Dr. William Bryan, MD

Dr. William Bryan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
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Dr. William Bryan, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hip surgery, and more.Read his story

5505 West Loop S

Houston, TX 77081

Contact Information

(713) 441-9000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Bryan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Bryan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bryan "Dr. Bryan has been in practice for over thirty five years at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. He earned a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland before graduating with his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. His internship and orthopedic surgery residency was completed at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bryan completed multiple surgical fellowships including a sports medicine fellowship at the Berkshire Sports Medicine Institute of the North Adams Regional Hospital in Williamstown, Massachusetts, an arthritis and implant surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, New York, an AO trauma and hip surgery fellowship at Inselspital in Berne, Switzerland, and a knee sports medicine and reconstruction fellowship at Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He is licensed by the state of Texas and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Over the course of his career, Dr. Bryan has served as the team physician for the Houston Astros, the Houston Hotshots and the US Olympic cycling team. He now concentrates his practice on adult total knee and shoulder replacements."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bryan "When it comes to taking care of your body, nothing beats experience. Dr. Bryan performs over 230 total knee replacements and 50 uni-compartmental knee replacements annually.

The Houston Business Journal recently named Dr. Bryan as one of Houston's top surgeons for knee replacements based on a national study reviewing more than 16,000 surgeons nationwide along with 3,575 hospitals.

The research, compiled by nonprofit ProPublica, was gathered using Medicare payment data from 2009 to 2013. It looked at eight common elective surgeries performed typically on healthy patients. They reported using an adjusted complication rate to discover where a surgeon falls.

Dr. Bryan was one of only a handful of physicians named in the article. He attributes his success to years of experience, attention to detail and strong patient communication. "I can't overstate the importance of the patient's role in their recovery. Properly preparing patient's for a successful surgery and rehabilitation are essential for a healthy recovery.""


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


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.


  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Baylor
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Baylor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Hospital Spec Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bryan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bryan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bryan to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Bryan's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (4)

I cannot recommend Dr Bryan highly enough. He did a total knee replacement, and I will be returning for the other knee. My experience with him is the most pleasant I have ever had with anyone in the medical community.
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I consulted with 3 surgeons regarding my total reverse surgery last year. Dr Bryan met all the criteria. I had a list of questions and he answered them all. His staff was fantastic. His skills perfect. He and his PA walked me through the steps taken to replace the reverse shoulder. A year later...more
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Several family members have had knees and shoulders replace by Dr Bryan so it was a no brainier when I started having knee trouble. Dr Bryan and his staff are the most professional in the business. I had to have a meniscus tear repaired and Dr Bryan did an awesome job. I checked into the...more
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I really like how personable Dr. Bryan and his staff are. They take such good care and treat you like a person and not a number. I highly recommend Dr. Bryan!
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