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Orthopedic Surgeon

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         Dr. Vilas Saldanha M.D. is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with accompanying Fellowship training in Adult Joint Reconstruction and Orthopedic Trauma. In addition, he is certified in advanced robotic surgical procedures.

His specialties include:

  • Hip Replacement

  • Knee Replacement

  • Hip and Knee Revisions

  • Fracture Care

  • Trauma Injuries

         Following completion of his Clinical Orthopedics Training, Dr. Saldanha volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan with the U.S. Air Force.  While serving, he founded the first Humanitarian Orthopedic Clinic treating women and children displaced by the wars on Bagram Air Force Base in the region. While overseas Dr. Saldanha performed over 350 operations.

      Upon returning to the United States Dr. Saldanha trained and served as an Orthopedic Traumatologist, assisting active duty Airmen in war trauma treatment techniques that could be used in the field and assisted in the development of the "Sustained Medical Airman Readiness Training (SMART)" program for the 99th Surgical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

          From 2013-2016, Dr. Saldanha was an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He completed further education in complex Adult Reconstruction under renowned surgeon Dr. Anthony Hedley.  

       Dr. Saldanha remains actively involved in orthopedic research.  He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction and has published numerous articles in additional peer reviewed journals.  In 2019, Dr. Saldanha received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business.

         Dr. Saldanha finished his career in the Air Force as a Major. He received several awards including: Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, as well as induction into the American Orthopedic Association's Emerging Leader Program, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

     Most recently, Dr. Saldanha has been recognized by his peers in 2020 as a
Super Doctors Rising Star.


I accept nearly all major insurance plans.  

Please use these lists as a reference only and confirm coverage with your individual plan.


  • Aetna

  • BCBS

  • BeechStreet

  • Cigna

  • CorCare HCN

  • CorVel

  • Coventry

  • Coventry/First Health Work Comp

  • Fairprice Network

  • First Care

  • First Health

  • Galaxy Health Network

  • Healthsmart

  • Healthsmart Accel

  • Humana

  • Integrated Medical Systems

  • Mediview

  • Multiplan

  • OccuNet Provider Alliance

  • PHCS

  • Point Comfort Underwriters

  • Political Subdivision Work Comp

  • Principal Edge Network

  • Scott and White Health Plan

  • Seton Health Plan

  • Sedgwick Preferred Work Comp Network

  • Texas Healthcare Foundation Work Comp

  • Texas Mutual Work Comp

  • Tricare – all

  • Unicare

  • United Healthcare

  • USA Managed Care Organization/Student Assurance


  • Humana

  • Oscar HealthPlan

  • Sendero IdealCare

  • Superior Ambetter


  • Amerigroup (existing patients only)

  • BCBS Medicaid

  • Dell Children's Health Plan (fka Seton)

  • Superior/Superior Chip (existing patients only)

  • TMHP (Traditional Medicaid)

  • UHC Community Plan Star Plus


  • AARP Medicare Complete

  • Aetna Medicare

  • Amerivantage Medicare Replacement and Dual Coordination

  • BCBS HealthSelect Medicare

  • BCBS Medicare Advantage PPO

  • Care Improvement Medicare Replacement and Dual Coordination

  • Cigna Medicare Advantage

  • Connected Senior Care Advantage Aetna

  • Connected Senior Care Advantage Humana

  • Connected Senior Care Advantage WellCare

  • HealthNet Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Medicare

  • Imperial Medicare Advantage

  • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage

  • Medicare Novitas Solution

  • Railroad Medicare

  • Senior Care Plus

  • Sterling Premier Medicare Replacement

  • Superior Medicare (Williamson County)

  • Todays Option Medicare Replacement

  • UHC Community Plan Dual Complete

  • UHC Medicare Advantage

  • UHC Medicare Solutions

  • UHC West Medicare Solutions

  • WellMed AARP Medicare Replacement

  • WellMed Amerivantage Medicare Replacement and Dual Coordination

  • WellMed Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO

  • WellMed UHC Dual Complete Focus


  • AARP Medicare Complete Plan H4514-007

  • Aetna Select

  • Aetna HMO

  • Austin State Hospital

  • BCBS HealthSelect

  • BCBS COA Blue Essentials

  • Blue Essentials

  • Cigna (written from PCP)

  • Crime Victims -(must have case number and doctor approval to be seen)

  • Humana HMOx

  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO

  • Texas Free Market (requires voucher)

  • Texas Workforce Commission

  • Tricare Prime and Direct Care

  • Triwest (includes Veteran's Choice)

  • UHC Medicare Advantage Referral Required Plans

  • WellMed UHC Dual Complete Focus


  • Cigna HMO Out of State

  • Veterans Administration

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