Dr. Michael Heckman, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Michael Heckman, MD
Dr. Michael Heckman, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Heckman is affiliated with University Health System, Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio and Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital - Northwest.

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Each patient is approached as an individual with the goal of helping them return to their pre-injury level of function.

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Patient Comments (7)
in San Antonio, TX |
He listens to me and gives me his professional opinion. He has never pushed surgery on me.
in Boerne, TX |
Misdiagnosed shoulder pain and performed shoulder surgery on my wife which did no good. Ended up being a spinal issue in the neck region and another surgery (by another doctor) was required to resolve the problem. In the mean time, my wife suffered for 18 months with severe pain, surgery and subseequent therapy for no reason. Never again!
in San Antonio, TX |
Doctor insensitive to patients, does not give quality care.
in San Antonio TX |
Awesome doctor.. He knows his stuff!! Kind, caring and understanding. He puts his patients first. Dr. Heckman is #1 in my book. He has taken care of my ortho needs for several years and has done several surgeries to repair some injuries. I wouldn't go to anyone else
in San Antonio, TX |
This is the second time I've seen Dr Heckman for my knees. Ive always been treated very nice by the entire staff including Dr Heckman. Im going back for my second go round for my knees. very satisfied!
in San Antonio, TX |
I wanted to get a 2nd opinion about my knee, and filled in the contact form where a team member would review your request and respond quickly. Never heard back, so took that as a bad sign and tried a different doctor.
San Antonio, TX |
The Doctor to go to in the region for orthopedic surgery and the best ACL surgeon hands down. My son had his ACL repaired by a doctor at TSAOG and it failed the first day cleared. I don't wish this on anyone. The Spurs doctor seems OK but a bit cavalier. For me and anyone in my family I unequivocally and emphatically insist on Dr. Heckman. He repaired the mess the TSAOG dr. did. He is the doctor people go to for failed surgeries for goodness sake, just go to the best from the get go!!!
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Dr. Heckman's Care Philosophy

Each patient is approached as an individual with the goal of helping them return to their pre-injury level of function.

Dr. Heckman says...

Dr. Heckman is fellowship trained in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine.  He works with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio as a clinical professor and supervises a teaching rotation for Orthopedic Surgery residents instructing them in arthroscopic surgical techniques.  He has a special interest in treating injuries to both the knee and shoulder including ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injuries of the knee, shoulder instabilities and rotator cuff injuries. He treat patients who have had prior failed ACL surgeries.  

Dr. Heckman'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 Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Best Doctors In America, 1995-2012
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  • Media & Publications
    • Various Articles

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Emory U

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    American Sports Med Institute

    Completed in 1989

    U Tex Hlth Sci Ctr At San Antonio

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    West Georgia College

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Surgery Research
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate