Dr. Brian McGrath, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. McGrath
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UBMD Orthopaedics

4949 Harlem Rd Amherst, NY 14226

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Dr. Brian McGrath, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Amherst, NY. Dr. McGrath has more experience with Hip & Pelvic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Buffalo General Medical Center and ECMC Health Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McGrath to book an appointment.

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Hip & Pelvic Surgery

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip & Pelvic Surgery specialists.

Dr. McGrath is experienced in the area of Hip & Pelvic Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Hip Replacement
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Total Hip Replacement
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Dr. McGrath's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. McGrath's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McGrath

3.7

Based on 37 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. McGrath performed an Anterior Hip Replacement on me several months ago. The decision to replace the hip was done quickly and decisively based on my x-rays and symptoms. The preparation for surgery, surgery day, and recovery details were thorough and implemented perfectly. This included the appropriate post surgical medications, several at home nursing and physical therapy visits, and follow up by his office. After surgery I used a walker for the 1st five days, then a cane for 10 more days. Within a few weeks I was walking around the neighborhood. Dr. McGrath's assistants and staff were knowledgeable and professional. I could not be happier with the outcome as my quality of life has been restored. Thank You Dr. McGrath
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jeffrey Housler – Nov 30, 2021
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Dr McGrath excelled at explaining the partial knee replacement in language I could understand yet with the necessary detail. He scheduled my surgery for a month later, before I left the office, so I didn’t have to wait 8 weeks for a phone call (as ai did at Excelsior). He’s extremely intelligent, well trained and well spoken. Head and shoulders above the two other surgeons I spoke with. And he recommended a more conservative surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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The Best hip and knee doc in Buffalo – Nov 13, 2021
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Initial visit for me to discuss hip replacement. Robin NP was fabulous! She went over my x ray and explained the surgery in great detail. Dr. McGrath came in and re-enforced Robin's presentation. Both Robin and Dr. McGrath answered all our questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dr. M. Candace Collard – Oct 19, 2021
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I had a total hip replacement last week at the Southtowns Surgery Center. I was treated with kindness and caring by a group of very professional doctors, nurses and other medical staff. Although I was quite nervous, I also felt very safe. I saw Dr. McGrath briefly when we both had to sign off on my surgery and he was very kind. I was home the same day and a nurse was at my house within a half hour. I am recuperating well so far, no pain, and walking with a cane. I am hoping to recover well enough to resume my once active fitness routine and lifestyle. Thank you Dr. McGrath!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 09, 2021
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Dr. McGrath did a wondergul job on my left total hip replacement Nov. 19. It has been five weeks and the first time pain free in almost two years. Am walking with no crutches or cane and no longer need the pain medicine I needed before surgery. Surgery was at the Surgery Center in Orchard Park and I had surgery at 10:30 and was home by 4:00 an hour away. All the staff were kind and caring. Thank you!!
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Pat Canada – Dec 28, 2020
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This is the second hip replacement Dr McGrath has done for me. He did my left hip about 5 years ago. I had this surgery at the Orchard Park surgery center they were great. My surgery was at 7:30 Dr McGrath came in talked to me signed my hip that was being done and then they took me to surgery. Last thing I remember was the oxygen mask. I woke up fully dressed which was pretty nice and had no pain I was home before 1:00 and we live about an hour away. It's 3 days since surgery and I am no longer in pain like I was before surgery. I think Dr McGrath is wonderful and his staff is great I would recommend him to everyone. Thank you Dr McGrath
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marion – Nov 01, 2020
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This morning was my right hip replacement at the Southtown Surgery Center. Dr. McGraths the entire team where all amazing , professional and extremely knowledgeable. The entire experience was excellent. I couldn’t imagine anyone else performing the surgery except Dr. McGrath and his team!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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David Pawlik – Oct 16, 2020
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Dr. McGrath treated my mother and fixed a previous knee surgery (prior surgery not done by him) and did an amazing job. He was professional, kind and understanding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pat’s daughter – Jul 23, 2019
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No followup. No follow through. Leaves all the after surgery to his staff. Won't use him again. My guess is he is too busy and greed has dictated his practice.
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Mar 19, 2019
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Dr. McGrath performed surgery for a CAM FAI. Almost immediate relief was felt. He had a great bedside manner, explained everything in detail, answered all my questions. I am very happy with the professional staff that took care of me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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buffalo, NY – Aug 31, 2018
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We almost switched doctors because of this website review. I am so glad I did not! I felt completely comfortable with Dr. McGrath's experience. He has over 30 years of experience with arthroscopic surgery. We were able to get a quick appointment and he quickly scheduled surgery. The outcome has been immediate relief. He explained everything and allowed us to ask questions and addressed all concerns. Excellent bed side manner. Excellent surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cynthia Slisz in NY – Aug 31, 2018
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said "at some point we have to have a competent conversation" ihat i " was interesting and had interesting conversation" .no. he was condecending rude and lied on report of what he actually said. dont go here
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Cumberland, RI – Apr 05, 2017
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An excellent surgeon, Dr McGrath did a both a hip and knee replacement on me. I am very satisfied.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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B Rosser in Alden, NY – Mar 25, 2017
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Condescending,belittling,lies on reports,wrong dates,
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lancaster, NY – Mar 03, 2017
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Dr. McGrath did a total anterior hip replacement on me in May 2015. I am 74 years old. It was done at Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo New York. I recovered very rapidly. He is extremely approachable as is his staff. I cannot imagine getting better care from anyone or at any other facility.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gayle Davis in Clarence, NY – Jul 19, 2016
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He performed a bi-lateral core decompression as a first less invasive procedure and then when that failed he performed a bi-lateral hip resurfacing using Bi-Med. This was a FDA study at that time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Christopher Laub in Lockport, NY – May 24, 2016
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Oncology

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Locations

UBMD Orthopaedics

Amherst Health Center4949 Harlem Rd Amherst, NY 14226
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UBMD Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine5959 Big Tree Rd Orchard Park, NY 14127
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. McGrath is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Buffalo General Medical Center

Buffalo, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

ECMC Health Campus

Buffalo, NY

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Kenmore, NY

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received