Nestled just outside the Texas Medical Center with convenient access from major interstates, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center McNair Campus is home to state-of-the-art orthopedic care. Our surgery center provides cutting-edge techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted reconstructive procedures, and rapid recovery approaches. Our recovery and inpatient units are staffed by experienced nurses and physical therapists who are dedicated to orthopedic care. The McNair Campus also houses multispecialty clinics, laboratories, and imaging for convenience and optimal care coordination. Our surgeons are fellowship-trained and experts in their subspecialties. Whether it is a bunion correction or complex joint replacement, we strive to provide a stress-free experience and the highest quality of care for patients.
The orthopedic physicians at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center form a team of highly trained, skilled subspecialists. Together, we focus on advancing care for patients through innovative treatment approaches that simultaneously incorporate the latest translational research advances and evidence-based strategies.
Orthopedic surgical care at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Chair of Orthopedic Surgery Dr. William Granberry
A Message From Chair of Orthopedic Surgery Dr. William Granberry
A critical feature that distinguishes the orthopedic surgical services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center from others locally and nationally is our unrelenting effort to improve through innovation and thoughtful incorporation of translational scientific discoveries, often by our own Baylor College of Medicine investigators within the Center for Skeletal Medicine and Biology as well as the Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas. Ongoing work related to the determination of the mechanisms of bone development, repair, and aging is just one example.
William Granberry, MD, DSC
Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Meet Dr. Mohamad Halawi
Dr. Mohamad Halawi is an expert in hip and knee replacement, including partial, minimally invasive, robotic, and revision surgeries. His focus on patient-centered care emphasizes individualized techniques and technologies, as well as specifically designed recovery protocols to achieve superior outcomes for each patient.
Dr. Halawi, chief quality officer for musculoskeletal services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, is a driving force in same-day discharge and opioid-free joint replacement.This is possible thanks to a number of perioperative advancements and safer analgesia protocols that target the pain pathway at multiple levels, even before the start of the operative procedure.
As a dedicated physician-scientist and director of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery’s Clinical Research and Outcomes Center, his areas of investigation include joint biomechanics, value-based medicine, predictive modeling, machine learning and artificial intelligence, outcomes-based data analytics, and health policy. Dr. Halawi has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and other publications on these and other subjects.
Meet Dr. Theodore Shybut
As a sports medicine and reconstructive knee, shoulder, and elbow orthopaedic surgery specialist, Dr. Theodore Shybut’s practice is broad but with a focus on complex surgery. He performs a high volume of advanced knee joint preservation cases, including revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, articular cartilage restoration, and meniscus allograft transplantation, often in combination.
Dr. Shybut uses cutting-edge technology to individualize care. For example, he employs CT-based planning for reverse and anatomic (stemless) shoulder replacements and biologic augmentation of rotator cuff repairs.
Clinicians working together to advance care
Fragility fracture and clinical translational research
Orthopedic trauma care
Baylor College of Medicine orthopedic trauma subspecialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, providing treatment for patients presenting to Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, as well as other public and private facilities within the Texas Medical Center that lack this level of expertise. Our highly integrated, multidisciplinary Fragility Fracture team at Baylor St. Luke’s includes specialists in geriatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and other subspecialties. These experts provide individualized care for aged fracture patients, emphasizing rapid fracture stabilization and post-operative patient mobilization as a means to avoid known complications and return these individuals to their normal lives.
Age-related bone fragility
Orthopedic surgeons offer recipe for successful same-day hip and knee replacements
Dr. Mohamad Jamal Halawi, chief quality officer for musculoskeletal services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, explains how he is able to perform same-day hip and knee replacements.
Because Halawi educates his patients about exercises and has them start on these exercises ahead of surgery, patients rarely need to seek physical therapy after their joint replacement. This means one less outing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is a powerful experience when a patient wakes up after surgery not having any pain. We are now able to stand ahead of the pain and avoid having to catch up like we used to do in the past,” he said.
Last but not least, being easily available to address patient questions or concerns following procedures is another very important ingredient for successful same-day surgery.
“What used to take us days to achieve, now we can achieve in literally an hour or two after patients wake up from anesthesia,” Halawi said. “When you talk about a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, where patients may be anxious, and understandably so, providing the option to recover safely and effectively from the comfort of one’s home is important, as delaying surgery will only prolong pain and reduce function.”
Halawi emphasizes that there is no cookie-cutter approach for all patients. It’s important to take a personalized approach and understand where each patient is coming from, tackle their concerns, and offer a more tailored procedure that meets their individual needs. This leads to a smoother recovery following surgery.
Meet Dr. Cahill
Why is diversity for women and minorities important in orthopedic surgery?
Orthopedic surgery is the least diverse medical specialty in terms of both gender and those under-represented in medicine (URM). A diverse orthopedic workforce is a key component in addressing health disparities and inequities.
Sports medicine and sports surgery
Baylor College of Medicine sports medicine experts at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are leaders in developing surgical techniques and performing complex reconstructive knee, shoulder, and elbow surgeries. Our team performs high volumes of common sports procedures, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions, rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic shoulder stabilizations, sports injury repairs of the elbow, and open shoulder surgeries, including anatomic total shoulder arthroplasties and reverse shoulder replacements. We offer special expertise on complex and revision surgeries, such as revision ligament reconstructions in the knee, meniscus allograft transplants, articular cartilage restorations, osteotomies of the knee, Latarjet and superior capsule reconstructions in the shoulder, ulnar collateral ligament (Tommy John) elbow surgeries, and revision shoulder arthroplasties.