Dr. Kevin E. Varner, MD

Dr. Kevin E. Varner, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 51 years old

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Dr. Kevin Varner, chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Houston Methodist Hospital, specializes in foot and ankle disorders. Specific areas of interest include tibia fractures and sports related injuries of the foot and ankle. He serves as the head team physician for the Houston Ballet and is the assistant team orthopedic surgeon for the Houston Texans, the Houston Dynamo and the University of Houston. He is also a member of the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine. Dr. Varner completed his foot and ankle fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and was named by Texas Monthly magazine as one of its "Super Docs". Dr. Varner sees patients in the Texas Medical Center.Read more

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Dr. Varner's Reviews

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3.9
based on 32 total surveys (12 with reviews)
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Houston, TX |
Very caring, thorough, excellent bedside manner! Everyone is EXTREMELY nice!!!
in Houston, TX |
I have seen Dr. Varner several times. Years ago, he seemed to be a caring doctor. But seeing him now, ten years later, he does not appear to care. In years past, he has had a reputation as being a very good foot surgeon. Beware other surgeons in his practice at Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, as I have known people who had very bad experiences from surgery with extremely indifferent surgeons there. I was one of these unfortunate patients recently and I am permanentently damaged.
in Bellaire,Texas 77401 |
Excellent all around.
Pearland, TX |
Staff is horrid
in Lake Charles,LA |
He did a Big foot surgery on me February the 15th of this year!!Him an his staff is Awesome!!Best docter i ever had!!
in Houston, TX |
Dr Varner is not only qualified, he is kind and comforting. His staff, however, is extremely rude, unprofessional and uncaring. I have never experienced so little care from staff. I will NEVER NEVER NEVER use Dr Varner again because of his staff. I will refer all of our patients elsewhere. Tasha in particular is a nasty and unkind woman who would rather argue and interrupt than listen. I have never felt so upset, offended and unimportant.
in Houston, TX |
I was dealing with a knee problem and asked my orhthopedic about foot pain that had been occurring for over two years. He referred me to Dr. Varner. I was very pleased with the professionalism and friendliness of Dr. Varner and his staff. Numerous persons have told me that I was seeing the best doctor for foot surgery. My neurectomy was scheduled promptly and occurred earlier today. I have minimal discomfort and no need for any pain medication. I highly recommend Dr. Varner.
in Pearland, TX |
I've had two ankle surgeries with Dr. Varner (arthroscopic & OATS) and I'm going back for a neuroma surgery. He is EXCELLENT! Very caring, knowledgeable and professional. With that said, it takes a long time to get an appointment. Once you have the appointment, plan on it taking a very long time to get a parking spot in the garage. His support team is great, but they also take a long time to get back to you. It's just the cost of going to one of the best docs, since he has so many patients.
in Houston, TX |
I had bunion surgery with Dr. Varner and I have been extremely pleased with the results. It was such an easy surgery and I recovered extremely quickly. I have already referred Dr. Varner to many friends and family members.
in Houston |
I arrived for my first apt. 20 minutes late because valet parking was overwhelmed. Receptionist informed me my appointment was cancelled. I spoke on the phone to Teresa, office manager. She said I should have self parked. I explained that I was a disabled senior citizen and only used valet. She informed me that cancellation was approved by Varner. I believe that she was overstepping her authority and asked to speak with him. She refused. I will not return and go to Texas Orthopedic Hospita
Houston, TX |
I recently had bunion surgery with Dr. Varner, and he was excellent! It has been less than a week, and I am pain-free.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Varner performed surgery on my son's foot. He is a competitive athlete at the University of Texas so it was imperative that we this issue was taken care of or his athletic career was over. Issue was a Navicular stress fracture. Dr. Varner is the best...hands down. Surgery was over one year ago and foot is perfect and pain free.
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Dr. Varner's Care Philosophy

Dr. Kevin Varner, chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Houston Methodist Hospital, specializes in foot and ankle disorders.  Specific areas of interest include tibia fractures and sports related injuries of the foot and ankle.  He serves as the head team physician for the Houston Ballet and is the assistant team orthopedic surgeon for the Houston Texans, the Houston Dynamo and the University of Houston.  He is also a member of the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine.

Dr. Varner completed his foot and ankle fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.  He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and was named by Texas Monthly magazine as one of its "Super Docs".  Dr. Varner sees patients in the Texas Medical Center.

Dr. Varner says...

INTERESTS & SPECIAL PROCEDURES

Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy

Foot & Ankle Neuromas

Bunions

Foot & Ankle Fractures

Foot & Ankle Sports Medicine

Flat Feet

Hammer Toes

Dr. Varner'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 Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Why It Matters: Dr. Varner's Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Bunion
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    BAYLOR COLL OF MED

    Graduated in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection

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