Dr. Michael George, MD

Dr. Michael George, MD

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Dr. Michael George, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.Read his story

17270 Red Oak Dr Ste 200

Houston, TX 77090

Contact Information

(281) 440-6960

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Dislocation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. George's bio

This content was provided by Dr. George "Dr. Michael George is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he also played linebacker on the football team. He then earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University and later completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. George went on to obtain additional fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Vanderbilt University where he gained extensive experience in advanced shoulder and knee surgery. Dr. George was one of the first doctors in Houston to earn the Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Michael George specializes in orthopaedic sports medicine, advanced arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, distal biceps tendon repair, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, multiligament knee reconstruction, total shoulder replacement and total knee replacement. He sees patients at both the Willowbrook and Red Oak office locations in Houston. Dr. George treats professional rodeo cowboys as a member of the Justin Sports Medicine Team and has been a team physician for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He is the team physician for the Scrap Yard Dawgs professional softball team, North American University, Texas A&T junior college football team, The Woodlands Strykers collegiate baseball team as well as several area high schools. He has been a team physician for the Texas Copperheads professional Arena 2 Football team, Prairie View A&M University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University in Nashville, the Nashville Sounds AAA Baseball team and Collegiate Rodeo. Like his colleagues at KSF, Dr. George believes in trying all non-operative treatments before recommending surgery. He spends the extra time to explain all the options to his patients so they can make the most informed decisions. Dr. George has been active academically as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine as well as a Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas at Houston. He has served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. His research has been published extensively in multiple orthopaedic journals and he was voted as one of the best doctors in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine as well as one of Houston's Top Doctors by H Texas Magazine. He is also a reviewer for the journal Arthroscopy and the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. George is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Texas Medical Association, and the Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society. He is also a member of the AAOS Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Program Subcommittee and the AOSSM Public Relations Committee."

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture

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32  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • 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.

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Hospital of Cincinnati
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Hospital of Cincinnati
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • H Texas Magazine Top Doctors,
  • Texas Monthly Super Doctors,
Media & Publications
  • George MS, Khazzam MS, Kuhn JE. Humeral Avulsion of the Glenohumeral Ligament, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011; 19(3): 127-133,
  • George MS. Reverse Passage of the Suture Lasso in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. American Journal of Orthopedics 2009;38(12):633-34,
  • George MS. Simultaneous Acute Rotator Cuff Tear and Distal Biceps Rupture in a Strongman Competitor. Orthopedics 2010; 16:268-270,
  • George MS, Jorgensen JR. Method of Subcoracoid Graft Passage in Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction, Orthopedics, 2010; 33(11):812,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. George's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. George to family and friends
39 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
    (33)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. George's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr George is my guy!! He is awesome. He was amazing for my husband. The staff at springwood are great. Totally recommend dr George for orthopedics. Thank you, dr George. From the NELSONS
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I saw Dr. George as a second opinion as my shoulder wasn't getting any better. He looked at my MRI results and stay and said there wasn't any way my shoulder would heal without surgery. I was scheduled that day for surgery which took place 2 weeks later. His office staff are all so very nice and he...more
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Dr George is an excellent physician. He performed a correction to a botched rotator cuff surgery. On my initial visit, i explained by entire history & the difficult time I was having with previous Orthopaedic doctors & how the surgeon was ignoring me cuz he felt I didn't want to return to work....more
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I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Dr. George and his entire team. Having the miss fortune to tear both ACL's at different times, Dr. George literally got me back up and running as quickly as possible. I highly recommend.
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Excellent bedside manner. He listened intently, explains test results, explains surgical procedures and follow-up process. He operated on both a knee and shoulder for me. I have had phenomenal results. Dr. George made sure I understood the importance of PT. He was sure right about that. I have...more
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