Dr. David Lionberger, MD

Dr. David Lionberger, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. David Lionberger, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

6560 Fannin St Ste 1016

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 333-4100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthFirst
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Top Care Areas

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

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Dr. Lionberger's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lionberger "David R. Lionberger, MD is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. He is also a noted specialist in arthritis and joint replacement surgery who maintains an active practice in general orthopedic surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has distinguished himself both for arthritis research and for the design and testing of innovative orthopedic implants. David R. Lionberger, MD is a lecturer and surgical instructor at symposiums throughout Europe, Asia and South America."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

84  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger


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33  Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • 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
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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.


  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Baylor
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Baylor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Brigham And Womans Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Harvard Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lionberger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lionberger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lionberger to family and friends
92 total reviews (46 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (92)

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Dr. Lionberger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (46)

This was a very clean and almost painless process. I learned a lot about my body and what was necessary for appropriate healing. The power of ice packs and leg elevation were much more critical then I previously thought. The team of doctors, nurses, assistants and the other support staff were not...more
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Dr. Lionberger was very helpful and extremely knowledgeable on the subject and my condition. Excited about treatment and being cured. would recommend him to anyone. Top notch!!!
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Dr. Lionberger has made it possible to enjoy walking again, without pain. Recovering time was faster than I expected. I highly recommend this surgeon.
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Dr. Lionberger performed a total knee replacement on my left knee. His advice and surgical skills are exemplary. My recovery was in line with the expectations Dr. Lionberger established. His staff is highly competent, professional and courteous.
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My experience with Dr. Lionberger, M.D. was outstanding. He did surgery on my knees resulted to me being able to participate in sports. After 12 years since my surgery I have had no problems, no discomfort at all I have recommended several patients and they also are pleased.
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