Dr. Ryan Tibbetts, MD

Dr. Ryan Tibbetts, MD

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Dr. Ryan Tibbetts, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Kyle, TX. He has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Tibbetts is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Medical Center Hays, Seton Southwest Hospital and St. David's Medical Center.

1180 Seton Pkwy Ste 220

Kyle, TX 78640

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas


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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 93% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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)
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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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.


  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Scott & White Meml Hosp-Tex A&M U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Univ Of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio-Shoulder & Elbow
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tibbetts has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tibbetts' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tibbetts to family and friends
based on 42 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Tibbetts' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
in Wimberley, TX |
Dr Tibbetts was so kind and very helpful. I went into the office in great pain and he was able to find and fix the problem! I left his office saying Hallelujah!!!! I highly recommend Dr. Tibbetts
in Buda, TX |
Dr. Tibbetts has done more than one surgery on this old body. Both results were above expectations. He is personable, humble, and very good a team what he does. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.
Kyle, TX |
This was my first office visit with Dr. Tibbetts. I was impressed by the amount of time and his full attention that he gave me. He is easy to talk to, and spends a lot of time explaining my medical issues. I would highly recommend him, and feel like I am in good hands. His office staff was highly professional and very kind.
Wimberley, TX |
Dr Tibbetts did a total shoulder replacement for me. My shoulder is great, no pain. The physical therapist said my recovery was the best he has seen for total shoulder. Thanks Dr Tibbetts for my new shoulder.
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Tibbetts did TKR on right knee end of March 2017-so successful. I liked him in my first visit. Like others have said - he takes the time to explain thoroughly each step. CERY important to me. Just had 6-mo. check up-all good. Now it's time to plan left knee replacement. Will only use Dr. Tibbetts. He's awesome!!!
Houston, TX |
My experience with Dr Tibbits has been awesome he takes the necessary time to explain every procedure being done. Office staff wonderful people
Kyle, TX |
Thanks for the knowledge and understanding and the referral for the complexity my other knee. My appointment is tomorrow.
in Buda, Tezas |
My first visit with Dr. Tibbetts was better than I could have imagined. First of all the office atmosphere including the staff was very welcoming. Dr. Tibbetts eased all my fears and nervousness. He fully explained my condition and treatment. Thanks Dr. Tibbetts.
in Buda, TX |
Dr. Tibbetts is a great doctor. On Aug 3rd he performed surgery on my left knee to repair two tears to the meniscus. In 2012 he replaced my right shoulder with the results being I have full range of motion. He is knowledgeable and professional I will not use any other surgeon. What I like most about him is his sense of humor and down home communications with me. He cares for his patients.
in Buda, TX |
Dr Tibbetts fixex my torn meniscus last November. He is a great surgeon but more than that he is very personable and is easy to talk to. He takes the time to listen to your concerns. I am going to have a knee replacement in November and I would not go to anyone else besides dr Tibbitts. He is great and I would highly recommend him
in Buda, TX |
Dr. Tibbetts and all his staff were excellent. I had to get in for a visit w/o an appointment and they worked me right in, and I didn't have to wait very long to be seen. Everyone from the front desk to the x-ray tech, to the check out person were great. Dr. Tibbetts is awsome. I would send my family and friends there w/o hesitation.
Austin |
Kyle, TX |
This is the first time in several years that mt knees have not been in pain! It was just a cortisone shot, but he started with the basics to help relieve the pain.
Dr Tibbetts is very thorough, and explains the condition and treatment needed. He schedules follow up appointments as needed. Dr Tibbetts is very easy to talk to and takes time with his patients. He is a very good surgeon and highly respected. Dr Tibbetts is very professional and has a good bedside manner. I highly recommend Dr Tibbetts as an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Thank you for the recommendation!
in Kyle, TX |
I had a torn meniscus and Dr. Tibbetts did a swell job. My only concern is the way that billing is handled. I have a family of four and when you can't identify the billing from Tibbetts office, it can be quite unpleasant. It results in you calling your insurance company, billing company and Tibbett's office for confirmation. In addition, I received a bill from a non-preferred provider in which case the insurance did not cover the majority of the bill. Beware of the hidden cost involved.
in Kyle, TX |
Dr Tibbets recently performed a Total Knee Replacement surgery on me, and I couldnt be happier. He had warned me that if I wanted it to work, I was going to have to be diligent with my physical therapy, and I've done just that - my knee works great. Ready to have the other one done.
in Lockhart, Tx |
Dr. Tibbets repaired a torn meniscus on my left knee. I am hard on my knees and carry a lot of gear around. Since the surgery no problems at all with pain or anything. Dr. Tibbets is certainly a first rate surgeon, and I would have no problem letting him do any surgery on family or loved ones. He is not just good, he is great!
Dr Tibbetts is highly skilled. My surgery healed much faster than I had reason to expect.
in New Braunfels |
I had an appointment scheduled to see Dr Tibbetts at 120 and showed up at the office at 115 and was told he would noy be able to see me. As a medical professional myself I rescheduled my entire afternoon to see Dr Tibbetts as I was referred by another medical colleague of mine for shoulder pain. Ridiculous customer service. No wonder we get the bad rap we do. It's because of Drs like this who put themselves before their patients. Don't bother with this office
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Hospitals where Dr. Tibbetts has admitting privileges

Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
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St. David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd St
Austin, TX 78705
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Seton Medical Center Hays
6001 Kyle Pkwy
Kyle, TX 78640
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Seton Southwest Hospital
7900 Fm 1826
Austin, TX 78737
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