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Dr. Hongbo Liu, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Liu

Dr. Hongbo Liu, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Harbin Medical University in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and pediatric orthopedic surgery.


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(210) 402-1222

Dr. Liu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Cigna
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Choice Health
Galaxy Health Network
Humana
Three Rivers Provider Network
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Liu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pathological Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liu treats Pathological Spine Fracture more than 92% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Liu treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 90% of his peers

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Liu 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

Dr. Liu's conditions and procedures:

  • Acupuncture
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Liu's clinical interests include pediatric spinal deformity, degenerative spine disorders, minimally invasive spine surgeries, osteoporosis-related vertebral compression fracture, and spinal trauma. He is also specialized in treatment of pediatric orthopedic disorders, especially pediatric hip disorders, lower limb deformities/deficiencies and fractures.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2011
Mayo Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centers
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Osaka Univ Sch Med
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Peking Union Med Coll Hosp
Residency Hospital
1997
Peking Union Med Coll Hosp
Internship Hospital
1996
Harbin Medical University
Medical School
1996
Harbin Medical University
Undergraduate School
2011
2010
2009
2005
2002
1997
1996
1996

Languages

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Japanese
  • English

Dr. Liu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Liu

3.9

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
68.75%
(11)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
6.25%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
25%
(4)

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Dr Liu was excellent!! Now having said that his staff is another story! Unorganized, not very professional they couldn’t find any of my paperwork I hand delivered to them 3 weeks before my appointment! Not impressed with the front desk at ALL!!
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Dr. Liu as a doctor is a good and thorough one but his office staff are not flexible or willing to work with the patients. They did not want to work with my insurance because they thought there was a chance they wouldn’t get paid. They didn’t even bother to call my insurance to be sure. TERRIBLE...Read More
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Kevine T. BANDERA TX Dr. Liu performed a 3 level cervical fusion 11-21-17. Pre surgery was a very smooth, informative, and professional experience. The surgery was flawless and awoke feeling pain free and all numbness was gone from extremities. I want to personally tell anyone considering...Read More
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I think Dr. Liu is a wonderful doctor and surgeon! He was so caring and involved with my surgery, office appointments, in home care, and everything I needed. He was so good about including my husband in everything about my surgery and recovery. He was the best surgeon I've ever had in making sure...Read More
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Didn't ask me any questions regarding my pain on my first visit and never called me back after getting my MRI. Just wanted to get in and out and on to his next client. Extremely disappointed.
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