Sridhar R. Rachala, MD
Specialty: Lower Extremity Joint Replacement & Reconstruction
I currently serve as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery with subspecialty interest in lower extremity adult reconstruction. My interest includes taking care of and improving the outcomes for most difficult situations we face in my subspecialty including infections and complex revisions. I am also passionate about improving the outcomes of primary joint replacement and training the future surgeons in good predictable techniques in primary joint replacement thereby decreasing the load of revision surgeries. I primarily operate out of Buffalo General and Kenmore Mercy hospitals and am also actively involved in the value analysis of various implant choices and treatments so that we can provide affordable care by demand matching. We are also involved in various research projects incorporating new techniques to improve clinical outcomes.
“Change is inevitable” this is the moto that drives me. The current standard of care will be an outdated concept in future. Just as anything else in medicine, we continue to evolve, especially in our field of orthopaedic surgery, to better diagnose and treat various ailments that cripple our patients there by increasing their productivity and quality of life. We as an organization and me, personally take pride in positioning ourselves at the forefront of this process of evolving into better health care providers while critically evaluating the value of the new treatments and also training the future surgeons to have a solid base to launch further in the advancement of the field. The main focus of my practice is the patient care and improving outcomes by innovation while also educating future surgeons.
I feel proud and privileged to be associated with an organization such as UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine that places me in the position and provides me the tools to achieve the goals I strive for.
Amherst Health Center
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226
5959 Big Tree Road, Suite 108
Orchard Park, New York 14127
This physician has privileges at the following hospitals:
Southtowns Surgery Center
Medical School – Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, University of Health Sciences, M.B.B.S. 2004
Undergraduate – Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad, 1992
Internship – Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India, 1997-1998
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency – Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India, 1999-2002
University at Buffalo, Orthopaedic Residency, 2004-2009
Lower Extremity Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2009
Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Director of Total Joint Arthroplasty, Buffalo General Medical Center
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
April 2018 – Kaleida Health: Orthopaedics
January 2018 – UBMD Ortho News: Seventeen UBMD Ortho Physicians Selected as Castle Connolly’s Top Docs
October 2017 – The Buffalo News: Robotic-assisted knee replacement now available in WNY
August 2017 – WKBW: Stryker Orthopaedics
July 2017 – WIVB: Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology transforming knee replacement procedures
July 2016 – WKBW AM Buffalo: The Advanced Orthopaedic & Spine Center
October 2015 – Kaleida Health: Total Joint Arthroplasty and Revision Programs
"My visit was with Dr. Sridhar Rachala yesterday. A very positive and informative consultation about a knee issue and the alternatives I have to consider to resolve it. I also was very impressed with Keely (Orthopaedic Resident), the doctor I talked with before I talked with Dr. Rachala. Keely too was very positive and informative. You should make a serious attempt to retain her when the opportunity arises."
"I had met with Dr. Rachala and discussed my upcoming hip replacement. Dr. Rachala was very thorough when discussing the x-ray's and the damage that had been advancing over time. He made me feel at ease when discussing the surgery and the length of time for my recovery. I'm asking myself WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG? I am actually looking forward to the surgery and feeling good again."
The survey I completed did not begin to explain my recent stay at Buffalo General Hospital for a hip replacement. First of all, I feel so lucky to have Dr. Rachala as my surgeon. He is caring, compassionate, reassuring, and competent, yet professional with a pleasant “bedside” manner. I was pleasantly surprised with the beautiful private suites, the furnishings and feeling of comfort they provided. Most importantly, the care I received as a patient there was beyond impressive. Whatever you have done to bring your hospital up to this level, please continue to do it, and THANK YOU.
In 2014, Dr. Rachala performed a total left knee replacement. In 90 days, I was playing doubles tennis at age 67. NO pain. I am extremely pleased for my increased quality of life. My leg is straight, and long walks and bicycling are great!
Dr. Rachala preformed bilateral knee replacement at Buffalo General. This was a major decision for me. I’m in my 40s and still have 8 years in my career as a firefighter till I can retire. I could hardly walk and it was very difficult to perform my duties as a firefighter. I decided I had no choice and had it done. I was at the hospital for 4 days and the care was great. Dr. Rachala checked on my progress every day. I was sent home and had PT 3 times a week at my house for a month. By the end of the month, I was walking a mile a day and was able to stand with no pain. I continued outpatient therapy for another 2½ months. By the end, I was walking 2 to 3 miles a day and in less than 4 months I was back to work with no restrictions. I have to thank Dr. Rachala and all of the care providers at Buffalo General. Without the excellent care that was given to me, I’m sure my outcome could have been different. Thank you.