehabilitation. He really took his time with me to fully understand my pain and it’s causes. He was not quick to rush into surgery, but was open to try non-invasive options fi...

    -K. Lurken

  • Dr. Momaya is an incredible physician that has an excellent staff working alongside him. He took the time to explain all the details to me when I came in with an ACL tear and was patient with me to answer all my questions and concerns about surgery. My surgery...

    -B. Bishop

  • Dr Momaya has been here for me since the day of my injury and after the surgery he has been following through my journey of recovery. He is a good person and great doctor.

    -A. Diedhiou

  • While I’ve only worked with Dr. Momaya for a short time, he is the best and most professional Orthopedic surgeon I have ever worked alongside. I’ve worked directly with an ACL reconstruction, UCL repair, and labrum repair with excellent results. I would hi...

    -K. Holland

  • We are so thankful for Dr. Momaya and everything he did for our daughter. From the initial consultation we knew he was the one we wanted to do the ACL surgery on our 9 yr old. He was very informative and took ample time explaining all the details of the surg...

    -J. Fox

  • I’m a student athlete at UAB and had to see Dr. Momaya for a partial UCL tear. He has been nothing short of amazing in taking care of me and my injury needs. He’s thorough, prompt, understanding, and overall the best orthopedist I’ve seen. He takes great...

    -S. Rodgers

  • I could not have asked for nor received a better experience than I did with Dr.Momaya. I play basketball for UAB and during a game tore my right ACL, had a bucket handle meniscus tear, and other things that required his surgical expertise. Dr. Momaya not only ...

    -A. Jordan

  • Dr. Momaya is one of the most forward thinking sports physicians I have worked with in my 26 years or practice. His kind ear allows him to really listen to the patient and help that individual reach their goal either conservatively or surgically. Dr. Moyaya ...

    -D. Todd

  • Amit is an amazing doctor who goes into details during diagnosis and is not in a hurry when it comes to patient care and well being. My wife has been her patient and he performed surgery on her earlier. I saw him today and it is always pleasure meeting a doc...

    -S. Mishra

Areas of Expertise

Sports Medicine

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery, is a surgical procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a specialized instrument known as an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a fiberoptic tube that contains a small lens or camera and a lighting system to magnify and illuminate structures inside a joint.

Orthobiologics

Orthobiologics

Orthobiologics are natural substances such as cells, tissue, blood components, and growth factors that are harnessed to aid in the treatment of orthopedic injuries or conditions. They may be used to replace lost tissue, stimulate regeneration and healing, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve joint function.

Publications & PresentationsBy : Dr. Momaya

  • 2015

    Performance-enhancing substances in sports

    Performance-enhancing substances (PESs) have unfortunately become ubiquitous in numerous sports...

  • 2021

    Quality Improvement Tools in Total Joint Arthroplasty

    Systems review and quality improvement (QI) is a significant need within orthopaedic surgery.

  • 2021

    Is outpatient shoulder arthroplasty safe?

    Amid rising health care costs and recent advances in surgical and anesthetic protocols...

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