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Albert D. Cuellar, MD
Adult Joint Reconstruction & General Orthopaedics
Dr. Albert D. Cuellar is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A & M University with a degree in Bioengineering, then went on to medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his Internship in General Surgery and his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UTMB. He also did a Preceptorship and one year Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at Presbyterian Hospital/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
Joint Reconstruction Philosophy
Dr. Cuellar's interest in bioengineering is what led him to the practice of orthopaedics. "Ever since college it's kind of been a quest to apply my strengths in mechanics and engineering to the science and art of medicine," says Dr. Cuellar . "Orthopaedics combines both these skill sets. It's a very natural specialty to utilize those skills and that knowledge base.When someone has a broken bone, it is important to understand the mechanism of injury and the mode of failure in order to determine the most effective repair."
Dr. Cuellar uses his bioengineering skills to help achieve optimum results for his patients. While many of his patients have suffered some sort of traumatic injury like a complex fracture, his subspecialty is joint reconstruction necessitated by an ongoing degenerative process like arthritis.
"There's lots of mechanics in joint replacement surgery," Dr. Cuellar says."Total joint replacement has improved the lives of many, many people to the point where some of them who have been significantly disabled are now pain free and functioning in society again. That's the result of technology, all the little innovations that are continuing to come out allow me to tackle some very complex orthopaedic problems that otherwise in the past have had no good solutions."
Medical Orthopedic Associations
Dr. Cuellar is a member of The American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, the Singleton Surgical Society, the G. W. N. Eggers Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Texas Orthopaedic Association, the Houston/Galveston Orthopaedic Association, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Houston/Galveston, and the Houston Orthopaedic Society.
Dr. Cuellar lives in The Woodlands with his wife and two children. "I enjoy being with my kids and doing whatever they do. I also like to fish, hunt, play golf, and of course, play on the computer."