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Dr. Omar Akhtar, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Reconstructive Surgeon

Professional statement

www.capcityortho.com Omar Akhtar MD joined Capital City Orthopaedics in 2013 after practicing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has two engineering degrees and worked as an electrical engineer prior to beginning his medical career. Dr Akhtar obtained his MD from New Jersey Medical School in 2003 and completed the orthopedic surgery residency at Michigan State University. He then pursued further specialty training in total joint replacement and completed the adult reconstruction fellowship at The University of Pennsylvania. Dr Akhtar treats all general orthopedic conditions- fractures, sprains, injuries, joint pain- and has performed thousands of operations. His expertise is in joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He performs partial and total knee replacements; partial and total hip replacement; partial, total, and reverse shoulder replacements; and complex revision surgery for problematic or failed joint replacements. He performs the Direct Anterior hip replacement which may lead to shorter recovery times in selected patients. In some patients, he opts to use computer navigated assistance which may lead to improved implant positioning. Not everyone needs or will benefit from surgical treatment. Dr Akhtar starts with non-surgical treatments and, in many cases, an operation can be avoided. Dr Akhtar lives in Austin with his wife and daughter. In his free time, he enjoys photography, strength training, and playing golf.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Reconstructive Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Saint David's North Austin Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Pennsylvania, Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Awards and publications

  • Akhtar OH, Rowe DE: Syringomyelia-associated scoliosis with and without the Chiari I malformation. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2008; 16(7):407-17.
  • Chief Resident at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1417150202

Office locations

Capital City Orthopaedics

12201 Renfert Way, Suite 370

Austin, TX 78758

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It was truly a pleasure meeting and working with Akhtar. He was very very professional in presenting himself and was very thorough in explaining my situation and treatment. He was a complete gentleman and a professional doctor. Nothing but kudos to this doctor.
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Very pleased with my first meeting for evaluation of knee. Listened to all my questions and gave straight answers. Gave a clear explanation of x-ray and issues. Provided recommendations for non-invasive treatment for the time being. He wasVERY personable. When I had to wait for about 15 minutes after taken to the exam room, he came and told me himself how long it would be and apologized for the wait! Office staff was friendly as well.
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Very nice!
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I'm very impressed with Dr. Akhtar. His bedside manner is that of a concerned, caring professional. He is friendly, without going overboard. As a senior citizen, I'm very careful about who I choose to treat me and I feel very comfortablewith him. That being said, I am a little concerned about the office staff. Seems like they were shorthanded on the day of my appt and they seemed stressed out. They are the first contact a patient has with their office and everything has to be running smoothly, Also, I had to wait a day and a half for a prescription. I should have been given this as before I walked out.
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Dr. Akhtar is amazing. I am going to recommend him to any friend who needs orthopedic treatment. He is very kind, compassionate, and thorough. I feel very fortunate to have found him. The two doctors that I previously saw did notcome close to giving me the care that I received today.
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Excellent doctor, knowledgeable and very friendly. He gave me enough time to discuss the problem as well as other unrelated medical conditions. Surprisingly he had some good suggestions that I did not even get from my Endo. Highly recommended!
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Excellent: Dr. Akhtar was most easy to speak to, and he explained the medical issue clearly, with very useful and thorough review of short- and long-term treatment options.
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Very professional. I was seen within 5-10 minutes upon my arrival. The staff was helpful and courteous.
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