Dr. Stefan Kreuzer, MD

Dr. Stefan Kreuzer, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Stefan Kreuzer, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1995 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

10496 Katy Fwy # 101

Houston, TX 77043

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Kreuzer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kreuzer "As a Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Joint Replacement Surgeon, Stefan Kreuzer, MD, has pioneered the development in Minimally Invasive and Computer Assisted hip and knee replacement surgery. He is actively involved in training and has been invited to lecture and demonstrate his surgical techniques for surgeons throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Dr. Kreuzer is currently on multiple design teams for the development of the next generation of knee and hip implants, and has devoted his career to improving the quality of life for the patient in need of joint replacement surgery with many Research and Academic interests in addition to his clinical practice. He also serves on several medical advisory boards; he is on the Clinical advisory Board of Surgical Care Affiliates, a Board member of ISTA and the Chairman of the Masters Course on Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery with ICJR in Houston. A native of Switzerland, Dr. Kreuzer moved to the United States in 1983. He graduated from medical school at the University of Texas in San Antonio in 1995, and went to Galveston, Texas for his orthopedic residency. He then completed a Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2001. Dr Kreuzer has performed over 4000 anterior hip replacement and is one of the very few experts in the world to also perform revision total hip replacement through the anterior approach. Dr. Kreuzer is also the world expert on Robotic Joint replacement surgery as he was on the development team of the MAKO robot for Anterior Hip Replacement and MAKO total knee replacement. In fact he was one of three surgeon to participate in the initial FDA approval study. He is currently working with the next generation robotic surgery with Think Surgical assisting in there FDA approval trial. As a pioneer in the field of joint replacement surgery he has a consultant to many device companies assisting them to further advance the care path for patients. Dr. Kreuzer is also pioneering the field of outpatient total Joint surgery working to develop care paths and protocols to allow minimally invasive joint replacement surgery being performed in the outpatient setting allowing quicker recovery, less complications, and quicker return to a functional live style. He is working with software companies to develop care path with the help of activity monitors and smart phones to facilitate a quicker road to recovery."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kreuzer "As a Joint replacement Surgeon, I pride myself to provide state of the art care with the newest technology such as Direct anterior approach, Robotic surgery, Computer navigation, and less invasive implants.

The goal of INOV8 Orthopedics is to create an innovative, advanced, and efficient surgical program that takes advantage of the latest medical technology and best practices in management to create superior outcomes for all stakeholders. In addition to driving superior outcomes, the program will also lead the industry in the efficient delivery of advanced medical care through the employment of best practices in medicine that reduce waste and associated costs. The opportunity is clear: the demand for clinical surgical care is increasing and there is a pressure to innovate to improve outcomes, patient experience, and maximize the utilization of current healthcare spend."

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Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Subluxation
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Neuroplasty
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • 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

  • Texas Tech Hsc
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Universtiy Of Texas At Tyler
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Baylor University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kreuzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Kreuzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kreuzer to family and friends
4.5
based on 31 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Kreuzer'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 (5)

in Lima, LMA
I had a bad hip from degenerative arthritis. I am very active and the pain and diminished mobility was affecting my lifestyle. Dr. Kreuzer performed a mini-hip replacement in December 2016. Immediately after I was pain free in the joint. In April 2017 I hiked Machu Picchu with friends. In June...more
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in Katy, TX
I had Dr Kreutzer do my total hip replacement. He is a really nice person and an amazing doctor. I would highly recommend him.
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in Houston, TX
Dr Stefan Kreuzer performed a hip replacement on me several years ago. I can recommend him very highly. His work was amazingly wonderful.
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in Houston, TX
THE BEST HIP AND KNEE SPECIALIST AVAILABLE !
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in Houston, TX
my hip replacement became infected causing a very traumatic infection leaving me paralyzed with extensing hospital care and additional surgeries.
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As we thrive to avoid complications such as these, we are at the merci of the Hospital and there processes to avoid infection. These are very devastating complications but can usually be eradicated and are rarely traced back to a single even or can be contributed to the surgeon. In fact we are a national referral center to treat these type of joint infections as we have a comprehensive care path team for this type of issue.

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