Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

143 Patient Ratings
72 Patient Comments

Andrew Tyser, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-4500 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
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(801) 587-7109 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Andrew R. Tyser M.D. is an Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics who exclusively specializes in hand, upper extremity (elbow / forearm), and microvascular surgery. He treats upper extremity disorders such as fractures, dislocations, lacerations to nerves and tendons, and all other injuries of the hand and arm; all types of arthritis of the hand, fingers, wrist, and elbow; carpal tunnel syndrome (endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery), cubital tunnel syndrome (in-situ decompression), Dupuytren's disease (collagenase injection treatment), trigger finger, and many other common surgical and non-surgical problems that occur in the hand and arm.

He has specific interest in post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper extremity, vascular disorders involving the hands, treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, as well as an interest in hand injuries related to sports and active outdoor pursuits such as skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking, and climbing.

Dr. Tyser received his B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Utah. His fellowship training in Hand and Microvascular Surgery was completed at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, MD

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Instructor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.7
My confidence in doctor
4.7
Time doctor spent with me
4.6
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

February 24, 2014

took necessary time. I did not feel like he was rushing or that we were a burden.

February 24, 2014

I would have liked an explanation of worse case scenario: if I didn't do my physical therapy at home, would I lose all use of my hand? :)

February 16, 2014

Dr Andy Tyser is an excellent physician. I addition to his considerable expertise, he is very easy to relate to and has a delightful manner.

February 12, 2014

Care provider said I didn't need to come back. I was doing very well.

February 10, 2014

I am very pleased with my visit.

February 07, 2014

I really appreciated Dr. Tyser's bedside manner, friendliness, investment of time, and talking directly to my daughter. She feels comfortable with him as well and that makes a world of difference for her to want to follow through with his advice.

February 04, 2014

MD has always been Aplus I feel like the rest of the staff made a real effort to change

February 02, 2014

Dr. Tyser provides excellent communication about my condition and treatment options. I have much confidence in his skills and his communications are very credible.

January 28, 2014

Very direct, precise and caring.

January 27, 2014

Dr. suggested to not take any surgical action until the pain was more severe. Did not discuss why, or what the downside/negative would be to surgery now. Why wouldn't we remove bone spurs now. I'm sure there is a good reason--I would like to know.

January 06, 2014

Dr. Tyser is excellent at putting me at ease. He is an attentive doctor - doesn't sugar coat - tells it like it is which I really appreciated. This wasn't my first hand surgery, I knew what was ahead for recovery - it was better than I expected!!!

January 06, 2014

I do believe that my stitches may have been removed too soon. My wound opened up and may not have done so if other bandages had been put in place.

January 06, 2014

All good!

December 27, 2013

Definitely recommend!

December 13, 2013

Very helpful!

December 10, 2013

no care about my concern of tingling and pain in my arm and how the the bone didnt feel right to me. "Good enough" is not good communication or reason to pass someone on to the hand therapist

December 09, 2013

Dr. Tyser is amazing! We can't thank him enough for his excellent care for our daughter.

December 08, 2013

Outstanding-- friendly and very competent I think both Dr. Amy Powell and Dr. Tyser are outstanding

November 25, 2013

Doc is fantastic, highly recommendable

November 15, 2013

Dr. Tyser is amazing! Very friendly, very professional and best there is.

November 14, 2013

Dr. Tyser showed concern, and yet with a light sense of humor, which I instigated as well. I can't wait for my next appointment so I can have this pain be gone. He talked about my options. Dr. Pohl saved me a longer waiting time preparing me with a hand brace. Dr. Tyser gives me consolation to know that I am in good hands! Thank you.

November 12, 2013

I choose my Dr did my homework got the best. Two of my friends went to St marks for surgery they said this ortho center was cold and rude so I went to this center only because I felt the Dr and surgical team were the best I was right! He deserves a better support team. They need to know they are representing the Md. Be friendly remember most of these people had a tough time just getting to the Center.

November 11, 2013

Our family would recommend Dr. Tyser highly to anyone in need of orthopaedic service. He has been excellent in skill & bedside manner. We appreciate him and his entire staff very much.

November 04, 2013

I was appreciative that my condition was explained in layman's terms with diagrams, etc. My questions were answered to my satisfaction.

November 04, 2013

Everything was excellent

October 21, 2013

I would absolutely recommend anyone to Dr. Tyser and this facility. When I got back to work I had already raved about my experience.

October 21, 2013

the doctor expend a little time with us but the students and fellow are rude less and careless really mean people

September 30, 2013

my condition was apparently fairly rare and they appreciated all of the searched info I could provide. I was there for a second opinion for myself. they gave kudos to the other U clinic who initially diagnosed the problem and all of the testing they did. they also were very willing to look at another problem in the same general area and provided care for it too (without making me reschedule for that specific problem).

September 24, 2013

very good

September 20, 2013

Dr. Tyser is a great doctor, very friendly, genuine and understanding. Excellent professional.

September 09, 2013

Dr. Tisher is a fine addition to your staff if allstar surgeons.

August 30, 2013

I think he's more concerned about teaching his resident than about the patient.

August 20, 2013

Dr. Andy is fabulous. Never felt afraid. I knew I was in good hands at all times

August 16, 2013

great 'bedside' manner

August 05, 2013

Dr. Tyser was willing to do more for my wrist pain than just putting me in a preformed splint, even though it was my first visit with him.

July 09, 2013

Dr. Tyser is a very competent provider, but was not interested in the personal issues the length of time the healing process was causing. I believe there options to the process that could have been had to help with my lost opportunities and he would not talk about any of them.

July 09, 2013

It would be useful to have a doctor write down or have someone else write down the particular tendons and conditions for patients who cannot write. The doctor also frequently used abbreviations for the different tendons that were new to me.

July 08, 2013

cannot complain

June 24, 2013

I appreciated Dr. Tyser's explanation and treatment. I didn't expect to have everything completed in one visit.

June 20, 2013

I really like Dr. Tyser !!!

June 20, 2013

My experience with Dr. Tyser and the entire staff was good enough I convinced my wife to make an appointment to have her finger looked at. Considering How I got where I was to this point, all these folks are numbers higher than on your scale. Thank you!!

June 12, 2013

They took the splint off that the urgent care had put on, then they "decided" to put it into another TYPE of cast without really explaining any thing about my break. Only that it WAS broken and didn't need any surgery to heal ok. But I have COMPLETE CONFIDENCE in the docs in the University Hospital system, so I just followed what they told me to do even though I would have liked to have had a little bit more information.

May 20, 2013

Dr. Tyser did a cortisone injection into my wrist; I was not given any warnings regarding the extreme pain that started within 24 hours. I was not told of any possible adverse events from the injection or what to expect.

May 13, 2013

First time with Dr. Tysher, quite like him

May 07, 2013

After a highly unsatisfactory experience with another doctor at the Orthopedic Center, I wanted to give it one last shot and scheduled with Dr. Tyser. I am so glad I did. He listened, he was empathetic, he took his time, he suggested a course of action and was honest about the pros and cons involved. He encouraged my ongoing physical therapy and asked me to return any time if I was still concerned. He seemed genuinely interested in helping me. I am extremely satisfied with my experience with Dr. T, and wouldn't hesitate to return to see him or to recommend him to others.

May 01, 2013

I think that there is a second issue going on but only 1 was diagnosed

April 22, 2013

He was great!!

April 15, 2013

Everyone was kind and sympathetic to my "problem" and treated me with respect, kindness, and courtesy.

April 11, 2013

Dr Tyser informed me more about using a cane then did Dr Pelt!

April 08, 2013

Dr Tysher is very thorough in explaining long term expectations of recovery. he was very focused on my case even though I know he is very busy. he was clear on further support services if I need them

March 25, 2013

1st visit to this provider, great interaction

March 21, 2013

The doctor told me he could not find anything wrong with me and told me to wait another three months, while experiencing pain so bad I cannot perform the functions of my job, to see that he still cannot find what is wrong with me.

February 25, 2013

Definitely recommend.

February 18, 2013

2 surgeries later and Dr. Tyser is still my favorite and only hand surgeon. Thanks!

February 11, 2013

I Love Dr. Tyser. Great bedside manner. I like a Doc with a sence of humor.

February 11, 2013

Dr Tyser Rocks!

February 09, 2013

Excellent demeamor and communication by Dr Tyser

January 22, 2013

Dr Tyser was recomended to me by a friend, now I see why. He was caring, knowledgable and attentive.

January 07, 2013

Dr. Tyser was great! He walked me right into the hand therapy area and introduced me to the staff and they got started helping me.

December 03, 2012

will return; confident in his care and his knowledge

November 26, 2012

love Andy Tyser.... would HIGHLY recommend him to others

November 19, 2012

the time i was involve with dr tyser was so brief. i saw him just before my surgery, one in the hospital for a few minutes and for a few minutes in the clinic. seemed to be a very nice man who cares.

November 19, 2012

I was manifestly impressed with Dr. Tyser and am deeply grateful for his caring response. I believe he has successfully treated my actual issue, which the former physician ignored.

November 19, 2012

Dr. Tyser was the substitute doctor (original surgeon was ill the day of my surgery), but he was very informative and answered all of my questions regarding the surgery - good "bedside" manner.

November 13, 2012

I have recommended this care provider to others. I believe they made an appointment.

November 07, 2012

The Dr. is great but i would never send anyone here because of the staff. It is one problem after another.

October 29, 2012

I want to thank Dr. Tyser for using medical terminology. I am a pharmacist and either he looked at my information sheet before the visit or always uses medical terminology. At any rate, I appreciate being spoken to as a medical professional and not a lay person.

October 26, 2012

I have recommended this care provider to others.

October 16, 2012

Andy Tysor is the BEST !!! love him !! not only is he a wonderful and competent surgeon but he is personable, friendly, modest, funny and caring.... I would HIGHLY recommend him to others!!!!

October 04, 2012

Dr Tyser is very kind and explains things in layman terms. I would definietly come back to him. Hopefully I won't have to.

September 27, 2012

I've been delighted with Dr Tyser at every point in my care. He's kind, calm, and confidence-inspiring. These are all wonderful qualities to complement professional skill and competence.

September 26, 2012

good experience

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Tendon Injuries
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Clinical Outcomes

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Instructor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-4500 South Jordan Health Center
Orthopedic Surgery - Hand
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 587-7109 University Orthopaedic Center
Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Andrew R. Tyser, M.D. is a hand and microvascular surgeon at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics (University Orthopedic Center and the South Jordan Health Center), and the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. As a hand and microvascular surgeon, his research focuses on determining the surgeries and treatments that lead to the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Dr. Tyser received his B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Utah. His fellowship training in Hand and Microvascular Surgery was completed at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, MD.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship The Curtis National Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital
Fellow
Residency University of Utah
Orthopaedic Surgery
Resident
Professional Medical University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Saint Olaf College
Biology
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Andrew R Tyser, Michael A Tsai, Brent G Parks, and Kenneth R Means(2014)Stability of Acute Dorsal Fracture Dislocations of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint: A Biomechanical Study  Journal of Hand Surgery: American Volume,
  2. Andrew R Tyser and Kenneth R Mean(2012)Nerve injuries about the elbow: treatment options  Current Orthopaedic Practice,
  3. Oza AL, Tyser AR, Vanderby R, Anderson P(2007)Stiffness of occipital-cervical constructs: beam theory.  Neurosurgery, 61(5 Suppl 2),324-9; discussion 329-30

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