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Dr. Randall F. Dryer, MD

Orthopedist | Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

6818 Austin Center Blvd Suite 200 Austin TX, 78731

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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.

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Education and Training

University of Iowa MD 1977

Board Certification

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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  • Meet Dr. Randall Dryer - By Randall F. Dryer, MD

    Dr. Randall F. Dryer is an established and highly skilled orthopedic spine surgeon with over thirty-three years of experience in orthopedic spine care. He works out of his private practice, Central Texas Spine Institute, in Austin, Texas. He is a top rated U.S. spine surgeon. Dr. Dryer received his...

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    If a vertebral disc in your neck becomes herniated or diseased, you may experience intense pain that radiates from your neck down to your arms. This type of pain can make it very difficult to carry out everyday tasks. This is why Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Randall F. Dryer, performs this procedure,...

  • Meet Dr. Randall F. Dryer

    Dr. Randall F. Dryer is an established and highly skilled orthopedic spine surgeon with over thirty-three years of experience in orthopedic spine care. In addition to serving in the U.S. Air Force, he followed his passion for medicine and graduated from the University of Iowa. He then obtained his...

Awards

  • Austin’s Top Doctors 2013 Austin Monthly Magazine 
  • “2010 Patients’ Choice” Physician Year Vitals.com 
  • 2011 Patients’ Choice” physician Year Vitals.com 
  • Texas Super Doctors Year Texas Monthly magazine 
  • Industry Leader Year Becker’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

Private Practice / Central Texas Spine Institute

6818 Austin Center Blvd Suite 200 -
Austin, TX 78731
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Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Randall F. Dryer, who served patients in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Dryer is an award-winning spine surgeon and respected innovator in stem cell therapies. Since 1988, he has been treating patients in Central Texas and from all over the world at Central Texas Spine Institute.

Utilizing the newest techniques and technologies, Central Texas Spine Institute is a private medical practice in Austin offering comprehensive spine care, including diagnostic services, conservative treatment modalities, and spine surgery. Dr. Dryer specializes in the treatment of degenerative conditions of the spine, using the very latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to minimize recovery times and allow patients to get back to enjoying life as quickly as possible.

Offering world class spine care, he has participated in numerous FDA-approved clinical trials and limits his practice to cervical and lumbar spine surgery.

Educated in the United States, Dr. Dryer received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Iowa in 1974. Three years later, in 1977, he graduated from Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. He then completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery, all at the University of Iowa, in 1978 and 1982, respectively. 

In 1983, the doctor attained board certification in orthopedic surgery through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons.

Continuing his education, Dr. Dryer completed a fellowship in spine and hand surgery at New Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, England in 1984. Subsequent to his training, he 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. Several years later, the group expanded and became the Central Texas Spine Institute. 

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is currently a member of the Travis County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Orthopedic Association, the North American Spine Society, the Cervical Spine Research Society, the Spine Arthroplasty Society, and the Society of Lateral Access Surgery. He is also a past President of the Texas Spine Society.

With four decades dedicated to medicine, Dr. Dryer brings a wealth of knowledge to his industry, and in particular, to his area of expertise, orthopedic surgery. When asked why he decided to pursue a career in this specialization, he said: “I wanted to do something in the surgical field that was reconstructive and when I started I wanted to do something that very few people were interested in. The field of spine surgery was actually a wasteland in the early 80s. Now it’s become one of the most sought after types of practice, but it’s only because of the significant advancements that have occurred in spinal care over the last thirty years.”

Licensed to practice medicine in Texas, he is affiliated with Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital, Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Seton Medical Center Austin, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

An active and recognized leader in the medical profession, Dr. Dryer was named 1 of 60 spine surgeons on the forefront of biologics & stem cells in February 2015; named one of Austin’s Top Doctors in the Spinal Surgery category by Austin Monthly magazine in 2013; first recognized as a “2010 Patients’ Choice” physician by Vitals.com in February 2011; recognized as a “2011 Patients’ Choice” physician by Vitals.com; recognized as one of the Texas Super Doctors by Texas Monthly magazine in December 2011; named one of the top 100 spine surgeons in the U.S. in February 2011; and recognized as an Industry Leader by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review in November 2010. 

A sought-after speaker for continuing education programs world-wide, his work has been published in peer-reviewed journals. He now holds the prestigious title of “Patient Preferred Spine Surgeon” for the state of Texas in 2020.

A local football fan, Dr. Dryer enjoys playing tennis and the piano in his spare time.

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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