Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery can be used to address pathology in nearly every joint of the body and is often utilized to treat athletes with sports related injuries. Arthroscopic Surgery involves the use of small incisions around a joint to facilitate a minimally invasive procedure utilizing a camera, video monitor, and highly specialized instruments. As a result, the surgeon is able to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside the joint with minimal scarring and a potentially faster recovery.  During the procedure, the surgeon views an image of the joint transmitted by the camera to confirm the diagnosis prior to performing restorative and preservative surgery in the same setting. These procedures have received increased attention in recent years as they can often facilitate a more rapid recovery and potentially lead to less post-operative pain. Arthroscopic procedures have exceptional value for treating a variety of injuries suffered by all orthopedic patients. Most patients are able to go home the same day, although this is dependent on the complexity of their particular surgery. 

The arthroscopic surgeries we provide include:

  • Ankle Arthroscopy

  • Elbow Arthroscopy

  • Hip Arthroscopy

  • Knee Arthroscopy

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Wrist Arthroscopy


Doctors for Arthroscopic Surgery

Nicholas E. Gerken, MD
Dr. Nicholas E. Gerken earned his Doctor of medicine from St. George’s University School of Medicine…

Guy E. Reyes, MD
Dr. Guy E. Reyes earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago…

Dmitry Tuder, MD
Dr. Dmitry Tuder earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences...

Ian J. Whitney, MD
Dr. Ian J. Whitney earned his Doctor of Medicine from Texas A&M Health College of Medicine…

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"A few years ago, my aunt was in a car accident that shattered both of her legs. Dr. Barber performed multiple complex surgeries to help heal her traumatic injuries. He did an awesome job. He made sure the family was always in the loop. He would send nurses to give constant updates while he was performing the surgeries. Many of these procedures were five to eight hours long. Even after that grueling process, Dr. Barber came out with a smile on his face to let us know how well the procedures went. My aunt is now walking in therapy without assistance. Thank you Dr. Barber for your incredible work."

— Anonymous

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Southwest Clinic

7500 Barlite Blvd, Suite 311

San Antonio, TX 78224

Office: (210) 598-5605

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Westover Hills Clinic

10010 Rogers Crossing, Suite 308

San Antonio, TX 78251

Office: (210) 598-5605 ext 801

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