Dr. Steven Thornton, MD

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Age 46
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Dr. Steven Thornton, MD
Dr. Steven Thornton is recognized as a leader in the age of minimally invasive surgery. His expertise includes arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic techniques. While attending the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Thornton was elected to the AOA national honor society and was awarded the Donald Imrie Award for Most Outstanding Performancein Orthopaedic Surgery. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Thornton was awarded the prestigious Sports Medicine and Shoulder SurgeryFellowship at Cornell University's Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Thornton has authored and co-authored scientific articles and book chapters on various sports related topics ranging from elbow ligament reconstruction in throwing athletes to rotator cuff repair and ACL reconstruction, and has presented this information at meetings nationally. In addition, he is a reviewer for the Journal of Arthroscopy and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at Southwestern Medical Center. Throughout his career, Dr. Thornton has continued to advance the field of sports medicine and has been elected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in Dallas in D Magazine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, the Texas Orthopaedic Association, and numerous other professional organizations. Outside of his practice, Dr. Thornton enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and playing golf.

7115 Greenville Ave Ste 310

Dallas, TX 75231

Contact Information

(214) 265-3200

Dr. Steven Thornton, MD

Dr. Steven Thornton, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Dr. Thornton's Experience

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Dr. Thornton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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

  • University of Mississippi
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Parkland Hosp-U Tex Southwestern
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Tx Southwestern Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Weill Cornell NY Presby Hosp/Meml Slaon Kettering
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thornton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thornton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thornton to family and friends
4.3
based on 17 total reviews (3 with comments)
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Thank you for your feedback. Your reviews provide us guidance in our efforts to continuously improve our patients' experience. We encourage you to reach out to your physician's office if you have an unresolved concern.

Dr. Thornton'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 (3)
in Dublin, Tx |
Dr Thornton has done knee surgery on my wife and knee and shoulder surgery on me. He is an excellent surgeon and his office and bedside manner is wonderful. His practice is setup to do all the X-rays and MRIs you’ll need. Dallas is lucky to have him.
Midlothian TX |
Absolutely would recommend Dr Thornton. He is professional, great bedside manner and thorough.
Thank you for the great review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a great experience with Dr. Thornton and have been satisfied with our level of care. We appreciate your kind recommendation and we look forward to continuing to work with you.
in Fairfield, Tx. |
Two years ago Dr. Thornton operated on my left elbow tendon. The tendon had a huge hole in it that was extremely painful. Dr. Thornton repaired it and I was able to play golf again. I have not experienced any pain or discomfort since the surgery.
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Dr. Thornton accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
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