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Robert U. Hartzler, M.D., M.S.

Shoulder and Elbow; Sports Medicine; Joint Replacement

 
 

Dr. Hartzler is an orthopaedic surgeon with The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and fellowship trained in sports medicine and conditions of the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Hartzler treats all orthopedic conditions, with a focus on the shoulder and elbow, for patients aged 6 years and up.

 
Dr. Hartzler has a special interest in the complex arthroscopic repair of disorders and injuries of the shoulder and elbow as well as joint replacement for the shoulder and elbow. He has appointments available at our Stone Oak, New Braunfels, Southeast, Medical Center, and Central locations.
 

Dr. Robert Hartzler is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery and sports medicine. Although he treats many general orthopaedic conditions, he has a special interest in shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, reconstruction, and trauma surgery.

Dr. Hartzler was born in Austin and graduated from high school in Irving. After studying chemical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, he taught junior high math and science in Austin. He was the highest ranking graduate from his medical school class at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic.

Following his residency, Dr. Hartzler pursued his special interest in care of the shoulder and elbow, completing two separate fellowships (in shoulder and elbow reconstructive surgery and shoulder arthroscopy, respectively).

Dr. Hartzler remains active in the orthopaedic academic community. He has published scientific articles and book chapters on various topics related to shoulder and elbow surgery. He volunteers as a peer reviewer for The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Arthroscopy and has presented his scientific research at several academic meetings. Additionally, Dr. Hartzler has many active research and writing projects with his physician partners at TSAOG as well as UTHSCSA medical students.

Dr. Hartzler is married, and has three children.  He enjoys running, working out, and spending time with his family.

Dr. Hartzler was named to SA Scene’s list of SA Doctors: Best of 2017 and 2017 Rising Star Doctors.

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Featured Video:

Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
Shoulder arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff tears

  • including arthroscopic repair of massive tears and revision repairs

Shoulder dislocations and chronic instability

  • including arthroscopic treatment of complex cases; treatment of bone loss with the Latarjet Procedure

Elbow arthroscopy
Problems with the thrower’s shoulder and elbow

Joint Replacement and Joint Preservation Surgery
Arthroscopic shoulder resurfacing for arthritis (joint preservation)
Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Replacement
Arthroscopic elbow surgery for arthritis (joint preservation)
Elbow replacement
Knee Replacement

  • Including partial knee replacement

Hip Replacement

Fracture and Trauma care
Upper extremity, specializing in clavicle, shoulder, arm, and elbow fractures
Lower extremity

 

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OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • Medical Center
    Christus Santa Rosa NW, Tower I
    2829 Babcock Rd., #700
    San Antonio, TX 78229
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  • New Braunfels
    Resolute Retail Plaza
    601 Creekside Crossing #106
    New Braunfels, TX 78130
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  • Quarry Area
    The Orthopaedic Institute
    400 Concord Plaza Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78216
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  • Stone Oak
    Stoneterra Medical Building
    150 E. Sonterra Blvd, #300
    San Antonio, TX 78258
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SUPPORT STAFF

Clinical Coordinator
Deirdre R: 210.804.5630

Scheduling
Phone: 210.281.9595
Fax: 210.582.2670

Referrals and Authorizations
Phone: 210.804.5600
Fax: 210.804.5601

Billing Specialist
Phone: 210.396.5369
Fax: 210.804.6801