L. Brett Babat MD

Dr. Lawrence Babat is an orthopedic surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee.

Phone: 615-986-1256 | Fax: 615-320-3186


Dr. Babat is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, where he spent an additional year as a research fellow in Dr. Manohar Panjabi’s spine biomechanics laboratory. His orthopaedic surgery residency was at Brown University, where he also served as a trauma fellow. He then completed a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition to reconstructive spine surgery, Dr. Babat has a special interest in the management of spine tumors.

Dr. Babat is actively involved in teaching spine surgery to other surgeons, both nationally and internationally. He has taught board review courses to help surgeons prepare to take the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery exam, as well as courses ranging from minimally invasive spine surgery to complex revision and deformity operations. He has helped to develop spinal instrumentation for minimally invasive surgery applications, as well as for major deformity and reconstructive spine surgery. He has patented a device for a new form of spino-pelvic fixation, a type of instrument used in the most complex spine operations.

Dr. Babat is the former Chief of Staff at Skyline Medical Center, and has also served an unprecedented two consecutive terms as Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery.

Dr. Babat is a member of the North American Spine Society, The World Spine Society, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is the first member of the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS) in Middle Tennessee. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the field of spine surgery.

Dr. Babat is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Skyline Medical Center, and St.Thomas Midtown.


Hillary J. Hatcher, NP & Sioeli F. Fuimaono, PA-C


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
July 21, 2005 – Current


Centennial Medical Center

2400 Patterson St. Suite 319
Nashville, TN 37203

Skyline Medical Office Building

3443 Dickerson Pike Suite 340
Nashville, TN 37207

L. Brett Babat, MD
Doctor Rating

5.0 out of 5

L. Brett Babat, MD

219 Patient Ratings
151 Patient Comments

Patient Reviews


Changed my life


Wonderful. Will not trust anyone else with any spinal issues.


Dr. Babat is my Superman. Great work and manner.


Surgery was good. Healing great. Love Dr. Babat. Would definitely recommend.


Thank you for always checking in on me. Really going to miss you.


Always 5 stars!


Thank you for guiding me through this hiccup in my life. You made it a breeze.


You have changed my life!


Thanks to you I can look in front of me and not down.


You and your team have made such an impact on my life! Forever grateful for the time and extra work your staff put in to help my needs.


Recovery is a long road but you've been a blessing.


Only comment needed is just a big THANK YOU!


Thank you Dr. B for being my doctor. Thank you Hillary for all of your assistance.


What can I say? You changed not only my life but my wife's life. Y'all provide great care and I'm just so pleased with who I can be today.


His assistant is always there to help.


This team knows their stuff. Sometimes the hospital is a little complicated or unorganized, but that is not Dr. Babat nor his team. They take such great care of me. I love his entire staff.


He's honest. Do not go to him if you're looking for a friend but go to him if you are looking for true solid medical advice that can change your life.


Thanks for doing what you could doc!


Thank you for helping me stand up straight.


He has always been honest with me during my recovery. Spine surgery is not easy but his end result provided me with a much greater quality of life.


Thanks for always listening and providing options where other doctors have said there aren't any.


He fixes the problem. If you're looking for a good doctor who is there to be your doctor, treat you while still making you feel important, and is not there to be your friend, Dr. Babat is the doctor for you.


Can't say enough thanks!


Hillary has made all the difference in my bone health care.


He fixed my back. Follow his rules or you'll have to hear about it 😉

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