Dr. Nancy Otto, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Female • Age 71
  
Dr. Otto
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Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

8715 Village Dr Ste 120 San Antonio, TX 78217

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Dr. Nancy Otto, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Otto has more experience with Elbow and Hand/Wrist than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 1977. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Medical Center and Methodist Heart Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Otto to book an appointment.


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Dr. Otto accepts the following insurance:

ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
Advantage Health Solutions
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Elect Choice
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Traditional Choice POS
Traditional Choice PPO
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Dean Health Plan, Inc.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Otto

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Otto treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Otto treats other conditions, please contact the office at (210) 477-5151.

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Dr. Otto typically treats 86% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Elbow Sprain
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Dr. Otto typically treats 85% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Hand Conditions
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Trigger Finger
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Otto's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Otto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Otto

4.5

Based on 109 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
11.926605504587156%
(13)
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The absolute worst experience I’ve ever had with a doctor. Went in to see about pain and swelling in my hand but ended up being chastised about my weight the entire 5 minutes she spent in the room. She walked into the room, didn’t introduce herself, or seem want to know any prior history on my hand. Left the door open as she continually called me overweight and then walked out when she was done with her “talk”. I will never step foot in her office again.
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Mar 07, 2020
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Dr. Otto operated on my late wife following a fall in January 5, 2017 in which she fractured all bones in her left wrist. Dr. Otto was amazing. She operated that evening at San Antonio's NE Baptist Hospital inserting what appears to be in excess of 14 pins. Within weeks my wife again had use of her hand. Superb work.
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May 29, 2019
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I had LRTI surgery on 1/24/19 for basal joint Arthritis. I highly recommend her. Total recovery takes a while, but it’s very do-able. The procedure is nothing to worry about. I’m right-handed, and the surgery was on my right hand. I was on my computer in two(2) days and driving in a week.
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Apr 01, 2019
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Excellent and very knowledgeable.
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scott in San Antonio, TX – Jan 12, 2019
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Dr Otto is the best she tells it like it is does not sugar coat when she is talking about my problem
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Amelia Vidaurri in TX, TX – Nov 27, 2018
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She is the only hand surgeon in town who can repair extreme cases and she is the only surgeon I would ever allow to touch any bone in my body. She does elbow surgery and repaired my elbow 2 months ago. I am doing so well I only needed 2 weeks of PT. She did carpal tunnel surgery and trigger thumb release on my husband and he was never in pain after the surgery. He has full use of the hand. I am having trigger finger release surgery this Friday and wouldn’t have any other doctor do it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Overstreet in San Antonio, TX – Sep 25, 2018
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I have to agree with previous reviews with uncaring, and unprofessional. Saw her twice for Basal joint Osteoarthritis. She cancelled second appointment at drop of the hat for 5th of July taking a longer Holiday after I came back a day early!! Then I waited 90 minutes to see her for her to only give me a painful exam, which left me hurting for days now. She wanted to give me ANTI-SEIZURE Medicine for my thumb, CRAZY!! She said well that’s what Americans want. I walked out never going back!!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Frustrated Patient in Schertz – Jul 22, 2018
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Waited in exam room for 30 minutes. Doctors spent a total of 8 minutes in the exam only to tell me I need to put less pressure on my thumb,gave me a brace and a nutrition chart
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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DR in San Antonio – Jul 17, 2018
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Dr. Otto has left me in serious pain after she operated my right and left hands!!! I strongly suggest for nobody go to her to get surgery for carpal tunnel!! My whole arm, neck, and hand pain are making my life worst than before!!!
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Jul 16, 2018
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Broke my elbow into 10 pieces. Two surgeons wouldn't touch it. Dr. Otto repaired it with two plate and 5 screws. Recovery is going well. Dr. Otto is very professional, but down to business (as she's one of the few surgeons who can take the extreme cases). If your looking for warm and fuzzy...get a puppy. But I wouldn't let it perform surgery on you. Call Otto when you need the very best.
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Jennifer in San Antonio, TX – Aug 30, 2017
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Dr Otto repaired my injured right elbow in 2002 and my left hand in 2008. Her skill as a surgeon is exceptional. Her caring approach to surgery and healing hastened my recovery each time. I have recently found myself needing additional medical help with my right hand. My first thought was of Dr. Otto. I trust her surgical skill, her judgement and the recovery plan she will implement.
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Patricia in San Antonio, Texas – Jul 17, 2017
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This was my first visit with Dr. Otto. I went to her complaining of pain in my thumb. She did not greet nor introduce herself to me or my husband when she came into the exam room, nor did she close the door. She proceeded to chastise me loudly for several minutes for not being able to remove my wedding ring for the xray (we tried). When I told her to please address the pain in my thumb (no pain in my ring finger), she kept going on about the wedding ring. She was very unprofessional.
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San Antonio, TX – Jun 28, 2017
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Dr. Otto is the BEST, she will work with you. Very personal! Love her!
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Pamela Gaye Washington in Converse, TX – Apr 18, 2017
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Have see no Dr Otto when needed for simple to surgeries. She and her office are the best! She shoots straight - no maybe's. I have and will continue to recommend her for orthodox needs.
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Cynthia Folsom in San Antonio, TX – Mar 21, 2017
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I had hand surgery with Dr. Otto and I couldn't be happier. The process was quick and painless and the service and attention was excellent. I strongly recommend Dr. Otto and I appreciate the great service she and her whole staff and provided me. 5 Stars on my book!
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Leticia in San Antonio, TX – Feb 28, 2017
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Dr.Otto saved my hand!!!.... My dominant hand to be exact... I had surgery in November 2016 and I am at maybe 50 or 60% use and it's going to take a year to completely heal. As a IT Professional the use of my hands are vital to my survival... Thank you sooooooooooooooooo much Dr. Otto!!!!
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Diane Parham in San Antonio, TX – Feb 21, 2017
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Dr. Otto, besides being brilliant, is so compassionate, gentle, caring, and has a wonderful sense of humor. She rebuilt my entire Right hand after another "hand" surgeon damaged it. She was on top of everything. She is the best of the best.
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Marsha West in San Antonio, TX – Feb 19, 2017
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Waited 1 hour and 40 minutes past the appointment time. Once she finally got in the exam room - she did not even introduce herself or ask any questions. She immediately started stating symptoms - which were wrong. Spent exactly 3 minutes in the room and asked 3 questions - miraculously diagnosed with no tests only to transfer to a neurologist. Once she realized there would be no surgery - they couldn't get me out of there fast enough. Everything that is wrong with healthcare today.
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Lisa Ringler in Schertz, TX – Nov 15, 2016
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I had De Quervain's tenosynovitis which had also caused issues for the the carpal tunnel neve on the left wrist and hand. Dr. Otto diagnosed the problem operated on my wrist/hand fixing it. I rate her highly, though admit she would rate ME as a most lousy patient, embarrassingly low threshold for needles and cutting! She seems a most excellent surgeon AND long-suffering with fellows such as I. I would call upon her for any such physical setbacks in the future (hopefully never, of course!)
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Rex Lewis Field in San Antonio, TX – Mar 07, 2016
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My experience was great. I had an accident and was referred to her by the ER doctor. I was able to get an appointment within 24hrs and the procedure was scheduled for the following Monday.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide each patient individualized compassionate care in a timely manner.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1983
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1982
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Residency Hospital
1978
St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center At Roosevelt Division
Residency Hospital
1978
St Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital Center at Roosevelt Division
Internship Hospital
1977
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
1970
State University Of New York At Albany
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine8715 Village Dr Ste 120 San Antonio, TX 78217
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Methodist Heart Hospital

San Antonio, TX

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Methodist Hospital Northeast

Live Oak, TX

Northeast Baptist Hospital

San Antonio, TX
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