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TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Lauren E. Karbach

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. Lauren E. Karbach to our practice! She starts seeing patients this week and has immediate appointments available.

Dr. Karbach is an orthopaedic surgeon with TSAOG Orthopaedics and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. She treats orthopaedic conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder for patients of any age.

She has appointments available at our Quarry Area, Schertz, and our Stone Oak locations.

Dr. Lauren E. Karbach

Her special interests include:

HAND & WRIST

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (endoscopic and open)
  • Dupuytren’s contracture including surgical and non-operative treatment (percutaneous and collagenase/Xiaflex)
  • Finger joint replacement (MCP, PIP)
  • Forearm fractures (radius and ulna fractures)
  • Hand and finger fractures (boxer’s fractures, metacarpal fractures, phalanx fractures)
  • Hand and wrist arthritis
  • Nerve injury and repair (nerve lacerations, cut nerves)
  • Nerve transfers (radial, ulnar or median nerve palsy)
  • Mucoid Cyst and Finger Masses
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendon repair, tendon transfer, tendon reconstruction, tendon ruptures
  • Tendonitis of the wrist (Dequervain’s)
  • Trigger thumb and finger releases
  • Thumb ligament reconstruction, CMC arthroplasty (CMC arthritis)
  • Scaphoid fractures
  • Scapholunate tears (SL tears)
  • Ulnar tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnocarpal impaction
  • Volar and dorsal ganglion (wrist ganglion)
  • Wrist arthroscopy, TFCC repair
  • Wrist fractures (distal radius fractures)

ELBOW

  • Distal biceps and triceps tears
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Elbow fractures (radial head fractures, olecranon fractures)
  • Elbow dislocations
  • Elbow ligament reconstruction (ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction)
  • Elbow replacement (elbow arthroplasty)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Osteochondral defects of the elbow (OCD lesions)
  • Radial nerve compression (radial tunnel syndrome)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Ulnar nerve compression (cubital tunnel syndrome)

SHOULDER

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Biceps tears and tendinopathy
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Shoulder arthritis (Reverse and Anatomic Shoulder replacement/arthroplasty)
  • Shoulder fractures (proximal humerus fracture)
  • Shoulder tendonitis (shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tendonitis)
  • Scapula fractures

TRAUMA & FRACTURE CARE

  • Upper & lower extremity fractures
  • Neuroma treatment in upper and lower extremities
  • Peripheral nerve repair and reconstruction
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation
  • Work related upper extremity injuries
  • Ankle fractures
  • Tibia and femur fractures
  • Hip fractures (femoral neck, intertrochanteric, sutrochanteric)

PEDIATRICS

  • Upper extremity fractures
  • Congenital pediatric hand surgery (congenital trigger thumb, syndactyly, polydactyly, contractures)

About Dr. Lauren E. Karbach

Dr. Lauren Karbach is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery, from shoulder to fingertips, in adults and children. Dr. Karbach was born in Houston, Texas, and was raised primarily in Austin; however, her family is now in the San Antonio and New Braunfels area. She completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, graduating Summa Cum Laude in Chemistry. She went to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where she graduated with honors at the top of her medical school class. During her time in medical school, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as a Junior and was named the DeBakey Scholar. Following medical school, she completed a year of general surgery training at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Karbach completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester. During her residency, she participated in multiple research projects and presented at multiple national meetings. Dr. Karbach specializes in peripheral nerve surgery, arthritis surgery, traumatic conditions, and upper extremity reconstruction. 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, trying new restaurants, working out on her Peloton, and traveling.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Karbach, please call 210.489.7225

To learn more about Dr. Karbachs background and training, please visit her webpage.

TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Sean N. Shahrestani

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. Sean N. Shahrestani to our practice! He starts seeing patients this week and has immediate appointments available.

Dr. Shahrestani is an orthopaedic surgeon with TSAOG Orthopaedics who is fellowship-trained in joint replacement surgery. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries, robotic-assisted joint replacement, minimally invasive joint replacement, and complex adult reconstructive conditions. He treats patients 12 years of age and older, and younger patients with prior approval.

He has appointments available at our Quarry Area and Westover Hills locations.

Dr. Sean N. Shahrestani

His special interests include:

  • Total-joint replacement of the knee and hip
  • Partial-joint replacement of the knee
  • Robotic-assisted joint replacement
  • Direct anterior approach hip replacement (minimally invasive)
  • Percutaneous hip fracture fixation (minimally invasive)
  • Gender-specific knee replacement (designed for the female knee)
  • Revision knee and hip surgery
  • Orthopaedic trauma care, including fractures and muscular/skeletal infections
  • Arthritis and joint preservation of the knee and hip
  • Non-surgical management of arthritis and joint-related diseases

About Dr. Sean N. Shahrestani:

Dr. Shahrestani is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement surgery, and orthopaedic trauma and fracture care.

Dr. Shahrestani grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and attended Catholic Central High School. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, Dr. Shahrestani earned a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Following medical school, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, working at Parkland Memorial Hospital, the city’s largest level 1 trauma center, and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, the country’s number one pediatric orthopaedic hospital.

Following his residency, Dr. Shahrestani completed a joint replacement fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. There he became proficient in the surgical and non-surgical management of a broad spectrum of complex adult reconstructive conditions.

Dr. Shahrestani believes in a comprehensive approach to orthopaedic care, which includes both operative and non-operative treatment. He strives to provide the best care using the newest and most innovative technologies available. Dr. Shahrestani is focused on maximizing patient satisfaction and restoring quality of life. Dr. Shahrestani views patient care as a team effort between the patient and the physician and works to provide exceptional care by educating patients and developing a plan through shared decision making so that patients both understand their condition and have confidence in their treatment.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shahrestani, please call 210.630.4645

To learn more about Dr. Shahrestani’s background and training, please visit his webpage.

TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Emmanuel C. Nwelue

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. Emmanuel C. Nwelue to our practice! He starts seeing patients this week and has immediate appointments available.

Dr. Emmanuel C. Nwelue

Dr. Nwelue is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in Total Joint Replacement focusing on minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery and complex revision joint reconstructions.  He treats patients 18 years of age and older and has new patient appointments available at our New Braunfels, Schertz, and Quarry Area locations.

His special interests include:

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Adult Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Infections
  • Knee Infections
  • Hip Fracture Care

About Dr. Emmanuel C. Nwelue:

Dr. Nwelue is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in total joint replacement of the hip and knee. After earning his bachelor’s degree at Austin College, Dr. Nwelue received his medical degree from The University of Texas Science Center in San Antonio.

Following medical school, he completed his Orthopaedic surgery residency at UT Southwestern, working at Parkland Memorial Hospital, the city’s largest level 1 trauma center. Following his residency, Dr. Nwelue moved to Irvine, CA, for a total joint replacement fellowship. During this time there, he trained under some of the nation’s top surgeons and educators of primary and revision total joint replacements, including direct anterior approach for hip replacements.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Nwelue was eager to return to San Antonio. He is looking forward to providing exceptional care to the community, where he first started his medical journey.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nwelue, please call 210.804.6980

To learn more about Dr. Nwelue’s background and training, please visit his webpage.

TSAOG Welcomes Dr. W. Parker Abblitt

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. W. Parker Abblitt to our practice! He starts seeing patients this week and has immediate appointments available.

W. Parker Abblitt M.D.

Dr. Abblitt is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in Total Joint Replacement focusing on minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery and complex revision joint reconstructions.  He treats patients 16 years of age and older and has new patient appointments available at our Medical Center and Stone Oak locations.

His special interests include:

  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement
  • Hip Arthritis 
  • Knee Arthritis 
  • Avascular Necrosis (AVN)
  • Hip Dysplasia 
  • Non-operative treatment plans for Arthritis
  • Fracture Care

About Dr. W. Parker Abblitt:

Dr. Abblitt is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in Total Joint Replacement focusing on minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery and complex revision joint reconstructions.  He graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he earned degrees in both Economics and Engineering.  Dr. Abblitt completed his medical training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  Upon graduating medical school, Dr. Abblitt completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Following his residency, Dr. Abblitt completed a fellowship in Total Joint Replacement at the renowned Rush University in Chicago, IL.  There he learned advanced techniques in surgical methods from innovators in the field of minimally invasive and revision joint replacement surgery.

Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Abblitt loves spending time with his wife Whitney, and their two boys. He is an avid college football and Atlanta Braves fan who also enjoys hunting, skiing, and golfing.  

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Abblitt, please call 210.804.5685

To learn more about Dr. Abblitt’s background and training, please visit his webpage.

TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Brandon J. Goff

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. Brandon J. Goff to our practice! He starts seeing patients this week and has immediate appointments available.

Dr. Brandon J. Goff

Dr. Goff is a triple board-certified Physician in Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He is also fellowship trained in Pain Medicine and treats patients aged 15 years and older for all acute and chronic pain conditions of the back, neck, and joints and has new patient appointments available at our Medical Center and Westover Hills locations.

His special interests include:

  • Non-surgical Interventional Treatments of the Back, Neck, and Major Joints
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Neuropathic Pain Due to Diabetes, Chemotherapy, or Other Causes
  • Spinal / Peripheral Nerve Injections
  • Conservative Medication Management
  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)

About Dr. Brandon J, Goff:

Dr. Brandon J. Goff is an Interventional Pain Management physician primarily focused on diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions, to include musculoskeletal and spinal conditions, neuropathic pain, and other chronic pain states. He completed his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He subsequently completed fellowship training in Pain Medicine at The John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is triple board certified in Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Prior to joining TSAOG, Dr. Goff completed 20 years of active duty in the US Army, attaining the rank of Colonel. His Army career involved helping the most severely injured service members rehabilitate and optimize their function as they transitioned to the next phase of their lives. In between multiple deployments to Iraq, Dr. Goff led the military’s largest pain management clinic, created a fellowship to train military pain management specialists, and led the Center for the Intrepid here in San Antonio. He was also a first responder at the Pentagon on 9/11. 

In his spare time, Dr. Goff enjoys spending time with his family, being outside, reading, and trail running on the local nature trails.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Goff, please call 210.281.9595.

To learn more about Dr. Goff’s background and training, please visit his webpage.

TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Charles Bryant

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. Charles Bryant to our practice! He starts seeing patients this week and has immediate appointments available.

Dr. Bryant is a board certified Anesthesiologist, fellowship trained in Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine. He treats patients aged 12 years and older for all acute and chronic pain conditions of the back, neck, and joints and has new patient appointments available at our Brooks City Base, Quarry Area, and Schertz locations.

His special interests include:

  • Non-surgical Interventional Treatments of the Back, Neck, and Major Joints
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Neuropathic Pain Due to Diabetes, Chemotherapy, or Other Causes
  • Spinal / Peripheral Nerve Injections
  • Conservative Medication Management
  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)

About Dr. Charles Bryant:

Dr. Charles Bryant is an Interventional Pain Management physician primarily focused on diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions, to include musculoskeletal and spinal conditions, neuropathic pain, and other chronic pain states. He completed a residency in Anesthesiology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He subsequently completed subspecialty training in Pain Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Prior to joining TSAOG, Dr. Bryant practiced both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine as an active duty physician in the US Army, where he gained extensive experience in the management of both acute and chronic pain by caring for combat casualties in deployed and stateside environments. Dr. Bryant is particularly interested in restoration of functional capacity and quality of life improvement, and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach (to include spinal/peripheral nerve injections, neuromodulation, conservative medication management, rehabilitative techniques, and physical therapy) to help patients get back on track.

In his spare time, Dr. Bryant enjoys spending time with his family, world travel, exercise, and sports.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bryant, please call 210.281.9595.

To learn more about Dr. Bryant’s background and training, please visit his webpage.

White Coats for Black Lives

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Every generation has been faced with challenges that then define history.  We are amid a movement that our children will ask what we did; how did we react to addressing the open wounds of racism and discrimination in our collective community?  This will be our defining moment.

At TSAOG Orthopaedics, we commit to:

  • Standing with our team and community to ensure that safety is a right for all, not a privilege for a few. 
  • Encouraging an environment that allows for constructive discussion of these important issues.
  • Taking decisive action when our organization is harmed by those who choose to be a part of the problem and not a part of the solution.

Additionally, we should all commit to raising awareness and educating our families of systemic injustices and what steps are possible to remove barriers that cause inequalities among us. We hope that you will lead in the conversations around our dinner tables and dedicate yourselves to eradicate the stain of racism from the very fabric that makes our country great.

Dr. Martin Luther King said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Given recent events, and on this day when George Floyd is laid to rest, TSAOG Orthopaedics will not be silent while our society continues to be eroded by racism and inequalities. We hope you will join us as we advocate for meaningful change so that ‘liberty and justice for all’ is the norm, and the human experience is the same for all people.

Stone Oak Clinic Closed Today – Thursday, May 28th – OrthoNow Available at 4pm

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UPDATE 5/28/20 at 1:15pm: Our power is BACK ON! Yay!

Patients and providers for our afternoon clinic have already been relocated, so regular clinic visits will resume at this office tomorrow – Friday, May 29th.

The OrthoNow Walk-In Injury Clinic at Stone Oak WILL be open tonight from 4pm-7:30pm.

 

ORIGINAL POST:

Due to a power outage in the building, TSAOG’s Stone Oak office will be closed TODAY – Thursday, May 28th.

Patients with scheduled appointments at this office today will be contacted shortly. Your appointments will still be held, but at an alternate location.

The OrthoNow Walk-In Injury Clinic at Stone Oak will not be available today.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Memorial Day 2020 – TSAOG and OrthoNow Will Be Closed

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All TSAOG offices and both OrthoNow Injury Clinics will be closed on Monday, May 25th, to allow Team TSAOG to spend Memorial Day with their families. We will resume normal operating hours at all locations on Tuesday, May 26th.

Please note: the OrthoNow Injury Clinic at our Quarry Area location will be open Saturday, May 23rd from 8am-2pm for your immediate orthopedic needs.

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend!

 

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