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TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Justin Robbins

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. Justin Robbins to our practice! He starts July 1st, 2019 and has immediate appointments available.

Dr. Robbins is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg, and subspecialty certified in orthopaedic sports medicine. He treats patients aged 6 years and older and has new patient appointments available at our Stone Oak, Schertz, and New Braunfels locations.

His special interests include:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Bunion surgery
  • Cartilage injuries to the ankle
  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Sports injuries to the foot and ankle

About Dr. Justin Robbins:

Dr. Robbins received his medical degree in 2003 from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his Orthopaedic Internship and Residency training in San Antonio at Brooke Army Medical Center. He started practicing General Orthopaedics in 2008. During his first 5 years of practice, he obtained his Subspecialty Certificate of Additional Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Robbins attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with 16 years of Active Duty service in the U.S. Army. He was deployed twice as an Orthopaedic Surgeon to Iraq in 2009 and again in 2015.

Dr. Robbins maintains strong academic interests. He has published numerous articles during his time in training and as teaching faculty in the U.S. Army. He has served as teaching faculty at Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall, Madigan Army Medical Center and as an Assistant Professor of Surgery for the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

In his spare time, Dr. Robbins enjoys spending time with his wife and children, exercising, swimming and watching football.

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

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

TSAOG and OrthoNow Closed for Memorial Day – Monday, May 27th

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All TSAOG offices and both OrthoNow Injury Clinics will be closed on Monday, May 27th, to allow Team TSAOG to spend Memorial Day with their families. We will resume normal operating hours at all locations on Tuesday, May 28th.

Please note: the OrthoNow Injury Clinic at our Quarry Area location will be open Saturday, May 25th from 9am-1pm for your immediate orthopedic needs.

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend!

TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Mickey Cho

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

Dr. Cho is an orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained and specializing in conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and peripheral nerves for patients of all ages. He has new patient appointments available at our Medical Center, Schertz, and New Braunfels locations.

His special interests include:

  • Compression Neuropathies (including Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, Radial Tunnel, and Ulnar Tunnel Syndromes)
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Arthritis Care of the Upper Extremity, Including Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
  • Upper Extremity Amputee Care
  • Fracture and Trauma Care of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder

About Dr. Mickey Cho:

Dr. Cho is a native of San Antonio. He graduated from Judson High School, Converse, TX in 1991, and completed his undergraduate education at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Upon graduating with honors from West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1995, Dr. Cho attended medical school at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Cho completed a Transitional Internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX from 1999-2000. He then spent 1-year as a Flight Surgeon with the U.S. Army in Chunchon, Korea assigned to an Apache Helicopter Battalion in the 2nd Infantry Division from 2000-2001. After this assignment, Dr. Cho began his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in 2001 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He completed residency training in 2005 and then began his additional training in hand surgery. He completed an AO Fellowship in Hand Surgery in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in 2005, and in 2006 began the combined Hand Surgery Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., and Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore, MD.

Upon completing his hand fellowships, Dr. Cho was assigned to Landstuhl, Germany as the Chief of Hand Surgery from 2007 to 2009. There he treated severely injured service members from Afghanistan and Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Dr. Cho returned to his native San Antonio in 2009 to continue his care of Wounded Warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center. He became the Chief of the Hand, Microvascular, and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Service in 2016. He continued in this position until his retirement in April 2019. After 24 years of service to the nation, Dr. Cho is retiring from the U.S. Army and transitioning to a civilian practice. After a decade of treating upper extremity bone, soft tissue, and nerve injuries of Wounded Warriors, Dr. Cho is eager to translate his experience and unique skill set gained during his service in the military to the San Antonio community at-large.

Dr. Cho has a special interest in the treatment of compression neuropathies (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, and ulnar tunnel syndromes), peripheral nerve injuries, shoulder arthritis, upper extremity amputee care, and upper extremity fracture care. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, CrossFit workouts, hunting, and traveling.

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

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

Battle of Flowers 2019 – Hours for TSAOG and OrthoNow

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TSAOG Hours:

This Friday, April 26th, 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 26th, both OrthoNow Injury Clinics will be open from 9am-1pm.

Regular Saturday hours, 8am-2pm, will resume for the OrthoNow Injury Clinic at our Quarry Area location on Saturday, April 27th.

Learn more about OrthoNow, TSAOG’s Walk-In Injury Clinic.


Viva Fiesta!

Good Friday 2019 – TSAOG and OrthoNow Hours

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TSAOG Hours:

This Friday, April 19th, all TSAOG clinic locations will be open from 8am-Noon only.  All offices will close at the half day in observance of Good Friday.

OrthoNow Hours:

On Friday, April 19th, both OrthoNow Injury Clinics will be open from 9am-1pm.

Regular Saturday hours, 8am-2pm, will resume for the OrthoNow Injury Clinic at our Quarry Area location on Saturday, April 20th.

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


Have a safe and happy Easter weekend!

TSAOG Bids Farewell to Dr. Naumit Bhandari

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Unfortunately, TSAOG Orthopaedics must bid a fond farewell to pain management specialist Dr. Naumit Bhandari. Dr. Bhandari will be leaving TSAOG effective February 20th, 2019.

His new contact information will be as follows:
Naumit S. Bhandari, M.D., P.A.
2900 Mossrock, Suite 390
San Antonio, TX 78230
Phone: (210) 849-5378

Current patients of Dr. Bhandari 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. Bhandari and have any questions about your medical records or continued care, please call our main office at (210) 804-5400.

Dr. Bhandari will be missed and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

TSAOG Orthopaedics is Now the Official Healthcare Provider for the San Antonio Missions

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The San Antonio Missions announced today that TSAOG Orthopaedics (formerly the San Antonio Orthopaedic Group) will be the team’s official healthcare provider through the 2021 season.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with TSAOG,” said Missions General Manager David Gasaway. “They have been a San Antonio institution for over 70 years and will work with us as we continue to give back to San Antonio and our fans.”

“TSAOG is very excited to serve as team physicians for the San Antonio Missions,” said TSAOG sports medicine specialist Dr. Thomas DeBerardino. “Sports are a passion of mine and, as a surgeon, there is nothing better than helping an injured athlete return to play.”

In addition to their presence at Nelson Wolff Stadium, TSAOG Orthopaedics will be involved in the Missions Youth Sports Initiative in a variety of ways, including:

  • Serving as the exclusive partner of the 2019 Missions Rookie League. The Missions Rookie League is a Little League program for financially disadvantaged San Antonio youth, run in conjunction the San Antonio Police Athletic League, and supported by Missions CARE (the Missions’ charity foundation).
  • Working with the Missions Youth Baseball Clinics. These clinics are hosted by Missions players and coaches to provide youth baseball players hands-on instructions on various aspects of the game.
  • Providing educational and instructional content for youth athletes and their parents on various topics including injury prevention and rehabilitation, concussion recognition and management, and the importance of nutrition to sports performance.

“In addition to serving as the team physicians for the Missions, I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with the team on their youth sports initiatives,” said TSAOG sports medicine specialist Dr. Christian Balldin. “Playing youth sports growing up helped shape me as I was maturing and gave me a passion for sports that has evolved into a career in sports medicine. Now, as a father of four, I appreciate the benefits these programs bring children, not just encouraging physical fitness, but fostering personal development.”

The 118th season of baseball in San Antonio begins Thursday April 4th, as the Missions begin their new era as a member of the Pacific Coast League and take on the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Season ticket memberships are available now by calling 210-675-PARK (7275).

About TSAOG: Established in 1947, TSAOG Orthopaedics provides comprehensive orthopaedic services for San Antonio and surrounding areas. Their physicians specialize in diagnosis, treatment, and care for the full range of musculoskeletal disorders.

  • About Dr. Thomas DeBerardino: Dr. DeBerardino is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine, with TSAOG Orthopaedics. He served as Director of the West Point Sports Medicine Fellowship and Head Team Physician for Army Athletics before his retirement from the Army in 2009 at the rank of Colonel. Following his retirement, he spent seven years as an Associate Professor and Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at the University of Connecticut Medical Center and the UCONN Athletic Department.
  • About Dr. Christian Balldin: Dr. Balldin is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine, with TSAOG Orthopaedics. His previous team coverage experience includes the US Ski Team in Colorado, the San Antonio Talons, and the San Antonio Scorpions. He also serves as President of the Texas Society of Sports Medicine (TSSM).

2018 Holiday Hours – Closures for TSAOG and OrthoNow

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All TSAOG offices and both locations of the OrthoNow Walk-In Injury Clinic will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th to allow the members of Team TSAOG to spend Christmas with their families. We will resume normal operating hours at all TSAOG and OrthoNow locations on Wednesday, December 26th.

All TSAOG offices and both locations of the OrthoNow Walk-In Injury Clinic will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1st.  We will resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, January 2nd.

We wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

All TSAOG and OrthoNow Locations Closing Early Today – Friday, December 14th

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Please note: All clinic locations for TSAOG Orthopaedics and the OrthoNow Injury Clinic will close today, December 14th, at 4PM to allow Team TSAOG to celebrate at our annual Holiday Party!

The OrthoNow Injury Clinic at Concord Plaza will be open tomorrow, December 15th, from 9am-1pm and all other locations will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 17th.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thanks and have a fun and safe weekend!

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!

 

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