Dr. John Etlinger, MD

Dr. John Etlinger, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. John Etlinger, MD is a general surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med in 1975 and specializes in general surgery.

1303 McCullough Ave Ste 542

San Antonio, TX 78212

Contact Information

(210) 229-9290

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Etlinger performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gallbladder Removal
very high
more than 99% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Etlinger's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Etlinger does not have any board certifications listed.

55  Conditions Treated


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46  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair


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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.


  • Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Etlinger has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Etlinger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Etlinger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Etlinger to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Etlinger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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