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Pittsburgh’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialist



Dr. Michael J. Rytel

Your Trusted Sports Medicine Doctor

Unlike the care you’ll find at larger sports medicine and orthopedic practices, Dr. Rytel’s approach is all about you: his individual, personalized, patient-first approach keeps the focus on your needs, your goals, and your recovery as you work with him to get back in the game. We facilitate a personalized, empathetic and welcoming environment for every patient who walks in the door, and we gladly treat patients of all ages, from high school and college athletes to adult athletes who play sports recreationally. Dr. Rytel can even assist you with workers’ compensation if you’re injured on the job.

When you’ve been injured playing the sport you love, you should have every confidence that your orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist can restore your movement. At Dr. Rytel’s practice, you’re not just another patient -- you’re a player who’s waiting to get back in the game, and he’ll help you make a full recovery as quickly and effectively as possible. For even more personalized care, Dr. Rytel offers outpatient surgery at the private East Side Surgery Centre on Centre Avenue in Shadyside. We’re also proud to accept all insurance products local to the Pittsburgh area, including UPMC and Highmark. Dr. Rytel serves patients in both UPMC and Highmark facilities as needed.

If you’re ready to receive top-of-the-line, one-on-one care from a doctor who will listen and work alongside you, you’ve found the practice you’re looking for. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Michael Rytel today.

Comprehensive Sports Medicine Doctor - Brackenridge, PA

Pittsburgh's Experienced, Compassionate Sports Medicine Specialist

As one of the top orthopedic doctors in Brackenridge, PA and Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Rytel is committed to providing state of the art orthopedic and sports medicine services to his patients. His expertise and experience allow him to perform the most up to date surgical techniques available.Using all the cutting-edge technique and technology available, Dr. Rytel provides a highly-personalized level of care in both his Pittsburgh and Brackenridge offices, as well as utilizing both UPMC and Highmark hospital facilities. 


  • Thank you for your gifted surgical skills. I am almost 100% recovered. I deeply appreciated how quickly you worked me in your schedule. Now there's plenty of summer to enjoy I started mountain biking at week 12 1/2 post-surgery. I'm loving having my life back. I am very grateful!

    Posted On August 30, 2022
  • He has repaired my meniscus on each knee. I think he is an awesome ortho Dr

    Posted On October 25, 2020
  • I have been to quite a few physicians and several physical therapy organizations for my painful left shoulder. Others have injected me and the relief, if any, was transient. I have visited Dr. Rytel twice and he has injected me twice. If my pain and discomfort was, on a scale of 1 to 10 prior ...

    Posted On October 25, 2020

We Accept Most Insurances

Accessible Orthopaedic & Sports Medical Care

Dr. Rytel believes that finances should never be an obstacle to a patients receiving the highest-quality care available to them. That’s why we’re proud to accept multiple Pennsylvania insurance providers. To learn about all of the providers we accept, please click below to see our full provider list. If you do not see your provider listed, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Dr. Rytel’s office.