Thrive Orthopaedics Decatur Clinic

Surrounding areas we serve: Tucker, Stone Mountain, Clarkston, Druid Hills, Belvedere Park, Candler-McAfee, Panthersville

Decatur Orthopedic Clinic: Your Partner in Orthopedic Care

If you're looking for a doctor that's familiar with the ins and outs of orthopedic injuries and conditions, our Decatur Orthopedic Clinic is the place to be. We are an experienced, compassionate, and family-centered group of providers. Our orthopedic team is led by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robert Karsch. Please note that Dr. Karsch practices under Thrive Orthopaedics LLC. Dr. Shiel Patel is a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist specializing in non-narcotic Interventional Pain and practices under Thrive Medical Partners LLC.

Our mission is to provide orthopedic specialists to the Decatur, GA community with the highest quality of patient care. Our orthopedic clinic is committed to providing the best service, knowledge, and experience to every patient that walks through our doors. Our doctors understand each patient's individual needs and take the time to discuss all of your concerns and available treatment options. To help reduce your time and keep you moving, our Decatur orthopedic surgeon is equipped to provide a wide array of services including treatments for foot pain, ankle sprains, knee pain, and shoulder and elbow sprains and dislocations. 

Patient-Centered Care by Treating Patients Like Family

At our Decatur Orthopedic Clinic, our medical staff is passionate about providing the best possible care to our patients. Our primary goal is to provide you with exceptional care in an environment that is comfortable and friendly. Whether you are looking to improve your overall health or you're experiencing a sports injury, our staff members are always ready to provide exceptional service. We build strong, trusting relationships with our patients and treat them with the most compassionate care possible. Our goal is to be the best at what we do, so we're constantly looking for ways to improve our patient's experiences.


Our board-certified general orthopedic surgeon, Doctor Robert Karsch was the former Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Dekalb Medical from 2011 to 2016. He has been privileged to train orthopedic residencies that have gone on to serve the greater Decatur and Georgia community.

Conditions We Treat

With over 25 years of experience serving the Decatur and Georgia community, Dr. Karsch is well versed in treating most orthopedic conditions including:

Thrive has an unwavering commitment to empowering and supporting patients through their diagnosis, treatment, and recovery process. We are well versed in cutting-edge orthopedic procedures including knee arthroscopy, foot arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy.

Treatment Alternatives

We always encourage our patients to consider conservative treatment first before considering surgery. Our practice provides treatment alternative that reduces the chance of requiring surgery, many of which may be covered by insurance. Some examples of conservative measures may include physical therapy, chiropractic care, orthotics, or injections. However, regardless of the conservative measures taken, at times no amount of physical therapy or chiropractic care will resolve your underlying condition and surgery may be required. We promise to keep you well-informed at every step of your recovery process to make your experience as painless and enjoyable as possible.

Contact Us

Our team is available by phone at 678-257-2547, email, or via our website to answer any questions you may have or to schedule your orthopedic consultation today. We look forward to serving you and the Decatur community with orthopedic services to get you back to your life as quickly as possible. Our Practice is located at 505 Irvin Ct Suite 100, Decatur, GA 30030, across from Emory Decatur Hospital and next to the Madeline of Decatur.

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