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Dr. Randall F. Dryer, MD

Orthopedist | Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

6818 Austin Center Blvd Suite 200 Austin TX, 78731

About

Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Dryer received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors from the University of Iowa in 1974. In 1977, he graduated from the University of Iowa. The following year, he completed his internship in 1978 followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery in 1982, all at the University of Iowa. To continue his education, Dr. Dryer then completed a fellowship in Spine and Hand Surgery at New Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge, England in 1984. After obtaining his education, Dr. Dryer served in the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He began as staff orthopedist and went on to become Chief of Orthopedic Surgery by the time of his discharge in 1988. He then entered private practice in Austin, Texas where he joined Dr. William P. Taylor at The Austin Back Clinic in 1988. The group then grew and became the Central Texas Spine Institute. Dr. Dryer became board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1983 and later became a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He is currently a member of the Travis County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Orthopedic Association. Dr. Dryer is also a member of the North American Spine Society, the Cervical Spine Research Society, the Spine Arthroplasty Society, the Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS) and a past president of the Texas Spine Society.

Education and Training

University of Iowa MD 1977

Board Certification

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Awards

  • Austin’s Top Doctors2013Austin Monthly Magazine
  • “2010 Patients’ Choice” PhysicianYearVitals.com
  • 2011 Patients’ Choice” physicianYearVitals.com
  • Texas Super DoctorsYearTexas Monthly magazine
  • Industry LeaderYearBecker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review

Treatments

  • Chronic Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Herniated Disc
  • Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (ddd)

Professional Memberships

  • Travis County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Orthopedic Association
  • North American Spine Society
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society
  • Society of Lateral Access Surgery
  • Texas Spine Society

Fellowships

  • New Addenbrooks Hospital  

Internships

  • University of Iowa

Fellowships

  • New Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge, England

Professional Society Memberships

  • Travis County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas Orthopedic Association, North American Spine Society, Cervical Spine Research Society, Spine Arthroplasty Society, Society of Lateral Access Surgery, Texas Spine Society

Hobbies / Sports

  • Football, Tennis, & Piano

Dr. Randall F. Dryer, MD's Practice location

Central Texas Spine Institute

6818 Austin Center Blvd Suite 200 -
Austin, TX 78731
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Dr. Dryer received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Iowa in 1974.  He continued his studies and graduated from the University of Iowa medical school with an M.D. in 1977. In 1978, Dr. Dryer completed his internship, followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery in 1982 at the University of Iowa. Later, he finished a fellowship in spine surgery at New Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge, England.

Following his educational achievements, Dr. Dryer served in the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He progressed from staff orthopedist to Chief of Orthopedic Surgery by 1988. Then, Dr. Dryer entered private practice in Austin, Texas at The Austin Back Clinic in 1988. Together with his team, the practice expanded and became the Central Texas Spine Institute.

Dr. Dryer has been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and he provides both surgical and non-surgical treatments for many conditions and traumas, but he is particularly known for his expertise as a spine surgeon. Among the expert procedures undertaken by him are spinal fusion and spinal cord stimulation, herniated disc surgery, spinal nerve block, and cervical disc replacement.

Orthopaedic surgeons, like Dr. Dryer, are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Some orthopaedists are generalists, while others specialize in certain areas of the body, others specialty focuses include shoulder and elbow, hand, and spine. Orthopaedic surgeons treat broken bones, and replace painful joints, and also treat patients for sports injuries, back pain, ruptured discs and spinal stenosis, bone tumors, carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries, club foot, bow legs and hip dysplasia, orthopaedic trauma, limb lengthening, achilles tendon injuries, bunions and foot and ankle injuries, osteoporosis, and arthritis.

As a member of the Travis County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Texas Orthopedic Association, among other professional organizations, Dr. Dryer is able to stay up-to-date on developments in his field. Dr. Dryer has participated in numerous FDA-approved clinical trials so that he can give his patients the most up-to-date medical information. He is also affiliated with several hospitals throughout the Austin, Texas region, which allows him to treat a multitude of patients.

Additional Information

Dr. Randall F. Dryer is an established and highly skilled orthopedic spine surgeon with over thirty-three years of experience in orthopedic spine care. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he followed his passion for medicine and graduated from the University of Iowa. He then obtained his medical degree at the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. His internship and orthopedic surgery residencies were served at that same college. In addition, he completed a spine and hand surgery fellowship at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England.

Unlike other doctors, Randall wanted “to do something that very few people were interested in”, which shows his passion and ingenious for the field of spine care. A field that had very little momentum initially in the 1980s, but grew to be an integral part of medical care in society today. While other specialties have importance, the spine provides structural balance and support for the functionality of the human body. Dr. Dryer knew this was the field for him, and pursued his now thirty plus year career.

His practice, Central Texas Spine Institute in Austin, Texas, proudly showcases his compassion and patient centric philosophy in the field of spine surgery. In his practice, Dr. Dryer is known for his excellent bedside manners, promptness, and accurate diagnosis. He provides comprehensive spinal care through diagnostic services, spine surgery, and conservative treatment modalities. Even though he practices in Texas, he serves patients from all over the world.

Dr. Dryer is well-regarded in the Austin, Texas community, honored with a 2016 Top Doctor Award, Austin’s Top Doctors in 2014, and Best Austin Doctors 2013. Additional awards include Patients’ Choice Award, On-Time Doctor Award, Compassionate Doctor Recognition, and the Cervical Spine Research Society Research Award. His commitment to his community beyond his practice includes the First Responder Week in Austin. Dr. Dryer started this week which runs September 11th-18th. This incredible organization honors first responders and raises donations and awareness for charity. His passion for the charity is shown through the wall of honor in his office, which shows a collection of uniform patches. These patches were given to him as a form of appreciation for the procedures he has performed.

When Dr. Dryer is not performing innovative spine surgeries, he is a published author in many prestigious peer reviewed journals. As well as educating the public through his speeches in locations ranging from the United Kingdom to New York. Beyond his writing and speaking abilities, he has been involved in numerous FDA-approved clinical trials which require immense intelligence and time set forth. While Dr. Dryer’s true passion lies in correcting spinal conditions, he greatly enjoys spreading his knowledge and helping the medical community innovate one stem cell therapy at a time.

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