Dr. David Hildreth, MD

Dr. David Hildreth, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
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Dr. David Hildreth, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sugar Land, TX and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic hand surgery.

15035 Southwest Fwy

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hildreth performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Trigger Finger
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Hildreth's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hildreth "In a society where people are living longer and demanding more from their body, developing treatments to ensure many active and fulfilling years is more than our responsibility, it's our obligation."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

55  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cyst
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Finger Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Injuries
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31  Procedures

  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

  • David Lipscomb University, Nashville Tn.
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University of South Florida / College of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of S Fl College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute Hand and Micro Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University of Louisville School of Med. Microsurgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Uni. of Houston, Houston, Tx. MBA
    Other Education | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • H Texas Top Doctors, 2011
  • Super Doctors of Texas, 2011
  • Best Doctors in America, 2012
Media & Publications
  • Latest News,
  • A Clinical Study of Extracorporeal Shockwaves for the Treatment of Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2011 March/April;22(2):185-192., 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hildreth's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hildreth to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Hildreth's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

You will not be disappointed, he is one of the greatest orthopedic surgeon that I know. His experience speaks for itself! He also has a great bed side manner! You don't see that a lot these days.
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I just want to tell people about my visit with Dr. Hildreth. He was very thorough, He answered all my questions and dicussed with me my concerns about my elbow. He took his time and I did not feel rushed at all. My experience is the was a doctors visit should be.
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A very distinct Dr., who cares about his patient. Tells it like it is, gives you options as well as time lines. He also provides, in specific detail, the condition, how it became that way, and steps on how to get it fixed. As a person of detail, I appreciate his candor.
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Dr Hildreth has a god complex. I went in with a shattered left wrist and a fractured right elbow. Ended up having surgery. Surgery went fine, however when it cam time to pull the pins out, he was rough, and I told him it was hurting. He looked at me and said " it doesn't hurt, it's not broken...more
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During follow-up appointment with Dr. Hildreth, while discussing surgery, he was VERY dismissive of my concerns about undergoing general anesthesia in lieu of a block. (The anesthesia would allow him to operate on both hands at same time). My weight, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea, etc....more
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