Patrick M. O'Brien, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon in Sioux Falls, SD
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Patrick M. O'Brien, MD

Patrick M. O'Brien, MD

Sports Medicine, Surgery, and Orthopedics
4.8 / 5 (Based on 153 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"It's very rewarding to help patients who are limited in their physical abilities improve their activity level and quality of life."

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About Me

Count on Patrick O’Brien, MD, for expert orthopedic care and advanced orthopedic services, including:

  • Arthroscopic surgery for the shoulder, knee, elbow and hip
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and labrum surgery
  • Knee ligament repair and reconstruction (ACL) and meniscus surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Hip scopes and hip labral repairs

Dr. O’Brien has extensive training in orthopedic surgery, including minimally invasive procedures, and sports medicine. When possible, he offers patients conservative, non-operative treatment first before considering surgery.

“My hope is that patients will feel like I did everything I could to help them,” he says. “It’s important to listen to their concerns and involve them in their care.”

Active Lifestyle

Dr. O’Brien is excited to serve his hometown community of Sioux Falls. As parents of two young children, he and his wife stay active by enjoying outdoor activities in the Sioux Falls parks and bike trails.

“Staying active is a great way to maintain your joint health. Prevention is easier than treatment. That’s why I recommend daily exercise, such as walking. Older adults can also improve their bone health by taking calcium and vitamin D supplements.”



Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, Medical School


University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, General Surgery


University of Toledo Health Sciences Center, Toledo, OH, Orthopedic Surgery


Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, Jackson, MS, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • Arthroscopy Association of North American
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons


August 08, 2021
I have a extensive and complex medical history, it would be very hard to know all of my past medical history. They did very well and I was very impressed with what they knew.
August 05, 2021
No complaints from initial exam, to surgery, to final appointment. Dr. O'Brien was very professional and took time to answer any concerns I had.
July 30, 2021
Thanks for helping me.
July 23, 2021
Thank you!!
July 21, 2021
The people who worked in the room with me were very professional and friendly. They didn't make me feel rushed. When I brought up a concern of having two doses of shot at the same time.Andmy possible allergic reaction. She stopped right there to talk to Dr. O'Brien. I felt awkward bringing it up but both people reassured me that it was a good idea to get it checked out by the doctor before proceeding. Very kind and professional staff. Thank you so much!
July 10, 2021
Dr O'Brien is always GREAT!
July 07, 2021
This doctor is one of the best. He is a real people person with a caring heart. The lady that checked me in and took my initial report is also one of the best.
July 02, 2021
Honest mistake, forgot to pass along the referral information and sat in the room for 15 mins before finally asking if I was supposed to be doing something.
June 30, 2021
This was a helpful visit to the clinic.
June 02, 2021
Thanks for valet parking and staff helping me find where to go everyone was so pleasant. Staff at lunch even volunteered to help me carry items.
May 23, 2021
Thank you!
May 19, 2021
Really liked when she gave me the shot she was very through and explained everything well.
May 07, 2021
I felt comfortable and it was easy to find being out of town traveler coming in to the city
May 05, 2021
very good visit
April 13, 2021
Dr. O'Brien and his team are AMAZING! I will continue to recommend them to anyone & everyone!
April 09, 2021
The entire staff from checking in to xray techs and nursing staff and Dr O'Brien were excellent.
April 04, 2021
Personable and respectful. Would highly recommend.
April 02, 2021
Very efficient as each profession did their work without delays in between. Shows excellent organizational skills
April 02, 2021
Always a great experience with Avera!
March 27, 2021
Everyone was extremely courteous and very helpful!
March 19, 2021
As always Dr. O'brien and his staff were great
March 04, 2021
Everyone is always very friendly at this location.
February 24, 2021
The Nurse in the beginning was outstanding! Avera needs to have more Nurses like her. Exceptional Person and Nurse!
February 20, 2021
The whole experience was great!
February 12, 2021
This is why i choose Avera I'm not just someone with a problem I'm a human being first
February 05, 2021
Dr. O'Brien and his team were great.
February 04, 2021
January 29, 2021
I don't much care for having to see a doc, but Pat O is first class and I would see him again every time it's needed. Highly recommend him!
January 15, 2021
Excellent experience as alway with my Avera family.
January 08, 2021
My mom lives in Illinois. She fell and broke her shoulder and is staying with me in SD, so I can care for her. It was very complicated to try and continue with her ortho doctor in Illinois. Dr. O'Brien and the staff made it easy and uncomplicated. It was a breath of fresh air. Our visit was organized and people were all very kind and accommodating. Thank you!
January 08, 2021
I would have given them a 10 out of 10. But we did not have all of the information we needed to find the problem with my hip. If not for that hick-up it would have been perfect score.
January 06, 2021
January 05, 2021
very professional
December 29, 2020
Dr. O'Brien was great!
December 23, 2020
Great experience
December 13, 2020
The Avera Teams are amazing. No matter where I am seen, they are always respectful to my needs as a patient.
December 11, 2020
Pleasant experience
December 10, 2020
Such a great Doctor and Nursing staff. Absolutely the best.
December 08, 2020
Staff, Dr always smiling. Making me feel like they were listening and actually trying to make a person feel better with treatment/ therapy and answering the questions of why I was feeling the discomfort.
December 05, 2020
everything about this visit and previous visits has been very positive and helpful. thank you
November 25, 2020
I always have a great experience at this doctor's office. Very professional.
November 24, 2020
Thank you for caring
November 20, 2020
very prompt with appointments
November 14, 2020
The building was clean and all the people there were friendly and courtious
November 12, 2020
I've been to Avera Specialty Clinic twice, and both times have been positive experiences.
November 07, 2020
Everyone did a great job and I was blessed with good results
November 04, 2020
Not really given any answer or diagnosis. Scheduled follow up after at home PT. Hardly given an explanation of what it could be. No speculation or insight. Could probably Google and find more information. Seemed to give the impression I did not have an issue while I do have pain and discomfort.
November 03, 2020
I have had a great experience with Dr. O'Brien and his whole team. They listen and care and I am very thankful for the treatment I have had with this Avera Clinic and all of the staff.
October 21, 2020
From the receptionist to the RN, PA's and dr., I am treated with respect and they always listen to my needs.
October 21, 2020
The person in charge of X-ray verified for me the reason one was needed prior to performing the X-ray. I questioned the procedure since I just had an MRI. She took the time to ask the doctor first which was greatly appreciated.

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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