Dr. Farbod Malek, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 44
  
Dr. Malek
Accepting new patients

Bone and Joint Surgery Associates, San Antonio, TX

2122 Babcock Rd San Antonio, TX 78229

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(210) 865-9200

Dr. Farbod Malek, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Malek has more experience with Orthopedic Oncology, Elbow, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Tums medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Medical Center and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Malek to book an appointment.


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Dr. Malek accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Malek

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Malek treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Malek treats other conditions, please contact the office at (210) 865-9200.

Orthopedic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers in the bone, both primary, such as sarcoma, and those that have spread from other parts of the body.Compare with other Orthopedic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteosarcoma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malek treats Osteosarcoma more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Malek treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Bone Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malek treats Bone Cancer more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Malek treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malek treats Cancer more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Malek treats this condition more than 50% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 96% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malek treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Malek treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malek treats Elbow Injuries more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Malek treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malek treats Knee Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Malek treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malek treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Malek treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malek performs Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Malek performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malek treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Malek treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Hand Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malek treats Hand Fracture more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Malek treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Ganglion Cyst
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Malek treats Ganglion Cyst more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Malek treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

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Dr. Malek's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • 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
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloma
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Arthroplasty Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Malek's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Malek

4.7

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Wonderful doctor! We are so fortunate to have met him. He is highly skilled and very caring & compassionate.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Raul & Deborah Vasquez – Jan 19, 2020
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Dr Malek saves my mom’a Life by correct diagnosis. After 3 other surgeon finally he had the guts to operate on my mom and saved her life. We are forever grateful.
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Sep 09, 2019
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Dr. Malek is caring and very through in his care. My incision was perfect and it healed very quickly.
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Aug 20, 2019
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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 recommend Dr. Malek and his office to anyone that needs a joint replaced. They treated me very, very well.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Charles whisenhun in Rio Medina, Texas – Mar 15, 2018
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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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David clapp in San Antonio, TX – Jun 29, 2017
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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 goals for my mom !! Kudos
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Cris Jenkins in Del Rio, TX – Jan 25, 2017
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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, professional staff always seem glad to see me and are ultra-helpful in every way. Dr. Malek is a dynamic, intelligent, caring surgeon I can recommend without any reservations whatsoever.
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San Antonio, TX – Dec 09, 2016
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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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Jose Quintero in Robstown, Texas – May 03, 2016
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He replaced my knee and the process was smooth as glass.
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Betty Johnson in San Antonio, TX – Jan 28, 2016
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Dr. Maylek is a professional individual. He listens and is very direct. He cares about your health. I highly recommend him to people w/orthopedic issues.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As an orthopaedic surgeon I put my patients first. I try stay current and practice the highest standard of medicine.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

Bone and Joint Surgery Associates, San Antonio, TX

Www.BJSAPA.com2122 Babcock Rd San Antonio, TX 78229
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels

New Braunfels, TX

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills

San Antonio, TX

Foundation Surgical Hospital Of San Antonio

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86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Methodist Heart Hospital

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Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Methodist Hospital Ambulatory Surgery

San Antonio, TX

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Nix Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

North Central Baptist Hospital

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Northeast Baptist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

St. Lukes Baptist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

Uvalde Memorial Hospital

Uvalde, TX

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

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