Dr. Robert Hartzler, MD

Dr. Robert Hartzler, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Robert Hartzler, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in New Braunfels, 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, and more.Read his story

601 Creekside Xing # 106

New Braunfels, TX 78130

Contact Information

(210) 804-5400

Insurance Accepted

  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hartzler performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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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Dr. Hartzler's bio

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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 try to be very judicious when recommending or offering surgery to my patients.  I try to have a subspecialized practice in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery so that I can develop expertise in treating my patients for problems in this area."

7  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Hartzler does not have any board certifications listed.

61  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • 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)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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48  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff 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
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • 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
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • 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.


  • 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

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hartzler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hartzler to family and friends
43 total reviews (32 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Hartzler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (32)

Fantastic bedside manner and caring about the patient’s concerns. He explains everything in detail and so a non-medical person can understand. Super knowledge on complex shoulder problems. You could not ask for a finer surgeon than Dr. Robert Hartzler.
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From our first visit, Dr. Hartzler has been a great listener and caring surgeon.
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I broke my shoulder in August of last year and I was looking for an Orthopedic Surgeon and luckily my path crossed with Dr. Hartzler. From the moment I met him he put me at ease and explained the procedure fully. He was so professional and compassionate at the same time. I didn’t feel rushed and...more
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My experience has been absolutely positive with Dr Hartzler. He was attentive and answered all my questions. He repaired my shoulder injury with flawless results and followed up during the rehab period. His staff provides outstanding support to his patients. Just a pleasure to deal with.
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Dr. Hartzler is a very professional & caring doctor. He listens to what you are complaining about. He explains what & how he can help you.. My husband had a complete shoulder replacement. He never complained of any pain, went back to work in a week. I give Dr. Hartzler a 10 on a scale of 1-10. He’s...more
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