Dr. Robert Blais, MD

Dr. Robert Blais, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Blais, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Florida in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and non-surgical orthopedics.Read his story

Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates

3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy Ste 160

Austin, TX 78704
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Top Care Areas


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Joint Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
more than 85% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Blais' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Blais "Dr. Robert Blais attended the University of Miami School of Medicine and received his medical degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of both the American Medical Association and Travis County Medical Association. Dr. Blais has assisted people with serious injuries to their arms and legs for many years. This includes setting and fixing broken bones and repairing and reconstructing damaged joints. He is one of only eight orthopedic surgeons who treats patients with severe bone injuries at University Medical Center at Brackenridge. He uses arthroscopic and standard incision techniques to repair damaged joints. Dr. Blais performs an innovative procedure for shoulder replacement surgery using reverse shoulder implants for patients with damaged rotator cuff muscles. He can also treat arthritic hip joints using anterior incision hip replacements, which results in a much faster recovery for his patients. Dr. Blais has performed many endoscopic carpal tunnel releases for carpal tunnel syndrome."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blais "My specific areas of interest include total joint replacements and I perform direct anterior hip replacements. I also perform reverse total shoulder arthroplasties. I also have extensive training experience with musculoskeletal trauma involving the upper and lower extremities. I provide services at the Level I trauma center in Austin at Brackenridge Hospital and have been on staff there treating tauma patients for many years. My approach to patient care is very conservative and I like to have patients involved in the decision making process and I welcome patient input into their conditions and we provide extensive preoperative counseling prior to nonemergent surgical intervention. I believe in trying nonsurgical methods first, such as injections, physical therapy, and bracing prior to major surgery."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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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

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  • University Of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blais has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. David's South Austin Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Blais is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Blais' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blais to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Blais' Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Austin, Tx
Dr. Blais is professional and has provided great treatment and advice I’ve needed to get stronger.
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Dr Blaise was great when i broke my ankle. I am seeing him Now for arthritis. He is friendly and ver good with explanations of what is going on with my knees. I wish he did feet.....
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in Austin, Texas
My appointment with Dr Blais went extremely well. I had been having pain in my right knee for 3 weeks. X-Rays were taken and he explained why I was having pain. He gave me a shot and today I'm not experiencing any pain. I know I will need to see him again and I feel it will be a positive...more
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I took my 88 year old Mom to Dr. Blais for a follow up after she badly sprained her ankle. Mom has dementia and Dr. Blaise was thorough and kind.
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in Austin, TX
Dr Blais is very knowledgeable about what he does, and provides in depth explanations for procedures and what different surgical options are available as well as their success rates. He does talk a bit fast for me to lipread, but has a lot of patience and works well with the ASL Interpreter. I'm...more
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