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John Byrne is a focused and compassionate orthopedic surgeon serving his patients in Lorton, Woodbridge, and Alexandria in Virginia, and in Waldorf and Clinton in Maryland. Dr. Byrne is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is currently a member of the American Medical Association, the Virginia State Medical Society, Prince George’s County Medical Society, and the Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Byrne is currently practicing at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute alongside his talented cohort of doctors. Dr. Byrne performs orthopedic consultations and orthopedic follow-ups, and he welcomes patients to his practice who are experiencing sports injuries, ankle problems, herniated disks, and hip problems, among others. Dr. Byrne is affiliated with MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Civista Ambulatory Surgery Center, Fairfax Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital, Inova Surgery Center, and Southern Maryland Hospital.
Dr. Byrne earned his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. He then completed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.
Verified Patient Reviews
I felt very confident that he could take care of my problem.
Short wait. Nurse quickly took down vital information. Dr. Byrne was thorough in the exam, and also willing to discuss my options in detail. I felt very good about the visit and confident in his treatment recommendations.
The earlier your appointment the better. If your appointment is late in the day, you will be sitting for quite a while...more than 30 min.
He has performed bi-lateral knee replacements and a hip replacement for me. All of had excellent outcomes. He is my orthopedic hero!
Dr. Byrne is the best......he will answer all your questions no matter how silly you think they are...Have known him since 2000 and would always go to him!!!
Every time I go to see Dr. Byrne I get more and more impressed. He is such a great doctor who truly CARES for his patients and treats you as if you are his only patient!!!!!
I liked Dr. Byrne very much, but when I got there they said I should have made an appointment with Dr. Jander the hand specialist. They asked me if I told the receptionist that I needed to see a hand Dr. and I said yes. They booked me with Dr. Byrne anyway. Now I have to come back to see Dr. Jander. Dr.Byrne request that I get an MRI of my hand and then see Dr. Jander. Please be clear when making your appointment.
Dr. Byrne is a wonderful doctor. He listens, gives great advice and has a wonderful bed side manner. I have been going to Dr. Byrne for years, and would not give him up for anything in the world.
I've always thought highly of Dr John Byrne. He's an excellent doctor. I would highly recommend him.
He explained things very well. I felt very comfortable asking him questions. I am confident that my health is in good hands.
There were several positive things to note about the visit. I liked they way every new patient was provided an iPad to enter the numerous pages of new employee information. It was easier and just seemed more efficient. I also liked, although I did think it leaned on the bit of too self service, that after I filled out my paperwork on the iPad that I ran my credit card to pay for my visit. I thought that was cool, but also, removes a little of the human interaction. I spoke with the intake nurse (she was awesome) and had two different x-ray techs (loved them both). Dr. Byrne seems to be a man of few words BUT I felt completely taken care of and also understood his explanation of my injury and treatment plan. I didn't feel rushed by him and I was able to ask questions. I also am happy to report that after 24 hours of my visit I am 100% pain free from a knee injury that has ailed me for 7 months.
Dr was knowledgable, spent the time to explain what is going on with my knee Waiting area was packed , unfriendly front desk staff , they were chatting and ignored my presence . They don't appreciate other people time
I think the doctor is great & so is the staff, but the wait time is horrible! I have seen the doctor twice and both visits I waited over an hour to see him!
I thought the DR was great! He understood my issues and didn't give me a difficult time because I am obese. I was worried he would blow off my pain because I am overweight, but he didn't! The only part that was bad was the wait time to see him!
I arrived at 3:45 PM for a 4:00 PM appointment and was told the doctor was running 1 1/2 hour behind schedule. The waiting room was packed and patients were standing outside in the hall. Certainly a voicemail or text would have alerted me to this and asked me if I wanted to reschedule. I changed other appointments so I could make this one. I respect the doctor and the staff at Medstar and I would hope they would correspondingly respect me.
I would never have anyone else but Dr. Byrne to help me with these kinds of problems I'm having. He's wonderful.
Love Dr Byrne...very professional...answers questions.. Doesnt rush!!!!
Wonderful! I felt relieved by his competency!
I love Dr. Byrne he is wonderful and very very helpful wouldn't go to anyone else for all my old age problems.
I needed more time with the doctor to discuss all aspects of what, essentially, is emergency knee surgery. For instance, I did not have time to discuss risks, alternatives, if any, and post-surgery issues. I need to know how to plan for the next few weeks re work and personal responsibilities, but I have no idea how to plan for pet care, mail pick-up, and work availability. Doctor provided medical diagnosis, but necessary information about planning for pre-surgery and post-surgery were not provided.
It was good to be seen by Dr Byrne after several years!!!
The front desk staff was not very personable. But the the nurse and Luke the PA was very nice, professional and knowledgeable. I was expecting to see Dr. Byrne but I guess he had other patients. At the end of my appointment I felt that I received very good service and medical treatment. The front desk could be a little more friendlier.
Dr. Byrne is attentive to patients concerns, and willing to take the time to answer questions, explain options, etc. He works in a group of highly skilled surgeons, and he can consult with them on difficult situations, or call on them for specialties. The group can provide seamless service whenever necessary. Dr. Byrne's association with a University teaching hospital gives him access and knowledge about the latest techniques. I would highly recommend him or any of his partners.
I love Dr Bryne. The care is great. However the waiting room is a disaster. It is far too small to accommodate patients with crutches walkers wheelchairs etc. everyone is shoved together. The bathroom is pretty nasty. No hand dryer no paper towels.
No complaints. He is very professional and organized.
Dr Byrne was very nice and his staff was extremely friendly and cordial. I was seen right away and barely had to wait in the exam room. Very efficient operation, with delightful employees. Dr. Byrne did a great job listening and explaining things. I never once felt rushed.
I liked the nurse staff and I liked the Dr. Dr Byrne understands what he's doing and he provides a comfortable atmosphere. His knowledge is thorough. The wait time is a little long.
As always, very thorough and friendly. Great bedside manners! Pleasant!
Very professional, straight to the point. Nice guy.
It was fine
Dr. Bryne is very knowledgeable, thorough, kind, compassionate, and professional. I have been his patient for more than 20 years. This says it all!!
I was very well pleased with my visit. Dr Byrne explained things to me so that I understood them he gave me options on how to handle my problem. I would recommend him
Dr Byrne was very interested in what was going on with all my issues not just the pressing injury. Explained what it was along with course of action.
I don't mind the wait as long as I'm given the same courtesy and treatment by the doctor.... Treating me and answering the questions I have about my condition. My appointment was 10Am and I was seen at 11:10 on July 21, 2015.
I have seen Dr. Byrne since 2011 and he has been very helpful to me. His bedside manner is excellent and he has always been very pleasant to speak with.
Dr. Byrne was very professional and very kind.The staff was very professional as well.
Very professional and I would recommend Dr Bryne
Dr. Byrne once again gave me valuable information and help in determining when to have my knee replacement surgery.
He took time to explain my knee treatment options and answer my questions and those of my wife in a patient and comprehensive manner.
I was very pleased with my treatment by both Dr. Byrne and his PA. They were thorough, listened to everything I had to say and were responsive. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
xray and diagnosis was prompt, and treatment options were explained.
Five minute consultation, in and out. Not much concern with trying to diagnose my condition.
I would recommend this doctor to a freind. Very nice and attentive when I was explaining my injury.
He was great. Good bedside manner and explained everything well to my understanding.
According to the msg I received this morning, as a follow up to the treatment of yesterday, I was to receive a prescription for NORCO tablets. However, it was not provided to me upon checkout. I did see a piece of paper turned upside down on the clipboard I carried to the checkout counter (it appeared to be an order with the raised seal impressed on the otherside. However, I was not provided the prescription. Evidently, it was lunchtime and the regular receptionist was not at her post and someone else just came over, told me I was done...
Dr Byrne is compassionate. I highly recommend him!!
Dr. Byrne is a remarkable and competent physician. He has treated me for nearly a decade. He conducted two major surgeries - shoulder rebuilds. Outcomes - Both shoulders are now superior in performance and stength. Mobility - Both shoulders returned to presurgery range. Dr. Byrne asks the proper questions and spends adequate time with patients, in my opinion. I highly recommend him. David Rose
Very professional and the front desk staff were very friendly and helpful.
Very thorough discussion and evaluation of condition. All staff were helpful and efficient!
EXCELLENT DOCTOR !!!
I saw Dr. Byrne's Assistant for this appointment. My comments are based on previous appointments. I find Dr. Byrne to be very professional, caring and attentive which are important attributes. I like him very much.
Great doctor, tells it like it is. Gives you more then one option and tries more than one thing before he suggests surgery. Great follow up and care.
My visit with Dr. Byrne was very good and informative. He explained all of the issues in detail. I have been with him for about 15 years. He is a very good, compassionate doctor and don't make hasty decisions. He always think about what is best for the patient and allow them to have a sayso in the decision of their care.
I didn't see him the first time. Saw him for the follow up appt. I am new to the area and found that he didn't rate in my top ten. So I would see someone else if there is a need.
Excellent professional medical manner and patience interaction
I really like working with Dr Byrne. He listens well, is affable and understanding, and doesnt rush me. The treatment options he has used for my arthritis have been conservative based on my description. I take the offered advice and work with it. The office IS busy. When I make an appt I take into account that i may have to wait.
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fast and efficient
Got what I needed. A solid diagnosis and a reasonable course of treatment.
Liked the doctor very much. The office was very crowded; consequently the appt. felt rushed.
The doctor was great! Very professional, very personable, very knowledgeable. Unfortunately the lady at the front desk that checked me out following my appt with the doctor was rude & unprofessional.
He was one of the friendliest doctors I have seen in a long time. I was seen fast and the whole staff at that office made me feel welcome and treated me very well.
Attentive, personable, knowledgeable, compassionate and professional! Fabulous care!
I am very impressed with the entire office. I will recommend this physician to any who needs an Ortho Doctor.
The office staff knew their roles and performed them seamlessly. I was a bit annoyed at filling out forms in triplicate, but that was a small inconvenience. My meeting with the doctor was short but genial and informative. I was told that I needed a diagnostic test and given 3 different places I could get it, including the hospital where I work. I look forward to reviewing the results with Dr. Byrne.
Good, professional, but didn't really resolve my issue.
Doc was really nice and he listened to all the pain I have been in for over 2 years. Came to a quick decision of what course of action to take next and he seemed like he cared. SVL
I would highly recommend him. Very professional along with his office staff. He definitely knows his professional field.
Thorough. Very busy office.
Very attentive, concerned and took the time to analyze the situation.
The doctor was knowledge, patient and very helpful.
Dr. Byrne was fine and would recommend him. However, the appointment was for my Mother, who is 90 years old and has dementia. Waiting 2.5 hours for this appointment was extreme to say the least.
Very kind and concerned with my recovery!
I love Dr. Byrne, He is so compassionate, excellent doctor and I recommend him all of the time to friends and family that need his speciality.
Dr Byrne is also treating my husband for a knee issue. I am really pleased with this group.
Dr Byrne is very professional and personable and friendly.
The entire staff was very helpful and so easy to talk to. Nice staff, knowledgable physician, and great environment overall. Highly recommended.
Dr. Byrne's was fine. It's the Zocdoc program that created problems. When I made the appointment, it was simply a placeholder and the appointment was actually not made. The staff and patients are not happy with Zocdoc's intermediary role which did not add any value. It would have been far easier to simply call the office.
Very professional, and listens to what you have to say, does not just prescribe medication.
good visit, knowledgeable Dr., able to do all procedures (x-rays, shot, etc.) fairly quickly
He is a great Dr. Very knowledgeable and caring.
Dr. Byrne is very concern about his patients, and wanting them to get back on their feet as soon as possible. He will do everything within his ability to do that. This makes him a good doctor.