Dr. Alexander Rowland, MD

Dr. Alexander Rowland, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Alexander Rowland, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

400 Concord Plaza Dr Ste 300

San Antonio, TX 78216

Contact Information

(210) 804-5400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthFirst
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
De Quervain's Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Elbow Sprain
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Rowland's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rowland "Dr. Alexander Rowland is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow for adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Rowland joined The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group in 2002. He is a 4th generation native of San Antonio and comes from a long line of physicians. His great grandfather, Dr. Frederick Terrell, was a general practitioner and served as mayor of San Antonio in 1901. Dr. Rowland's father, Dr. Spencer Rowland, was one of the founding members of The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group and joined in 1962. He was the first hand fellowship trained orthopedist in San Antonio. Dr. Rowland's interest in medicine grew from his earlier childhood experiences watching his father perform surgery and make hospital rounds. Dr. Rowland is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He completed medical school at the University of Tulane in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then returned home to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While in residency, he also spent time abroad in Cambridge England, working at Addenbrooke's Hospital upper extremity unit. During residency, he was recognized in the Roy Davis Residency Paper competition. Upon completion of his residency, he was recognized with the Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award for the outstanding orthopaedic surgery resident. Following completion of residency, Dr. Rowland completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in Oakland, California with Dr. Roger A. Mann. After two years of practicing General Orthopaedic Surgery in San Antonio, Dr. Rowland pursued his interest in conditions of the upper extremity through further specialty training. He completed a one year fellowship in Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder at the University of Western Ontario in London Canada. While there, he worked at the Hand and Upper Limb Center (HULC) under the guidance of Dr. Graham King and Dr. Jim Roth. In Canada, Dr Rowland published in the Journal of Hand Surgery and presented his research at the Canadian Orthopaedic Society in Toronto. His work was also presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Rowland is acting Medical Director of The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group's surgery center and is a member of several medical societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association, the Bexar County Medical Society, the San Antonio Orthopaedic Society, and the Alamo Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Rowland's current practice specializes in conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He has provided specialty care for the San Antonio Talons, San Antonio Scorpions, and US Modern Pentathlon Olympic Team. He has a special interest in endoscopic carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, distal radius fractures, elbow arthroscopy, and bicep repairs. Dr. Rowland has been featured in MDNEWS and was named in SA Scene's list of SA Doctors: Best of 2017."
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4  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Tendon Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
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38  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Cartilage Repair
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Surgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Roger A. Mann, MD In Oakland, Ca
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Western Ontario Hand and Upper Limb Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rowland has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rowland's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rowland to family and friends
91 total reviews (43 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (91)

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Dr. Rowland's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (43)

Dr. Rowland took time to listen to me. He did a joint replacement on my left hand. I had great results. Would highly recommend Dr. Rowland.
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Fantastic overall experience on ruptured biceps tendon repair. Completely fixed, followed up as appropriate, took time to listen to concerns and explained the procedure/game plan in language that a layman can understand. I had to have the surgery on very short notice as I was unaware that it had...more
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Very good listener, took his time in his examination of my wrist and my arm
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Dr Rowland advised me what needed to be done to take of the carpal tunnel & arthritis in my right hand. He did surgery for the carpal tunnel and gave me a shot in the hand for the arthritis. Even though I still have a little arthritis pain, my hand is so much better. Thank you Dr. Rowland!
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surgery for trigger fingers (two) went very well, back to use of my hand with very little pain.
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