Dr. Robert U. Hartzler in panel discussion about the Stryker InSpace Balloon implant for massive rotator cuff tears.

Wow, what a weekend!

Our sincere congratulations go out to Dr. Dan Cognetti for winning Best Scientific Paper at the 2022 @aanaorg Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

In addition, TSAOG shoulder & elbow surgeon Dr. Robert U. Hartzler participated in a panel discussion about the Stryker InSpace Balloon implant for massive rotator cuff tears.

Way to go, Dr. Hartzler!


OrthoForum Strategic Services 2022 Meeting

This weekend, TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine attended @TheOrthoForum Strategic Services 2022 Meeting! Our very own Director of Marketing & Communications, Jackie Bull, and Director of Strategic Planning, Miles Matthews, provided presentations and served as panelists at the OrthoConnect conference. We are thankful for the opportunity to share and collaborate with colleagues from across the county! Way to go, #TeamTSAOG!

TSAOG provides medical coverage at SA Sports very own “Fit Family Challenge”

Over the weekend, TSAOG provided medical coverage at the @sa_sports84 ’ Fit Family Challenge. It was amazing to see the community get fit by participating in a 5K and learning some healthy habits along the way!

We love to see families put in the time and work towards getting healthy and having fun!

#sasports #orthopedics #fitness #family

Total Archery Challenge with Dr. Mickey S. Cho & Dr. Justin Robbins!

Life is better with a bow!

TSAOG’s got their “bone and marrows” ready to represent at @NaturalBridgeCaverns hosted by @TotalArcheryChallenge with Dr. Mickey S. Cho & Dr. Justin Robbins!

The three-day event consists of archery courses, food, and fun for the whole family.

#Archery #NaturalBridgeCaverns #TotalArcheryChallenge

TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine bids farewell to Dr. Sean N. Shahrestani

Unfortunately, TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine must bid a fond farewell to joint replacement surgeon, Dr. Sean N. Shahrestani.  Dr. Shahrestani will be leaving TSAOG effective Immediately.

Current patients of Dr. Shahrestani will have the option of transferring their care to another TSAOG physician or any other physician of their choice. If you are an existing patient with Dr. Shahrestani or have been treated by Dr. Shahrestani within the past two years, please read the letter posted below.  If you have any questions about your medical records or continued care, please call our main office at (210) 804-5400.

Notice to patients.

Big things are happening at the The Burkhart BioSkills Lab!

Today, TSAOG’s very own @drrobhartzler taught #orthopedicsurgeons from across the country during the “Continuum of Care in Shoulder” symposium and cadaveric lab hosted by @stryker.upperextremities @strykersportsmedicine.

Our doctors are always continuing to advance their education in orthopedic care. TSAOG’s @stephentgatesmd, Dr. Anthony Montanez, Dr. Sergio Viroslav, and Carlos Navarro, PA-C attended the event to expand their knowledge on shoulder surgery.

2022 @AAOS1 Poster Presentation

Congrats to @thelongsom student Andrew Gabig on his 2022 @AAOS1 poster presentation. Andrew worked with @TSAOG_Ortho Shoulder and Upper Extremity Surgeon @drrobhartzler on a value analysis comparing SCR to rTSA outcomes as part of Andrew’s research rotation with BRIO Research. #aaos2022 #orthoresearch

2022 @aaos_1 Annual Meeting

Today, Shoulder & Elbow surgeon @drrobhartzler was a panelist at the 2022 @aaos_1 Annual meeting in Chicago, IL. Dr. Hartzler gave his expertise on a newly FDA approved surgical implant, the InSpace subacromial balloon, which can be used to treat massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears.

The InSpace balloon can be used in certain patients to achieve fast, safe pain relief.

TSAOG’s shoulder surgeons can provide expertise and comprehensive solutions for the most difficult rotator cuff tears!

#aaos2022 #orthopedics #shouldersurgery #rotatorcuff

Covid Update: March 2nd, 2022

Spring is just around the corner and looks like the trees are not the only things turning green!
As of today, the city of San Antonio has moved out of the yellow zones (moderate) and is now in the green zone! (mild)
Therefore, TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine will have mask use Optional for all our providers & staff, and Optional for patients and visitors to wear a mask when entering any of our facilities as we use the same city risk levels.
Just a friendly reminder at this time, below are our current mask guidelines for patients and visitors.
• Green Zones – mask use optional
• Yellow Zone – mask use requested
• Red Zones – mask use required
Please continue to follow our website at https://www.tsaog.com for our most up-to-date information.
We appreciate your patience as we work quickly as possible to help protect our community.

Our Shoulder & Elbow Institute

Are you experiencing shoulder or elbow pain?

Our Shoulder & Elbow Institute is made up of two fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Stephen T. Gates and Dr. Robert U. Hartzler, who specialize in complex shoulder & elbow conditions.

To make an appointment with either Dr. Gates or Dr. Hartzler, call 210-281-9595 or book your appointment online at www.tsaog.com

#orthopaedics #shoulderandelbowsurgeon