Dr. Michael Rytel, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 56

Dr. Rytel
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Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates

5820 CENTRE AVE Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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(412) 661-5500

Dr. Michael Rytel, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Rytel has more experience with Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Allegheny Valley Hospital and UPMC Presbyterian. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rytel to book an appointment.

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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
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Arthroscopy
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Dr. Rytel's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • 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
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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 Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Rytel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO

Dr. Rytel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rytel

4.8

Based on 56 ratings

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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
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GPiccolino – Jul 11, 2021
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
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Apr 20, 2021
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
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No results
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Susan – Mar 24, 2021
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
Awesome Doctor and staff
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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John DiBiasio – Nov 10, 2020
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
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
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
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No results
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Sarah Jane – Oct 26, 2020
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
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Oct 22, 2020
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
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Oct 21, 2020
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
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
I couldn't be happier with the results of my surgery. Dr. Rytel is a pro!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dave – Sep 05, 2020
The Best Doctor and Staff you what to deal with would definitely 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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Shawn Alcorn – Sep 02, 2020
Dr Rytel did rotator cuff surgery in January. Had my last follow up recently. He is an awesome doctor and would highly recommended him. He told me exactly what to expect during recovery and everything went exactly how he said. Thank you Dr Rytel.
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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Jean Rattay – Sep 02, 2020
Great office, staff and Doctor. They all have a wonderful sense of humor which makes you feel comfortable. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Sep 02, 2020
Dr ryrel was wonderful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Aug 29, 2020
efficient, well run office competent, knowledgeable confident , compassionate 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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Aug 14, 2020
My history with Dr. Rytel started on 08/28/2014. I was having a lot of pain in my right shoulder and since I already was seeing a doctor at GPOA I picked up there pamphlet of doctors and saw his kind looking face and decided to make an appointment with him. The thing I liked best about him is he never made me feel like I did not know what I feeling when it came to my pain. Dr. Rytel listened to me and did not rush to leave. every since 2014 until now he has been my ortho doctor I will never leave him. His staff is also kind they greet you with hello as soon as the see you and a good by and have a nice day at the end of your visit.
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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Mattie Elder – Aug 13, 2020
I was very happy with Dr. Rytel and his care of me. He did an excellent job and I would highly recommend him to everyone in need of his expertise.
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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Kevin Nelson – Jul 29, 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

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

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
1986
Duke University
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Rytel frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Rytel specializes.

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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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    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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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

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

UPMC St. Margaret

Pittsburgh, PA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received