Dr. William Hayes, MD

Dr. William Hayes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. William Hayes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in The Woodlands, TX and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

6767 Lake Woodlands Dr Ste F

The Woodlands, TX 77382

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

Glenoid Labrum Tear
more than 71% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
more than 51% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 50% of peers

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Dr. Hayes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hayes "Dr. Hayes is a board certified, sports medicine fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who has been in private practice since 1997. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Hayes is a Texas A&M Former Student. He is an honors graduate from The University of Texas Health Science Center - SA and completed orthopedic residency at The University of New Mexico. He completed an additional year of training in sports medicine/arthroscopy in Southern California in 1996. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Hayes' professional interests have included cartilage restoration as well as disorders of the shoulder. He performed the first cartilage transplant in Houston and continues to lecture and teach treatment options for complex shoulder pathology. After a seven year productive career in Tomball, Dr. Hayes and wife Denise decided to change course, and in 2005, Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine opened for business. Dr. Hayes and wife Denise have lived in The Woodlands since 1997. They have two adult children. Their oldest, Maddie, graduated from The Woodlands High School and The University of Denver. She is completing the Business Management Training at the Four Seasons Resort in Palo Alto, California. Their son, Peyton graduated from The John Cooper School and is attending The University of Southern California."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hayes "Excellence in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine care. Fellowship trained in orthopaedic sports medicine performing arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery."


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger


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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.


  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University New Mexico School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University New Mexico School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Santa Monica Or and Sports Med Grp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hayes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hayes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hayes to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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Dr. Hayes' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Do not see Dr. William Hayes for a torn meniscus. He realigns your knee cap unnecessarily. I asked several times that he only repair the meniscus, he insisted that a knee cap alignment would be easily done at the same time. I made it clear that I did not have any pain in my knee. He said the...more
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Dr Hayes did ACL on my daughter. Love him! Great experience...
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