Expertise. Experience. Patient focus. These are just a few of the reasons Houstonians seek out the physicians of Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine when bone and joint problems take them out of action. Our patients range from professional athletes to "weekend warriors" to busy moms and dads — and everyone receives the same superior level of care from the moment they walk through our doors.
At Houston Methodist, we've brought together a unique group of board-certified professionals with vast experience in orthopedic surgery. Our physicians are fellowship-trained in a wide range of subspecialties, including:
- Hip, knee, and other joint replacements
- Spine treatment
- Hand and wrist surgery
- Sports medicine
- Foot and ankle surgery
At Houston Methodist, an important part of our commitment to patients is offering the most innovative diagnostic and treatment approaches, including:
- The latest nonsurgical treatments and physical therapy techniques
- Less invasive endoscopic, arthroscopic, and robotic procedures
- Advanced limb preservation and joint reconstruction procedures
With seven convenient locations in and around Houston, we offer patients access to Methodist's renowned expertise, innovation, and technology right in their own neighborhoods. Many of our surgeons also serve our communities by acting as team physicians and surgical consultants to local professional, high school, and college sports teams.
The physician's of Houston Methodist are proud to help educate tomorrow's physicians. As such, some of our physicians are faculty members of a sports medicine fellowship program and an orthopedic residency program.
What does "board-certified" mean?
"Board-certified" means that the physician has been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), the organization that establishes standards of education for orthopedic surgeons. To become certified, physicians must meet the Board's educational requirements and pass its written and oral exams; to maintain certification, they must complete continuing education coursework and meet other requirements on a regular basis.
What does "fellowship-trained" mean?
In addition to four years of medical school and five years of residency, orthopedic surgeons may also complete a fellowship, an in-depth training program of one year or more in a specific subspecialty, such as sports medicine, joint replacement, or hand surgery. This allows surgeons to achieve a deeper understanding of specific areas of expertise and bring this knowledge into their work with patients.