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Digby Preston, MD

Dr Preston has retired from the practice at Orthopaedic Associates as of 12/31/2014. Medical record request info can be viewed on our Current Patients page and the newsletter page

Professional Qualifications

  • Dr Preston is a founding member of our practice partnership working in Reno since 1995. He currently is on staff at Renown Medical Center, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, and Northern Nevada Medical Center, and acts as a consultant at Renown Rehabilitation Center.
  • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery since 1997. Recertified in 2007.
  • Membership American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Trauma/Fracture surgery with specialized training at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medicine Services/Shock Trauma Center. Member of the Renown Medical Center Orthopaedic Trauma Panel and prior Quality Assurance committee member. Special interest in pelvic and acetabular fractures
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  •  Spinal surgery  with expertise and experience in- anterior low back/ neck fusions using cages, rods, and plates; posterior low back/neck fusions with or without rods/screws; microscopic herniated disc surgery; vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty;  and bracing or surgical treatment for scoliosis. Member Renown Spine Trauma Panel
  • Performs over 300 surgeries per year.

Practice Style

  • I firmly believe that every patient should be entitled to the time required to completely evaluate and discuss a treatment plan with their physician. No patient should leave my office without a good understanding of what their diagnosis/problem is, how we will approach treatment and what options are available. I always consider surgery a last resort unless non-surgical treatment carries a greater risk of harm. Patients always make the final decisions on treatment plan based on solid scientific medical data. Second opinions are encouraged.


  • Personal interests include golf, skiing, playing guitar, study of history, and cartography.
  • Served in the US Navy 1977-1983 aboard ballistic missile submarine Andrew Jackson and guided missile destroyer Kidd. Instructor at Fleet Training Center, Norfolk.
  • Family- married, 3 children

Surgery/Office Schedule

  •   Monday-surgery 7:30am- noon. Office for fracture clinic 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Most patients admitted for spine fusions,         joint replacements will have surgery Monday am. 

  •   Tuesday- surgery 7:30am- finish

  •   Wednesday- office hrs 8:00am-12 noon.

  •   Thursday- outpatient/day surgery 7:30am-finish

  •   Friday- office hrs 8:00am-12 noon   

Email Dr Preston mailto:drpreston@orthodocsreno.com