Robert Bayless, MD
Dr. Robert Bayless specializes in sports medicine and minimally invasive adult hip and knee reconstruction. He has practiced orthopedic surgery since 1988 and founded Precision Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in 1992.
Dr. Bayless attended Oklahoma Christian University on a full athletic scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri Columbia where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. He received his orthopedic training from UT Southwestern Medical School – Dallas with additional training at the Norwich and Norfolk Hospital in Norwich, England where he trained under Dr. Watson-Farrar who co-invented the McKee-Farrar total hip system in 1960.
Dr Bayless is an expert in total knee and total hip reconstruction and has lectured and taught other orthopedic surgeons around the world in minimally invasive techniques. He has performed surgeries and/or given lectures in England, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Argentina, Colombia, and the United States.
Dr. Bayless' athletic accomplishments are equally impressive. He was elected into his high school's athletic hall of fame for his achievements in basketball and track. In college he was named All-American three times in the high hurdles and high jump. He was NAIA National Champion in the indoor high jump. He still holds his University's school records for the indoor and outdoor high hurdles and was elected to its Athletic Hall of Fame. After college, Dr. Bayless continued to compete in Masters Track and Field Competitions nationally and internationally earning All-American status numerous times.
Board certified since 1990 as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bayless has provided Irving and surrounding communities with a high level of orthopedic and sports medicine care. He provides medical coverage for the MacArthur and Nimitz High School athletic teams. As a member of the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations, Dr. Bayless is an integral part of the community. Dr. Bayless has served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and President of the Baylor-Irving Hospital Medical Staff.
Dr. Bayless enjoys spending time with his wife and family, traveling, hunting, and competing in Masters Track Meets nationally and internationally.
Dr. Bayless offers treatments and the latest surgical techniques in treating damage caused by arthritis and injuries suffered to the bones, ligaments, muscles, and joints. He enjoys working individually with each of his patients to find the best options to living healthy and active. The orthopedic areas he specializes in include:
- Arthritis Treatment
- Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement
- Minimally invasive Total Hip Replacement
- Arthroscopic knee surgery including ACL reconstruction
- Arthroscopic shoulder rotator cuff repair
- Arthroscopic shoulder labrum repair
- Computer Assisted Surgery
- Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery
- Visco-Supplementation Therapy – FDA Approved
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Education & Training
- Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Internship: Parkland Memorial Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
- Doctor of Medicine: University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine Undergraduate
- Bachelor of Science: Oklahoma Christian University; Summa Cum Laude
- July 13, 1990
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
- January 1, 2000
Recertified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
- January 1, 2011
Recertified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Texas Medical Association
- Texas Orthopedic Association
- Dallas County Medical Society
Honors & Professional
- 2005 & 2006
Past President, Baylor-Irving Hospital Medical Staff Officer
- 2003 & 2004
President, Baylor-Irving Hospital Medical Staff
- 2001 & 2002
President elect, Baylor-Irving Hospital Medical Staff
Vice President, Baylor-Irving Hospital Medical Staff
Secretary & Treasurer, Baylor-Irving Hospital Medical Staff
Chairman Department of Orthopedics
- Irving Healthcare Systems
- Outstanding Physician Award
By Quality Management Committee of the Irving Hospital System, 1995
- Alpha Chi
- Alpha Omega Alpha
Medical Honors Society Named as one of “Americas Top Surgeons and Orthopedists”, by the Consumers’ Research Council of America
Who’s Who of Colleges and Universities Patient’s Choice Award
- Elected onto the All-Conference and All-District basketball teams Won first place in the All-Conference and the All-District Track Meets in the high hurdles, high jump, long jump, and triple jump. Inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame, Parkview high school
- 3 time NAIA All-American in the high jump and high hurdles NAIA Indoor
- National Champion in the high jump 1978 Kansas Relays Decathlon Champion 1979 Inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Christian University
- Masters track and field accomplishments Dr. Bayless has competed in Masters track and field competitions regularly since 2008. He has won All-American status numerous times in the high jump, long jump, triple jump, 100 meter high hurdles, and the indoor 60 meter high hurdles. Highlights of his 2011 competitions in the 50-54 year age group include:
- USATF Masters Indoor National Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico; 2nd place Long Jump 18ft 11in.
- USATF Masters Outdoors National Championship in Berea, OH; 2nd place Long Jump 18ft 5in.; 3rd place 100 meter High Hurdles 15.52 seconds
- National Senior Games in Houston, TX; 2nd place Long Jump 19ft 7in
- World Masters Athletics Championships in Sacramento, CA; Tie 4th place High Jump 5ft 8in.; 8th place Long Jump 17ft 6in.