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Dr. Stephen Burkhart, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Burkhart

TSAOG Orthopaedics

150 E Sonterra Blvd Ste 300 San Antonio, TX 78258

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Dr. Stephen Burkhart, MD is an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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4.8

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A very experienced and professional physician.
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Knowledge & professional. Friendly efficient staff.
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Dr. Burkhart and his staff are excellent. The wait time was minimal and his staff was professional. Dr. Burkhart listened very carefully to what I was saying and his course of treatment worked!
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Dr. Stephen S. Burkhart in my opinion is the best shoulder orthopedic surgeon in the USA! I had my rotator cuff repaired as it had a major year 1"wide X 6"long after a snow skiing jump and damage from a previous car wreck! Other surgeons had told me they wouldn't attempt shoulder surgery due to the extent of the damage! After Dr. Burkhart read my MRI and X-rays he called me and told me all of the details of the surgery and to ask if I had any questions? After a 20 minute conversation I knew he was the surgeon for me! After 6 months I was released from Dr. Burkhart and he told me I could start my rehabilitation! I went to a rehabilitation center and after my evaluation I was asked how long and where I had been going for my rehab? I told them that I had not had any rehabilitation and that my doctor had just released me to start my rehabilitation! They couldn't believe that I hadn't been in rehab yet as they said my measurements and ability to raise my arm & reach was better than my other
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He was my third opinion about my condition. He is an extremely knowledgeable surgeon. Neither one of my two other surgeon had his depth of knowledge about my particular condition. I loved the fact that he discussed all the possible contingencies at his disposal to address the issues depending on the findings at the time of surgery. He is the right man to do my surgery.
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Dr Burkhart performed rotator cuff surgery on me 7 weeks ago. I was impressed with Dr Burkhart from my first office visit, through surgery and follow-up visits. He is caring, compassionate and outstanding in his field. My recovery has been smooth and rapid. Thank you
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He's on point with all of my care!
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Dr. Burkhart repaired my left rotator cuff in 2016 and my right one in 2018. He did an excellent job, both times. He is a gifted surgeon and a caring physician. His staff is competent and friendly. I have recommended him to friends in the past and will continue to do so.
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Very, very pleased with Dr. Burkhart. He is the best out there for shoulder issues and repairs. A kind, caring person that is not your typical arrogant MD. Proven track record, and did wonders for me, after 3 previous failed surgeries by other doctors. After careful rehab I was back to my weight lifting and MMA with almost 100 percent strength in my shoulder.
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Great experience. Impressed by team and organization of it all
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Dr Burkhart and staff are top of the line professionals. I could not have asked for a better surgeon to perform my rotator cuff surgery!
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Dr Burkhart & Staff are not in a hurry, they listen, and the doctor takes his time examining and explaining! He thoroughly evaluates and that gives the patient the feeling the course of action recommended is the best! Best communicator of any doctor I have had in 13 surgeries!
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Dr Burkhart did an outstanding job on my shoulder. Especially when you consider the amount of damage to the rotator cuff & complete tears in the tendons ... Dr.Burkart Explains in detail and depth all procedures and protocol of the surgery be performed . Dr.Burkart's staff are outstanding as well . when it comes to detail or special needs they will assist you willingly with all things ... The physical therapy department is outstanding as well ...they help you reach your full Potentential
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Dr Burkhart is the best. He repaired my torn rotator cuff in March 2016. He is a very caring, patient oriented physician. I saw him recently about my other shoulder and he said I didn’t need surgery. He gave me a steroid injection which is helping. If you need rotator cuff surgery, he is absolutely the one to see.
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Great team. Dr. Burkhart is excellent and i would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr Burkhart, surgical team, and office staff go beyond making you feel confident that your surgery will be successful! I also have to mention the great communications prior to the surgery.
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Dr. Burkhart has performed rotator cuff surgeries on both my shoulders with excellent results. Each shoulder is stronger than in was before the rotator cuff was torn. A brilliant surgeon who cares about his patients.
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Dr. Burkhart has operated on me before my resent surgery. The first time was about 9 yrs ago after another Doctor had operated on my right shoulder twice, this doctor could not get it right. So when I tore my left shoulder rotator cuff, I went back to see him. He repaired my left shoulder.
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5 STARS: I totally recommend Dr Burkhart. I’m an RN & know what to look for. Dr Burkhart is very respected by his peers. He’s known for his expertise, skill, positive outcomes & no infection rate. He’s also kind & very encouraging. If you need rotator cuff repair, he’s definitely the one to choose!
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Dr Burkhardt is an excellent Dr. down to earth and easy to talk to. I wish I had gone to see him first!! I had a severe frozen shoulder and had been going to physical therapy for months. The pain was always there. Dr Burkhardt started me on shots. I saw a huge improvement within a couple of days. Less pain and more range of motion. I am now done with shots and have to continue exercises I am now confident of a complete recovery. His staff were easy to talk to. Very nice
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Biography

Dr. Burkhart is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery and reconstructive procedures of the shoulder. Dr. Burkhart graduated cum laude from Rice University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He attended The University of Te...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

1981
University of Oregon Orthopaedic and Fracture Care Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Residency Hospital
1977
Scott White Clin
Internship Hospital
1976
University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Medical School
1972
Rice University
Undergraduate School
1981
1981
1977
1976
1972

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Dr. Burkhart accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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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. Burkhart's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Rotator Cuff Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burkhart performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Burkhart performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burkhart treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 100% of his peers

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

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Burkhart performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair

Dr. Burkhart's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection

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TSAOG Orthopaedics

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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