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Bryce Braaksma, DO

Bryce J. Braaksma, DO

Surgery and Orthopedics
4.9 / 5 (Based on 174 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"I treat my patients the same way I would want my family members to be treated or how I would want to be treated, with honesty and integrity. I enjoy working with patients to help them achieve their goals and get them back to the active lifestyles that they enjoy."

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About Me

Take advantage of the latest in orthopedic techniques and robotic-assisted surgery to help alleviate your pain with Bryce Braaksma, DO. Practicing at Avera Orthopedics in Sioux Falls, SD, Dr. Braaksma specializes in minimally invasive surgeries for knee and hip replacements, which often doesn’t require incision through muscles or tendons – providing a quicker recovery with less pain. As a fellowship trained specialist, he also receives referrals for failed hip or knee replacements.

His surgical procedures include:

  • Partial Knee Replacements
  • Total Knee Replacements
  • Total Hip Replacements
  • Robotic-Assisted Surgery
  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacements
  • Revision Total Hip Replacements
  • Revision Total Knee Replacements

Compassionate Care from Experience

Looking for an orthopedic provider who understands you? Dr. Braaksma has true empathy for his patients with orthopedic surgery needs, having suffered from multiple sports-related knee injuries during his college football years. His experience as a patient, his passion for science, and his desire to improve patient’s quality of life convinced him that orthopedic surgery was his calling in life.

“Seeing patients who’ve suffered with hip or knee pain for years or decades, and then to see them back a few weeks after surgery, where their pain is gone, and they are back to doing the things they love – working, athletics, or playing with grandkids – is a rewarding experience. There is nothing better than seeing the positive impact you’ve had on their life – that’s why I am an arthroplasty surgeon,” Dr. Braaksma said.

Active Lifestyle

When not working, Dr. Braaksma enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He is an avid fan of his alma mater and enjoys attending Iowa State football and basketball games.

Experience

Education

Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, Kansas City, KS, Medical School

Residency

Midwestern University/Franciscan St. James Health, Chicago, IL, Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA, Adult Reconstruction

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Medical Associations
  • American Osteopathic Association

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society
  • All Big XII Academic First Team

Certifications

  • Eligible - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Reviews

October 05, 2021
I'll see y'all the doctor Braaksma goes way above and beyond the ordinary to explain any and all questions you have and make you feel at ease. I am extremely pleased with. Dr Braaksma
October 05, 2021
After the appointment I was to stop at front desk to get next appointment. This appointment was to be in Sx Center Clinic. The gal who was working on had trouble getting the city correct. First she said Sx City, then Osceola. I had to correct her and then she called someone. I finally had to sit down. ten minutes later, after she had heped one other person, I went back to the desk and asked if she had it yet. "No, they haven't called me yet", she said. I finally said "have Sx CEnter call me directly," and then I left. I did get a call later from Sx Center Health. I'm thinking the gal at the desk did ever handle an appointment at another hospital. I wish she had told me that Sx Center would call directly instead of having me stand for such a long time before I finally went to the chair area.
October 05, 2021
Was good
September 28, 2021
I waited in the room for over 45 minutes. You need to provide pillows and a bed if it is going to be that long.
September 28, 2021
Great care
September 28, 2021
The beat experience I've had from start to finish
September 21, 2021
45 minutes waiting for my appt. I arrived 8:50 for 9AM appt. Dr. came in at 9:48
September 21, 2021
At this time, procedure was successful.
September 21, 2021
I felt like I was treated as a person no just another patient. Great experience with the group
September 07, 2021
Thank you for your understanding,great care!
August 31, 2021
I would recommend to other people!
August 31, 2021
I always feel listened to and respected. I feel all of my concerns are addressed.
August 31, 2021
I was in and out of the clinic in a timely manner, even though I had x-rays done also. Everyone was kind, courteous and friendly.
August 31, 2021
Dr. Braaksma did a great job with injections to my knee and hip. I was very impressed with his care.
August 24, 2021
I have nothing but positive things to say about Avera or any of the staff that I've dealt with the past year and a half!
August 17, 2021
I just want to express my thanks to all of the drs, nurses, techs and staff that at Avera.
August 17, 2021
I had a very long wait for my appointment (1 hour 15 min). I only saw his PA and would have liked a brief visit with Dr. Braaksma as well.
August 03, 2021
I'm grateful for the help Avera can give.
August 03, 2021
The Drs and everyone involved in seeing me were kind and respectful
July 27, 2021
That they were all very nice and considerate about helping me and being courteous to me
July 27, 2021
Dr. Braaksma and his entire staff were awesome! I was beyond pleased with every aspect of my care.
July 20, 2021
Dr Braaksma and his team are the best! Even though running behind they all take their time with you and not rush out the door!
July 20, 2021
I was overly impressed with my first visit to the SF's clinic.
July 20, 2021
Its been great
July 20, 2021
I had already expressed this but will add, timeliness on paper work that need to be completed for client or client family member.
July 13, 2021
A small thing -the team was running behind which I understand - but no one acknowledged this or said sorry for any inconvenience.
July 13, 2021
Everyone is very professional, friendly and courteous.
July 13, 2021
Extremely satisfied with the care I was given by Dr Braaksma and his staff. I will recommend Dr. Braaksma to anyone in need of this type of surgery. Thank You!
July 06, 2021
The PA did not seem t understand what I was telling him about my whole self. Not just my knee.
July 06, 2021
always such a long wait
June 29, 2021
I highly recommend Dr. Braaksma and this clinic/hospital for their care.
June 29, 2021
I thought everyone I had interactions with for this procedure were the greatest!!!
June 22, 2021
Everyone that helped me did an excellent job.
June 15, 2021
I absolutely love the care I get with this group!!
June 01, 2021
Was a little bit of wait but understand they were very busy.
June 01, 2021
He's a wonderful caring doctor couldn't say more about him
June 01, 2021
The staff really took time to answer my questions and they explained different options for my care. I feel that I made the best choice choosing Avera for my care.
June 01, 2021
Wonderful Doctor!!He told me so many facts that were very important to my care.Very impressed with his easy manner.
May 25, 2021
Great experience! as always!
May 25, 2021
Dr. Braaksma and his team provided exceptional care!!
May 25, 2021
I had an exceptional experience with Dr. Braaksma! He spent an exceptional amount of time with me and answered all my questions about a possible surgery. I can't say enough about hos completeness and sincerity. His staff was very kind and thorough as well!! I would highly recommend!
May 18, 2021
My appt.was at 11:40 and I wasn't called back to be seen till almost 12:30; would have been nice if someone could communicate if they are behind next time
May 18, 2021
This was my first appointment at Avera Orthopedics and I was very impressed with every step of the appointment process.
May 11, 2021
Bryce was very informative!
May 04, 2021
I think dr Braaksma is a fantastic dr. He is so real and down to earth and explain s everything very well. His staff are also great people doing a great job. I appreciate dr Braaksma very much!
May 04, 2021
Dr. Braaksma's Team is outstanding, Everyone I had contact with was exceptional, my surgery was a great experience!!
May 04, 2021
Dr. Braaksma and his PA spent a lot of time listening to my concerns and helped come up with a plan to treat my issue. They were thorough and understanding.
April 27, 2021
I am very glad my Dr. Got me in to see this Dr.
April 27, 2021
Very satisfied with the doctor and pa
April 13, 2021
Dr. Braaksma is a wonderful, caring physician; It has been a great blessing to find him, and work with him to find a solution to my problem.
April 06, 2021
I had a wonderful experience.
February 23, 2021
The wait time was 45 minutes
February 23, 2021
Great place
February 23, 2021
It was easy to get an appointment to see Dr. Braaksma and the staff set up my other appointments for me.
February 16, 2021
Experience was wonderful and my medical condition was resolved. Awesome care. They got me onto the schedule quickly and I really appreciated that and the care I was given. Thank you!
February 09, 2021
I never saw Dr. Bryce Braaksma. I saw a Physician Assistant.
February 09, 2021
Dr. Braaksma, as well as his nurses and staff, are very professional, pleasant and provide excellent service.
February 02, 2021
i was pleased with care. The operation went well. My hip feels fantastic. Thank You.
February 02, 2021
Dr. Has a great bed side manner. Very professional and caring.
February 02, 2021
Very pleased
February 02, 2021
I had many questions regarding my total knee and Dr Braaksma and his PA spent all of the time necessary to answer all of my questions.
January 26, 2021
I've never had this high level of care any where else!
January 26, 2021
I was happy the Dr didn't say I needed to have surgery!
January 19, 2021
I was very pleased with my visit and look forward to continued care.
January 19, 2021
Dr Braaksma and his PA have always listened and been respectful.
January 12, 2021
Yesterday if new patients complain take it with a grain of salt that whole orthopedic end was the busiest i have ever seen it
January 12, 2021
Dr braaksma is very thorough but also kind and compassionate
January 12, 2021
EXCELLENT
January 12, 2021
The Care Team including Dr. Braaksma at Orthopedic clinic are very good listeners and teachers. Care was excellent from start to finish. They follow Avera mission closely. Thank you!
January 05, 2021
My appt was 9:10 and i I didn't get out of there tol almost noon. Weather was bad and people came early. I think they should have been worked in instead of making us wait so long
December 22, 2020
ALWAYS HAPPY AND SATISFIED WITH MY TREATMENT AND CARE
December 15, 2020
The staff are all so kind, they provide great care and take lots of time to explain things.

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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