Dr. Randall Otto, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Otto
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Signature Orthopedics - South County

12639 Old Tesson Rd Saint Louis, MO 63128

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(314) 849-0311

Dr. Randall Otto, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Otto has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Missouri / Kansas City Campus medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital South and Saint Luke's Des Peres Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Otto to book an appointment.


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Dr. Otto accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Alliance (Select Network)-MO
Alliance-MO EPO
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
Pathway-MO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Otto treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Otto performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Otto treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Elbow

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

Typically treats 57% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto treats Elbow Injuries more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Otto treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Otto performs this procedure more than 73% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Otto treats this condition more than 41% of their peers

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Dr. Otto's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Otto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Otto

4.6

Based on 36 ratings

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  • Staff friendliness (32)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (31)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (20)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
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Awesome surgeon. Replaced both of my shoulders
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Doug Motley – Jun 10, 2020
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I was extremely pleased with Dr. Otto. I went in expecting to schedule surgery on my inner elbow, and was pleasantly surprised to learn I didn't need it. He went over my MRI with me and explained my situation thoroughly. He is very personable and knowledgeable. He speaks to you on a personal level, as opposed to I'm the doctor, you're the patient. I would definitely recommend Dr. Otto to anyone needing arm surgery, his specialty. On a side note, his picture doesn't do him justice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Pat J. – Mar 01, 2020
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Dr. Otto is a great doctor! My first visit was 4 days ago and it was a good experience, I was highly impressed. The pain in my shoulder has been causing much pain and discomfort for the past 7 months. I've been loosing sleep due to the pain I experienced when I lay on my right side. I also experience pain and discomfort during my waking hours. I haven't been able to scratch or wash my back with my right hand due to the limited mobility. However, after visiting Dr. Otto, and receiving his recommended treatment which was the Celestone Shot in my shoulder, every day since then, the pain has continued to diminish. I've gained a great deal of mobility back in my right shoulder without experiencing the pain. I highly recommend Dr. Otto to my family and friends and to you. He's a wonderful knowledgeable doctor who listened to me, asked questions and gave expert feedback. His staff, are wonderful too! The offices and waiting area are very clean and comfortable, and the wait time was perfect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Eric A Wright – Feb 08, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Otto was top notch! I highly recommend him!! My reverse shoulder replacement went extremely well & recovery has been amazing, painless and fast! He is very knowledgeable in his field of expertise and provided a thorough explanation of the surgery & what to expect. He is professional, very friendly, has a great personality and really cares about his patients, and it shows! He’s a great doctor!
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Vincent Schreckenberg – Feb 04, 2020
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He was very thorough and answered all my questions. Explained my x-rays step by step so I could see where my problem areas were. Ended up getting a cortisone shot in both elbows. Not pleasant but tolerable.
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Jan 30, 2020
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Dr Otto is very personable and knowledgeable. Felt very much at ease with him. Have surgery scheduled in two months and feel confident everything will be fine.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 25, 2020
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Dr. Otto was very knowledgeable about everything he said, and he worked quickly to come up with a plan to hopefully get me back to normal. He was kind and friendly the entire time he was in the room and a great choice for anyone who may be nervous about going to a doctor. Would highly recommend him for anyone with shoulder problems!
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Jan 18, 2020
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Great
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Renee Ford – Jan 18, 2020
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Very impressed. I have been having severe pain in my left shoulder and getting no relief from pain pills. He explained everything in words that I could understand. The exam was not rushed. He gave me a shot and so far so good. He explained all about the shot. The sharp pain is gone. I can sleep on that side and my range of motion has improved. So far, I am one happy person. Thank you, Dr. Otto!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Mary E – Dec 21, 2019
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Excellent surgeon.
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Gene Corbett – Dec 20, 2019
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My care from Dr Otto was excellent. His staff dropped ball, however. I saw him on the 5th of November for a scheduled surgery on the 2nd of December. My insurance company denied it. They finally approved it. But by then it was December 3rd. The staff member I spoke with said: "I don't know why it took so long to approve it, I sent it to they on the 13th". So, had it been submitted right away, there would have been time for the process to work. This has been very stressful. Now I have to wait until after Christmas.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John – Dec 05, 2019
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Wow! Amazing doctor! Amazing surgeon!!! listens, draws pictures to help you understand better. My surgery recoop time was just like he told me, im 3mts post-op and everything is going just fine. Also Aaron his Assistant is stellar as well! So very happy to have my surgery with them!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lesa – Nov 28, 2019
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Great experience with a new doctor. He is caring and compassionate, knowledgeable and professional. Explained my problem so I could understand. Gentle when administering treatment. Clear about follow-up. Will definitely recommend him and his staff.
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M.F. Campbell – Nov 24, 2019
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I have been visiting Dr. Otto for several years now. He is caring, a good listener, and always explains everything about your medical problem. He tells you the best procedures to follow and shows you what to do. If I have exercises to follow, he shows me how to do them. He is a doctor that really cares about you and your health problem.
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Mary S. – Nov 21, 2019
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He was professional and courteous. The whole team was dynamic. I had a shoulder replacement and it went well. I am grateful for the opportunity to meet him and for him to be my surgeon.
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Nov 13, 2019
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So far I think very highly of Dr. Otto. We have surgery scheduled for Dec. so I'm hopeful he is the best.
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John Fritsch – Oct 11, 2019
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Great Doctor would not have any other Doctor do surgery on my shoulders.
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David Alan Coonrod in Arnold – Jun 24, 2019
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Dr Otto did a Reverse Shoulder Replacement on me and he is The Absolute Best. I would highly recommend him.
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Mar 09, 2019
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Dr Otto saw me today for the first time. Not sure if my situation will change from what it has been for the past decade but for the first time in over 10 years I feel like I’m with the right doctor to make a difference if possible. Nowadays doctor offices are run like corporate America losing sight of the compassion for patients and the desire to truly help. This office is different, I highly recommend to anyone looking for orthopedic care.
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Karen in Highland, IL – Jan 18, 2019
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I love Dr. Otto. He is a very intelligent, concise, and friendly man who knows his stuff. He explains everything very thoroughly and listens to his you. Unfortunately, much (not all, but most) of his office staff needs an overhaul. Many of them are very unhelpful. I don't think this reflects badly on him at all, but the rude office staff is hard to deal with.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Meg in Imperial, MO – Jun 14, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Randall Otto is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He completed an orthopedic residency at Saint Louis University. Dr. Otto completed a Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship a...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
University of Missouri / Kansas City Campus
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Signature Orthopedics - South County

Signature Orthopedics - South County12639 Old Tesson Rd Saint Louis, MO 63128
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy Hospital South

Saint Louis, MO

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Saint Luke's Des Peres Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton

Fenton, MO

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)