Dr. Farbod Malek, MD

Dr. Farbod Malek, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 42
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Dr. Farbod Malek, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Tums in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic oncology, and more.

2122 Babcock Rd # 101

San Antonio, TX 78229

Contact Information

(210) 865-9200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Malek performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 96% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Malek "As an orthopaedic surgeon I put my patients first. I try stay current and practice the highest standard of medicine."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Oncology

1  Board Certifications

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

102  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vulvar Cancer
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48  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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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.

Education

  • Tums
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tums
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University of Southern CA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center/ Cornell University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Malek has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Malek's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Malek to family and friends
26 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Malek's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Malek and his staff are very professional, they are all very caring to the patient. Dr. Malek did a total right hip replacement on me in December of 2017, I never had any pain, not even from the incision, I don’t know how he did it, but it has been 3 months now and I never had any pain. I will...more
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Dr Malec's repair of a Intertrochanteric fracture left femur was efficient and minimally invasive. His mannerism is respectful and he has the heart of a teacher.
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Dr. Malek and his team were very good to my family and took great care of my mothers tibial break, his attention to detail, bedside manner, and thorough explanation of every aspect of her surgery truly left me in awe. We were at the TexSan and the Phys Therapy along with Dr. Malik's team had clear...more
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Following many months of treatment for back issues which were supposed to be causing my horrific right left discomfort and weakness, I was referred to Dr. Malek for another diagnosis. He replaced my hip (not my back!) joint on the right side and has literally given my life back to me. His sweet,...more
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Very professional. Thoroughly explained all pre and post op procedures. Takes necessary time on all followup visits.
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