Dr. James Saucedo, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 36
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Dr. James Saucedo, MD
Dr. James Saucedo grew up near Houston in Rosenberg, Texas. As an undergraduate at Baylor University, he was active in various organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and the pre-medical honor society (Alpha Epsilon Delta). In addition to his pre-medical focus, he studied world cultures, world literature and international human rights. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society as a junior and graduated summa cum laude as a University Scholars major in 2003. Dr. Saucedo achieved his MD at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where his classmates named him "Most Likely to Make Your Day". Even as a student, he recognized the need to better understand the health care system and enrolled at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University, where he earned a Masters of Business Administration. While completing his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in Chicago, Illinois at Northwestern University, he worked with his mentors to develop a "Business of Orthopaedics Lecture Series" that invites speakers to lecture on topics often left out of traditional medical curricula. Based on the success of the program, Dr. Saucedo was asked to help develop a similar series to be distributed to other residency programs (click herefor a recent article). A 2013 graduate, he was awarded the Brian Hartigan, MD Award for compassionate care, clinical excellence, and commitment to teaching. While in Fellowship Training in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington he trained under Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery-trained Hand Surgeons to care for patients with conditions ranging from severely injured trauma patients at Harborview Medical Center to children with congenital hand differences at Seattle Children's Hospital. Dr. James Saucedo and his family are excited to be back in Texas to be close to their family and serve their community. He is committed to the education and training of medical students, residents and fellows. His research interests are broad and include business education, cost and quality in medicine, and trauma and its sequelae in the upper extremity. He also has a particular interest in firework-related injuries to the hand and continues to work towards promoting public safety. He currently sits on the Business of Hand Surgery Committee and the International Relations Committee for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). He is also a volunteer reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery. He is happily married to his college sweetheart and enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, and listening to music. He is interested in international travel and medical missions.

Hand Center Of San Antonio

21 Spurs Ln Ste 310

San Antonio, TX 78240

Contact Information

(210) 558-7025

Dr. James Saucedo, MD

Dr. James Saucedo, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

He enjoys working with patients to develop a treatment plan that considers both operative and non-operative options for conditions affecting the elbow to fingertip.
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Dr. Saucedo's Experience

Dr. Saucedo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Neuroplasty

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.


  • Baylor University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Baylor Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Saucedo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Saucedo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Saucedo to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Saucedo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Saucedo has the BEST bedside manner!! He was very patient with me and explained the whole process to my family and myself until we ALL understood. Definitely recommend him!!
in Carrizo Springs Tx. |
Dr. Saucedo is the Best hand doctor... broke my wrist and he was excellent in making understand all my options. About surgery and therapy. His humbleness is very contagious. Highly recommended to all my family and friends. God Bless you Dr. James Saucedo you are the Best ... He explains all your medical options and lets you make your decisions.
San Antonio, TX |
Excellent physician. Easy to set appointments and be seen quickly. Explains condition and ways to treat , then allowed me to decide what I wanted to do and when. Highly recommend.
in San Antonio, TX |
Highly recommend Dr. Saucedo for any Hand/Arm/Shoulder Orthopedic needs. Was scheduled quickly and actually saw Dr. within minutes of entering a waiting room, on every visit. Listens attentively, diagnosis based on verified evidence/results, and thoughtfully presents alternatives for treatment based on patient's preference. Saved me $$$ on a carpal tunnel procedure by performing on-site/office; professional, relatable, timely, and humble beyond words. Exceptional physician!!!!
in Mission, Tx |
What seemed to be a minor work accident turned out to be into numerous surgeries and countless therapies. At the Hand Center of San Antonio my case was transferred to the hands of Dr. James Saucedo. He has really good bed side manners and on top of that pushed me into thinking positive of my situation. After my last surgery this past March my hand now is in perfect conditions! He always told me the truth over my situation, he never said anything false or uninformative. One truly AMAZING DR!!
in Boerne, TX |
Dr. Saucedo is not only a good surgeon, but he has the most wonderful "bedside manner"!!! I have so enjoyed working with him on fixing my trigger finger.
Boerne, TX |
Very personable. Listens well and answers your questions. Followed up on what he said he would do and took the time to call me to let me know he did. I liked Dr. Saucedo very much. He treats the patient for the issue trying all options before considering surgery. Only down side is the staff is not very friendly and you do not feel welcome and the wait time. However, most doctors don't seem to think the patients time is valuable. Dr. Saucedo did apologize for the wait which helped some.
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Dr. Saucedo accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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7700 Floyd Curl Dr
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