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TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Matthew Swann

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. Matthew Swann to our practice! He starts this week and has immediate appointments available.

Dr. Swann is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained and specializing in conditions of the neck and back for patients aged 18 years and older. He has new patient appointments available at our Quarry Area, Stone Oak, New Braunfels, and Medical Center locations.

His special interests include:

  • Microscope-Assisted Surgery
  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Decompression and Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Neurogenic Claudication or Sciatica
  • Cervical and Lumber Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Herniated Discs
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spine Tumors
  • Metastatic Spine Disease
  • Spine Fractures and Dislocations
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures

About Dr. Matthew Swann:

Dr. Swann is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of spine conditions. He completed a fellowship in orthopaedic spine surgery at the Harvard Medical School Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. During his time there he trained under the nation’s top surgeons and educators to become proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of spine conditions.

Dr. Swann was born in San Antonio, Texas and spent his early years in the hill country north of the city. He attended St. Mary’s Hall High School where he developed an interest in history and science. He completed his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. where he earned a degree in Classical History and admittance into medical school. He returned home to start his career in medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In medical school he developed an interest in orthopaedic surgery and, upon graduating first in his class, was accepted to his top choice for orthopaedic residency: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He honed his surgical skills at Parkland Memorial Hospital – the city’s largest level 1 trauma center. He gained further expertise in spine surgery at the venerable Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, as well as under several top spine surgeons in the Dallas community. While in residency, he published multiple academic manuscripts, was elected to the position of chief resident, and served as Editor of the first edition of the UT Southwestern Orthopaedic Surgery Department Journal. His commitment to education and research earned him the G. Truett James Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the Vert Mooney Award for Academic Achievement.

Following residency, Dr. Swann was accepted into the Harvard Medical School Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. During his time in Boston he trained alongside both neurosurgeons and orthopaedic spine surgeons. There he became proficient in the surgical and non-surgical management of a wide spectrum of adult spine-related conditions.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Swann was eager to return home to San Antonio. He is proud to put his knowledge and skill sets into action to serve the community in which he grew up.
While performing spine surgery is his trade, patient satisfaction and outcomes are his priority. His approach focuses on informed patient decision-making, as well as pursuing non-surgical treatment when possible.

As part of a patient-centered practice, he feels that an office visit is more than a physical exam and recommendation about your spine condition – it is a global assessment of one’s health and quality of life. It is important to him that patients leave his office with an elevated understanding of their condition, confidence in their choice of treatment, and comfort knowing they are on the path to improvement.

Without further ado, meet Dr. Matthew Swann:

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Swann, please call 210.281.9595 or request an appointment online.

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

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Matthew Swann to Team TSAOG!

2018 Labor Day Weekend Hours

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All TSAOG offices and both OrthoNow Walk-In Injury Clinics will be closed on Monday, September 3rd to allow Team TSAOG to celebrate Labor Day with our friends and families.  

The OrthoNow Injury Clinic at the Orthopaedic Institute will be open this Saturday, September 1st to provide walk-in care from 9am-1pm. 

We will resume normal operating hours at all clinic locations on Tuesday, September 4th.

We wish you all a safe and happy Labor Day!

TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Anthony Montanez

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. Anthony Montanez to our practice! He starts this week and has immediate appointments available.

Dr. Montanez is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained and specializing in conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder for patients of all ages. He has new patient appointments available at our Quarry Area and Westover Hills locations.

His special interests include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Nerve Problems
  • Joint Replacements of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy of the Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Fracture and Trauma Care of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder
  • Arthritis Care of the Upper Extremity, Including Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger / Trigger Thumb
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Total Shoulder Replacement / Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Biceps Tears

About Dr. Anthony Montanez:

Dr. Montanez is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in hand, wrist, shoulder, and elbow surgery. His extended training included complete upper extremity care – including arthroscopy and arthroplasty of the shoulder, elbow, hand, and wrist. In addition, he will also treat all upper and lower extremity fractures.

He was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. He joined the U.S. Air Force after high school and served six years as a medic. In 2004, he served in a field hospital in Iraq caring for numerous civilian and military casualties. It was during that deployment that he decided he wanted to pursue a career in orthopaedic surgery.

After the military, he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio, graduating Summa Cum Laude in Biology. He then pursued his medical degree at the University of Texas at Galveston, where he graduated Cum Laude. After graduating from medical school he made the trek to Salt Lake City to join the orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Utah. During his residency he was involved in several research projects in rotator cuff repair, trigger finger, and fracture care. He also served in a mission trip to the Dominican Republic to provide orthopedic hand care to local people in need. He then gained additional fellowship training in Upper Extremity Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. While there he learned from experts in the field techniques in hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder surgery.

Dr. Montanez has a special interest in endoscopic carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release, dupuytren’s contracture, shoulder, wrist, and elbow arthroscopy, and fractures of the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, mountain biking, racquetball, hunting, fishing, kayaking, and pretty much anything else outdoors.

Without further ado, meet Dr. Anthony Montanez:

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Montanez, please call 210.281.9595 or request an appointment online.

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

Pardon Our Dust – Parking Lot Closure this Friday and Saturday

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TSAOG’s Orthopaedic Institute location (located at 400 Concord Plaza Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216) will be replacing the tile located at the front entrance of the building (facing Jones Maltsberger Rd) this Friday and Saturday, August 3rd & 4th.

To prep for this construction, the parking spots surrounding the front entrance of the building will be blocked off TOMORROW at noon (see illustration). We ask that any patients scheduled the afternoon of Friday, August 3rd plan to park and enter through the back entrance of the building.

The OrthoNow Injury Clinic will be open on Saturday, August 4th from 9am-1pm, but the area will still be blocked off at that time, so we ask that any OrthoNow patients also plan to park at the back of the building.

The front entrance and parking area should be reopened for use by Monday morning, August 6th.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Nicholas Nira

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. Nicholas Nira to our practice! His first day is Thursday, July 5th.

Dr. Nira is a chiropractor specializing in the non-surgical and drug-free treatment of neck pain, back pain, and extremity pain for patients aged 2 years and older. He has new patient appointments available at our New Braunfels and Schertz locations.

He is fluent in Spanish and his special interests include:

  • Drug free non-surgical spinal care
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Sports related injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Disc decompression
  • Posture correction
  • Spinal rehabilitation
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches / migraines
  • Radicular pain
  • Back pain related to pregnancy

About Dr. Nicholas Nira:

Dr. Nira is a San Antonio area native and graduate of Samuel Clemens High School. At a young age, he suffered serious knee injuries while participating in baseball and football, which gave him a special interest in the management of sports-related injuries. While working to obtain his undergraduate degree, he managed the rehabilitation center at a chiropractic office, which taught him the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

Dr. Nira has been a practicing chiropractor since 2011 and joined TSAOG Orthopaedics in 2018 because he is a strong believer in an interdisciplinary approach to spinal care. He works with orthopaedic specialists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and physical therapists to ensure that each patient receives the comprehensive spinal care and treatment they deserve.

His hobbies include golf, hunting, fishing, and working out and he loves spending time with his wife and their young son.

Without further ado, meet Dr. Nicholas Nira:

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nira, please call 210.281.9595 or request an appointment online.

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

Happy Retirement, Dr. Pace!

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Dr. Paul Pace – hand and wrist specialist and long time member of TSAOG – will be retiring from private practice, effective June 30th, 2018.

Current patients of Dr. Pace will have the option of transferring their care to another TSAOG physician or any other physician of their choice. If you are a current patient with Dr. Pace and have any questions about your medical records or continued care, please contact our main office at (210) 804-5400.

Dr. Pace joined TSAOG in 1998 and has served as an important leader in our practice for 20 years. According to TSAOG President Dr. Stephen Burkhart, “Dr. Pace was a driving force in the merger of four separate San Antonio orthopaedic practices into what is now known as TSAOG. He was a tireless worker on the TSAOG Management Committee, and was instrumental in the early success The Orthopaedic Surgery Center of San Antonio. He led TSAOG’s physician recruitment efforts for many years, and was responsible for recruiting most of our younger surgeons to TSAOG.

Despite an incredible appetite for work, Dr. Pace will always be known as a fun-loving guy who brightened everyone’s day with his Mardi Gras and Fiesta celebrations. […] And how about the Spurs? Was there ever a more devoted Spurs fan than Dr. Pace (ask the referees whose names and numbers were on his business cards so that they could be heckled in a more, er, personal manner)?

Professionally, Dr. Pace was a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, a highly prestigious organization that invites only the top hand surgeons in the U.S. to become members. In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Pace found time to serve on the Board of Governors of the Tulane School of Medicine, and to participate as an active member of The Texas Cavaliers.

Finally, Dr. Pace has been a devoted family man. We are sure that his wife Peggy and his children will enjoy seeing more of him in retirement.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Pace on an incredible career with TSAOG which has benefited so many people in San Antonio and South Texas. We will all miss him very much.”

Happy retirement, Dr. Pace!

TSAOG and OrthoNow Closed for Memorial Day – Monday, May 28th, 2018

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All TSAOG offices and the OrthoNow Injury Clinic will be closed on Monday, May 28th, to allow our employees to celebrate Memorial Day with their families. We will resume normal operating hours at all locations on Tuesday, May 29th.

Please note: the OrthoNow Injury Clinic at our Quarry Area location will be open Saturday, May 26th from 9am-1pm for your immediate orthopedic needs.

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend!

Battle of Flowers 2018 – Hours for TSAOG and OrthoNow Injury Clinics

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TSAOG Hours:

This Friday, April 27th, all TSAOG clinics will be open from 8am-Noon only.  All offices will close at the half day for Battle of Flowers.

OrthoNow Hours:

On Friday, April 27th, both OrthoNow Injury Clinics will be open from 9am-1pm.

Regular Saturday hours, 9am-1pm, will resume for the OrthoNow Injury Clinic at our Quarry Area location on Saturday, April 28th.

Learn more about OrthoNow, TSAOG’s Urgent Injury Clinic.


Viva Fiesta!

Good Friday 2018 – TSAOG and OrthoNow Hours

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TSAOG Hours:

This Friday, March 30th, all TSAOG clinics will be open from 8am-Noon only.  All offices will close at the half day in observance of Good Friday.

OrthoNow Hours:

On Friday, March 30th, both OrthoNow Injury Clinics will be open from 9am-1pm.

Regular Saturday hours, 9am-1pm, will resume for the OrthoNow Injury Clinic at our Central location on Saturday, March 31st.

Learn more about OrthoNow, TSAOG’s Urgent Injury Clinic.


Have a safe and happy Easter weekend!

 

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