John C

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

Linda McKnight

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.

- Jul 10, 2018

Ruth in San Antonio, TX

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

Lila Dennis in San Angelo, Texas

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.

- Apr 26, 2018

John Taylor

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.

- Apr 26, 2018

Mary Ann ruthrauff in San Antonio Texas

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.

- Apr 03, 2018

Robert Howes in Garden Ridge, Texas

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.

- Mar 07, 2018

Alejandro in Nader

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

Schertz, TX

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.

- Apr 13, 2017

Letha Tanner in San Antonio, TX

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 .

- Mar 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!!

  • American Academy of orthopedic Surgeon
  • Anthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Association of Graduates
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San Antonio, TX 78229

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Alamo Heights
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Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78209

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Westover Hills
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Suite 230
11212 State Hwy 151
San Antonio, TX 78215

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