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Dr. Robert Hartzler, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery ·  Male · Age 38

Dr. Hartzler

TSAOG Orthopaedics

150 E Sonterra Blvd Ste 300 San Antonio, TX 78258

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Dr. Robert Hartzler, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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He’s very attentive and listens. And I think his approach to treating someone is that of one he would consider for himself or one of his family members.
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I just returned from being evaluated by Dr. Hartzler for my workers comp consult. I am pleasantly pleased at his candid demeanor and bedside manners. His staff was also great! He took the time to explain my xrays & to answer my questions. As a RN for the past 34 years, I can ask detailed questions. He listened & answered. This outstanding orthopedic surgeon was well worth the wait to diagnose my shoulder injury! Thanks!
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Excellent. Listened and gave options for my case that another orthopedic surgeon had never discussed with me that were much more appropriate for my case. Very professional. Will highly recommend.
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I was referred to Dr. Hartzler to discuss a possible total shoulder replacement by another orthopedic surgeon. I was very concerned and worried. He took the time to explain and show me what actually is happening with my shoulder. He explained that surgery was NOT needed at this time and would likely not be needed, if at all, for another 10-15yrs. I am very relieved! We are working on a treatment plan for my active life! I am very happy with Dr. Hartzler and would recommend him.
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Superb by any measurement: *Professional *Understanding *Caring Performed a reverse total shoulder replacement. So glad I had it done. I truly picked the right surgeon. Select him you will be very pleased. Additional his staff is also superb.
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Great doctor. Really took his time questioning and examining me to determine my problem and recommended solution other than surgery.
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Dr. Hartzler fixed My worn out shoulders...I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Dr. Hartzler and his staff are extremely competent, thoroughly professional and very approachable. My shoulder replacement surgery was free of complications and very successful. I am returning to the golf course!!
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I am very pleased and impressed with Dr Hartzler.He was very nice and caring and very thorough.He listened to what I had to say and explained eveything.He also asked me befirw I left if I had any more questions.I will continue to see him.He will be doing my surgery. Also I have to say he has one of the best staffs I have ever seen period the next day just like you promised Deidre called me to explain everything and let me know what was going to be happening. Highly recommended.
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I am very pleased with how my shoulder surgery went. I expected it to be a much more painful surgery and a long difficult recovery. Everything I had heard from other folks led me to believe it would be awful. I think because of Dr. Hartzler’s skill, I have had very little pain and a speedy recovery. I can’t imagine going to anyone else, if I ever need my other shoulder repaired. I truly wish I would have done it sooner.
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Dr. Hartzler is a Rock Star! His office staff is professional and friendly. He made my surgery so much easier because of his upbeat positive attitude! Besides his stunning resume, he instilled in me total trust in his ability and a once scary surgery became totally worth doing! I would recommend him to young and old, but especially to senior citizens like myself!
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Great Dr. Highly recommend him.
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Best Dr. ever, and best medical group I have ever experienced. Thank you for your professionalism, your care for your patients, and your wonderful surgical skills. Never felt better about being under a surgen's care.
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Dr. Hartzler listened, had reviewed my records, was polite and performed a thorough evaluation. I also appreciate that he is mentoring the next generation of of doctors.
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Dr Hartzler is an amazing surgeon and person. His is so caring, professional and understanding. His surgical skills are exceptional. Most definitely recommend him to all.
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He is very candid and straightforward in his analysis of your condition. Once you make a decision he supports you completely. He performed a total shoulder replacement and I am pain free, flexible and strong. Great physician. If I have another similar condition I will immediately return to his care.
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Dr. Hartzler is a very dedicated professional. It is very clear that the patient is always the number one consideration in making any decision. It is very clear thar Dr. Hartzler will make sure the patient gets the best care possible.
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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 good reasons why it wasn't a good idea in the long run. I decided not to go forward with the injection.
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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 him as well.
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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 has to have the surgery. Three months after being released, I am able to continue doing every day tasks and working out 3-4 days a week.
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About Me

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 recommendi...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

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

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hartzler's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartzler treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Hartzler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Arm Surgery
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Dr. Hartzler performs Arm Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hartzler performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hartzler treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hartzler treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Hartzler's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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