Dr. Michael S. George, MD

Dr. Michael S. George, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 42 years old

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Dr. Michael George is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University in...Read more

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Dr. George's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Houston, TX |
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.
in Spring, TX |
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 had zero pain resulting from surgeries (mild discomfort from PT). I would encourage Anyone considering surgery or suffering in pain to please speak with Dr. George. I gave Dr. George the highest rating
in Houston, TX |
For years I struggled with debilitating knee pain. It became progressively worse and until I came to Dr. George, I thought my life was over. My total knee replacements were 11 week apart, and now I am able to do things I haven't been able to do for a long time. I appreciate Dr. George's approach to making sure there were no complications during my hospital stay and recovery. I just wish I had met him sooner!
in Houston, TX |
My husband has been going to Dr. George for several years. He recommended I see him when I developed knee problems. My first visit with him was great. The problem is his office staff. Pre certification people do not return your calls. Then I called for the office manager, Donna. Left 2 messages for her and she has yet called me back. Called Mr. Berkowitz, the Administrative Manager over the office. He has not returned my call. This place has major staff issues! Ridiculous!
in Spring, TX |
I would recommend Dr. George to anyone. He is an amazing surgeon. He did a total knee replacement on me and the results have been amazing. His personality and bedside manners are extraordinary !!
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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.

Dr. George'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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • H Texas Magazine Top Doctors
    • Texas Monthly Super Doctors
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  • 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

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    University Hospital Of Cincinnati

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospital Of Cincinnati

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

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