The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

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Stephen S. Burkhart, M.D.
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Dr. Burkhart is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery and reconstructive procedures of the shoulder.

Dr. Burkhart graduated cum laude from Rice University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He attended The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, then he completed an internship at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, and his residency in orthopaedic surgery was completed at the Mayo Clinic. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He has pioneered a number of arthroscopic shoulder and knee procedures, and is a frequent speaker at national and international medical symposia on these procedures. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Burkhart is a member of the Executive Committee of The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group.

Dr. Burkhart was named in SA Scene’s list of SA Doctors: Best of 2015 and named one of the Best Doctors in America® 2014, a peer nominated list featured in San Antonio Magazine. He has also been listed in Texas Super Doctors® for the past 8 consecutive years.

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Featured Video:

  • Comprehensive shoulder arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic repair of complex shoulder disorders and injuries
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arthroscopic Bankart repair
  • Rotator cuff tears / Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic SLAP repair
  • Latarjet instability reconstruction
  • Shoulder instability
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder disorders
  • Sports medicine – Fellowship trained

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    Administrative Staff

    Clinical Coordinator
    Mary S: 210.489.7220

    Medical Secretary/Scheduler
    Veronica G: 210.489.7220
    Fax: 210.402.6257

    Referrals and Authorizations
    Phone: 210.804.5600
    Fax: 210.804.5601

    Billing Specialist
    Phone: 210.804.6800
    Fax: 210.804.6801

    Physician Staff

    Joe Sigala, P.A.

    Physician Assistant to Dr. Stephen S. Burkhart

    T: (210) 489-7224
    F: (210) 402-6257

    What is a P.A.?

    Work History
    Physician Assistant-Certified to Stephen Burkhart, M.D.
    The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, LLP
    San Antonio, TX

    Physician Assistant-Certified
    New Braunfels Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

    The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
    Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
    San Antonio, TX

    The University of Texas at San Antonio
    Masters of Science in Biology
    San Antonio, TX

    St. Mary’s University
    Bachelors of Science in Biology
    San Antonio, TX

    Certification & Licensure
    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 2013
    Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners, 2013
    American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider, 2013 to Present 

    Professional Affiliations
    American Academy of Physician Assistants
    Texas Academy of Physician Assistants  

    The National Honor Society for Physician Assistants (Pi Alpha) Graduate, 2013

    South Texas PTSD Community Awareness and Response Education Seminar (C.A.R.E.S.)
    The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, 2013


    • Shoulder Problems


    • All Shoulder Arthroscopy Procedures, including Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair and Arthroscopic Instability Repair
    • Central
      The Orthopaedic Institute
      400 Concord Plaza Dr., #300
      San Antonio, TX 78216
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    • North Central
      Stoneterra Medical Building
      150 E. Sonterra Blvd, #300
      San Antonio, TX 78258
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    Appointment Scheduling:
    Appointments are scheduled M-F during normal business hours. If you submit an appointment request after 5pm, you will be contacted the next business day.

    Same Day / Urgent Appointments:
    If you are trying to schedule a same day appointment, please contact our scheduling department at (210) 281-9595. You can also utilize our OrthoNow Injury Clinic. Learn more ».

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