Dr. Robert Hartzler, MD

Dr. Robert Hartzler, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
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Dr. Robert Hartzler, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.

150 E Sonterra Blvd Ste 300

San Antonio, TX 78258

Contact Information

(210) 804-5400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
very high
more than 98% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hartzler "During my training at the Mayo Clinic, I learned that the needs of the patient come first.  I always try to adhere to this principle and to treat my patients the way that I would want to be treated.  I am judiciousabout recommending surgery for my patients.  I have a subspecialized practice in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery, as I believe this improves patient outcomes."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

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

36  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Joint Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
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39  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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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.

Education

  • University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Mayo Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Mayo Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Mayo Graduate School - Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences
    Other Education | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hartzler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hartzler's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hartzler to family and friends
55 total reviews (41 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

  • 5
    (52)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Hartzler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (41)

Dr Hartzler is both highly competent in my view but patient oriented. He takes the time to understand your issues and discusses the pros and cons. In my case, I had thought a steroid injection for a partial rotator cuff tear would be advantageous. While he was willing to do so, he gave me very...more
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Dr Hartzler is an amazing doctor and knows his business. I would definitely refer my family and friends to him. He tells you what your problem is and tries to get you feeling better as soon as possible. As a matter of fact my son has a torn rotator cuff as well and I have recommended Dr Hartzler to...more
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Dr. Hartzler is very thorough in explaining shoulder replacement surgery. He is also approachable and personable.
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My rotator cuff surgery and recovery went so well, I was able to be released from physical therapy 6 months after surgery. His team and my physical therapist we so great to work with and always willing to go out of their way to answer my questions. I would recommend Dr. Hartzler to anyone that...more
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Dr Hartzler is very compassionate and explains in very understandable, layman’s terms. Definitely would recommend Dr Hartzler to everyone!
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