Albert D. Cuellar, MD, FAAOS
Specializing in Hip and Knee Replacement
Dr. Albert D. Cuellar graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Bioengineering. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. After obtaining certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery he completed a fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at Presbyterian Hospital/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Cuellar specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. He has done thousands of these procedures ranging from routine to highly complex cases. With his engineering background, he has consulted with several medical companies regarding implant and instrument design. He designed a computerized surgical navigation for knee replacement surgery and was involved in cutting edge robotic surgical technology. He has designed, written and implemented software applications to help streamline his medical practice. Dr. Cuellar has been recognized for several years as a Texas Monthly’s Super Doctor. He was also recognized by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery during the 2013 Annual Meeting when he received 1st Place Poster Winner in classification and overall for his study on, “The Economic Conundrum of Private Practice Orthopaedic Surgery.” Recently he published an article, "The Economic Dichotomy Between the Healthcare and Digital Technology Industries." Dr. Cuellar is passionately dedicated to his profession and continues to find ways of making healthcare better, more accessible and economical.
- Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
- G.W.N. Eggers Society
- Houston County Medical Society
- Houston Orthopaedic Society
- Singleton Surgical Society
- Texas Medical Association
- Texas Orthopaedic Association
Dr. Cuellar has more than 30 years of experience as a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. He has subspecialty training in hip and knee replacement surgery. He treats patients who are in need of total knee and hip replacements, as well as revision surgery for existing implants that have failed due to loosening, implant problems, or infection.
Interests and Innovations
Dr. Cuellar’s interest in bioengineering is what led him to the practice of orthopedics. “Ever since college I have been interested in applying engineering knowledge and skills such as mechanics, materials and software development to the science and art of medicine,” says Dr. Cuellar. “Orthopaedics combines these skill sets, especially as they apply to hip and knee replacement surgery.”
At the beginning, Dr. Cuellar’s practice covered a wide range of orthopedic problems, involving upper and lower extremity trauma, degenerative diseases, sports medicine and pediatric musculoskeletal issues. Also, from the onset, he started focusing on his subspecialty area as a hip and knee surgeon. Over the years, Dr. Cuellar’s practice has matured into a full joint reconstructive practice.
Currently, Dr. Cuellar performs many kinds of hip and knee reconstructive procedures. He has expertise in primary, complex and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. He has done thousands of procedures and has vast experience in the field of adult joint reconstructive surgery. Dr. Cuellar states, “I take care of people who have issues that affect their quality of life. I consider myself to have a Wellness Orthopaedic Practice.” He continues, “it is truly satisfying to give people a new lease on life.”
Dr. Cuellar has participated in multiple medical device and software development projects. He has worked with world-class companies helping to bring important implants and devices to market. He has co-founded a technology company that concentrates on solving global healthcare problems with the goal of making medicine more accessible, less expensive and easier to navigate. These types of projects have increased Dr. Cuellar’s understanding of the industry and how to solve some of the most complex healthcare problems we face today.