Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 46 years old
Andrew L. Whaley, MD, PA
250 W Sunset Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209
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Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Dr. Whaley's specialty training in arthroscopy includes the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle joins as well as in ligament reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow and the knee. While at the Mayo Clinic, he trained in adult reconstruction arthroplasty of the elbow, hip and knee. Dr. Whaley is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who earned is Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).
Although Dr. Whaley was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, he has many family ties to San Antonio. Dr. Whaley is the grandson of John J. Hinchey, MD, a renowned pioneer in Orthopaedic Surgery and one of the first orthopaedic surgeons in South Texas. Dr. Whaley carries on his grandfather's legacy to provide premier orthopaedic care and service to San Antonio and South Texas communities.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University, Dr. Whaley went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. He followed this with his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following this training, he spent another year focusing solely on sports medicine at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia.
As a Mayo Clinic trained orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Whaley has the expert training, skills and knowledge to help you with your orthopaedic needs. Using the latest techniques for advanced orthopaedic treatment including Minimally Invasive Surgery. Make OSSMSA your orthopaedic destination to help you reach your goals.
We Specialize in:
Sports Medicine Joint Replacements/knees Worker's Comp injuries ACL's and Menicus Tears Rotator Cuff and Bicep Tears Arthritis Treatment and General Orthopedics
Dr. Whaley has performed thousands of Minimally Invasive Surgeries (MIS) utilizing the knowledge of important anatomy, along with cutting-edge technology, to treat your condition without causing undue injury to the surrounding soft tissues. For knee surgery, both total knee replacement and partial knee replacement, MIS involves a smaller scar. This technique reduces soft tissue damage by not cutting through the quadriceps muscle. For hip surgery, MIS involves approaching the hip between muscles rather than through the muscles to reach the hip joint. Because of this soft tissue sparing approach, there is less pain and less restrictions after the surgery. For shoulder surgery, MIS involves splitting the deltoid muscle rather than detaching it.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Graduated in 1997
Completed in 1998
Completed in 2002
Completed in 2003
Graduated in 1993
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