Meet Dr. Gregg Vagner
Gregg A. Vagner, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon in Austin, TX. He and his team are dedicated to providing patients with the latest in evidence-based medicine to restore mobility to damaged hands, wrists, and elbows. He is also a respected educator, and he teaches medical students advanced orthopedic procedures. From treating carpal tunnel syndrome to wrist fractures, Dr. Vagner believes in taking a conservative approach, and will always try non-invasive treatments before recommending hand surgery or another procedure. Above all, Dr. Vagner is a compassionate doctor who will treat you with respect while providing personalized care.
Meet Dr. Vagner
Dr. Vagner's Approach
Dr. Vagner opened his practice in 2005. Since that time, he has committed himself to providing the highest quality of care for his patients. He uses advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, that have been proven safe and effective in both clinical trials and in practice. He typically begins with non-invasive treatments, such as cortisone injections, physical therapy, and joint stabilization. If these methods do not fully address patient needs, he is ready to perform a number of advanced surgical procedures.
Dr. Vagner is able to treat a broad range of conditions affecting the hands, wrists, and arms. Areas of focus include carpal tunnel syndrome, thumb arthritis, and follow-up care for complex joint reconstruction surgery.
Dr. Vagner is also known for his compassionate demeanor. He is focused on restoring independence and helping patients experience a better quality of life as a result of his care.
He also believes in making excellent care affordable. Our practice takes most insurance plans and all major credit cards. We also offer a number financing solutions and will work with you to choose and apply for the one that suits you best.
Education, Experience, and Accolades
Dr. Vagner attended Baylor University, majoring in history and pre-med. He went on to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In 1997, he graduated at the top of his class. He then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Baylor. During that time, he was honored with the Bronze Hammer Award as the outstanding resident of the year. To further expand his knowledge, he completed a fellowship in hand, microvascular, and upper extremity surgery at the University of Utah. After returning to Texas, he was awarded the 2010/2011 Distinguished Surgeon of the Year Award by the Austin Area Association of Perioperative Medicine.
Dr. Vagner is double-certified in both orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. He serves as the clinical assistant professor of surgery in perioperative care at the new Dell Medical School. He is also the hand surgery consultant for the University of Texas athletic department.
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Vagner is able to treat a broad range of conditions affecting the hands, wrists, and arms. Areas of focus include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Thumb arthritis
- Follow-up care for complex joint reconstruction surgery
Dr. Vagner is renowned for his treatment of wrist fractures. He uses the latest techniques to prevent lifelong joint damage. As a design team member for Tornier wrist plates, he is an expert in complex breaks, joint stabilization, and wrist surgery.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, or you have limited movement in your hands, wrists, or arms, contact our office online today. Dr. Vagner can provide an accurate diagnosis and outstanding care to help you achieve the relief you need and deserve.