Dr. Lisa Longhofer, MD

Dr. Lisa Longhofer, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 38
Dr. Lisa Longhofer, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Amarillo, TX and has been practicing for 4 years. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2008 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read her story

1600 S Coulter St

Amarillo, TX 79106

Contact Information

(806) 358-0600

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 95% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Longhofer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Longhofer "Dr. Lisa K. Longhofer practices Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. She grew up on a Texas Panhandle Cattle Ranch where she learned the value of the Texas Panhandle mindset of hard work and dedication. This ranch-life philosophy is the foundation of her practice at PANHANDLE ORTHO and HAND where she specializes in restoring function to the hand, wrist, forearm, and shoulder for her patients and general orthopaedic injuries. After graduating Valedictorian from Booker High School and then Summa Cum Laude from Texas Tech University, she completed her Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech Health Science Center with Junior AOA Honors. She completed her Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at The University of Kansas in Wichita. She then went on to complete her Fellowship in Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at The Hand Center in San Antonio, Texas. This Texas Panhandle native is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Lisa K. Longhofer is an Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Texas Panhandle area with an exclusive Fellowship subspecializing in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. "The most common problems I treat is carpal tunnel syndrome, hand and upper extremity fractures, tendon lacerations, and hand arthritis. Her specialty of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery encompasses problems from the finger tips to clavicle treating nerves, tendons, ligaments, muscle, bone, and joint injuries and conditions. In addition to her Hand and Upper extremity subspecialty, she also treats general orthopaedic traumatic injuries. Professional Memberships: The Leading Physicians of the World-- Top Docs American Society Surgery of the Hand American Association of Hand Surgery American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Junior AOA Graduate Texas Orthopaedic Association Texas Medical Association Potter and Randall County Medical Society American Medical Association Publications: Green DP, Perreira A, Longhofer LK. Proximal Row Carpectomy. J Hand Surg Am. 2015; 40(8): 1672-1676. "Long term results following PRC with minimal of 25 to 30 years Follow-Up." Longhofer, L.K., Moskowitz, A. Thoracic Extradural Intraspinal Synovial Cyst Causing Progressive Myelopathy, a Case Report. JBJS Case Connector 4:1. February 2014. "Evaluation of the Effects of Wear-Particle-Induced Osteolysis at the Bone-Implant Interface in a Rat Model." Poster Presentation at Orthopaedic Research Institute San Antonio TX 2013 Longhofer, L.K., Bradley, R.D. Molecular Systematics of the Genus Neotoma Based on DNA Sequences from Intron 2 of the Alcohol Dehydrogenase Gene. Journal of Mammalogy 87 (5), 961-970. 2006. Amman, B.R., J. D. Hanson, L. K. Longhofer, S. R. Hoofer, and R.D. Bradley. Intron 2 of the alcohol dehydrogenase gene (Adh1-I2): A nuclear DNA marker for mammalian systematics. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University. Number 256: 1-16. 2006. Bradley, R. D., J. D. Hanson, B. Amman, B. D. Baxter, D. S. Carroll, N. D. Durish, M. L. Haynie, M. Kageyama, L. K. Longhofer, F. M. Mendez-Harclerode, S. A. Reeder, J. R. Suchecki, D. C. Ruthven III, M. N. B. Cajimat, C. Milazzo Jr, M. L. Milazzo, and C. F. Fulhorst. Submitted. Rapid recovery of rodent populations following a severe drought. The Southwestern Naturalist. 51(1), pp. 87–93. January 2006. Haynie, M. L., B. R. Amman, B. D. Baxter, N. D. Durish, J. D. Hanson, L. K. Longhofer, F. M. Mendez-Harclerode, S. A. Reeder, J. R. Suchecki, and R. D. Bradley. Small mammal records from Donley and Briscoe Counties, Texas. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University, 247:1-4. 2005. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Longhofer "I specialize in restoring function and returning patients back to their work and activities.  Hands are so important in everything we do, so I want to get my patients back to work, sports, and daily activities.   I am focused on getting my patients their function back, including seeing each patient through the entire healing process.

While surgery is the primary treatment for many orthopaedic conditions, I also treats patients non-surgically if indicated for a particular problem and/or injury. Whatever the treatment plan the most rewarding part of my job is seeing my patients happy and functioning well."

2  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

65  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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29  Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement

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.


  • Texas Tech University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Other
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine-Wichita
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • The Hand Center Of San Antonio
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Longhofer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Longhofer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Longhofer to family and friends
6 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Longhofer'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 (4)

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I started seeing Dr. Longhofer due to pain in my thumb, and as a mechanic it was something I was dealing with on a daily basis. She was very professional and explained to me what was going on in my thumb in a way that was easy to understand. She told me that I did not need surgery and she could...more
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I broke my finger she was very professional and took the time to to listen to me and explain what my options were and what needed to be done. I decided surgery was the best option for me. She did my surgery and everything is doing well. I highly recommend her and the rehab the staff at panhandle...more
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I met Dr. Longhofer recently when I began having trouble with painful contraction of my fingers. She is a very educated and pleasant person with good bedside manner. Her examination of my hands and fingers was complete and well explained. She did not feel that I was a surgical candidate, and...more
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