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About Dr. Vagner
Gregg A. Vagner, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon in Austin, TX, focused on hand, wrist, and elbow treatment. He dedicates his practice to providing patients with relief through conservative initial treatments and can perform advanced surgical treatments as needed.
Dr. Vagner is a double board-certified surgeon with experience handling everything up to Level 1 trauma injuries.
His passion for helping patients achieve comfort, mobility, and full functionality in their upper extremities is what drives Dr. Vagner to be the best in his field. He is double board-certified in both orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School, and the Hand and Wrist Surgery Consultant for the University of Texas Athletics.
Why Patients Choose Dr. Vagner
ExpertiseDr. Vagner is a highly trained orthopedic surgeon who has been in practice since 2005. He has the unique distinction of being board-certified in both orthopedic surgery and hand surgery, and he is involved in the design of the most modern and advanced wrist plates.
Specialty CareDr. Vagner is hyper-specialized in the joints of the arm, particularly the hand, wrist, and elbow. This focus allows him to provide more expert care than other physicians who might also treat knees, ankles, or spines. Whatever your injury, if it involves your arm, he can address it at his orthopedic offices in Austin and Cedar Park, TX.
Conservative TreatmentDr. Vagner is able to address many orthopedic concerns non-surgically at his Austin and Cedar Park, TX, offices. His goal is always to be as non-invasive as possible in his treatment. If non-invasive procedures are not enough, Dr. Vagner strives to be as conservative as possible with his surgical methods.
Latest TechnologyOne of the guiding principles of Dr. Vagner's practice is to continuously update the techniques and technology he incorporates in order to provide the most modern care possible. From imaging technology to the kinds of medical devices he implants, Dr. Vagner only uses the finest tools available.
If you need hand surgery of any kind, Dr. Vagner is the very best in Austin. All my crafter friends take note. He did my carpal tunnel release and 1 1/2 years later it is still feeling awesome. Rebecca S.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing pain in your lower arm or hand, you should not wait to see a specialist like Gregg A. Vagner, MD. The longer you wait to have your elbow, wrist, or hand examined, the more pain you'll experience. If the bone is fractured, it may heal improperly, leading to chronic pain and impaired utility.
For your orthopedic needs, trust your care to Dr. Vagner, an orthopedic surgeon serving patients from throughout the greater Austin, TX, area. We invite you to schedule a consultation today so Dr. Vagner can evaluate your situation and determine what sort of treatment will be best for you.
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Dr Vagner was recommended by my personal physician who is rated one of the Top Doctors in Austin. I needed immediate surgery on both hands for severe carpal tunnel and Dr Vagner's office accommodated my scheduling needs with a next day appointment. Within a week of first visiting Dr Vagner I had the surgery with only minor discomfort over a 24 hour period. Within 9 days, the stitches were out and I have seen improvement from the nerve damage. I am hopeful that within 6 to 9 months my full feeling will be restored.
His staff was always friendly. He was either early for my appointment or right on time.
Dr Vagner, is a very kind and knowledgeable surgeon. my right wrist was badly injured during my service in the United States Marine Corps. While in the service I had two surgeries and they were completely ineffective. The VA refused to consider any treatment whatsoever. I went to see dr. Vagner, he did a few tests and determined that surgery was necessary. There was a large amount of scar tissue in that area. After the surgery I was able to feel my index finger and thumb for the first time in 15 years. Due to stupidity on my part 3 weeks after surgery I acquired an infection in my hand. Within 4 hours of contacting came through the call service I was admitted to a local hospital and had surgery. My hand and wrist are strong something I thought I would never be able to say again. He is an amazing surgeon and a wonderful human being. I would like to also mention that all the members of The Practice are very professional, courteous and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr Vagner!View On Yelp
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If you experience pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in your hand, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome has become a common affliction in our society because of improper hand positioning while typing on keyboards or using a computer mouse. Gregg A. Vagner, MD, can thoroughly examine your hand and wrist to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, and he can treat the concern non-invasively or with surgery.
You may have fractured your wrist if you are experiencing discomfort when using the joint or you notice a change in your wrist's appearance. Wrist fractures should be treated by an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible after they occur, or else the bones may heal improperly and cause longer-lasting and more expensive problems. Unlike other physicians who may address cases involving the spine, ankle, or knee, Dr. Vagner is a wrist specialist who can apply his advanced knowledge to your fracture.
Thumb arthritis occurs when the cartilage in and around your thumb joint degrades, causing painful friction between the bones. If you suspect you are suffering from thumb arthritis, Dr. Vagner can conduct a thorough exam at his offices in Austin and Cedar Park, TX. If he determines that arthritis is the cause of your thumb pain, he can address the condition non-invasively with cortisone injections or through surgical methods like osteotomy, joint replacement, or tissue grafting.
The Practice Philosophy of Gregg A. Vagner, MD
We combine the latest research and techniques with good, evidence-based medicine to serve patients from throughout the greater Austin, TX, area. Dr. Vagner
More Conditions We Treat
Dr. Vagner has a wide range of experience in treating various hand, wrist, and elbow injuries. Some of the most common injuries and issues we treat include:
- Athletic Hand Injuries
- Broken Arms
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Elbow Bursitis
- Elbow Fractures
- Forearm Fractures
- Ganglion Cyst
- Hand Fractures
- Post-Traumatic Arthritis
- Radial Head Fractures
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Scaphoid Fractures
- Skier's Thumb
- Tennis Elbow
- Thumb Arthritis
- Trigger Finger
- Wrist Fractures
- Wrist Arthritis
- Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
Why See an Orthopedic Surgeon?
Orthopedic specialists like Gregg A. Vagner, MD, receive advanced education in the musculoskeletal system after standard medical school. Orthopedic physicians usually specialize in one part of the body, such as the knee, ankle, or spine. Dr. Vagner specializes in the elbow, wrist, and hand.
If you are experiencing pain in any of the joints in your arm, it is best to seek the expert advice of an experienced, highly trained orthopedic physician like Dr. Vagner. At his offices in Austin and Cedar Park, TX, Dr. Vagner can evaluate your joint pain and diagnose the condition with greater accuracy than a general physician. Should orthopedic surgery, such as joint replacement, be necessary, only an orthopedic surgeon is qualified to perform the procedure.
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Dr. Vagner came very highly recommended to me by another physician. I was not disappointed! He's a great listener and very brilliant. He took time with me, and explained everything to me in layman's terms that I could understand. His staff was very friendly, efficient, and helpful.
Dr. Vagner is great. He’s got a kind, caring, knowledgeable manner. I have recommended him to friends.
Surgery is a Last Resort
Cortisone InjectionsCortisone is an anti-inflammatory medication that relieves pain. Orthopedic surgeons often inject cortisone into joints such as the knee, spine, or elbow. In Dr. Vagner's case, he utilizes cortisone to relieve pain around the elbow, wrist, and hand. Cortisone injections have the potential to relieve pain for several months.
Physical TherapyIn many cases, Dr. Vagner will recommend forms of physical therapy to relieve joint pain. These physical therapy exercises include simple stretching routines and revised, healthier approaches to lifting or gripping items.
Ice Packs or Heating PadsIce packs or heating pads can reduce inflammation and mitigate pain. Dr. Vagner provides his patients with proper icing and heating regimens for optimal results.
MedicationOver-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication is an effective method of pain management, and Dr. Vagner can recommend the best type of drug and dosage.
Dr. Vagner accepts many, but not all, insurance plans for orthopedic surgery and non-invasive treatment at his practice locations in Austin and Cedar Park, TX. If you are unsure if your insurance plan can cover treatment with our surgeon, we recommend contacting our office or your insurance provider directly to understand your coverage before coming in for treatment.
For portions of the cost that may not be covered by your insurance, we can offer payment plans to qualifying patients.