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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (8)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Airell Nygaard is Excellent. Dr. Nygaard has been reviewed by 23 patients who have provided 8 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 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2012 - 2015)
On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014 - 2015)


Dr. Nygaard has 5 hospital affiliations:

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


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Airell Leighton Nygaard MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 39 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Airell L. Nygaard practice?
Dr. Airell Nygaard has 1 office location.
Dr. Airell Nygaard practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Sonora, CA.
See Sonora Orthopedic Surgeons.