UT Health RGV Offers New Services


UT Health RGV Offers New Services

SportsMedicineUT Health Rio Grande Valley is expanding its clinical services to offer orthopedic and sports medicine care.

Dr. Michael Sander, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who is board certified in orthopedic sports medicine, has joined the faculty at the UTRGV School of Medicine as both an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and the division chief of Orthopedic Surgery.

In addition, Sander’s practice is now operating as UT Health RGV Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and is seeing patients at its Weslaco and Harlingen locations. UT Health RGV Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is located at 1315 E. Sixth St. #10 in Weslaco and 1214 Hale Drive in Harlingen.

“As a Rio Grande Valley native, I am excited and honored to join the UT Health RGV team,” Sander said. “As the medical school grows and expands, the patients in our home will benefit by increased access to primary and specialty care. Ultimately, training our own doctors in the Rio Grande Valley will completely change healthcare in the region.”

With Sander and his team, which includes nurse practitioner Evy Gonzales and physician assistant Sharon Gelman, joining UT Health RGV, this is the patient care enterprise’s first orthopedics practice.

UT Health RGV Orthopedics and Sports Medicine offers:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.
  • Platelet rich plasma injections.
  • Direct Anterior hip replacement.
  • Rotator cuff repair – arthroscopic.
  • Fracture treatment.
  • Sports medicine.
  • Knee replacement.
  • Total shoulder replacement.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 956-447-9797 or 1-833-887-4863 (UTRGVMD).