Dr. Sean Gallagher, MD

Dr. Sean Gallagher, MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 39
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Dr. Sean Gallagher, MD is an adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 2006 and specializes in adult reconstructive orthopedic surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

3901 Medical Pkwy Ste 301

Austin, TX 78756

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  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Oscar Insurance Corporation
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Top Care Areas

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Wrist Fracture
high
more than 89% of peers
Ankle Fracture
high
more than 82% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
high
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. Gallagher's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gallagher "Dr. Gallagher was born and raised in Galveston, TX (a B.O.I. (Born on the Island)). He attended public school in the Galveston Independent School District, graduating in 1997 from Ball High School with Highest Honors. He then moved to Providence, Rhode Island, to attend Brown University. At Brown, Dr. Gallagher was involved in research on neural plasticity and continued this as a research technician at UT Southwestern Center for Neuroscience in Dallas after graduating from Brown with Honors in 2001.In 2002, he began medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School at San Antonio. There, he met his wife, Ava, a pediatrician at 411 Pediatrics in Austin. They enjoyed living in the Hill Country during medical school and planned to return after finishing further training. Dr. Gallagher matched in orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2006. At UTMB, he became involved in clinical research and published his work in the orthopaedic literature. In 2011, Dr. Gallagher completed his general orthopaedic training and decided to pursue further expertise in Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Joint Replacement (including revision hip and knee arthroplasty), and Cartilage Transplantation (Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation) at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. Fellowship in orthopedic surgery is one or two additional years of intense surgical training and clinical research focused on a specialty within the field."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gallagher "I am honest and follow the golden rule, treating my patients the way I want to be treated in seeking care from a physician. I exhaust all conservative treatment prior to offering surgery."

2  Specialties

  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

109  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • 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 Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Deformity
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Prosthetic Joint Infections
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

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120  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Amputation
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Reconstruction
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • 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 Surgery
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Muscle Problem Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Revision of Total Joint
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • 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.

Education

  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Scripps Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gallagher's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gallagher to family and friends
72 total reviews (36 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (72)

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Dr. Gallagher's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (36)

I met with Dr Gallagher to discuss my knee and replacement options. He was a good listener. He explained my medical situation very clearly. He didn’t push any particular treatment- he just laid out the positives and negatives of each one. Ultimately I decided not to have surgery just yet. When I...more
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Dr. Gallagher has a wonderful way of explaining my knee problem, which I have dealt with for almost a year and a half.
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A real doctor. Happy i found him. Very thorough , patient and of course knowledgeable.
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Looking for someone that is knowledgeable, skilled, current, yet warm, friendly and caring? Then do what I did, go see Dr. Sean Gallagher. You will congratulate yourself later with confidence for finally finding the complete package you can trust.
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If I can describe it in few words then "Simply the Best Surgeon, with abundance of experience and true soul"! 3/1/18 Dr. Sean Gallagher performed two knee replacements, today I’m two weeks after I’m able to walk 1/4 of a mile without any assistance. If you need such surgery you will gain your...more
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