Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD

Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 41

Accepting new patients

Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. David's North Austin Medical Center and St. David's Round Rock Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Saldanha to book an appointment.

Locations

Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates

Texas Orthopedics Sports & Rehabilitation Associates PA4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200 Austin, TX 78759
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Round Rock2120 N Mays St Ste 100 Round Rock, TX 78664
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Saldanha is affiliated with St. David's North Austin Medical Center Austin, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Saldanha's Reviews

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4.7

Based on 24 ratings

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He treated my broken foot and discharged me with dx of nondisplaced fracture. After months of physical therapy that did not restore normal functioning, I consulted with another orthopedic doctor who found it had healed so badly displaced that it now needs reconstructive surgery with bone graft and screws. This apparently should have been done at the time of the break. Now, long after the injury, I have to go through another prolonged period of non weight bearing in a cast, etc. I feel Dr. Saldanha didn't care about my mobility issues. I would not recommend him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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June Buniak – Jun 19, 2021
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I went in for a consult on having both hips replaced because both were bone to bone. Dr. Saldanha was gracious, respectful of my concerns, answered every question and had a great deal of empathy and encouragement for the quality of life change ahead for me. Never did I feel rushed, or was I ever made to feel anything less than the whole staff was there to support my surgery needs and a positive outcome! After the surgery and follow up appointment, the care continued to be first rate and the expectations Dr. Saldanha set for post surgery were spot on in every aspect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Reese L. – Mar 25, 2021
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Fine.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charles W. – Dec 30, 2020
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Always great! Extremely professional and caring. One of the best doctors I’ve ever seen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jill H. – Dec 18, 2020
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Just wonderful, the hole staff treated me we love and respect
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Consuelo H. – Oct 06, 2020
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I could not have asked for a better doctor. I would gladly recommend Dr. Saldanha.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Martha H. – Oct 03, 2020
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Great doctor and medical team . Everyone works together to give great care to patients!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Graham W. – Oct 03, 2020
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Amazing human
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anonymous A. – Oct 03, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Saldanha was excellent. I had been seeing another Doctor who had differing concerns about my knee. When I went in to see Dr Saldanha, he made me feel at ease, examined my knee, and very kindly told me that it was time to get it replaced. He explained the procedure, what to expect, and fully answered my questions. I've heard that when you get a joint replaced, it's a very painful thing. The first few days were rough,, but Dr Saldanha and his team stayed on top of that, and within a week I was comfortable walking around the house without support. There was no fear in the getting the procedure done or in recovery. PT keeps in touch, and while I wouldn't say it was fun, I can say I'd do it again without any qualms.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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E Means – Aug 05, 2020
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Extremely kind mannered. Very through with exam and explaining his diagnosis. Seems very conservative in his approach to my treatment with no rush to do surgery. He suggested we start with cortisone & antinflammatory injection. I would certainly recommend him. So glad to have him in Williamson County. Thank you for your service Dr. Saldanha.
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Connie Lyda – Dec 18, 2019
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Wonderful surgeon. Very kind and clear in explanation of a complex situation and surgery. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Laura Ore in Georgetown, TX – Jun 17, 2019
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Dr. Saldanha did a complete hip replacement for me and I have been more than happy with my results. I had very little pain and I was walking without assistance at a little over five weeks. I have been treated with the utmost respect and dignity by Dr. Saldanha and his entire staff. I would recommend Dr. Saldanha to anyone who needed any of his services, he takes the very best of care for you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Sue Simmons in Cedar Park, Tx – Oct 05, 2016
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Dr. Saldanha, has done an excellent job on my knees. His patience and smile give patients reassurance and the trust that everything will be fine.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Natalia Ramirez in Las Vegas, NV – Sep 14, 2016
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My 88 year old mother in law broke her hip on a Saturday morning at 4:30 a.m. Being new to Austin we didn't know where to begin to go for help, but she was taken to the St. David medical center hospital in Round Rock where we met Dr. Saldanha. He was the most well informed, reassuring Doctor we have ever had! He answered all our questions in terms we could easily understand and was confident he could fix her hip and get her walking again. And her recovery has been excellent! I'm a retired RN. :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Becky Lofton in Austin, tx – Aug 10, 2016
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Dr. Saldanha is amazing and knows what he's doing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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ADHITI in Las Vegas, NV – Feb 12, 2016
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Dr is kind considerate and attentive. He listens and provides options. He allowed me to have input. He provided information and checked for understanding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Linda price in Las vegas. nv – Feb 09, 2016
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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. Saldanha's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saldanha treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Saldanha treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
Hip Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saldanha treats Hip Fracture more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Saldanha treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Humerus Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saldanha treats Humerus Fracture more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Saldanha treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Saldanha's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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 Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture

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About Me

Biography

Dr Saldanha is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon with additional fellowship training in Adult Joint Reconstruction and Orthopedic Trauma. He specializes...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Albert Einstein Medical Center - Philadelphia, Pa
Residency Hospital
Drexel University College of Medicine - Philadelphia, PA
Medical School
2012
Traveling Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship AO
2008
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2003
Muhlenberg College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD?

Call (737) 276-4218 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Saldanha has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Saldanha frequently treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip), Hip Fracture, and Humerus Fracture. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Saldanha treats.

Where is Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD's office located?

Dr. Saldanha's office is located at 4700 Seton Center Pkwy Ste 200, Austin, TX 78759. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD speak?

Dr. Saldanha speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Saldanha is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. David's North Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. David's Round Rock Medical Center

Round Rock, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Ascension Seton Williamson

Round Rock, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average