September 27, 2019

Putting yourself in the hands of another person is a huge decision. When you choose an experienced surgeon, the chances of your condition being treated in the safest and most effective way possible are much greater. An experienced specialist will have extensive training in proper diagnosis, and will know the best non-surgical and, if necessary, surgical methods of treatment for your specific case. For all of these reasons, it’s important you find the best orthopedic surgeon for your needs. 

While no surgery is completely without risk, nor any surgeon perfect, the rate of complications is statistically much lower with surgeons who have greater experience. A surgeon who has specialized in a certain area of the body has devoted years of their practice to treating that specific area, allowing them to better and more closely understand the intimate details and nuances associated with injuries and diseases of that region. This surgeon will have the unique ability to compare your case to hundreds if not thousands of similar cases that they themselves have previously treated. 

An added benefit to seeing a highly experienced orthopedic specialist is their knowledge of all possible non-surgical options. Across the board, surgery is an expensive ordeal that comes with a higher risk, longer and harder recovery, and added stress. This is why exhausting all other possible forms of treatment is essential before considering surgery. Going under the knife is a big decision, one that requires the patient to have all the information before making. If there is a less-invasive, less risky and more cost-effective way for your condition to be healed, an experienced surgeon will find it. 

The Best Orthopedic Surgeon for You

Dr. Alton Barron has more than 20 years of experience treating injuries of the upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, hand, and wrist,) and is known for his impeccable and thorough care, as well as his honest and calming bedside manner. 

He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, Senior Attending Physician at the Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center at OrthoManhattan in New York City, and Medical Director of Pinnacle Surgery Center in Austin. 

Dr. Barron is a member of multiple professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, for which he served as Treasurer and President. He previously held academic teaching positions in Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons from 1998-2014, and the Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine from 2014-2015. 

It’s safe to say that Dr. Barron knows arm issues like the back of his hand (pun, anyone?) and has proven over his decades of work in this field that his expertise and quality of care make him the best orthopedic surgeon for upper extremity injuries and conditiones in Austin.

If you are experiencing pain, make an appointment with Dr. Barron. He has specialized in the treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries for over twenty years and will do everything he can to get you back to your old self.