Dr. Nancy Otto, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Female

Dr. Nancy Otto, MD

Dr. Nancy Otto, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. She is 68 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Otto is affiliated with Northeast Methodist Hospital and Northeast Baptist Hospital.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in San Antonio, Texas |
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.
San Antonio, TX |
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.
in Converse, TX |
Dr. Otto is the BEST, she will work with you. Very personal! Love her!
in San Antonio, TX |
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.
in San Antonio, TX |
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!
in San Antonio, TX |
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!!!!
in San Antonio, TX |
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.
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Otto is brilliant, skilled, gentle, caring, efficient, and has a great sense of humor. She is a perfectionist who makes sure her patients are taken care of in the best possible way. I adore her. She had to rebuild my right hand and wrist after another MD destroyed it. I recommend her 150%. She is spotless and so is her office. The staff is wonderful.
in Schertz, TX |
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.
in San Antonio, TX |
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!)
in Kyle, TX |
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.
in San AntonioSan Antonio, TX |
Dr. Otto is without a doubt, the most outstanding specialist I have ever met. She takes the time to discus procedures and recommendations. I highly recommend Dr. Otto for anyone in need of hand surgery. She should be your first choice.
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Dr. Otto's Care Philosophy

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

Dr. Otto's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain


  • Medical School
    Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center At Roosevelt Division

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center

    Completed in 1982

    St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center At Roosevelt Division

    Completed in 1978

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School
    State University of New York at Albany

    Graduated in 1970

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • 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
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement