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Dr. Sean Gallagher, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 40

Dr. Gallagher

Atx Orthopedics

3901 Medical Pkwy Ste 301 Austin, TX 78756

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Dr. Sean Gallagher, MD is a reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 2006 and specializes in reconstructive orthopedic surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Gallagher was very thorough in explaining the less invasive process of hip replacement. After a year of pain, injections and PT, it was clear that replacement was the only option. The staff was able to quickly get me scheduled for surgery. Pain was gone almost immediately. 6 weeks later I was hiking again. 10 weeks later cleared for all activity. Amazing support, professional approach, and personal attention. Was our second opinion, the first from a much larger practice that felt more like an assembly line than a doctor. Dr. Gallagher and the staff were wonderful to work with and we highly recommend them.
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Dr.G was awesome!!!! Loved my appointment! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an orthopedic doctor!
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Been working with Dr. Gallagher for 3 years. I've had 3 meniscus tears too many miles of running fixed by arthroscope the last (meniscectomy 3) by Dr. Gallagher and the recovery was the best of the three. In 2019 had both knees replaced, "Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty"partials performed 7 weeks apart. Dr. Gallagher is down to business. Having been rolled into operating theatre 3 times he is there 100% focused. For my first surgery the recover nurse said Dr. Gallagher had performed her mother's knee replacement with fantastic results. Also vetted through a friend's friend who is a knee parts vendor and he confirmed Dr. Gallagher is top grade
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Dr Gallagher is a very kind and patient physician. I never felt rushed or that he was not listening to my issues. He performed a very thorough examination ensuring he felt he had the right diagnosis. We had a trial treatment that unfortunately did not work. I feel confident he will take care of me during my proposed knee revision. I trust his medical expertise!
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Dr Gallagher was very kind, answered my questions, explained the surgery well. I was impressed at his knowledge & caring attitude. I am still researching the procedure but felt more at ease after consulting with him. I will leave another review when and if I have surgery.
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Dr. Gallagher, I went in Aug. 2018 and returned July 2019 for a right knee replacement. Dr. Gallagher is the best all around Dr. I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He answers all questions and is extremely patient. I highly recommend Dr. Gallagher if you have surgical needs!!!!!
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Dr. Gallagher is wonderful! I had a total right knee replacement day-before-yesterday at 7:30 AM. I was in recovery at 10:00 AM, fully awake. I didn't have general anesthesia, just a nerve block and a spinal. I was up walking around my room by noon. I was discharged yesterday afternoon because I was able to walk 150' and negotiable some stairs. Last night I was able to walk around my house with very little pain. I am amazed at my recovery so far. I won't be 100% for awhile, but my progress so far is quite satisfactory. I have no problem recommending Dr. Gallagher to anyone needing anything done to their knees. And his office staff is just the best, very professional, very caring, and willing to go out of their way to make sure your treatment is well organized. Great experience so far.
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Dr. Sean Gallagher is a great doctor. I went to see him for my knees and shoulder. He recommended knee replacement for both knees. He explained the whole process to me and my daughter. He is very easy going. I felt very comfortable asking him tons of questions that I had and he spent lot of time answering them. I am very confident that my knee surgery will go well and he will do a great job. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Gallagher for your orthopedic needs.
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I went in to see Dr. Gallagher about pain in my right shoulder that has been going on for a few months. After x-rays were taken, he discussed with me my medical situation and luckily, it can be treated with exercise and a pain management OTC drug. I have had a previous appointment with him in 2016, my husband had bilateral hip replacement surgery by him in early 2017, and just the day before my most current appointment my brother-in-law had his right knee replaced. He is an excellent physician and his staff are the most caring individuals. Our family highly recommends him for the types of medical care that he provides.
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Dr Gallagher is a great doctor. He puts your mind at ease with his friendly knowledgeable manner! Getting ready for second hip replacement. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
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I sought Dr. Gallagher out for a hip problem. He took x-rays and identified the issue immediately. He gave me some exercises to pursue along with encouragement. I liked his easygoing manner with me and appreciated his experience. I was very pleased.
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I highly recommend Dr. Gallagher for anyone seeking advice or surgery for either hip or knee problems. He and everyone on his staff are very helpful and easy to work with.
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Dr. Gallagher did a total knee replacement (TKA) on me in April. After working with another Ortho surgeon on and off for 3 years, who wanted to continue to delay surgery, I couldn't wait any more and found Dr. Gallagher. In short, it has been one of the single best experiences I've had. He put me at ease, scheduled a surgery in 6 days, did a textbook surgery that has been almost miraculous. Off a walker in 2 days, skipped home therapy, off a cane in 3 weeks. Other than swelling that will continue on and off, I'm almost totally healed. There is almost never a wait, his office staff is friendly but professional. I'm almost embarrassed at the amount of time he's willing to spend to answer questions and discussing options. His followup is fantastic. He explains things completely but never talks down to me, a great balancing act. I have already recommended him to several friends and colleagues.
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Dr Gallagher performed a left hip replacement 4 months ago. I had a successful right hip arthroplasty 8 years, however my experience with Dr Gallagher and his surgical technique has been dramatically superior to my previous surgery. Very short recovery time, minimal discomfort and I an fully functional with no restrictions at this point. Dr Gallagher and his staff are technically top notch as well as being friendly, helpful and available at all times. I recommend them without reservation.
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Dr. Gallagher is a caring, interested physician. I had a total knee replacement and have had no problem with pain. He was quick to respond on a weekend when I had forgotten to refill a prescription and called it in to the pharmacy in minutes. The staff at his office is kind, respectful and very complimentary con- cerning your progress, making an office visit a pleasure. I will wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Gallagher.
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Dr. Gallagher performed double knee replacement surgery on me. Dr. Gallagher did a wonderful job. I went home the day after surgery feeling like a new man. I found Dr. Sean Gallagher to be personable, knowledgeable, and experienced. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Gallagher and his staff were fantastic! Everyone that I that helped me was extremely friendly and helpful. Dr. Gallagher's nurse was very friendly with a wonderful personality and she knew exactly what she was doing. She knocked my knee x-rays out very quickly. Dr. Gallagher was was AMAZING! he is very straight forward but kind. We came up with a plan for my recovery which is what I have been looking from other doctors. I highly recommend Dr. Gallagher I couldn't be happier or more thankful that I went to see him.
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My husband is being treated by Dr Gallagher for knee pain. The staff, nurses, and Dr Gallagher are always very friendly, courteous, and concerned with his pain. I would highly recommend Dr Gallagher to anyone suffering with pain.
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I injured my left knee in March 2019 in a non-work related incident. Immediately after injuring my knee, I sought help from another orthopedic doctor – no need to name drop. After xrays a very expensive MRI, I was given a diagnosis of synovitis. Immediate treatment – cortisone shot in the affected knee. I was told, if the shot did not work – to come back and a synovectomy would be done via arthroscopy. Well, the shot did not work. After waiting an additional 4 weeks, with absolutely NO relief, I performed quite a bit of research and stumbled upon Dr. Sean Gallagher. I called the office and was able to secure an appointment the same week. This was shock! Upon meeting Dr. Gallagher, he greeted me with a hand shake and introduced himself as “Sean!” I knew – I’m going to like this guy! I was able to bring my xray, MRI results and reports by Dr. Gallagher’s office a couple of days prior to my office visit. Needless to say, he was able to review them in detail and provide me his
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Dr Gallagher did a left knee joint replacement for me in Sept 2015; I could not possibly have had a better outcome than he gave me! There’s nothing my new knee limits me from doing; I mean nothing! Dr Gallagher is one of the most caring, compassionate and smart doctors I’ve ever known! He’s an asset I greatly appreciate and trust!
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About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Golden Bone Award, 2011
  • Eagle Scout, 1997

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(512) 960-4590

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Cigna
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Cigna Healthcare of Texas POS
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Oscar Insurance Corporation
Scott & White Health Plan
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice HMO
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gallagher's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallagher treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Gallagher treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Wrist Fracture
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallagher treats Wrist Fracture more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Gallagher treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Radius Fracture
Runner's Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gallagher treats Runner's Knee more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Gallagher treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Gallagher's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Amputation
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Deformity
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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 Diseases
  • Muscle Problem Surgery
  • 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 Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Prosthetic Joint Infections
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • 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
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture