Dr. Brian Gunnlaugson, MD

Dr. Brian Gunnlaugson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Brian Gunnlaugson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Johnstown, PA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Memorial University Of Newfoundland / Faculty Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

321 Main St Ste 3C

Johnstown, PA 15901

Contact Information

(814) 535-6521

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gunnlaugson "I decided, several years ago, to focus on treatment of arthritic hips and knees. Where appropriate, minimally invasive approaches are used, including the anterior approach to the hip. The focus of my team is to provide quality, appropriate, care to patients of all age groups and demographics. The hospital at which I operate has an excellent total joint program with outstanding Health Grades results."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


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32  Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Manitoba / Faculty Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Memorial University Of Newfoundland / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Meml U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Dalhousie Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gunnlaugson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gunnlaugson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gunnlaugson to family and friends
28 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gunnlaugson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

I had anterior total hip replacement performed by Dr. Gunnlaugson on December 5, 2016 and had made excellent recovery from the surgery. He has good bedside manners and is very pleased with the results of my surgery. No more pain.
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After a construction accident 30 years ago, I had 6 operations on my right knee, with 3 screws, & a staple in my right knee. I had surgeries at UPMC Pittsburgh, Arlington national hospital, & John Hopkin's. After 30 years & severe pain that became intolerable, it was time for a total knee...more
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From the very beginning Dr. Gunnlaugson's office staff & nurses were so considerate, friendly & helpful. I had an x-ray and consultation with Dr. Gunnlaugson & we all decided I needed a knee replacement. I have been having problems for over 4 yrs. I was scheduled for a Total Care class across...more
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Dr. Gunnlaugson made me feel at ease from my first Docters appointment to my last , I felt like a family member . He was there first thing in the morning after my total hip replacement. I was up walking that morning and had tremendous improvement and increased mobility each day. I used a walker...more
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I am 73 years old and had a total knee replacement in August 2016 and have made an excellent recovery. Dr. Gunnlaugson was understanding of my needs and explained the procedure well. His assistant, Mike, is also a great person and they are always willing to explain things in detail and answer all...more
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