Dr. Anthony Owusu, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 41

Dr. Anthony Owusu, MD is a Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Howard University medical school in 2008. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Owusu to book an appointment.

Dr. Owusu

E. Wayne Simmons D.m.d. Prosthodontist PC

2020 Babcock Rd Ste 24 San Antonio, TX 78229
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Owusu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Dr. Owusu treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Owusu treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Owusu treats Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Owusu treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Owusu treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Owusu treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Owusu's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Back Strain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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(210) 763-7149

Dr. Owusu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Advantage
Advantage 6350
Aenta HealthFund CDHP and Value Plan Most of Idaho Basic
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Basic HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage Plus HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
Blue Care HMO
Blue Care Network
Blue Care Network Advantage
Blue Care Security PPO
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Health Net
Tricare
Humana
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Coverage First and Value Plan San Antonio, Texas Area Basic
Tricare
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Owusu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Owusu

4.3

Based on 45 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (34)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (33)
  • Listened & answered questions (33)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (9)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (9)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (8)
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Never saw the doctor till the day of the surgery at the last minute he pop into the surgi center , don't know if that's normal. He has a revolving door of staff, was never explained all my treatment options , keeps pushing for epidural injections even though everything I read from the FDA says it off label and only generates revenue for those who hawk it. My work sent me to him because I was injured at work. This is nothing but insurance running the show.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 06, 2021
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I am a 65 year man who has lived with extreme lower back pain for over 30 years. I finally I decided it was too much and went to Dr. Anthony Owusu. He evaluated me found that I really needed a lower back spinal fusion. On August 13, 2020 I received my operation. At first I was wondering what did I get myself into because I had 2 weeks hard pain. Then the pain started to subside very quickly, then in a month my lower back pain practically disappeared. I am therapy and I can honestly say I have never felt this good in over 30 years . I know now I should have done this operation sooner, but I also do believe that the skilled hands of Dr. Owusu did make different as well. I also have upper neck damage that I will have him take care of in the near future. Thank you Dr. Owusu!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Roland Gonzales – Oct 23, 2020
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Dr. Owusu provided a customized and comprehensive solution to address my chronic back and leg pain. He made me feel that my case was unique, and didn’t deliver a canned dialogue with a shotgun approach, as did the other doctors I had seen. Dr. Owusu removed all my hardware from a previous fusion, and then performed an inter body fusion at levels L-3 and L-4. I can attest to his skill, being my 8th spinal surgery, at 2 weeks post surgery I am substantially recovered and in very little surgery pain and no pre-op pain. I cannot thank Dr Owusu enough for providing the relief I had been seeking for 15 years. Scheduling was effortless as his staff (Jill) provided her personal contact for anything I needed. She was easy to reach and always either took, or promptly returned my call. I cannot give enough positive praise to them. Thank you for providing me with a high quality life again!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Dugal – Aug 26, 2020
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Dr Owusu is a very professional ortho spine surgeon. Very nice and listens attentively. I would definitely refer anyone to him. Sharon G
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sharon G – Aug 11, 2020
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Didn't visit cancel every time right before my visit. Poor service they don't care about the patient wellbeing.
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What could be improved
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Jun 16, 2020
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He is an excellent Orthopedic surgeon. Did a ACDF on my upper neck, and Laminectomy on my lower back
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What could be improved
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May 23, 2020
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Dr. Owusu found my problem, got me into surgery and found an infectious disease doctor to continue treatment for on infection in my spine. He actually listened to what I had to say and was very respectful. Since my surgery I have no pain walking and can get back to my normal life. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a back surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 03, 2020
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The worst experience in my life. Scheduled him as a referral from my GP. Went in and seen a PA not the Dr. I don't make specialists appointments and pay the higher rates to see a physician assistant. Then Rachel his employee canceled my MRI I finally got BCBS TX to approve and should be no reason, I sat for 2 months waiting for a call from Dr or mri place for appointment. Got no where. They dropped the ball several times. Then 3 months later I get an email saying I owe $59.00? I paid my $60 copay. I had no other balances! Only went to office one time. Wow, really screwed up place. I called them so many times and never get called back. I was so nice to them, not to be treated like this. Big BS.
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What could be improved
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Apr 28, 2020
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I had my 3rd appt yesterday and a 2-level total disc replacement from L4-S1 scheduled for Friday. This was the 3rd time I asked him for his surgical recommendations in writing and he got upset with me and began talking over me and accusing me of telling him which surgery to do. Dr. Owusu completely disregarded my symptoms of a failed fusion from prior surgery and was moving forward with an additional surgery without properly diagnosing me and taking care of the failed fusion. He lied to me and said my fusion had fully fused according to my MRI, yet I got a 2nd opinion and a CT scan is the correct imaging to determine if a fusion was a success. If you do choose to move forward with Dr Owusu please at the very least, get his surgical recommendations in writing and get a 2nd opinion. I am very glad I cancelled my upcoming surgery with him. There are better surgeons in the area that will do the correct surgery the 1st time.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Nicholas – Mar 04, 2020
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If you need to have Orthopedic and Spine surgery, the last thing you should worry about is the doctor or surgeon performing this procedure. Dr. Owusu is patient, understanding, excellent with his hands and left little to no scarring at the entry point. He explains the procedure in detail and is available for questions. He is a traveling doctor and surgeon between San Antonio and Houston, so make your appointment ASAP. He truly cares about his patients and treats them like a person, a family member, not just another paycheck!
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What could be improved
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Eric – Dec 10, 2019
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I had 3 discs that needed repair, and Dr. Owusu and his staff were wonderful. I had the surgery and the pain and numbness were gone immediately. I would highly recommend his services.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Laura – Nov 07, 2019
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Went to Dr. Uwusu for neck surgery. In and out the next day. No pain! Excellent surgeon! Highly recommend!
What went well
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What could be improved
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A very satisfied patient – Oct 10, 2019
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He was very professional, and told me exactly what I needed to have done. He preformed the surgery as needed, and I’m glad to say I’ve never been better!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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David Cuellar – Sep 25, 2019
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The results from my previous back surgery were not very satisfactory, but the results I received Dr. Owusu was amazing. I am expecting to be back and active as I progress with my therapy exercises. The world should be seeing great things in the future from this awesome surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dyan Whatley in Hockley, TX – Aug 24, 2019
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Dr. Owusu is a very good surgeon and was able to help my pain very quickly. I had surgery 5 days after meeting him for the very first time. The next morning I woke up with no pain. I am very glad I had the surgery and that he was recommended to me. I did have some issues with the office staff returning calls and scheduling. I think this need some attention. The Dr. is great but needs a strong office staff to support him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Pam Lopez in Houston Spring location, TX – Jun 27, 2019
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I went to Dr. Owusu with 3 disc herniations, & left numbness and weakness. Dr. Owusu’s staff was efficient & friendly, Dr. Owusu was genuinely interested in my care, and was able to explain exactly what was to be done in terms that were easy to understand. 2 weeks later, I was on the table. The surgery itself was far easier a recover than I’d expected, the spine itself was like night & day & no pain there. The incision was, as expected, uncomfortable, but just for a few days. Now, 2 weeks post surgery, I’m building stamina, & I’m able to do daily tasks without pain, or my leg giving out. I consider my surgery 100% successful, & would *highly* recommend Dr. Owusu if you are in need of any spine care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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May 17, 2019
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Excellent Physician, great interaction. He took the time to explain the procedure and answered all my questions. I trust him 100% and I know that I am in great hands.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 09, 2018
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I am writing this review today for a incredibly special surgeon that did amazing repair work on the vertebrae in my lower back after I was involved in an auto accident. At the time of the accident I was recovering from a recent lower spine surgery. Dr. Owusu was the perfect choice to actually have to go into my spine and clean up the mess as a result of the accident. Dr.Owusu is a very kind, caring doctor that listens, gives you his total attention during your visit and values you as a patient
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Camilla Navarro in Fischer – Dec 15, 2017
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What a wonderful thing to have a doctor who actually cares about my well-being and takes the time to explain his thinking. I had surgery in September and I'm already starting to get my life back! He’s a great doctor, when I think back to the days when I had gone through several doctors who have had impersonal treatments, or not having the time to fit me in, I am truly grateful for Dr Owusu. Not to leave out his great staff, specifically Brandon and Tony, you all deserve the 5 stars.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Ben in San Antonio, TX – Oct 19, 2017
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Had a 360 spinal fusion L3 - L5 on September 5th 2017 due to severe leg pain and lower back pain . First 2 - 1/2 weeks after surgery was very painful indeed but started feeling major improvement in my 3rd week . I chose him because he came highly recommended from a reputable and very busy work injury clinic / therapy center where I go 3 days a week and so far I am pleased with the outcome and would refer anyone to see him because his education and training and desire to get it right is key.
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Lyndon Jackson Sr in Universal City TX – Oct 08, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Owusu is recognized by his peers and his patients not only by his skill in surgery but by his compassion and ever positive bed side manner. He has...Read more

Biography

Dr. Anthony Owusu, is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. His fellowship training was completed...Read more

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2014
Texas Back Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2013
Virginia Commonwealth Univ VCU/MCV
Residency Hospital
2009
Virginia Commonwealth Univ VCU/MCV
Internship Hospital
2008
Howard University
Medical School
2002
University Of Maryland
Undergraduate School

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What are Dr. Anthony Owusu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Owusu frequently treats Low Back Pain, Back Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Owusu treats.

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Dr. Owusu's office is located at 2020 Babcock Rd Ste 24, San Antonio, TX 78229. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

E. Wayne Simmons D.m.d. Prosthodontist PC2020 Babcock Rd Ste 24 San Antonio, TX 78229
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Next Generation Orthopedic & Spine Institute Pllc13409 Nw Military Hwy Ste 211 Shavano Park, TX 78231
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX
19 Awards Received

Methodist Heart Hospital

San Antonio, TX
2 Awards Received

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