Dr. Frank K. Kuwamura III, MD

Dr. Frank K. Kuwamura III, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 55 years old

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Dr. Kuwamura III specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in San Antonio, TX. He practices at 2 locations.

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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.
San Antonio, TX |
He is dead on with his diagnosis. He is very thorough and patient with you. Dr. K answers all your questions and concerns.
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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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • 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)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • 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
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Boston University School Of Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection