'I NEEDED A QUICK RECOVERY, SO I NEEDED A LEGITIMATE SURGEON. I NEEDED ONE THAT UNDERSTANDS THIS LIFE AND THE DEMANDS THAT THIS LIFE HAS.' - TIM KENNEDY
im needed an ACL reconstruction and a surgeon that was equipped with the skill and experience to get him back to the insanity workouts, jumping out of planes, swimming in the middle of the ocean and much more.
WHO DID HE FIND TO DO HIS ACL RECONSTRUCTION?
DR. TRAVIS BURNS
A LIFESTYLE THAT’S HARD ON THE KNEES
From nearly 20 years as a professional athlete in the UFC and 18 years in special operations, Tim & his body have seen it all. He had deployments in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Iraq. UFC fights against Yoel Romero. And more catastrophic type injuries that ultimately destroyed his knees.
Bill continues to compete in races and his daily run. Bill has had his implant for approx. 5 years and couldn't be happier!
I was referred to Dr Travis Burns for a shoulder problem I’ve had for years! I had 2 failed rotator cuff repairs several years before. I live with out the use of my arm could not lift anything over my shoulder. Dr Burns office had numerous patients waiting but my wait was not long. I was taken to X-ray and shoulder done, then to a room right away! No waiting! After viewing my X-rays, he told because of really bad joint I needed a reverse Total surgery done he explained the procedure and told me he could do it if I decided to have it done. I jumped at the choice and agreed to surgery. His office was on the ball and gave me all the information and told me the scheduler would be calling me. I needed the surgery during Christmas brake so my daughter could be with me! They were able to schedule it per my request! On day of surgery I could put the nerve block would be done before surgery was started! It was not painful and my whole arm was numb for about 16 hours until morning after surgery! I never needed injections tool only oral narcotics for 4 days after surgery! Work arm sling for 6 weeks started rehabilitation after 3 weeks and I’m doing great very little pain, and only after exercises to my muscles that were weakened by the unuse of the for 5 years. What an awesome experience I’ve had! There has never been a lengthy wait the most was 15 minutes! I’m continuing output rehabilitation and doing so well! I recommend Dr Burns and his team for Any orthopedic surgery! He’s the Best!
- February 07, 2022
Dr Burns & staff are the greatest! I had knee surgery & a quick recovery that was completely painless! I’m so happy with the results! Thank you!
- July 08, 2021
I called Dr.Burns office and setup the appointment right away. I had hurt my left knee while running with youngest daughter. I had no idea what I had done. I went to seem him and on a Monday and got MRI same day and results by Thursday Surgery schedule by Monday the next week. I had torn my medial Menscuis down the middle. I was worried I would never run again. I can tell you I am 3 months post surgery and recovery quickly and three more months I should be running. Surgery was minimally invassive. I am glad I went to Dr.Burns. Quick and efficient. Thank you Dr.Burns
- February 28, 2021
While visiting family in San Antonio, i had an accident that ruptured my quadriceps tendon. I needed surgery repair ASAP and found Dr. Burns via an internet search.
He fit me in his surgical schedule and repaired my injury.
He's a kind person and I couldn't be happier with the results of my surgery.
Now I follow up with him so we can monitor my physical therapy progress. TWO THUMBS UP !!!
- February 13, 2021
I live in Chicago, but I am in San Antonio TX on a business trip . I injured my right shoulder . I was lucky to find Dr. Burns who treated me and I had to have surgery . This experience was the BEST . The staff are so caring and so professional . All my needs were taken care of. Dr. Burns I highly recommend him to everyone. This office is beyond a five star !!!!
- January 29, 2021
I’m so thankful for Dr. Burns because of what his reverse shoulder surgery did for me. He restored my range of motion and I am pain free. Yes I have no pain. If I ever need an Orthopedic surgeon again I will choose him again and I would highly recommend him.
- January 13, 2021
Dr. Burns was recommended by my neurosurgeon. He quickly assessed the situation and worked with my insurance to have my surgery done quickly and efficiently. He fixed my FAI/labral tear using for anchors during arthroscopy. I felt better almost instantly and within a week I knew I had made the right decision. Thank you Dr. Burns and your staff for your professionalism and expediency.
- December 18, 2020
At the start of this year, my senior year, I learned I needed hip surgery to fix an os acetabuli with labral repair. I was the starting quarterback and this was absolutely crushing. I played through it for a couple of games but had to stop and have surgery because I was in too much pain. I was so scared but Dr. Burns took all my fears away. He was confident and told me I would be out on the field again. The morning after surgery was the best I had felt in months. He literally took the pain away in a matter of a few hours. It was instant relief. Walking out of his office six weeks later and not being on crutches was the best feeling. I am now looking forward to continuing my college football and career because of him. I had been to one doctor before him who flat out told me it was too big of a surgery and he would not do it. I truly believe that God put Dr. Burns in my life for a reason.
- December 11, 2020
I recently had extensive surgery on my right shoulder. Dr. Burns was recommended by my Family care Dr. Surgery was performed on 10/12/2020 in San Antonio Texas. Dr. Burns explaned the upcoming surgery in great detail. Post surgery was more than i hoped for. recovery time has been less than a week. I experienced minimal post op. pain. within 3 days i had recovered 90 percent use of my shoulder. with current therapy i expect to be at 100 percent within a month. very pleased with the entire experience. Highly recommend Dr. Burns to all my friends. i have been giving out his name to other patients at my therapy sessions. They are all amazed at my recovery in such a short time.
- October 23, 2020
Dr. Burns gave me a left shoulder replacement and I couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience. Dr. Burns was recommended to me by my primary care physician and was a great choice. On our first visit he showed me the damage on an MRI, gave me my choices, explained every option, and what would be involved. Surgery was about two weeks later. I had no pain! he called me twice after the surgery to check on me. I contacted him a few days later about some swelling in my feet. He called me back the same day and told me what to do. I just came back from my follow-up and everything looks good. I would highly recommend Dr. Burns.
- June 26, 2020
Dr. Burns repaired the rotator cuff in my left shoulder 6 weeks ago. Surgery went good and recovery has been great. Physical therapy has helped me have almost full range of motion of my left arm. Staff at Dr. Burn's office at Christus Santa Rosa Medical Plaza are friendly and helpful. Surgery team was great.
- June 25, 2020
I went to Dr. Burns for a 2nd opinion in July of 2019 as I had been "suffering" with adhesive capsulitis aka Frozen Shoulder since January of 2019, As of March, I had lost mobility of my shoulder even though I had been going to physical therapy and doing all I could to fight the condition on my own. My physical therapist felt it was time to consult with an ortho surgeon as he believed surgery may be necessary. The first Ortho Surgeon was not "a fit" for me. He said it could take up to one and a half to 2 years to resolve the problem and wanted me to switch physical therapists, even though I was very pleased with the one I was with. I knew from the very first time I met Dr. Burns, that he was the one I wanted on my "team" when it came to regaining mobility in my shoulder. He had a more "aggressive " attitude, understanding that the typical 1 and 1/2 to 2 year plan just isn't acceptable to most people and that he would do all he could (beginning with Steroid Injections) to eliminate the pain I was in and hopefully I would be able to get most of the mobility back by the end of the year. He was in agreement with me being allowed to stay with the physical therapy team I had already established; however, did change some of the exercises (no problem whatsoever). While in his office, I saw photos of runners and motocross riders on the wall (former patients) and told him that I had a GOAL to meet and the only way possible was to regain mobility in my frozen shoulder and be free of pain. My Goal... was to be able to be at Morgan's Wonderland Park on Halloween 2019 dressed as Glinda The Good Witch! I have done so for the past few years, as a Volunteer at the park. This may not seem like a big deal; however, Frozen Shoulder had made it difficult for me to dress myself in regular clothes and as of July (my first visit with Dr. Burns) there was absolutely no way I could get into the tight, binding Glinda dress. WELL..... after Several Steroid Injections by Dr. Burns, weekly appointments with my physical therapist , hard work and determination on MY part, I am happy to say that I met my goal and was able to spend Halloween at MWL as Glinda ! It was a wonderful night and I finally felt like myself again. Dr. Burns has a very 'go getter" approach to a problem and I like that. I am 59 years old and did not want to spend 2 years of my life literally "disabled" from Frozen Shoulder. The cause of this "wicked" disease is unknown but, in my case, most likely has something to do with the fact that I have many auto-immune conditions. I highly recommend Dr. Burns. He has a pleasant personality and is ready to "treat" your problem. He understands that life is precious and that being disabled in any way shape or form is unacceptable. If you have a "goal" share it with him. He may just be able to help you meet that goal, if it is within reason! It may be a simple as "playing dress up' !
- May 07, 2020
Dr. Burns is an excellent surgeon! Had my knee scoped in late October and I was back on the baseball field in December (light activity) and full go in early Feb. His excellent skills allow me to have full confidence in my knee, and not think twice! Thank you Dr. Burns, and thank you for your service as well!
- Feb 25, 2020
What a wonderful job/surgeon you are! After consulting with a couple of bone doctors over the last 4 years on my hip pain/symptoms, finally somebody took the time to listen to me and review my medical records. Thinking I had a bone issue turned out to be a labral tear in which you repaired with a relatively short recovery--no hip replacement. Thank you for all you've done!
- Feb 21, 2020
So glad I was referred to Dr Burns. He fixed my shoulder right up. Such a nice person also. Thank you so much for an excellent job well done!!
- Feb 14, 2020
Very pleased with Dr. Burns. He performed a reverse shoulder arthroplasty on my right shoulder in April of this year. I chose him as my preferred surgeon based on reviews, my Primary Care physician's recommendation, and that he was captain of the West Point tennis team. That point was one which made me think that he would know a lot about shoulders, mine was a disaster area from years of racquetball. Dr. Burns has a pleasant demeanor, explained all details of the surgery and left the final decision to me.
- July 10, 2019
Dr Burns, I just want to give you a sincere salute an thank you for getting me back in the ‘game’. Running, duathlons, and Triathlons have been my life for many years but pushing wheel barrels and extreme racing seemed to be getting the best of me. When it was suggested I get a knee replacement, it nearly put me in a stage of depression. When you told me you could help with a few options, ‘hope’ for returning to racing came back in full force. You told me – let it go and I can watch people race or consider a few options and I could be ‘almost’ as good as new. So, I googled many options and your suggestion and performance of a High Tibial Osteotomy coupled with the Arthrosurface implant was just what I needed. With your expert surgical process, recommended physical therapy, and continued follow up, I was back on my feet (and on my bike and in the water) in no time. My friends call me the bionic man now and are continually surprised and impressed with what I am doing. My humble brag is that, within in 1 year of the surgery at age 51, I was able to knock out a 6:09 mile and two miles in 13 minutes. I sure hope I don’t need any more knee work, but if I do – you are the first one I will come looking for. I have many more years to compete thanks to you and your staff.
Note: The 4 action shots in green are from my triathlon, post surgery. Podium finish! Team USA photo is from the world championships in Spain before surgery (4th Place). Since surgery, I have qualified for 2 world championship races, Canada and Spain (no photos), but dang, it is great to be competitive again!
- June 20, 2019
You are an amazing surgeon who I had the prestige and honor of serving with especially during does unparalleled days of PGY-2 Fracture clinic! Take care.
- March 07, 2019
I am a nurse that works with many ortho surgeons in the OR and over the years of knowing him, I came to respect Dr. Burns for his operative technique, professionalism, attention to detail, bedside manner and how thorough he is. Several years after working with him, I had an accident and needed surgery on my knee. Out of all the surgeons I have worked with, he was the first one I thought to call upon.
- Feb 17, 2019
Dr. Burns treated me like a person with a problem that could be solved but did not force me into a surgery. He provided me with the pros and cons of surgical correction and allowed me time to decided what would be the best course of action for my lifestyle.
- Aug 07, 2018
I had been in pain for 3 months. Saw him on a Monday and had my rotator cuff surgery Friday that very same week. He went out of his way to work me into his schedule. I was very pleased with the outcome.
- July 10, 2018
Dr Burns and his residents recently performed a reverse shoulder replacement on me. It is difficult to describe how wonderfully pleased I am with the outcome. They did a fabulous job. I have had minimal pain and a rapid recovery. Am ahead of schedule with range of motion and strength.
- May 15, 2018
I cannot praise Dr. Burns enough!! March 14 of this year I fell and fractured the femur on my left leg, and when I arrived at The Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital, there was no Orthopedic Surgeon in or on call, due to spring break.
- April 26, 2018
A kind and friendly physician with a high level of trust by others in his department. Always willing to provide all information, even if it is not what someone wants to hear. No inflation of expectations.
- April 26, 2018
Honesty! Professionalism! Knowledge! This man has made my life so much better after performing Total Reverse Shoulder surgery. I can move my arm, lift things, sleep without pain. My pain after the surgery, which I really feared, was practically nil. The nerve block worked great, the suggestion for a pain ball was good and really helped keep the pain at bay. Thanks Dr Burns & assistants.
- April 03, 2018
Unfortunately I have had multiple orthopaedic surgeries over the years. This last surgery, a shoulder replacement, went much better then any surgery I've had in the past. My shoulder, at 90 days, feels & acts like my original and is virtually pain free. I highly recommend Dr Burns to anyone needing orthopaedic surgery.
- March 07, 2018
Dr.Burns is someone who I would trust unconditionally with any surgery pertaining to his field. He has helped me out and has answered every single one of my questions.
- Feb 08, 2018
In my opinion, Dr. Burns is the best shoulder surgeon. He performed a total shoulder replacement on me, and 6 months later I had full mobility, strength, and best of all - no pain! I waited several months for him to return from a deployment so that he could perform my surgery. I was told that this was the "the shoulder guy" at SAMMC, and man were they right. I have complete trust in his ability, and highly recommend him.
- April 13, 2017
My right shoulder had to have a reverse shoulder replacement . The care I received was beyond and better than I could have hoped for . Dr. Burns is the best , no doubt in my mind about that .
- March 09, 2017
I can't say enough good , Dr. Burns. I am 82 years old and broke my Femur, 6 weeks ago. Dr. Burns operated and put my leg back together. It has done well and I would recommend Dr. Burns.
Dr. Burns explained to me my condition and the best option that would give me a better life style. The Total Reverse Shoulder Operation that he performed was the best operation out of the last four that I have had on my shoulders my other doctors. The recovery time was great with less pain. I am finally able to do things again.
Over the past 3 years, Dr. Burns performed surgery to replace both my shoulder joints due to severe osteoarthritis. Both surgeries were extremely successful and without any complications. I have excellent range of motion and strength in both shoulders. Always professional, compassionate and gracious, I was completely impressed with his knowledge and surgical skill. I would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends or anyone needing orthopedic care! He is a wonderful physician!!