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.
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).
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!
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:
Adult Scoliosis Correction
Minimally Invasive Spine Decompression and Fusion
Cervical Spine Surgery
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Neurogenic Claudication or Sciatica
Cervical and Lumber Radiculopathy
Revision Spine Surgery
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.
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
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
Total Shoulder Replacement / Reverse Shoulder Replacement
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.
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 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
Sports related injuries
Low back pain
Headaches / migraines
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.
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.”