George (Buddy) Tipton

Orthopedic Surgeon


Lower Back

Dr. Tipton is currently accepting new patients at:


ARC Medical Park Tower Orthopedics

ARC Round Rock

ARC Far West Medical Tower

ARC South 1st Specialty

ARC Now Clinic - Cedar Park

Education & Bio

Joined ARC:

BA in Biology, Phi Beta Kappa, The University of Texas at Austin, 1973

Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 1977

Residency / Internship
Both at The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
1978 – Internship
1982 – Residency

Spine Surgery, Henry S. LaRocca, New Orleans, LA, 1983

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Growing up in a physician’s family, I came to understand the values medicine represented: relief of physical and psychological suffering, community service, self sacrifice, having a unique set of skills, and the resultant sense of gratification this gives. My goal is to establish a strong physician-patient bond in order to instill trust and confidence, and to understand who my patients are as individuals. I look toward nonsurgical care first, knowing that most patients will get better without surgery.

Personal Summary

Dr. Tipton is an avid reader with a love of travel, and has gone overseas many times. He enjoys gatherings of his large family, saying “it’s very fulfilling to have children who just want to come over and hang out.” A native Austinite, his favorite Central Texas spot is the view from the top of a downtown building from which he can see the geography transition from flat plain to that of the Hill Country, following the path of the Colorado River.

Services Offered

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine

Professional Positions and Honors

    Dr. Tipton holds these memberships and honors:
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society 
    • Member, North American Spine Society 
    • Member, Seton Brain & Spine Board, 2012-2017 
    • Member, Seton Brain & Spine Leadership Council, 2014-2017 
    • Member, Spine Surgery Affinity Group, Ascension Health, 2011-2016 
    • Member, Texas Workers Compensation Medical Quality Review Executive Council, Austin, 2005 
    • Vice President, GWN Eggers Society, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2003-2004.

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