Orthopedic Hand & Wrist Surgeon
I love the hand and upper extremity. Complex anatomy and challenging pathology led me into this field, and it is truly a specialty that satisfies my career aspirations on a professional level.
My care philosophy is simple: I try to put myself in the shoes of every patient I treat. My goals are clearly different for every patient. The needs of a competitive athlete may be very different from the needs of a retired lawyer or active Austin-area musician. The pediatric patient, with growing bones, must be treated differently than their adult counterpart. I give my patients a variety of options on how to reach their goals, as well as providing them with my professional opinion as to the most effective way to reach that goal.
My training began as a high school student in Austin when I first developed a love for medicine while observing my dad in the operating room. Playing wide receiver at Texas Tech exposed me to the world of orthopedics. Not only did I sustain injuries myself, but I also had the opportunity to observe other players rehabilitate from surgery. I went on to medical school at Texas Tech and eventually found a residency in Orthopedics at the University of New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment provided me with a wide range orthopedic training experience - including trauma, pediatrics, sports medicine, oncology, reconstruction, and spine. Ultimately, I found my true passion, the complex area of Hand & Upper Extremity and Microsurgery. This led me to the University of Virginia, where I completed a fellowship under the remarkable mentorship of UVA Orthopedic and Plastic Hand surgeons.
Today, as a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon, my practice has evolved to include all hand and upper extremities, as well as all fractures of both the upper and lower extremities. I am delighted to meet new patients every day, establish a relationship with them, and ultimately help them as much as possible with their orthopedic needs. As an avid conversationalist, getting to know my patients is the most rewarding part of my practice.
I am fortunate to have seen patients from all over the country (and world!), but most of my patients reside in Central and South Austin, Bastrop, Kyle, Buda, Dripping Springs, La Grange, Lockhart and all the places in between. I have two office locations – James Casey and Eiger Rd.
I currently see patients in the clinic on Monday morning (Eiger Rd), Tuesday all day (James Casey), Wednesday afternoon (Eiger Rd.) and Friday afternoon (James Casey). I am typically in surgery on Monday afternoon, Thursday all day, and Friday morning. I speak Spanish.
Outside of Medicine, I used to love intramural sports and golf. Now that I have two great kids and a wonderful wife, I spend as much time as I can with them. But every once in a while I like to sneak out for a jog or do some adventurous activity that has a little injury risk and drives my wife crazy. It helps me put myself in my patient's shoes… and satisfy that little adrenaline rush we all need sometimes.
"I had a trigger finger that was really bothering me. I went to see Dr. Taylor Jobe and we decided to do surgery on all 4 fingers to avoid possible more surgery at a later date. Everyone from start to finish were kind, courteous, and professional. Thanks Dr. Jobe and all the his staff and surgery staff."
- Lawrence P.