Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

206 Patient Ratings
119 Patient Comments

Andrew Tyser, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

206 Patient Ratings
119 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-4500 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
(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 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, and mountain biking.

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, 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

Again, we were treated incredibly well.

September 18, 2014

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

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

They are great!

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 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

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 16, 2014

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

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

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 24, 2014

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

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

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

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 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 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 - 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, 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].
  2. Tyser AR, Beckmann J, Weng C, OFarrell A, Hung M (2014). A Randomized Trial of DASH Administration: Tablet Computer versus Paper-and-Pencil. J Hand Surg [Am].
  3. Thumm N, Hutchinson DH, Zhang C, Drago S, Tyser AR (2014). Proximity of the Posterior Interosseous Nerve During Cortical Button Guidewire Placement for Distal Biceps Tendon Reattachment. J Hand Surg [Am].
  4. Potter MQ, Haller JM, Tyser AR (2014). Ligamentous Radiocarpal Fracture-Dislocation Treated with Distraction Plating. J Wrist Surg, 3(4), 265-8.
  5. Tyser AR, Beckmann J, Franklin JD, Cheng C, Hon SD, Wang A, Hung M (10/1/2014). Evaluation of the PROMIS Physical Function Computer Adaptive Test in the Upper Extremity. J Hand Surg [Am], 39(10), 2047-2051.
  6. Tyser AR, Tsai MA, Parks BG, Means KR Jr (1/16/2014). Stability of Acute Dorsal Fracture Dislocations of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint: A Biomechanical Study. J Hand Surg [Am], 39(1), 13-18.
  7. Andrew R Tyser and Kenneth R Means, Jr (2/1/2012). Nerve injuries about the elbow: treatment options. Current Orthopaedic Practice.
  8. Abtahi AM, Presson AP, Zhang CH, Saltzman CL, Tyser AR (In Press). Association Between Orthopaedic Outpatient Satisfaction and Non-Modifiable Patient Factors. J Bone Joint Surg Am.

Book Chapter

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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