Orthopedic Surgeon in Austin TX, Specializing in Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Focuses include Joint Preservation & Reconstruction, Robotic Knee Replacement Cartilage Restoration, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) & Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Injections.

Dr. Darryl B Thomas, MD​




Non-surgical Appointments

Trusted by thousands of patients for over 26+ years.

Our Patients’ Comments About Dr. Thomas

  • Avatar Barbara McDaniel ★★★★★ a year ago
    My knee has NEVER felt better thanks to the expertise of Dr. Thomas!
    I found his manner to be kind and welcoming.
    All my questions were answered.
    At 71 years old I was not ready to be a couch potato. Now with this surgery I am returning
    … More to my previous active life.
    This has been an amazing experience.
    If looking for a surgeon, please investigate Dr. Thomas.
    I do not believe you will be disappointed.
    His education is impressive.
    His selection of staff is friendly, supportive and attentive to details especially regarding insurance.
  • Avatar Francois Valette ★★★★★ a year ago
    As far as surgery can be, this was a great experience. Dr Thomas provided all the information for making me comfortable with the operation and was very available after the surgery to address any of my questions with recovery. He is also … More innovative and proposed newer recovery procedures that really help me get better faster. Definitely recommend
  • Avatar Brian Brenchley ★★★★★ a year ago
    My experience with Dr. Thomas and the staff at his office was excellent. It is evident that you are his number one priority when you are at his office and he will focus on you and your condition until an appropriate treatment plan is developed. … More I have seen him for two different injuries, and each time I was treated with the utmost respect and he answered all my questions until I felt confident in the established treatment plan. Both of my injuries ending up being non-surgical, and I never felt that he was trying to push me towards an operation or any treatment options that I felt uncomfortable with. I highly recommend using Dr. Thomas and his staff!


  • Athletic Injuries
  • Cartilage / Meniscus Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Biologic / Cell Therapy
  • Rotator Cuff / Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Joint Preservation
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Fractures / Trauma
  • Robotic Joint Replacement
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Dr. Thomas’ Interview on New Frontiers Show

Central Austin

3110 Guadalupe St., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78705


Mon-Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Direct Orthopedic Care - Central Austin, 3110 Guadalupe St Suite 100, Austin, TX 78705, United States

Round Rock

2000 S Interstate Hwy 35, Suite N-5
Round Rock, TX 78681


Mon-Sat: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Direct Orthopedic Care - Round Rock, 2000 S IH 35 Frontage Rd Suite N5, Round Rock, TX 78681, United States

Insurance Accepted by Dr. Darryl B. Thomas

Currently accepting all major insurance companies, including Aetna, Ambetter, BCBS, ChampVA, Cigna, Humana, Medicare, Oscar, Baylor Scott & White, Tricare, Triwest, United, worker’s compensation and LOP / attorney settlements.


Frequently Asked Question

You’ve been awarded Austin’s Top Orthopedic Surgeons each of the past 5 years.; is there a formula for that success?

It’s really a testament to my patients’ success in healing as much as anything. I don’t think I’m your typical orthopedic surgeon, because my practice is more non-operative than operative.

How does that translate into patient success?

At DOC we offer every option for treating orthopedic injuries and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. This can range from surgical to non-surgical; biologic therapies to physical therapy and more. Presenting all the options available, I find patients are much more comfortable knowing they are receiving comprehensive care. I think they really appreciate that.

You were a Division 1 NCAA athlete, but your practice is known for treating the non-athlete as well as athlete. Why?

Anyone can get injured or experience chronic pain. Athletes commonly experience injuries. However, it hurts just as much falling off a ladder. Bottom line; everyone wants their mobility back. My goal with every patient is to return them to the desired activity level as quickly as possible.

What’s the most important thing readers should know about orthopedic care today?

Mainly, that orthopedic care has changed. That is what drew me to work with Direct Orthopedic Care, or DOC. People know DOC for immediate access to orthopedic specialist care. With that, you’re also getting access to a host of Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, besides myself, that can treat anyone from 2 years of age on up. Seven 7 days a week!

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About Darryl’s History and Background

Dr. Thomas is a Board-Certified and Sports Medicine Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Thomas is a Board-Certified and Sports Medicine Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, who holds an additional Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He has been voted one of Austin Monthly’s “Top Doctors” in Austin for the past 6 years. He was the Chief of the Sports Medicine Department at Baylor Scott & White – Round Rock from 2007-2012, and was in private practice with Allstar Orthopedics of Austin from 2012-2018 before joining Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC). He is also a local semi-professional, university, and high school team physician and performs surgery on all major orthopedic and sports-related injuries, including knee ligament reconstruction, meniscus repair, cartilage restoration, shoulder reconstruction, and rotator cuff repair. His recent area of focus includes robotic knee replacement, leading to more accurate placement and longer-lasting implants, as well as the use of biologic augmentation – using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) injections to help heal tissue. His goal is to preserve and repair a patient’s own tissue whenever possible, and to augment or replace tissue that has suffered extensive trauma. Overall, he aims to return patients to their pre-injury activity level.