Dr. George Tipton Jr, MD

Dr. George Tipton Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. George Tipton Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Austin, TX. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

4029 S Capital of Texas Hwy # 1

Austin, TX 78704

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Tipton Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tipton Jr "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."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tipton Jr "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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

46  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
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16  Procedures

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
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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