Dr. Brian Gunnlaugson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 61
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Dr. Brian Gunnlaugson, MD
Dr. Brian Gunnlaugson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Johnstown, PA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Gunnlaugson is affiliated with Windber Medical Center and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center - Main.

321 Main St Ste 3C

Johnstown, PA 15901

Contact Information

(814) 535-6521

Dr. Brian Gunnlaugson, MD

Dr. Brian Gunnlaugson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • Tricare
  • 2 More

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Gunnlaugson's Experience

Dr. Gunnlaugson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


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  • 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 Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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
based on 28 total reviews (13 with comments)
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)
in Somerset, PA |
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.
in windber pa |
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 replacement. It was nice to have it here at home, & not have to travel 2-4 hrs. to the "big city". Dr. Gunnlaugson managed everything including the pain very well. In 1 month I was walking 1 1/4 mile 2 x day.
in Windber, PA |
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 the street at Windber Hospital. On that day everything was explained as to what would happen on the day of the surgery. There isn't enough room to tell you how wonderful everything went.
in Johnstown, PA |
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 for 3 days, cane 2 weeks and cane assist for another week! I then started to walk on my treadmill slow but without PAIN ! I am very Grateful to Dr. GUnny. MYpain is gone and I am getting back to normal
in Windber, PA |
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 of your questions. They both have many years of experience and I would not hesitate to recommend them. Also, their pre-op program is excellent and all the necessary tests are done at one location.
in Hollsopple, PA |
Dr. Gunnlaugson is patient and listens to what problems you are having. Very good bed side manner, kind and compassionate. Made sure you we're comfortable after your surgery. Does not rush you in his office with a follow up visit, makes sure he answers all your questions you may have about the care you need to do to getting back to normal like your good knee. Blessings to you for all that you have done!!!
in imler Pa |
Dr. Gunnlaugson what a great Dr. He and his staff both listen to what you have to say and they give great advice, my surgery went great and so far the after care has been the same
in Hollsopple, pa |
Dr G and his staff treat you like a friend. They all care about YOU, your feelings, your thoughts. They will take the time with you to make sure you understand what the situation is. Mrs. G. Is such a sweetheart. I will refer everyone to see him. I will follow him where ever he feels he has to go. They are good people, and treat you as an equal!
in Johnstown, PA |
Dr. Gunnlaugson takes the time to listen and answer your questions. Felt very comfortable and was not anxious at all about having my hip done. X-rays done and everything explained to me. Very pleasant. Entire office very efficient.
in Johnstown, PA |
I had a total knee replacement. I was very pleased at the professionalism of dr Gunnlaugson. And every thing went great!
in Johnstown, PA |
He is a great doctor, very considerate and takes time with his patients. He is a great surgeon and has done a knee surgery for me and I am doing great. I would recommend him to anyone looking for his type of surgeries.
in Johnstown pa |
He listens to your complaints and helps you get the best carw
in Johnstown, PA |
Dr. Gunnlaugson and his staff are both extremely caring and efficient. They return your telephone calls and are very patient in answering questions.
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Classic Blue
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    HealthyU HDHP
    Medicare Advantage - UPMC for Life HMO
    Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - UPMC for Kids
    UPMC Community Care HMO-SNP
    UPMC for Life Medicare Advantage Plan
    UPMC for Life Options HMO-SNP
    UPMC for You - Medicaid
    UPMC for You Advantage HMO-SNP
    Western Pennsylvania HDHP
    Western Pennsylvania HMO-High
    Western Pennsylvania HMO-Standard

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Hospitals where Dr. Gunnlaugson has admitting privileges

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center - Main
1086 Franklin St
Johnstown, PA 15905
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Windber Medical Center
600 Somerset Ave
Windber, PA 15963
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