Dr. Andrew L. Whaley, MD

Dr. Andrew L. Whaley, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 46 years old

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Dr. Whaley's specialty training in arthroscopy includes the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle joins as well as in ligament reconstruction...Read more

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in Payson, AZ |
Dr. Whaley is "Saint Andrew" at our house. Dr. Whaley replaced my husband's left knee, after FOUR OTHER ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS botched it and refused to repair their own work. It is unheard of for a surgeon to accept such a challenge - to correct what four other surgeons have messed up and walked away from. His knee replacement was the sixth major surgery my husband had. He put in a long prosthesis/total replacement, and that has lasted for 9 years and is still perfect.
in San Antonio |
Great office staff and friendly provider.
San Antonio, TX |
The worst experience ever. If you go see this man under workers compensation don't. Request that they send you else where. He doesn't care about patients with workers compensation insurance, he tells you that workers compensation won't cover it, that you should come see him under your own private insurance. He is rude, doesn't even look at you when speaking to you.
The practice has a large focus on workers' compensation (W/C) earning many accomplishments in this area. Dr. Whaley does not determine what is compensable by worker's comp and what is not. This is a situation of a dissatisfied patient venting online because their WC insurance would not cover a procedure. Do not judge the practice based on one patient. Come see the inviting atmosphere and the attentive demeanor of Dr. Whaley and his team.
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Dr. Whaley says...

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. 

Dr. Whaley says...

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 says...

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.

The potential benefits of MIS include:

  • Quicker return to work and activities
  • Less pain
  • Smaller scars/less scar tissue
  • Less soft tissue damage
  • Reduced muscle retraction
  • Shorter hospital stay

Dr. Whaley's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic/Mayo Grad Sch Of Med

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic/Mayo Grad Sch Of Med

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hughston Sports Med Clin

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Texas A&M University / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate