As of May 2015, some of the top-ranked surgeons on Healthgrades by patient satisfaction in the Austin, Texas area are Dr. Randall F. Dryer, Dr. Umeshchandra G. Gadaria and Dr. Matthew J. Geck. HealthGrades lists 117 orthopedic surgeons near Austin.
When choosing an orthopedic surgeon, it is important to pay attention to the surgeon's specialty, since there are many different types of orthopedic problems and procedures. Surgeons in large hospitals in more populated areas may have more experience, according to Sutter Health. It is also important to keep the surgeon's training, number of successful surgeries and hospital infection rate in mind when choosing an orthopedic surgeon, explains the Hospital for Special Surgery.