Dr. George Tipton Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 66
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Dr. George Tipton Jr, MD
The son of a surgeon, I was born in the original Seton Hospital and grew up in Austin, Texas. I'm an orthopedic spine surgeon and have been in practice since 1983. I founded the Spine and Rehabilitation Center in 1994 and have been in the Seton Healthcare Family since 2011.

3724 Executive Center Dr Ste G10

Austin, TX 78731

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Dr. George Tipton Jr, MD

Dr. George Tipton Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

My father was my inspiration to become a physician. His sense of duty to his nation and our community instilled in me the desire to go into medicine. He had served our country as a surgeon in WWII and served the Austin community in numerous ways. He and Mom encouraged my sister and I to go beyond college and obtain post-graduate degrees.
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Dr. Tipton Jr's Experience

Dr. Tipton Jr'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 General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.


  • Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Jeff Davis Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1940
  • John Sealy Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1939
  • John Sealy Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1949

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tipton Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tipton Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tipton Jr to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Tipton Jr'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 (4)
in Austin, TX |
Initially gave 5 stars based on squeezing me in for an emergency appointment. Dr did not meet with me before or after surgery as he promised. I was treated as a checklist in the follow-up appts after surgery. He did not listen to me as a patient and instead kept restating the same things over and over with "typical patients" and never seemed to remember anything I said. Did not review followup mri results. Office consistently does not return phone calls. I will NOT be returning to this dr.
in Round Rock, TX |
I've had three spine surgeries in 20 years with Dr. Tipton. All surgeries were warranted and this belief comes with working judiciously with Dr. Tipton to confirm the surgery need. His approach starts with anything but surgery until the appropriate options are exhausted then surgery only after he's confident he can affect the desired outcome. I'm so confident in him that I'll let no one else operate on my spine. Very high recommendatoins.
in Leander, TX |
Dr. Tipton has been my back surgeon since 2011. He has operated on my back 2 times and now it looks like I'm headed for a 3rd. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Tipton and his experience. Additionally, the staff at his main office has always been very supportive and helpful (Stephanie was awesome!!!). I cannot endorse Dr. Tipton and the staff enough!!
in Pflugerville, TX |
I found Dr. Tipton to be rude and condescending. I was in the exam room and needed to go to the restroom and walked out of the exam room and Dr. Tipton asked, Can I help you? like I wasn't supposed to be there when I am already wearing a hospital gown. In the exam room as he was explaining my options, I asked a question about the procedure. He then asked me in a rude tone, Do you want to ask questions, or can I finish. I don't know why people call him Buddy. He was not a Buddy to me.
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Dr. Tipton Jr accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Tipton Jr has admitting privileges

Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
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