Dr. Robert Otto, MD

Dr. Robert Otto, MD

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39 y/o
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Dr. Robert Otto, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

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Dr. Otto's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Otto treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto treats Joint Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Otto treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Otto treats Knee Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Otto treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Otto's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • 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 Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

To provide state-of-the-art care in a professional and compassionate environment while honoring a commitment to research and education in the field of joint replacement. We are fully committed to providing personal care and developing lasting relationships with patients and their families.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2014
Southern Joint Replacement Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2013
Saint Louis University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2007
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Medical School
2002
Saint Louis University
Undergraduate School
2014
2013
2007
2002

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Dr. Otto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Otto

4.9

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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We met with Dr. Otto concerning my knees. He answered all my questions and spent time with me going over procedures and options. He was very thorough and honest. I feel confident in his skills and know that this is the right doctor for me.
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I saw Dr Otto to get his opinion about getting revision surgery on my knee replacement from 2000. I was impressed with how he explained why the bone degradation occurred and the options available during surgery. His attitude and knowledge convinced me to pick the 1st available date for my surgery. Dr Otto’s staff scheduled all my appointments for me even providing maps and the directions.
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Dr. Otto is a wonderful doctor. Always ready to answer any questions or concerns that might arise. I would recommend this group for any upcoming surgeries or treatments.
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Competent, straightforward, good communicator, and staff is very organized.
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Absolutely the best. I was well informed. Team was available for any questions I had. Made me feel comfortable at every step leading to procedure. Before surgery my registration appointment and physical therapy were set up. They went over all medications I would be taking. At time of surgery I was warmly greeted and again was taken through the procedure and what to expect. I am greatly appreciative of how much over the top effort the entire team took on my behalf. Thank you Team Otto!
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Dr Otto had to replace an existing knee replacement that had failed within 6 month of the surgery. (He, nor anyone his group, were involved in the failed replacement.) He did a great job, and I was up and walking the next day! (The original surgeon had said nothing could be done due to osteoporosis.)
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An outstanding physician (also the staff). Dr Otto listens, understands your concerns, does not force patient toward replacement, speaks language patient understands. Friendly & always up-beat. He just makes you feel good. Never rushers you out of office. A kind of physician that that all M.D. should could take a personality lesson.
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My visit was very pleasant. Dr. Otto was able to answer all of my questions and I love the way the practice seems to address the anxiety people have about having joint replacement surgery. They really have thought of everything and that they take the patients comfort seriously. He calmed many of my anxieties. If you are someone who is scared of having a joint replaced, this is the place you need to go!
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Very professional physician and staff. I was impressed with the fact that Dr. Otto discussed other alternatives to try before doing surgery. He also spent sufficient time with us and made sure that all of my questions and concerns were addressed.
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Otto for anyone needing orthopedic services. My wife and I could easily understand everything that was said and all of our questions were answered. Excellent visit!
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Meeting Dr. Otto was a pleasure. He sat and discussed all the details of my planned surgery and answered all questions I could come with. I liked the way he explained everything in a way I understood and I greatly appreciated his manner.
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Dr. Otto is amazing, I met him when I went with a friend of mine to one of her appointments, and when I started having issues. I asked her for his info. He comes in smiling, answers your questions will make you comfortable if you are nervous, his office staff is just as amazing as he is!
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Dr. Otto and his team provided the most excellent care before and after my first knee replacement surgery. I am scheduled to have my other knee replaced soon I and wouldn't consider any other surgeon. The staff at Southern Joint Replacement Institute are compassionate, knowledgeable, and entirely professional. I highly recommend Dr. Otto and his team for any issues you may have with your knees.
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Had a total hip replacement in July. Very happy with the thoroughness of my first visit with Dr. Otto. He explained in detail this procedure. Answered all my questions, and more. The entire experience was amazing: from the initial visit, to the pre-surgery visit, to the actual surgery. My hospital stay at Tri-Star Centennial Hospital was wonderful: from nursing staff in pre-op, recovery nurses, anesthesia group, floor nurses and staff, physical therapy, to food svc.
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Otto to anyone who needs orthopedic care. He was very professional while also being concerned and caring.
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Dr. Otto is very good at listening to my symptoms...he goes over the X-Ray results and recommends the treatment necessary to treat the ailment..His whole staff is courteous and professional. Stephanie took the time and concern to move my surgery up so that I could get relief from the constant pain in my knee. I would highly recommend Dr Otto to at one in need of his services.
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I was very impressed with Dr. Otto. He showed me my x-rays and explained my options thoroughly. He answered all my questions and listened to my comments. After I made a decision on how to proceed with my care he explained the knee replacement surgery in detail. He wasn't in a hurry to leave the room and made me feel completely at ease with the surgery decision. I found it refreshing to have that type of care and attention.
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Dr. Otto did a hip replacement on me in May. My impression of him is that he is a brilliant and skilled surgeon with a wonderful support staff in Murfreesboro. At 83 years old, I was somewhat reluctant to have my hip replacement done at the time. However, after discussing in detail twith him, my husband and I made decided to let Dr. Otto perform my surgery. Without any reservations, I would highly recommend this surgeon.
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I recently visited Dr. Otto regarding my knee problem. When he ordered an injection, I informed him I was hesitant as a friend had warned me that it was painful. During the exam I felt he appeared to have the ability to understand and appreciate my feelings. When his assistant came in to give me the shot I asked if he would give me the injection. He agreed to, and it was only mildly uncomfortable. He is a very empathetic doctor whom I appreciate very much. Thank you Dr. Otto.
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I would highly recommend this office for your care! I have been one time, and I will be going back again. Very professional!!
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