Dr. Michael Rytel, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 58

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Michael Rytel, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rytel has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Allegheny Valley Hospital and UPMC Presbyterian. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Michael Rytel, MD

Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates

5820 CENTRE AVE Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(412) 661-5500
Telehealth services available

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Rytel is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian Pittsburgh, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rytel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rytel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rytel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (412) 661-5500.

Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Rytel is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tear
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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Dr. Rytel's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Rytel accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Rytel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rytel

4.8

Based on 59 ratings

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Dr. Rytel has a good bedside manner. He suggested rotator cuff surgery. In addition, he explained the surgery in great detail and what to expect. My recovery was and continues to be a success. I am at 2 years post-surgery now and had full shoulder function in no time with a quick recovery. Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Russel S. – Feb 11, 2022
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He is the best!
After putting off shoulder replacement for years, I finally had a complete reverse shoulder replacement performed by Dr. Rytel. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I found him to be informative, caring I truly believe he is one of the best shoulder surgeons in the Pittsburgh area. He is the only one I would go to in the future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bernie – Jan 31, 2022
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I have seen Dr. Rytel for both my shoulder and left knee. He listens to everything that I have to say and is so compassionate. He is easy to talk to and makes you feel like he is genuinely concerned. He has helped me tremendously every time I have had to see him. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pam – Jan 04, 2022
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I went to see Dr. Rytel for a second opinion on my knee. I found him to be compassionate and informative. My first experience with a cortisone injection 28 years ago was so bad that I couldn't bring myself to have a second. Dr. Rytel's approach gave me the confidence to have it done, and I am so glad I made the decision to go to him. I would happily recommend him to anyone seeking an orthopaedic specialist!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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GPiccolino – Jul 11, 2021
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always helpful. thorough examination and explanation
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 20, 2021
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Dr. Rytel is a compassionate man with a gentle manner. He listens and is honest in his answers. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Susan – Mar 24, 2021
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I have been going to GPOA for over 22 years starting with Dr Graham Johnstone for a hip replacement originating from AVN. Since then, I have used them for other hip replacements , knee replacements & now Dr Rytel for a shoulder problem and elbow problem all due to arthritis. Dr Rytel is a good listener, answers all questions, & aims to solve the specific problem that you have.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Ellen Marcus – Mar 20, 2021
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Awesome Doctor and staff
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John DiBiasio – Nov 10, 2020
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I went to see Dr. Rytel for the first time today for my left shoulder and right knee. I found Dr. Rytel to be very caring and compassionate. He listened very carefully to my concerns and issues that were related to my left shoulder and right knee. He answered all of my questions and outlined a plan to address my shoulder and knee issues. He is a stellar doctor who truly dedicates himself in providing the upmost care for his patients. I am so glad that he is my doctor!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Daniel Cali – Nov 03, 2020
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I have seen Dr.Rytel for my knee, I was pleased on how fast in got into his office as a new patient. I can only say what a great Dr. and staff. He made me feel very at ease, as I have great fears. his office was very friendly and fast. I would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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kathy shreckengast – Oct 28, 2020
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I found Dr. Rytel in 2013, after I had a bad experience elsewhere. A friend, fellow snow sports enthusiast, and doctor of physical therapy had recommended Dr. Rytel to me. I’m so grateful to have found him! He fixed my knee and continues to keep my shoulder functioning for all the paddling and swimming adventures I am not ready to give up. As a healthcare professional myself, I find him and his staff to be exceptional. I trust him to be compassionate, straightforward, and consistent. I recommend him to anyone needing repairs. He’s definitely one of the best in our region.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sarah Jane – Oct 26, 2020
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I trust him , that's what is most important to me . I have seen him for several conditions ~ he always puts me back together !
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 22, 2020
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I've been seeing Dr. Rytel since last year for shoulder issues. He and his staff are wonderful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 21, 2020
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Dr Rytel took care of me as he always does. He never rushes, always explains everything and lets you know what your best options are. He always answers all your questions so that when you leave you are well informed. I only wish all of my Dr's were as thorough as Dr Retell.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah Wichrowski – Oct 13, 2020
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Dr. Rytel and his staff are fantastic! Dr. Rytel himself could not be nicer. He explained everything to me and made me feel very comfortable and like I was in great hands. They squeezed me in as a new patient same day appointment and he was on time and I was in and out within a half hour. I can't say enough nice things about my experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Samantha – Oct 06, 2020
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Dr. Rytel is very thorough, kind and takes the time to listen to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Sep 29, 2020
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I had shoulder pain. Saw Maggie the P.A then Dr Rytel both were very very good and thorough. Dr Rytel has repaired both of my rotator cuffs over the years and i am extremely pleased. I would recommend to and have recommend ed patients to this him and this practice. Office staff is excellent also.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Albert " Chip " Musloe Jr. – Sep 29, 2020
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Injured my hand. Dr. Rytel read my x rays and found there were no broken bones, just tendon damage. He gave me a splint to wear and exercises to strengthen my hand.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill Perroz – Sep 25, 2020
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I was able to get an appointment (new patient) within days. Dr. Rytel was recommended to me by a friend. He was professional and knowledgeable. I never felt rushed. He answered all my questions and concerns. The entire staff was friendly and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 22, 2020
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Right Knee
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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KSmith – Sep 22, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing state of the art Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine services to my patients in a personalized, empathetic and welcoming environment....Read more

Biography

Michael Rytel, MD grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He went to Brookfield Central High School where he graduated valedictorian and captained the varsity...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

McGaw Med Center Of Northwestern
Residency Hospital
Northwestern University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1996
Allegheny Gen Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Orthopedic Research of VA
1990
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
Duke University
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. Michael Rytel, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Michael Rytel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rytel frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Rytel specializes.

Where is Dr. Michael Rytel, MD's office located?

Dr. Rytel's office is located at 5820 CENTRE AVE, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates

Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates5820 CENTRE AVE Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates

Brackenridge Office1030 Broadview Blvd Brackenridge, PA 15014
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rytel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Allegheny Valley Hospital

Natrona Heights, PA

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

11 Awards Received

UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

UPMC St. Margaret

Pittsburgh, PA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2023)