Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

286 Patient Ratings
225 Patient Comments

Andrew Tyser, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

286 Patient Ratings
225 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-4500
South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
(801) 587-7109
University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Andrew R. Tyser M.D. is an Assistant Professor 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/Xiaflex injection), trigger finger, and many other common surgical and non-surgical problems that occur in the hand and arm.

For selected smaller procedures, and based on patient preference, he commonly performs "wide-awake" surgery--a streamlined experience that can help decrease the time, expense, and inconvenience associated with having surgery.

He has specific interest in complex 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, and mountain biking.

Internationally, Dr. Tyser has been involved with multiple service trips to locations such as the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. He is an active member of Health Volunteers Overseas, and considers care of the underserved a priority.

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 - Assistant Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider 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 care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

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.

January 31, 2017

Excellent service; very impressed.

January 30, 2017

I felt bad for being late so didn't ask my questions but he was good to talk to me anyway.

January 26, 2017

Dr. Tyser is a great physician - I totally trust him and appreciate the effort/time he takes to explain my options.

January 09, 2017

Dr. Tyser answered all my many, many questions and was very patient with me. I have scheduled surgery

January 09, 2017

Dr Tyler is friendly and extremely competent. I have total trust in his judgment

January 08, 2017

Very Good experience for the first time to see Dr. Tysher.

December 27, 2016

My experience while at the office was good. once I left and started having some serious issues. i called for help, and wrote an email, and I was completely ignored.

December 19, 2016

Excellent doctor!

December 19, 2016

I do recommend Dr Tyser as a surgeon. However, I also say what a terrible time they will have on the phone trying to make an appointment, any follow up appointments, etc.

December 16, 2016

My experience was excellent.

December 05, 2016

This whole procedure turned out to be more complex than I had anticipated. Dr Tyser was outstanding from beginning to end. I have confidence that if a problem should arise, I can seek his counsel. Also, the man has the patient of a saint. This was a difficult diagnosis and he stuck with me for 18 months to discover and resolve my issues.

December 05, 2016

Excellent experience.

November 20, 2016

Dr Tyser is the BEST! I have already recommended him to friends

November 14, 2016

Love, love love Dr. Tyser! The "fellow" not as much, he seemed a little self centered. This was on the Nov. 10th appointment. Also love Dr. Tyser's nurse, Becca.

November 14, 2016

dr Tyser is an incredible doctor. Its incredibly rare to meet a doctor who genuinely seems to care, is committed to treat patients as if they are intelligent adults who want answers from a trained doctor, but who don't want to be treated as less-than. Dr Tyser has an innate talent for that--he's a gem!!

November 04, 2016


November 01, 2016

Dr. Tyser explained my options very thoroughly and clearly. He was great!

October 23, 2016

A "10"

October 23, 2016

I have recommended him to other doctors in my own state. if anyone needs any orthopedic care they should feel confident in Dr Tyser. And O know several orthopedic doctors. He's amazing

September 24, 2016

dr. Tyser is wonderful ! I wish he did surgery on more than hands. I was so glad he recommended the surgery he did, as it seems to completely be living up to his predictions. In fact surpassing, as I'm way ahead of the projected time schedule!

September 23, 2016

Dr. Tyler is super - Don't ever let him go!

September 19, 2016


August 26, 2016

Dr Ryder has been amazing throughout his treatment of my injuries. Although my injuries are uncommon, Dr Tyser has been patient and supportive. He has worked hard to correctly identify and diagnose the issues. I am grateful for his skills and patience.

August 22, 2016

Dr Tyser has possibly the best bedside manner I've ever experienced. He is incredibly gentle. He held my hand in a way that inexplicably conveyed compassion. He made me feel really important and valued, to a degree I certainly don't experience in real life. I also like that he was 100% in the moment with me. He was focused on what I said, listened well, responded thoughtfully, and explained things clearly. He treated me like an intelligent human being. I can't say enough. I left the clinic feeling like, "Man, I should come back here!"

August 19, 2016

I was very impressed by all staff members and very confident I got excellent attention, explanations, and help from Dr. Tyser.

August 14, 2016

Dr. Tyser arrived quuckly, knew exactly what was going on and provided me with different options for treatment. He explained what my problem was which was a relief after many incorrect diagnosis from my previous doctor.

August 12, 2016

It's nice to finally have a doctor that has a great bedside manner and a sense of humor.

August 12, 2016

The most outstanding treatment by personnel I've ever had in a professional setting.

August 11, 2016

Other than the long wait time to get in to see this doctor and then the wait time.

August 06, 2016

I am very pleased with the care I received - Dr. Tyser took the time to explained what was happenning with my right thumb/hand and also gave me an injection for relief from the pain.

July 26, 2016

always professional and ability to share options for treatment to choose from.

July 22, 2016

I absolutely am thrilled with the care Dr Tysser provides me. He's been working with me for over a year on a work-related injury and continues address my issues in the most appropriate manner. Couldn't be happier with his service. His staff is excellent, professional and courteous. Finally, I LOVE going to the South Jordan facility. Its a better geographic location for me, and I find it is more updated & cleaner than the U's primary location in SLC (U Campus).

July 18, 2016

Dr. Tyser is a very kind and knowledgable Doctor, I trust his recommendations for my care.

July 18, 2016

Our interaction this visit was pretty short; just looked at new X-rays and gave me some idea of what kinds of activities would be too strenuous.

July 03, 2016

I already have recommended Dr Tyser!!

July 01, 2016

very good experience

June 13, 2016

Dr. Tyser is amazing! I would definitely recommend him to all my friends and family.

May 30, 2016

Very personable.

May 16, 2016

My experiences with Dt. Tyser have been very very helpful and pleasant. i would recommend him toa friend.

May 02, 2016

He was very nice and explained in detail what was going on and what he could do to help.

April 19, 2016

Dr. Tyser was very thorough in his explanation of the procedure, potential complications, recovery time, etc.

April 18, 2016

I was disappointed. I will be seeking treatment somewhere else. He made me feel like nothing was wrong and told me to learn to live with it and move on with my life. Adapt...

April 14, 2016

Dr Tyserwss exceptional. he is very knowledgeable and professional and personable

April 08, 2016

This,care provider shows great concern for me as a person as well as someone who needs therapy.

April 07, 2016

Dr. Tyser is wonderful. His resident was great too. Very concerned and told me exactly what I needed to do to get better.

April 06, 2016

I was expecting more instructions on follow up care. I was expecting more than just to call back in a month if the shot didn't work.

April 05, 2016

Dr. Tyser was great & my son really liked him

April 01, 2016

I felt Dr Tyser is very knowledgeable and caring, he knew exactly what was wrong with me, I feel very confident

March 27, 2016

Dr. Tyser is excellent. Was quick and easily described my problem in a way I could understand.

March 25, 2016

Excellent communication skills, attentive. Asked correct questions pertaining to my 'problem', was able to resolve very quickly and explained anatomy as he went along. Dr. Tyser is excellent.

March 04, 2016

Dr. Tyser looked at my thumb and explained the x-rays to me. He told me about the options I had and explained everything so I understood what he was talking about. He is an excellent Dr. and made me feel at ease.

March 02, 2016

We could not be more pleased with the medical personnel that waited on us.

February 21, 2016

Dr. Tyser was friendly, professional, provided clear explanations, did not assume that (as a healthcare provider myself) I would understand orthopedic terms, sat, made eye contact, and provided the risks an benefits of surgery.

February 12, 2016

Dr. Tyser was very helpful and hopeful.

February 11, 2016

Dr. Tyser is a wonderful and caring physician. The follow up visit after surgery was very thorough and informative.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Tyser is very thorough and his sincerity is much appreciated!

December 19, 2015

Extraordinary kindness.

December 15, 2015

Dr Tyser is very good at what he does, and I would definitely recommend him.

December 07, 2015

Very professional but caring. He is gifted in medicine and interpersonal skills as well.

December 04, 2015

One of a few MD's who actually cited research outcomes for the various options to address my condition.

December 04, 2015

Dr tyser is one of my all-time favorite doctors!

November 09, 2015

Like I said before, everyone but the second anesthesia person were wonderful.

November 02, 2015

I finally feel heard, cared about & understood by one of your MD's who seems to know what he's doing. I'm unclear as to why neither of the other MD's requested an MRI and am in fact highly dissatisfied with my surgeon's care (Dr. Rockwell) whose office never even took a post-surgery x-ray to note placement of the pins. When I queried abt other types of imaging, I felt extremely talked down to by Rockwell & the MD who stood in for him to remove my pins. I will NOT recommend Rockwell. Dr. Wang was personable & warm, but didn't seem to have a good understanding as to what to do regarding post-surgical steps to repair my immobile pinky. I was VERY PLEASED with Dr. Tyser who conveyed a sense of caring, competence and approachability (I particularly appreciated the fact that he introduced himself as "Andy." I experience many MD's as arrogant, so his simple use of his first name immediately mitigated this type of impression.) He will be the finger specialist whom I will consult with from here on out.

October 22, 2015


October 18, 2015

Dr. Tyser and the staff consistently demonstrate care and concern for me. They are also very competent and leave me feeling good about the care I receive from them. Thanks again!

October 12, 2015

he spent extra time with me explaining what was going on with my finger.

October 12, 2015

Excellent Doctor / Staff experience

October 11, 2015

I am 64 years old and have under gone 6 major orthopedic surgical interventions in my life. Dr. Tyser is by the most engaging, knowledgable and concerned physician I have met in my entire life! The University of Utah Health Care system is very fortunate to have such a caring physician in Dr. Tyser!

October 07, 2015

I must like Dr. Tysher, I keep coming back.

October 05, 2015

Dr Tyser was very caring and helped explain any questions that I had. He operated on both hands and my surgery was a complete success.

October 01, 2015

Dr Tyler is so kind. He has a great bed side manner, and a gental touch while examining painful hands and wrists. He is smart. I trust him and will send family and friends to him. The clinic was clean and free of odors. His staff from front to back were curtious as well. Cheyenne, terry, Keri were exceptional. I noticed that when a patient was leaving the area, Keri and terry would say good bye calling the patient by name. That is dedication to remember that many names. I felt very cared for.

September 29, 2015

Dr. Tyser always took the time to show me my x-rays and answer any questions. He explained things clearly. He was personable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this provider.

September 22, 2015


September 18, 2015

Because Dr. Tyser was behind schedule I didn't see him until 3 weeks later when he explained everything to me very thoroughly. Since I already had medication at home, I didn't need any prescribed. I only used Extra Strenght Tylenol.

September 04, 2015

I am grateful for Dr Tyser and have complete confidence in him. I am concerned I am going to have surgery which may only address part of my problem. We did discuss this, but I would have preferred alternative diagnostics were suggested (ie: bone scan). Please note I still have utmost respect and trust in Dr Tyser.

September 04, 2015

Dr. Tyser and Dr. Mitchell were very helpful in explaining my problems and provided me with good options.

September 01, 2015

Love him he is great

August 28, 2015

I cannot say enough about how wonderful Dr. Tyser was. I don't think I have ever seen a provider who collaborated with me so well on a treatment plan. He listened and took into account everything I shared with him about my daughter (and her feedback too) and all together we came up with a plan that made sense for our situation. He was open to my suggestion that we not get an MRI because it would add expense, but probably not change the treatment plan. He picked up very quickly that there was a psychological component to my daughter's slow recovery with this injury and said exactly what she needed to hear. Since the appointment, her improvement has been remarkable--and all he did was talk to her. Honestly, I don't think I've had a better experience with a doctor before. The resident we saw was excellent too. Thank you so much! I've told many people already about our experience with Dr. Tyser and would recommend him highly to anyone.

August 25, 2015

Nice place..

August 03, 2015

Dr. Tyser was great and showed great concern for my injury. He was knowledgeable and helped me feel comfortable being in his care.

July 27, 2015

You couldn't ask for a better doctor than Dr. Tyser. He is kind, empathetic and reassuring. I feel confident I'm getting the best care anywhere!

July 14, 2015

I like and trust Dr. Tyser. He did carpel tunnel release surgery on both my wrists.

July 10, 2015

I have seen Dr. Tyser in the past and I think he is a great doctor. Knoweledgeable, friendly etc

June 23, 2015

Wonderful care. No concerns.

June 22, 2015

Overall it was great

June 10, 2015

Dr. Tyser was terrific. It was the first time I was in his care for my finger and the treatment schedule he outlined is very good. I would indeed recommend his services to others.

May 27, 2015

Dr. Tyser has a great personality. I love his informality.

May 25, 2015

great place, wonderful staff top to bottom

May 20, 2015

felt like he understood my lifestyle and the importance of getting the best care/ procedure for my hand. very sympathetic and took the time

May 05, 2015

Dr. Tyser was very good.

May 03, 2015

I am frustrated after seeing Dr. Tyser who didn't know what was wrong and didn't think any further testing or therapy was recommended. He recommended just not using the area for 3 months. Of course I was hoping for a more definitive answer or at least a well defined plan to move forward and what to expect and why.

April 16, 2015

I liked that he took a conservative approach and discussed all of the options and possibilities for my daughter's injury. Even though we are just taking a "wait and see" approach, I appreciated his reassurance that it's likely nothing serious and that he didn't rush into an expensive MRI, therapy or an injection when those things aren't necessary yet.

April 15, 2015

Dr. Tyser was professional but friendly and compassionate

April 13, 2015

Mostly what he said was "Let's wait and see what happens," which was exactly what I expected.

April 08, 2015

Dr. Tyser was professional and yet personal, a great combination in a doctor. Even though my visit was for a minor issue, I felt heard and cared for.

April 04, 2015

It's good

March 27, 2015

Dr Tyser was great!

March 23, 2015

Only one day a week in the clinic makes it hard till get an appointment when I wanted.

March 18, 2015

Dr. Tyser and his staff were great to work with and very profressional.

March 16, 2015

Dr. Tyser is very engaged in doing his best to figure out what the problem is and what the best course of action to fix it would be. He comes across as genuinely interested in what he does, probably more so than any other doctor I've ever seen. He also takes the time to thoroughly explain things and answer my endless questions. I would rate higher than a 5 if I could.

March 09, 2015

Simply put, Dr. Tyser was outstanding!

March 09, 2015

excellent experience

March 05, 2015


February 14, 2015

Exceptional. Dr. Tyser was friendly, direct, and explained everything thoroughly.

February 13, 2015

excellent care

February 03, 2015

I felt a little lost as to what to do when I left the office. Instructions on what I can and can't do were a little ambiguous. The bone appeared to still be broken but there wasn't any pain so I was unsure if I could return to full activity or how to ease my way into things. I don't even know what activities to do to strengthen the injured part b/c I was unsure if the bone appeared broken still. Overall, I felt a little rushed in the process and then I had to find my own way out the door. I wasn't sure if therapy was needed. Dr. Tyser is a good doctor but I felt that he was a little rushed and the quality of my care didn't feel complete.

January 31, 2015

Dr. Teyser was great. He didn't volunteer to show me my xrays, but was more than accommodating when I asked to see them. He pointed out the healed break on the films and gave a good explanation of the healing process.

January 23, 2015

Dr. Tyser was extremely accommodating and made considerable effort to keep me informed and aware throughout the procedure. He is ver professional but knows how to relate his knowledge in clear understandable terms. My experience far exceeded my expectations.

January 21, 2015

My care from Dr. Tyser and staff has been outstanding.

January 20, 2015

I didn't feel like I was being rushed. Even though he had other patients to see he spent the time that I needed to listen and answer my questions.

January 19, 2015


January 04, 2015

I really like Dr Tyser's demeanor and would go back to him if I had any other injuries in the future

January 02, 2015

See the previous page. He was late, he wasn't particularly sorry for his lack of preparedness, he was sarcastic and used inappropriate humor a few times, but he was young and was sufficiently professional.

December 30, 2014

Dr. Tyser was focused on my experience, and interactively responded to my questions.

December 15, 2014

this was the best orthopedic experience ever! Dr. Tyser was kind, thoughtful, professional, understanding and kind. he gave me quality care and excellent support.

November 29, 2014

Dr. Tyser was awesome - kind, understanding, not arrogant at all. Wonderful!!

November 25, 2014

I love Dr. Tyser. He is very nice and caring.

November 13, 2014

Very good experience. Dr. Tyser was so good in explaining all my options and helping me come to a conclusion I feel really good about. Very pleasant.

November 10, 2014

We had an awesome experience with Dr. Tyser we would recommend him to everyone ! He was great with my son and was so kind ! great experience !!

October 12, 2014

It would have been nice to have been handed a sheet of instructions for caring for a cast, dealing with itches, etc. We were instructed verbally, and I think we remembered what we were told, but we likely forgot some of the the tips and tricks to making our experience with the cast more pleasant.

September 19, 2014

Dr. Tyser has been outstanding in the care and surgery for my wrist fracture. He is an excellent communicator, seems to care about me as a patient, and as far as I can tell, his technical skills are excellent.

September 18, 2014

Dr. Tyser is the best surgeon I have ever dealt with. Very down to Earth, knowledgeable, and friendly.

September 18, 2014

Again, we were treated incredibly well.

August 20, 2014

The care Dr. Tyser provided was excellent and I will recommend him to my friends.

August 15, 2014

very good experience

August 08, 2014

Dr. Tyser was terrific,

August 07, 2014


August 04, 2014

Dr. Tyser was great. Approachable, calm, capable.

July 30, 2014

Great doctor providing a great service.

July 24, 2014

My visit was just a preliminary visit so I can't speak to Dr Tyser's skills as a surgeon, but I can tell you that he was fantastic in the visit. Never made me feel rushed. Explained my ailment so that I understood it as well as my alternatives. Went out of his way to try and make sure that I walked away with a great understanding of what I went in to address. I would recommend him very highly.

July 18, 2014

Doctor was very personable and concerned for my health.

July 14, 2014

So far, so good. Let me decide after the surgery if the surgeon was good or not.

July 07, 2014

I like Dr Tyser - he is very nice - but I was a little taken aback by the brevity of the first visit and the fact that we did not talk about the xrays and the break. He simply told me no surgery was necessary and then sent in the person who put on the cast. When the cast came off - about 8 weeks later, again, the visit was very brief and we did not discuss the xrays or any possible issues in the future. I asked about PT for the hand and was told none needed. I am having continuing issues from this fall with my wrist and at this point, we have begun PT due to some ligament issues. Having had had issues in the past and being treated by Dr Coleman, I may have had expectations that Dr. Tyser would be something like Coleman - so it may be unfair expectations on my part...but, as a very active senior, the quality of my lift is of utmost importance and I want to have full function of my hand and wrist. I would like to have had better communication with Dr. Tyser. I do have an appointment for followup on July 21st and hope to talk about this at that time.

July 07, 2014

They are great!

July 02, 2014

Dr. Tyser was very personable, and made me feel comfortable. I really liked that he discussed what to do next if this treatment didn't work -- made me feel like I have a partner in my care.

June 29, 2014

Dr. Tyser was very efficient that is why I asked for him a second time and would do so again. he was very good at explaining what I need to do for my injury and rehab.

June 02, 2014


May 22, 2014

Dr. Tyser's bedside manner is incredibly reassuring. He is calm and caring. His care reflects well on your healthcare system. I would absolutely go back.

May 16, 2014

If there was a level higher than 5 I would mark it. Dr. Tyser has provided me with excellent care.

May 16, 2014

Dr. Tyser was amazing. He didn't rush me through the visit, he answered all my questions and didn't rush me into any desicions for surgery. He explained everything and let me make the decision. He was amazing.

May 06, 2014

My experience with Dr. Tyser has been excellent, I am so glad that I was referred to him and that I chose to have surgery under his care.

May 02, 2014

Overall the staff and Doctor were professional and friendly. However, I don't feel there was much effort given in my diagnosis or treatment plan. This was my first visit to this clinic, ( I was referred to a specialist by my other doctor) But my injury is going on 6 months with little improvement and recovery. With this doctor I was quickly told that it would just go away. The injury has persisted this long with little improvement and I have doubts it will just go away.

April 28, 2014

Dr. Tyser was, as always, very friendly. He explained everything in terms that were easy to understand and answered all of my questions. I feel confident that I'm getting the best care possible from Andy.

April 24, 2014

I really like this Doctor even unable to find an answer to why my hand is still hurting he was clear about not being able to give me an answer .Did not order a bunch of test just to suck up my insurance

April 22, 2014

I felt I was in great hands, and I trust that the doctor knows what he is doing. I never felt like I was a bother or like my pain/problem was invalid. Dr. Tyser was very kind and made me feel okay about needing surgery.

April 19, 2014

Excellent care throughout the experience - thank you.

April 13, 2014

Had a couple questions after visit, I'm sure this happens to others. Would be nice to have a way to communicate with provider about questions after visit.

April 10, 2014

Dr. Andy Tyser has been the best doctor i have ever seen.

March 19, 2014

I LOVED Dr. Tyser. He was so nice, and gentle. I appreciated his care and concern for my issue. He was willing to do whatever he could to try and help me, and I appreciated it so very much.

March 18, 2014

I have no complaints about meeting with Dr. Tyser and would wholeheartedly recommend him to someone else. In medical providers, I look for a collaborator, someone who has the knowledge I don't have and then presents the available options to me, respects me as an expert on my own experience and needs, respects my choice as to further treatment, and gives thoughts and advice without telling me what to do.

March 17, 2014

Dr. Tyser made me feel comfortable. He did a great job of explaining my condition and my options for care. I feel confident that he'll take good care of my wrist going forward.

March 13, 2014

Dr. Tyser involved me in my follow-up treatment and care. I have an extremely high level of confidence in Dr. Tyser's care and explanations of my condition's prognosis.

March 01, 2014

Dr Tyser was a breath of freash air I felt at ease with him and truely felt he was listening to me

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

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!

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!!!

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

Everything was excellent

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.

October 21, 2013

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

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.

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

Dr Tyser Rocks!

February 11, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Assistant Professor
UUHC Community Physician Group - UUHC Affiliated Physician

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5453 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 History

Type School Degree
Fellowship The Curtis National Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital
Residency University of Utah
Orthopaedic Surgery
Professional Medical University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Undergraduate Saint Olaf College


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Tyser AR, Abtahi AM, McFadden M, Presson AP (2016). Evidence of non-response bias in the Press-Ganey patient satisfaction survey. BMC Health Serv Res, 16(a), 350.
  2. Kohring, J M, Curtiss, H M, and Tyser AR (08/01/2016). A Scaphoid Stress Fracture in a Female Collegiate-Level Shot-Putter and Review of the Literature. Case Reports in Orthopedics, 2016.
  3. Beckmann JT, Hung M, Voss MW, Crum AB, Bounsanga J, Tyser AR (2016). Evaluation of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Upper Extremity Computer Adaptive Test. J Hand Surg Am, 41(7), 739-744.e4.
  4. Thumm N, Hutchinson D, Zhang C, Drago S, Tyser AR (2015). Proximity of the posterior interosseous nerve during cortical button guidewire placement for distal biceps tendon reattachment. J Hand Surg Am, 40(3), 534-6.
  5. Tyser AR, Beckmann J, Weng C, OFarrell A, Hung M (2015). A randomized trial of the disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand administration: tablet computer versus paper and pencil. J Hand Surg Am, 40(3), 554-9.
  6. Tyser AR, Tsai MA, Parks BG, Means KR Jr (2015). Biomechanical characteristics of hemi-hamate reconstruction versus volar plate arthroplasty in the treatment of dorsal fracture dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint. J Hand Surg Am, 40(2), 329-32.
  7. Abtahi AM, Presson AP, Zhang C, Saltzman CL, Tyser AR (2015). Association Between Orthopaedic Outpatient Satisfaction and Non-Modifiable Patient Factors. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 97(13), 1041-8.
  8. Tyser AR, Tsai MA, Parks BG, Means KR Jr (2014). Stability of acute dorsal fracture dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint: a biomechanical study. J Hand Surg Am, 39(1), 13-8.
  9. Tyser AR, Beckmann J, Franklin JD, Cheng C, Hon SD, Wang A, Hung M (2014). Evaluation of the PROMIS physical function computer adaptive test in the upper extremity. J Hand Surg Am, 39(10), 2047-2051.e4.
  10. Potter MQ, Haller JM, Tyser AR (2014). Ligamentous radiocarpal fracture-dislocation treated with wrist-spanning plate and volar ligament repair. J Wrist Surg, 3(4), 265-8.
  11. Daubs MD, Tyser A, Lawrence BD, Sinclair SK, Patel AA, Adams J, Brodke DS (2014). The Effect of Aging on Posterior Intertransverse Lumbar Fusion: A New Zealand White Rabbit Model. J Spinal Disord Tech.
  12. Tyser AR and Means KR (2/1/2012). Nerve injuries about the elbow: treatment options. Current Orthopaedic Practice.
  13. Oza AL, Tyser AR, Vanderby R, Anderson PA (2007). Stiffness of occipital-cervical constructs: beam theory. Neurosurgery, 61(5 Suppl 2), 324-9; discussion 329-30.

Book Chapter

  1. Tyser AR, Hutchinson DH (2014). Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis. In Joshua Abzug (Ed.), The Pediatric Upper Extremity (1st). Springer.

Case Report

  1. Working S, Tyser AR, Levy D (04/03/2015). Mycobacterium avium complex olecranon bursitis resolves without antimicrobials or surgical intervention: a case report and review of the literature. IDCases, 2, 590-062.


  1. Justin Schwartzenberger MD, Angela Presson, PhD, Ragheed Al-Dulaimi, MD, MPH, Andrew R Tyser, MD (9/28/2016). Remote Collection of Patient Reported Outcomes following Carpal Tunnel Release: A Randomized Trial of Telephone, Mail and Email. Poster session presented at American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
  2. Tyser AR, Shourbaji N, Zhang C, Presson A (2015). Patient Satisfaction and Functional Status in Hand Surgery Patients: No Evidence for an Association. Poster session presented at American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Nassau, Bahamas.
  3. Tyser AR, Wolfe VM, Allen-Brady D, Tashjian RZ, Cannon-Albright L (2015). A Genetic Basis for Adult and Pediatric Trigger Finger. Poster session presented at American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Nassau, Bahamas.
  4. Heather Curtiss, MD, Andrew Tyser, MD (04/05/2014). Dorsal Wrist Pain in a Collegiate Shot Put Thrower. Poster session presented at American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) 23rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  5. Andrew R Tyser, MD, Michael Tsai, BS, Brent Parks, BS, Norm Dubin, BS, Kenneth R Means, MD (01/15/13).

    Stability of Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Fracture-Dislocations: A Biomechanical Study

    Poster session presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Surgery of the Hand, Naples, FL.
  6. Salo P, Tyser A, Redmond J, Boman AL (2000). Localization of Yeast and Mammalian GGA Proteins to the Late Golgi. Poster session presented at 28th Annual Steenbock Symposium, University of Wisconsin.
  7. Tyser AR, Boman AL (2000). Ggas and the Mislocalization of Kex2 from the Trans-Golgi Network in Yeast. Poster session presented at University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine Research Symposium.

Global Impact

Global Impact


Description Country
Elbow Trauma in the Developing World: The Terrible Triad Costa Rica
Soft Tissue Coverage and Flaps of the Digits and Hands Costa Rica


Date Role Description Country
11/07/2015 Attending Surgeon Led a volunteer Hand Surgery and Educationtrip with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) to the San Jose, Costa Rica site in 11/2015. Costa Rica

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