Shoulder Surgery

Here at Alamo Orthopedics, we have a team of shoulder and elbow experts. From tendon repairs to the treatment of fractures, dislocations, sports related injuries or arthritis, shoulder and elbow surgery has become a highly sub-specialized field. Let our team of shoulder and elbow specialists help repair and restore the function you need for an improved quality of life.

Some of the shoulder and elbow conditions treated and surgeries performed include:

  • Dislocated Shoulder

  • Separated Shoulder

  • Rotator Cuff Tears

  • Shoulder Sternoclavicular Separation

  • Tendinitis, Bursitis, and Impingement Syndrome

  • Fractures

  • Arthritis of the Shoulder (Glenohumeral Joint)

  • High School Sports Injuries

  • Arthritis or Osteolysis of the Acromioclavicular Joint 

  • Advanced Arthroscopic Techniques for Shoulder and Elbow

  • Treatment of Sports Injuries and High-Level Athletes including Throwers

  • Complex Reconstructive Procedures for Failed Previous Surgery

  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision of Shoulder and Elbow

  • Synovectomy

  • Arthroscopic Debridement 

  • Elbow Interposition Arthroplasty

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

  • Biceps Tendon Repair



Specialists for Shoulder Surgery:

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

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…

Truly Remarkable Physician

"Dr. Whitney is probably one of the most caring, engaged doctors I have ever met. He replaced a knee and repaired a broken femur for my mother in law. Seven weeks later, she was up, walking, and pain free. Oh, yeah, and she’s 81 years old. A truly remarkable physician."

— Anonymous

Follow these helpful links for additional information about Shoulder Surgery.

Southwest Clinic

7500 Barlite Blvd, Suite 311

San Antonio, TX 78224

Office: (210) 598-5605

Fax: (210) 598-5620

Westover Hills Clinic

10010 Rogers Crossing, Suite 308

San Antonio, TX 78251

Office: (210) 598-5605 ext 801

Fax: (210) 598-5620