Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD

Dr. Vilas Saldanha, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
36 y/o
12 reviews

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  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)

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Dr. Vilas Saldanha recently moved to Texas after serving as an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon in the United States Air Force....Read more

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Patient Reviews (5)
in Cedar Park, Tx |
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.
in Las Vegas, NV |
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.
in Austin, tx |
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. :)
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Saldanha is amazing and knows what he's doing.
in Las vegas. nv |
Dr is kind considerate and attentive. He listens and provides options. He allowed me to have input. He provided information and checked for understanding.
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Dr. Vilas Saldanha recently moved to Texas after serving as an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon in the United States Air Force. Dr. Saldanha is fellowship trained in both Orthopaedic Trauma and Adult Reconstruction and Joint Reconstruction.  As an Air Force surgeon, Dr. Saldanha volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Deployed to the war zone for 6 months, he successfully performed more than 350 operations while overseas. Dr. Saldanha founded the first orthopaedic humanitarian clinic treating women and children displaced by the war at a partner clinic on Bagram Air Force Base. After returning to the United States, Dr. Saldanha was assigned to the 99th Surgical Operations Squadron in Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. He helped develop the Sustained Medical Airman Readiness Trained (SMART) program; a military-civilian partnership with Nevada’s only Level 1 trauma center. He served as the Orthopaedic Traumatologist, responsible for training Active Duty Airmen in war trauma technique. From 2013-2016, Dr. Saldanha served as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He trained numerous surgical trainees in fracture surgery. In 2015, Dr. Saldanha pursued further education in complex Adult Reconstruction under the expertise of world-renowned surgeon Anthony Hedley.  Dr. Saldanha is actively involved in orthopaedic research. He serves as associate editor for the International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. His specific interests are in improving clinical outcomes of our war-wounded soldiers. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and lectured extensively on management of war trauma.  Dr. Saldanha has received several awards including an Air Force Commendation Medal, induction into the American Orthopaedic Association - Emerging Leaders Program, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is a member of numerous medical organizations including the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Saldanha is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and enjoys treating all traumatic orthopaedic injuries. His particular interests include:

Dr. Saldanha's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fever
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Drexel University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2007

  • Internship Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hedley Orthopedic Institute

    Completed in 2016

    University Of Nevada School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    Muhlenberg College

    Graduated in 2003

  • Other Education
    Traveling Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Ao

    Completed in 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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 Tibia or Fibula
  • 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
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision