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Dr. Villarreal specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, fracture care, ligament reconstructions, tendon repairs, and degenerative joint diseases. He takes a special interest in discussing all treatment options with every patient to customize every patient’s care.
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Meet Art Villarreal, M.D.

MeetArt Villarreal, M.D.Board Certified Orthopaedic SurgeonFellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Villarreal is a sports medicine fellowship trained and board certified orthopaedic surgeon. He is an Austin native and graduated from Crockett High School in south Austin. Dr. Villarreal graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch and was a part...

Patient Reviews

  • Dr Villareal is awesome! I had a 3 bone fracture which wasn't healing. After surgery and a bone stimulator. It healed 100% and I have no pain and comp...
    Megan R
  • On May 13, 2020 my mother had complete knee surgery. Thanks God Almighty first we found Doctor Villarreal. We can not express our gratitude to him. He...
    Elba V
  • Saw him 3 times for a broken finger. He was professional and personable. I would definitely choose him again.
    K K


Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is a surgical procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a specialized instrument known as an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a flexible fiberoptic tube that contains a small lens or camera and a lighting system to magnify and illuminate structures inside a joint.

Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Smaller Incisions
  • Low Risk of Infection
  • Less Bleeding
  • Faster Recovery
  • Less Pain
  • Minimal Scarring

Watch Videos

  • Watch Video APC – Caring for Orthopedic Conditions
    by Dr. Art Villarreal
  • Watch Video Dr. Art Villarreal interviews
    with KXAN-TV Studio512


  • AD Villarreal, TM Lonergan, RA Smith, TJ Brolin, FM Azar, TW Throckmorton. Mood Disorders Do Not Predict a More Difficult Postoperative Course Following Primary Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Current Orthopaedic Practice. In press.
  • Medical and surgical management of the spine. May 2015. Given to UTHSC PT students
  • Setayesh, K., Villarreal, A., Gottschalk, A.,Tokish, J. M.,Choate, W. S. Treatment of Muscle Injuries with Platelet-Rich Plasma: a Review of the Literature. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2018 Dec;11(4):635-642.