Dr. Michael Rytel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Rytel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates

1030 Broadview Blvd Brackenridge, PA 15014

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(412) 661-5500

Dr. Michael Rytel, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Brackenridge, PA. Dr. Rytel has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Knee/Lower Limbs 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 and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rytel to book an appointment.


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Dr. Rytel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health America PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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PHCS Network PPO
UPMC
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

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 specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rytel treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Rytel treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rytel treats Shoulder Disorders more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Rytel treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rytel treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Rytel treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rytel treats Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Rytel treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rytel treats Knee Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Rytel treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rytel treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Rytel treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Check Dr. Rytel's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Rytel's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • 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 Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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 Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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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.
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Kevin Nelson – Jul 29, 2020
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Dr. Rytel is always personable, professional, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
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Jim M. from Brackenridge – Jul 25, 2020
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I got right in without any drama. They tended to my needs with care and compassion. when I left the office I felt as though they really cared about my problem and did what was necessary. I was glad to have went to DR. Rytel and his support staff.
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Robert Stapel – Jul 25, 2020
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Dr. Rytel is kind and has excellent bedside manner. He’s easy to talk to and provides excellent care.
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Dr. Rytel is kind, patient, does not rush you through the appointment. He is a great physician.
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Michele Cusack – Jul 21, 2020
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GREAT DOCTOR EASY TO TALK TO & UNDERSTAND
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RON RAVOTTI – Jul 14, 2020
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I would recommend
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L Peak – Jul 10, 2020
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He was very nice and up front with me and explained my knee situation. I look forward to going back with good news of my knee with therapy
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Julie Burghy – Jul 03, 2020
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My visit was great! I got there a half hour early and his staff had me in for an x-ray and in a room at a very decent time. Dr. Rytel was great to talk to and understood what I was telling him. He's excellent at what he does and I will refer him to anyone that has orthopedic problems.
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Robin Heilman – Jun 30, 2020
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EUFLEXXA shots in both knees
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TINA ESPOSITO – Jun 30, 2020
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Very knowledgeable and skillful and very compassionate
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Jun 27, 2020
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Told me a surgery couldn't be undone, & the surgery really never took & my labrum was ripped off the socket by the anchors from the surgery that never should've been done. Lady in his office said he didn't want to touch me bc I saw another Dr. so he was more afraid of a lawsuit happening than me being out of pain. Thanks for making me lose $, work leave & suffer longer!! I DO NOT Recommend!!!
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Slippery Rock, PA – Jun 02, 2017
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Dr. Rytel is the BEST!. He has scoped my shoulder and both of my knees. I highly recommend Dr Rytel.
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Diane B in Pittsburgh, PA – Mar 03, 2017
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Fantastic results! Dr. Rytel repaired my shoulder. I did not require any pain meds post-op and 10+ years later my shoulder still feels great!
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Lawrence A in Pitt, PA – Sep 26, 2016
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Terrible...he spent 5 mins with me and told me I was a medical mystery. Instead of referring me to someone else, he scheduled me back in a week.
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About Me

I am committed to providing state of the art Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine services to my patients in a personalized, empathetic and welcoming environment.  My practice accepts all of the local insurance products including UPMC and Highmark, a...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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Locations

Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates

Brackenridge Office1030 Broadview Blvd Brackenridge, PA 15014
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates

Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates5820 CENTRE AVE Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Allegheny Valley Hospital

Natrona Heights, PA

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

UPMC St. Margaret

Pittsburgh, PA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average