Welcome to Our Practice
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.
You can schedule a consultation today by booking online or by calling:
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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.
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.
Why Board Certification Matters
Earning a medical degree takes dedication. But then going on to earn board certification shows exceptional dedication and proves you have the knowledge and training to be a leader in your field. Gregg A. Vagner, MD, is double board-certified in orthopedic surgery and hand surgery.
To maintain his certification, he is required to continually advance his knowledge and skills and is then tested to ensure that he meets the current qualifications. While board certification is extra effort for your surgeon, it's peace of mind for you.
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
"Dr. Vagner is a very knowledgeable, personable, and caring professional who explains the medical issue, treatment options, and patient-approved treatment plan clearly, thoroughly, and respectfully. I would definitely see him again should the need arise." Megan Boulette
Are You Living with Osteoarthritis?
The pain and stiffness caused by arthritis can make even simple tasks difficult and keep you from the activities that bring joy to your daily life. Unfortunately, if left untreated, arthritis can progress to more debilitating forms of the disease.
Dr. Vagner can help slow the progression and help you avoid complications, which can range from pinched nerves and ligament problems with osteoarthritis to skin, heart, and kidney problems with rheumatoid arthritis.
Learn more about how Dr. Vargner treats arthritis:
Protect Your Active Lifestyle From Arthritis
If you suffer from arthritis and have persistently stiff and sore joints that are not improving, leave a message for Dr. Vagner and he will get back to you. Or schedule a consultation now:
What About Joint Replacement?
While Dr. Vagner always starts with the most conservative steps first, he is highly qualified to perform joint replacement when there is a need.
With joint replacement, part or all of a damaged joint is replaced with an artificial one so that you can move your limb without pain or limitations.
As a double board-certified orthopedic surgeon, he has the advanced training to successfully replace joints in your hand or elbow and restore your ability to move freely.If joint replacement is necessary, he will replace your failing joint with an artificial one that is safe and durable, choosing a design and materials that offer smooth, natural movement of the joint.
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.
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
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.
"Recently saw Dr. Vagner again, this time for my elbow tendinitis. He is gracious, knowledgeable and easily communicates important information and diagnosis." Chris in TX, 5-Star Review