City Guide / Austin

Best Hospitals in Austin: Here’s Where You’ll Receive the Best Treatment

By Landing | Sep 13, 2020
Doctors in Austin, Texas

There are plenty of reasons to spend time in Austin, Texas. With a thriving economy, a legendary music scene, and local cuisine that just won’t quit, many people end up in this Southern gem for both business and pleasure. That being said, one additional, less fun reason you might find yourself in Austin is for a medical procedure.

Of course, if you or a loved one faces a surgical procedure in Austin, you’ll likely have to be in the area for a while. You’ll want to be comfortable during recovery or while waiting for your family member to be released from the hospital, and those Airbnbs can get expensive pretty quickly. If you’re in this situation, it’s worthwhile to consider Landing as a solution. With apartment communities across the U.S., Landing allows you to move around the country and always have a place to stay. They even have furnished apartments, so you don’t need to worry about buying a bed for the weeks you’re in the city.

Different hospitals are excellent for different procedures. For example, Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City is known for its work with cancer patients. Recently, several Austin area hospitals were recognized for their excellence in various surgical procedures and treatment for cardiology related ills. With that in mind, here are a few hospitals where you’ll get the best treatment in the Austin area.

St. David’s Medical Center

In a recent study of Texan hospitals, St. David’s ranked 12th best overall statewide—and that’s in a state with a population of 29 million people. St. Davids ranks particularly high when it comes to cardiac procedures and treatment relating to heart failure, as well as orthopedics. According to a recent survey, patients ranked hip and knee replacements at five out of five for this Austin area medical center, with respondents reporting an enjoyable patient experience overall.

Ascension Seton Medical Center

This medical center was very near St. David’s in its statewide ranking, at 15th across the board. That being said, Ascension Seton Medical Center is known for excellence in different medical areas than its competitor is. While the doctors rate highly on some cardiac procedures, the medical center truly shines when it comes to colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery. Patients who underwent colon cancer surgery at this facility ranked it as a five out of five, emphasizing excellent patient services (like translation), nurse staffing, and advanced technologies.

Ascension Seton Hays Hospital

Ascension Seton Hays didn’t rank quite as well as the first two on a statewide level—the facilities here came in 19th—but the hospital still stands out in several areas. For example, this hospital received a grade of five out of five from patients who underwent heart bypass surgery here. Particularly, patients have lauded Ascension Seton Hays for their Cardiac ICU facilities, the prevention of long hospitalizations, and the general patient experience. In other words, this may be the place to go if you’re a Texan who needs bypass surgery.

Facing a major medical procedure can be scary, which is why you’ll want to know that you have the best care in the area at your service. That being said, many folks can’t pay for the name recognition of a Massachusetts General Hospital or a Johns Hopkins Medicine. The truth is, that’s not even necessary. You can receive superb care in less well-known facilities, even if it means traveling to another city for a while. Take your time when deciding where you’ll be receiving your care, look into housing options in your destination city, and make the decision that’s best for yourself and your whole family.


Ted may be the world's slowest typist and struggle to hold a pen, but he has mastered how to pursue a more flexible lifestyle throughout his airborne adventures around the U.S. Whether you're looking for more information before migrating to a new city or want to find an easier way to rent a nest—erm, apartment—Ted will always be here to share his best advice for where to live and how to thrive.