Dr. Frank Kuwamura III, MD

Dr. Frank Kuwamura III, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(26)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Frank Kuwamura III, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. He is 56 years old.

525 Oak Centre Dr Ste 100

San Antonio, TX 78258

Contact Information

(210) 504-3650

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 12 More

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
78

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection

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

  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kuwamura III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kuwamura III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kuwamura III to family and friends
4.9
based on 26 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Kuwamura III'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
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Kuwamura did neck surgery in 2000 for disc problems. He fixed on and we are monitoring two for detestation. He is one of the best Doctor's I have. He is thorough, explains thing in a way and will answer any questions with his great bedside manner. I would and do recommend him for neck problems. Be prepared, at times there is a waite, but he is worth it.
San Antonio, TX |
Love this doctor! He has been my orthopedic physician for 10 years.
San Antonio, TX |
Dr K is a very compassionate man. My first visit with him was at least 45 - 60 mins in length. He went over my records and tests in depth, answered all my questions and set up a treatment plan. I feel very confident I have found the right back doctor for me.
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr kuwamura did a ALIF (LUMBAR FUSION) On my lower back going on 4 years ago, still going strong. Got my life back thanks to him. No more pain meds! He's professional and to the point. Comes in and gets the job done. If your to the point your considering surgery talk to him.
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Kuwamura is my hero. I had severe sciatic pain for 8 months that did not respond to injections. It was due to an issue with a disc in my lower back pinching a nerve. I had a microdiscectomy done by Dr. Kuwamura last Wednesday and I feel amazing. The pain is gone, I am so excited to have my life back. I am very grateful for his expertise, his wonderful bedside manner. He explains everything well and he listens. He has been where his patients are and he truly understands. I am so happy!
in San Antonio, TX |
Level 3 spinal cervical surgery. He's so nice, so caring, talks like a real person ... Spinal Hospital exceeded the rave reviews I had heard from friends. Operation Tuesday. Home Thursday. No pain pills at all! I am amazed and so pleased. Dr. Kuwamura is a genius!,,
in San Antonio, TX |
A very skilled and personable surgeon who explains procedures with excellence so the patient has an understanding. The office staff is friendly and caring.
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Dr. Kuwamura III accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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