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Kathlyn J. Drexler, MD

Kathlyn J. Drexler, MD

Orthopedics and Hand Surgery
4.8 / 5 (Based on 85 Ratings) Learn More

"As a surgeon, I know how important it is to have functional hands. My patients entrust me with their most valuable instrument and each one deserves my undivided attention."

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About Me

If you’re in need of hand surgery to lessen pain, restore function or improve your quality of life, count on Kathlyn Drexler, MD for specialized and compassionate care.

Expert Orthopedic Hand Surgeon

As an orthopedic hand surgeon at Avera Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sioux Falls, SD, Dr. Drexler offers expertise in the surgical treatment of a variety of hand conditions due to injury, trauma, carpal tunnel syndrome, congenital hand deformities, arthritis and more.

“I have passion for solving problems to make lives better,” she says. “I chose to specialize in hand surgery because I have such awe and respect for the human hands. They’re what we use to connect and communicate with others, and achieve our greatest accomplishments.”

Dr. Drexler enjoys working with her patients to develop personalized solutions that meet their goals. “Many of the operations that I do are fairly simple from a surgical standpoint, but are life-changing for my patients.”

Active & Adventurous Lifestyle

As someone who’s lived her entire life in Texas and New Mexico, Dr. Drexler looks forward to the new adventure of living in South Dakota. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as running, hiking, biking and rock climbing. “Since my career requires so much time indoors, I like to maximize the fun and enjoyment of being outside in my free time,” she says.

Learn more about orthopedic surgery at Avera.



University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, Medical School


Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Orthopedic Surgery


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Hand and Microvascular


October 01, 2019
Great people
September 23, 2019
When i make arecheck appt. with the surgeon, i expect to see the surgeon. Not a PA.
September 21, 2019
Very pleased with the care we received. The hospitality and kindness of staff was also great.
September 17, 2019
Very personable and understanding and explained things very well.
August 24, 2019
I was very impressed with Dr. Drexler. In addition to being a highly talented and skilled surgeon, I always experienced her as exceptionally caring and compassionate. She went out of her way to contact me on a holiday a few days after my surgery to explain precisely how the procedure had gone. She also had to battle the insurance company to make certain I received the most appropriate procedure available. I found Dr. Drexler to be an exemplary physician - I'm glad she's with Avera!
June 20, 2019
Great cheerful facility
June 18, 2019
Dr. Drexler is a wonderful person who listens.
June 06, 2019
Well this was my second time in need of Dr Drexler. Like the first time, professional, pleasant, smiles and helped me to relax as she had to give me a injection
June 04, 2019
A very excellent experience with Dr. Drexler!
June 03, 2019
Arrived before my scheduled appointment time. Checked in, then wsited 40 minutes before I asked about the schedule. The clinuc knew they were running 40 minutes behind when I checked in. The patient needs to be informed of any delays. The patient should not have to ask.
May 21, 2019
Dr. Drexler knew exactly what to do to make my hand feel better.
May 16, 2019
Outstanding job by all of the staff - thank you.
May 16, 2019
Medical scribes are great! The physician interacts with the patient not the laptop.
May 14, 2019
I had an appointment at 9:40 AM and didn't get in till 10:30 AM
May 08, 2019
The staff is exceptional! Love Avera!!
April 18, 2019
I was pleased with the time Dr Drexler spent with me; she walked me over to Occupational Therapy to explain what she wanted accomplished??
April 18, 2019
My appointment was for 1:00. I arrived at 12:40 but didn't get in to see the doctor until about 1:35. Wouldn't have been a big deal for me but I had a plumber coming at 2:00. All worked out but ....
April 16, 2019
very positive
April 01, 2019
Dr Drexler and the nurses where great. The other professional staff that Dr. Drexler asked to get with her and me are very unprofessional to their own staff member.
March 17, 2019
I am very happy with the staff and how I was treated at this Clinic.
March 14, 2019
It was very good!
March 14, 2019
It was great! Finally found a doctor to make my primary after 3 years. Outstanding changes to clinic to make things much more pleasant.
March 12, 2019
I give Dr Drexler and staff high marks for professionalism, proficiency, and courtesy. Well done.
February 18, 2019
I was impressed with the personal interaction with your staff.

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