Dr. Sridhar Rachala, MD

Dr. Sridhar Rachala, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
Male  |  
43 y/o

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Dr. Sridhar Rachala, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics doctor who practices in Amherst, NY. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.

UBMD Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

4949 Harlem Rd

Amherst, NY 14226
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
  • Independent Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas


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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rachala "UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine's Commitment to Excellence:

We will improve lives through compassionate care for those with musculoskeletal conditions; innovative research to discover, develop and deliver treatment; and collaborative education of the community and the orthopaedic physicians of tomorrow.

We will treat everyone with integrity, kindness, respect and confidentiality.

Every member of our organization shares this commitment."



  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad, India
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Health Sciences / Osmania Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India-Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo-Orthopaedics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Mayo Clinic-Lower Extremity Adult Reconstructive Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Rachala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rachala to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Rachala's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in North Tonawanda, NY |
Dr. Rachala did a partial knee replacement and set my knee at an angle that caused my leg to bow out. Follow up x-rays showed my knee set at a wrong angle causing me to walk incorrectly. My ankle has now "caved in" and I am in pain whenever I stand or put weight on my leg. I would never recommend anyone has surgery performed by this man.
in Orchard Park, NY |
Dr. Rachala saved my leg. After walking on a fracture tibia for 5 weeks and getting told I had bone cancer he reconstructed my leg and reassured me it was not cancer but the bone had begun to die. He promised he would make me as I was before this injury. He kept his promise! Highly, highly recommend him! His bedside manners are amazing. He takes time and listens as if you are his only patient. TY Dr Rachala for giving me my life back!
in Buffalo, NY |
Dr. Rachala diagnosed me in 15mins with a failed hip replacement. He didn't hesitate! I had suffered for 3.5 years until 1 day I could barely walk without a cane and PAIN. He is thorough and compassionate. His office staff patient and very professional. I was a crying mess from the pain and then complications. But they got me through it. I have no limp and no pain! My 1st replacement was 9/27/2012 and my repair 1/8/2016... go figure. Thank you Dr. Rachala!
in Buffalo, NY |
I was hurt permanently during the (extra!) x-rays he asked for. Diagnosed a second time, although my diagnose was already there! Pushed on the surgery as the only option, while my life quality is mainly good - I am only 33- , and while the statistics of comfort after the surgery –one which is as serious as a heart surgery- that he proposed, is very low! He was not happy to hear about alternative routes, and was very negative about my future, in subjective ways = Not professional at all.
in Silver Creek, NY |
After having two hip implants by another doctor in the same leg with unsatisfactory results and pain, Dr. Rachala was recommended as the person to see. I am so pleased to have been put back together and my leg is like brand new. I have no pain and can do all the things I used to do. My legs are both the same length too. I cannot thank Dr. Rachala enough for all that he has done for me. I now recommend him to everyone who needs revision surgery.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Rachala accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Fidelis Care
  • Independent Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Meritain Health
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Rachala has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
565 Abbott Rd
Buffalo, NY 14220
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Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider St
Buffalo, NY 14215
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Kenmore Mercy Hospital
2950 Elmwood Ave
Kenmore, NY 14217
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Kaleida Health Buffalo General Hospital
100 High St
Buffalo, NY 14203
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