Gregg Vagner, MD

Gregg A. Vagner, MD

Orthopedics
Arm/Elbow CareHand Care
4.8of 5 | (911) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients Available at Multiple Locations Ages seen: 0 - 99 Joined ARC: 2019

About Gregg A. Vagner, MD

  • Dr. Vagner was born in Chicago but grew up in San Antonio. When he’s not working, he “absolutely” loves spending time with his family, traveling together, enjoying what Austin has to offer, or just sitting around watching TV together. Dr. Vagner also considers himself “a little bit of a wine nerd,” and enjoys reading books, skiing, and traveling. His favorite local spots are the Highland Lakes, whether from the deck of a restaurant or on a boat. He also loves downtown Austin, and the city’s great restaurants!

I remember choosing to be a physician when I was in the 7th grade, as I was very interested in sciences and loved interacting and serving people, and trying to improve their lives. I chose hand surgery because I really enjoy the intricacies of the procedures and how amazingly engineered the hand is. In my practice, I always try to follow the Golden Rule, imagining how I would want to be treated. I approach my patients with empathy and try to equip them with the knowledge about their condition so that together, we can arrive at the best possible treatment plan.

Services

Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal tunnel release is a surgery used to treat and potentially heal carpal tunnel syndrome, which can be caused by injury, such as a sprain or fracture, repetitive use of a vibrating tool, or even a congenital predisposition (something that runs in families). 

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Cubital Tunnel Release

Cubital Tunnel Release

Cubital tunnel syndrome happens when the ulnar nerve, which passes through the cubital tunnel (a tunnel of muscle, ligament, and bone) on the inside of the elbow, becomes inflamed, swollen, and irritated.

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Elbow Fractures

Elbow Fractures

Elbow fractures can be caused by falls on the elbow, direct blows to the elbow, and falling on an outstretched hand where the elbow is bracing the fall.

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Elbow Surgery

Elbow Surgery

Elbow replacement surgery removes damaged areas of the elbow joint and replaces them with implants.

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Hand and Wrist Arthritis Treatment

Hand and Wrist Arthritis Treatment

ARC orthopedics treat arthritis of the hands and wrists.

Hand and Wrist Fracture Care

Hand and Wrist Fracture Care

ARC orthopedics provide treatment for fractured hands and wrists.

Hand Fractures

Hand Fractures

ARC orthopedics provide treatment for fractured hands.

Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery

An ARC orthopedic hand surgeon can diagnose, treat, and monitor your rehabilitation quickly and effectively. Our orthopedic surgeons’ goal is to help improve function and reduce pain in your daily life, whether it’s caused by a new or old sports injury, arthritis, or repetitive use. 

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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

ARC Orthopedic surgeons provide leading-edge, comprehensive care in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of Orthopedic conditions, including total joint replacement and sports medicine. 

Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Trigger Finger Release

Trigger Finger Release

Trigger finger is a condition in which the tendon sheath becomes inflamed and thickened and prevents the smooth extension or flexion of the finger or thumb. The finger may lock or "trigger" suddenly.

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Wrist Fractures

Wrist Fractures

ARC orthopedics provide treatment for fractured wrists.

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Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualification, Hand Surgery
  • Medical School
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1997
  • Fellowship
    Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Fellowship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2006
  • Residency
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2002
  • Education
    BA in History, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 1993
  • Professional Positions
    • Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School, Austin, TX
    • Hand and wrist surgery consultant, University of Texas Athletics
    • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
    • Member, Central Texas Hand Society
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin Top Doctor, Austin Monthly Magazine, 2014, 20212022, 2024 
    • Distinguished Surgeon of the Year, Austin Area Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses, 2011
    • Texas Monthly Super Doctors, 2022, 2023

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • April 18, 2024

    Appreciated the doctor explaining everything.

  • April 17, 2024

    Dr Vagner is awesome. He provided thorough care throughout my surgery and recovery. I would recommend him to everyone that I know who would need orthopedic care. He’s the BEST!!! 😊

  • April 17, 2024

    Front receptionist was great! Met new nurse that travels with Dr Vagner, very cordial & friendly. Dr Vagner explained everything going on with my wrist. Recommended that I get brace made, I was so excited & happy to know that my hand brace would be made on the spot. Awesome Dr visit!! Outstanding service Overall!!?

  • April 17, 2024

    Everything went well couldn’t ask for more

  • April 17, 2024

    I liked the fact that I was able to show up early get into my appointment early and everything went smooth without any kind of problem.

  • April 16, 2024

    Dr. Vagner seemed lazy and that he had already made up his mind even after I explained symptoms and desire.

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