Dr. Robert Blais, MD

Dr. Robert Blais, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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55 y/o
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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.

Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates

3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy Ste 160

Austin, TX 78704
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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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
high
more than 85% of peers
Knee Disorders
normal
more than 80% of peers

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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
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Board Certifications

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

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement

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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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • 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

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Dr. Blais' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blais to family and friends
3.7
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Blais' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
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 planning a reverse shoulder replacement surgery with him and am fairly confident that it will be successful.
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Blais (and staff) are very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. I just recommended a coworker this week.
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Hospitals where Dr. Blais has admitting privileges

St. David's South Austin Medical Center
901 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
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Arise Austin Medical Center
3003 Bee Caves Rd
Austin, TX 78746
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