Testimonials & Reviews

Austin Shoulder Institute always appreciates feedback from our valued patients.

Please read what others are saying about Austin Shoulder Institute below, and as always, we would love to collect your feedback.

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What do you think about us?

Terrific, friendly staff. Dr Szerlip is personable and makes you feel comfortable right away, not only in his knowledge but in his abilities as a surgeon. I’m a fan. I live in the Rio Grande Valley but I will always make the drive to Austin to see him!

Celia T

Willing to listen to patient and make recommendations that are alternatives to surgery, making surgery a last resort. Is very personable with that flat midwestern sense of humor.

Jeannette W.

Dr. Szerlip did a repair of my complete distal biceps tendon tear. I am delighted at how well the surgery and recovery have gone. I had surgery on a Tuesday and by Sunday I did not need any pain medication. The nerve block and early pain medication resulted in very minimal pain in the first few days after surgery. The nerve block to my arm allowed them to use much less general anesthesia which at age 70 was important and made recovery after surgery much easier. I was very pleased with the information I was given throughout the process. Dr. Szerlip and his staff showed that they really care. I felt they gave me the information needed to make informed decisions about the surgery and other follow-up procedures. My goal in getting the surgery is to be able to continue to play league softball as a pitcher. I am still in Rehab but all indications are great. Thanks to Dr Szerlip, his staff, and his recommended Therapists for a job well done! You have exceeded all my expectations!

Michael R.

From my very first visit . To surgery 1 year ago today, I was so pleased with everything. Dr Szerlip has the best bed side manner and his staff are all wonderful. From the worset pain you can imagine to feeling so grateful. Thank you again for my new right shoulder and a new outlook on life.

Rhonda P.

Since 11/2017 when I found Dr. Graham on the website, I’ve been totally satisfied with his services. I had a shoulder injury and unsure how. I saw another orthopedic specialist but I was doubtful in his treatment and post care. He had informed me that after shoulder surgery I could not shower for two weeks. What really made me doubtful with him is when I asked him if I would be able to use my left shoulder, hand and arm again, he immediately said, “I hope so.” So this is when I immediately knew I had to find someone else. I searched the internet and found Dr. Robert Graham and Dr. Szerlip. It was a hard decision but I just clicked on Dr. Graham’s picture. I am so THANKFUL and BLESSED that I chose him. When I initially visited him, he gave me a diagnosis of my MRI, what was needed and how it would be done by arthroscopic. The last doctor wanted an open surgery and didn’t offer any other kind of surgery techniques. Dr. Graham performed my surgery Jan 2018 and everything went fine. I was sent home the same day with pain meds in a small surgical bag for two days. I only had to use 1 pain pill and not any after. I’ve been in PT since Feb and she said my healing is beyond where I am supposed to be. I rarely have any or no pain. Dr. Graham’s bed side manner was exceptional. He always had a great attitude with a smile on his face. When I found him and right before and after surgery many people told me he’s the best shoulder specialist throughout the state. I am so fortunate and blessed to find an exceptional bright and educated doctor. His physician’s assistant, Stephen, is again, smart, bright and knowledgeable. The remaining staff at ASI (north mopac) is cordial, kind and exceptional organized. Before and after surgery they give me a complete packet on what to do, what to expect prior and after surgery. Also, post appointments were made prior to surgery. I am greatly impressed with the professionalism that they display at this office. Also, Jonathan H. have answered many of my calls pertaining to meds, dr work statements, PT and other issues. All were completed in a timely and professional manner. Yes, I am truly blessed to find Dr. Graham and his staff. I am most thankful for my God and Jesus Christ to allow me to find Dr. Graham and his staff. Thanks for a job well done. I am progressing well.

Margie N S.

Dr. Szerlip performed my right shoulder replacement last November. It has been so nice being able to go about everyday tasks without pain in my shoulder region. Dr. Szerlip was truly professional and guided me each step of my way in my recovery.

Ronald R.

Dr. Szerlip performed surgery on my right shoulder. I had very little pain associated with the surgery. Dr. Szerlip did a great job on my shoulder. The rehab group he uses have been excellent as well.

Warner B.

Dr. Szerlip performed my total shoulder replacement surgery 08/2018. He is an outstanding surgeon that has made a huge difference in my life. I had relatively little pain as his pain management regimen is effective. From start to finish the process has been easy to manage and the physical therapist I was setup with was outstanding. If you follow Dr. Szerlip’s recovery and physical therapy regimen, you will have great success. By following his instructions perfectly I have gained full range of motion in my shoulder with no pain.

Denise W.

Dr. Szerlip has treated both my husband and I. We absolutely will see him in the future for our orthopedic issues. He performed a shoulder replacement for my husband. With my issues, I had seen 5 other doctors before Dr. Szerlip and none of them diagnosed my problem correctly. Dr. Szerlip did diagnosis it correctly and sent me to Texas Physical Therapy Specialists where my issues were precisely understood and this has been the best physical therapy I have ever had. For these reasons, my husband and I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Szerlip! Also, his honesty and integrity do not lead you to unwarranted medical procedures which is extremely important. Dr. Szerlip is very friendly and has an excellent “bedside manner”. I am very glad to write this review and recommend him highly.

Linda K.

I am a person that does not want surgery. Dr. Szerlip has worked with me in trying shots, medication (not my thing if I can help it) and therapy. Therapy has worked well. Therapy depends on the patient doing the the stretches, heat and exercise they prescribe. Dr. Szerlip has never pressed me to have surgery, but he has advised me of alternatives procedures and problems associated with my problems. Helpful, informative and always friendly. Great doctor.

Dian J.

Dr. Robert Grahm and his team were magnificent!

I knew Dr. Grahm was very good. He came to me very highly recommended by a number of friends.

In particular, I want to call attention to his Physical Therapy (PT) staff. While not convenient (I commuted 45 minutes each way) they (Louis R) were the key to my successful recovery. He was a wonderful guide and counselor throughout the entire processs.

A consideration for future patients is to forgo the convenience and stay focused on getting the results you want from your surgery investment and 6-month recovery period. Stay with his PT team. You will not be disappointed.

One more thing. Please make sure you do your stretches and exercises you experience at PT at home. I performed these 5 days a week.

Good Luck. You are in great hands with Dr. Grahm and his team.

Wes Shimanek