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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Airell Nygaard is Excellent. Dr. Nygaard has been reviewed by 17 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.7
Promptness 4.9
Courteous Staff 4.9
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 4.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. Airell Nygaard, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 3 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Nygaard graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He has 3 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2009, 2012 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2012 - 2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014)


Dr. Nygaard has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Sonora Regional Medical Center/Adventist Health 
  • Tuolumne General Hospital 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Airell Leighton Nygaard MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 38 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Airell L. Nygaard practice?
Dr. Airell Nygaard has 2 office locations.
Dr. Airell Nygaard practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Sonora, CA.
See Sonora Orthopedic Surgeons.