Dr. Steven Sands, DO

Dr. Steven Sands, DO

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 41

  
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Dr. Steven Sands, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK. Dr. Sands has more experience with Elbow, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Ankle/Foot than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Integris Health Edmond and Integris Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sands to book an appointment.


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INTEGRIS Orthopedics Central

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(405) 529-6673
Oklahoma City Office3433 Nw 56th St Ste 900 Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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Dr. Sands himself was a fine doctor, but when I had a concern and tried calling his office I got sent to voicemail every time and no matter how many messages I left I never recieved a returned call. Ever. I finally called my own doctor and spoke with her nurse about my concerns. Additionally, the cast that was put on had a very sharp spot in one area that we had to put bandages over so it didn't cut into my child's hand.
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Jun 07, 2020
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Two visits. Two hour wait both times. Saw his PA and another person for a few minutes each (BP, heart rate, X-Rays, etc.). Spent maybe three or four minutes with Dr. Sands both times. The second time, the first thing he did was ask me to walk in his private waiting room (10X10). Before my second step he said I look great. Had me push my knees against his pressure (I'm 78 and had a fractured pelvis) and then patted me on the knee and walked me toward the door telling me how great I look. Then he said "Oh, did you have X-Rays?" I said yes and he said "Let's take a look," so we went back to the computer and he look and he again said "fine, fine, I can see you're healing." I'm sure Dr. Sands is a fine doctor. He just didn't leave me with that impression.
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David M Vance – Mar 17, 2020
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The level of Dr. Sands knowledge, experience, and expertise is truly amazing. We are very lucky to have him and his skills here in Oklahoma City.
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Nick – Nov 01, 2019
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Dr. Sands was very thorough and interested in checking all options.
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Oct 10, 2019
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The staff is always so pleasant and friendly. My experience's have always been great. Dr Sands and the staff are very caring people. I have been there multiple times and every time the experience is the same.
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Natalie simer in Okc, OK – Sep 28, 2019
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Because of Dr. Sands, I can walk today! When my femur surgery didn't heal properly (after months of extreme pain), I found Dr. Sands. My husband and I found him to be informative and kind. Best of all because of him I can walk today, no wheel chair for me or pain pills! Kailee, Erica and the rest of Dr. Sands' staff are equally kind and professional in their jobs.
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Lue 24 Aug.2019 – Aug 24, 2019
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Dr Sands is down to earth. He is so easy to talk to and understand. He will tell you that he grew up in Oklahoma. Great guy!
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Dr sands treated my tibial plateau fracture and he’s amazing in every way. I never feel rushed he always listens to my concerns and is understanding and comes up with solutions. Best trauma doc
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Ashley nesbitt – Aug 08, 2019
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MY SON-IN-LAW SUSTAINED SEVERAL INJURIES RECENTLY, WAS TRANSPORTED TO BAPTIST HOSPITAL VIA AMBULANCE. HE UNDERWENT SURGICAL REPAIR BY DR. SANDS. DR. SANDS INTRODUCED HIMSELF BEFORE SURGERY, NEVER AGAIN SPOKE WITH MY S-I-L OR DAUGHTER DURING HOPITAL STAY.MY DAUGHTER LEFT TWO MESSAGES WITH HIS OFFICE TO HAVE THE NURSE OR DOCTOR RETURN HER CALL AND NO ONE DID. I AM A SEASONED NURSE AND WORK FOR AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON, SO I AM APPALED WITH DR SANDS BEHAVIOR. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE.
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Edmond, OK – May 03, 2017
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Once he found out I was on medicare wanted to give me shots in my knee which I could already barely walk on and send me to therapy. Jes an arrogant rude person. I guess he just wanted to wash his hands of medicare where he could get more money. I do not recommend him as even a vet to clip nails.
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Never Again in Oklahoma city, ok – Jan 30, 2017
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Dr. Sands is very personable & friendly. He's a damn good doctor.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Jul 26, 2016
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Dr Sands and his entire staff at his office were FANTASTIC! I saw Dr. Sands for a nonunion Tib/Fib Fracture that was a old fracture. His PA Bruce was top notch and extremely knowledgeable and had great bedside manor and his MA Kailee was very kind, sweet, compassionate and seemed very informative she removed my staples with ease and explained everything to expect while taking them out and then what do when I got home with great detail. I had a great experience from the time I checked in to out.
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Best Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon in Oklahoma City, OK – Jun 26, 2016
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Dr. Sands accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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GlobalHealth, Inc.
GlobalHealth
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Medicaid
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PHCS
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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Elbow Injuries more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands performs Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Sands performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands performs Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Sands performs this procedure more than 49% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands performs Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Sands performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands performs Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Sands performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Foot Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Foot Fracture more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Ankle Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Ankle Fracture more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Foot Conditions
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Foot Conditions more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Wrist Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Wrist Fracture more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands performs Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Sands performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sands treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Sands treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

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Dr. Sands' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • 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 Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • 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 Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Always doing the right thing."

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2010
Orthopaedic Traumatology - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Orthopedic Surgery - Oklahoma State University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2005
Oklahoma State University Medical Center
Internship Hospital

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Integris Health Edmond

Edmond, OK

85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Integris Baptist Medical Center

Oklahoma City, OK

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average