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Gregory V. Gomez, M.D.

Dr. Gregory Gomez is an orthopaedic surgeon who focuses on the surgical and non-surgical management of shoulder and elbow injuries. Dr. Gomez has specialized training and technical expertise in the areas of advanced shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, traumatic or chronic instability of the shoulder/elbow, complex fracture care of the shoulder/elbow, sports injuries to the throwing athlete, and management of the multitude arthropathies that affect the shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Gomez earned his undergraduate degree from Chapman University while playing baseball, 2002 Div. III NCAA Champions, majoring in Biology with an emphasis is Exercise Physiology. He went on to attend medical school at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Gomez saw an opportunity to train at a legacy institution and completed his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Campus at San Antonio. He received expert training from the world-renowned surgeons who have “Wrote the Book of Orthopaedics” being: Drs. Charles Rockwood, Kaye Wilkins, David P. Green, Bernard Morrey, and Jesse DeLee.

After residency, Dr. Gomez completed a Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. While there he experienced a high surgical volume in both sports and degenerative injuries to the shoulder and elbow, and was involved in clinical research. Dr. Gomez was even awarded the opportunity to train with some prominent French surgeons in Monaco and the French Rivera during his fellowship year.

Dr. Gomez has recently been involved in co-authoring a book chapter on revision of failed reverse shoulder arthroplasty, along with publishing peer reviewed research. He remains up to date on current treatments for his patients by remaining active in the American Shoulder Elbow Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Being a previous collegiate athlete, Dr. Gomez understands the competitive mentality and is dedicated to providing excellent care to prolong the amateur and professional career. When Dr. Gomez is not in the office, you can find him spending time with his wife and two daughters enjoying the outdoors surfing, boating, or watching his daughters play sports.

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Facilities

  • Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital
  • Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital

Groups

  • Emanate Health Medical Group

Medical education

USC Keck School of Medicine

Internship

University of Texas Health Science Center

Residency

University of Texas Health Science Center

Fellowship

University of Pennsylvania

Shoulder and elbow reconstruction

Special practice interests

Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder & Elbow Specialist

Clinical areas of expertise:

  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Stiff Elbow
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Biceps Tear
  • Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder
  • Revision Shoulder/ Elbow Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement (Anatomic & Reverse)
  • Fracture Care of the Scapula, Clavicle, Shoulder, Humerus and Elbow
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Elbow Instability
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture and Joint Separation, Sternoclavicular Separation, Scapulothoracic Syndrome, Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery), Ulnar Nerve Compression at the Elbow, Pectoralis Major Rupture Tendon Repair, Triceps Tendon Repair/Reconstruction, Superior Capsular Reconstruction, and Arthroscopy of the Shoulder/Elbow.

Notes

My philosophy of care is a commitment to my patients and their families to deliver care that is supported by the highest order of compassion, innovation, science and technology.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Joseph Iannotti MD, PhD Award for Excellence in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Administrative Chief Orthopedic Resident
  • Resident Emerging Leader for the American Orthopedic Association (AOA)

Publications

  • 2017: Waetjen, E., Somerson, J., Gomez, G., Bagg, M. Upper Extremity Injuries in Airbag-Equipped Vehicles: Are Newer Vehicles Safer? Texas Orth. Journal 2017; 3(1): 35-42
  • 2009: Godfrey, J., Kayser, B., Gomez, G., Bennett, J., Jaque, S., Sumida, K. Interrupted Resistance Training and BMD in Growing Rats. Int J Sports Med 2009; 30: 579-584
  • 2008: Goettsch, B.M., Smith, M.Z., O'Brien, J.A., Gomez, G.V., Jaque, S.V., Sumida, K.D. Interrupted vs. Uninterrupted Training on BMD during Growth. Int J Sports Med 2008; 29: 980-986

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