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Dr. Jeff Zhao, DO

Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Zhao is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin. He then attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and was an honorable recipient of both the Welch Scholar Grant and Sparks Osteopathic Foundation Scholarship. He finished orthopedic surgery training at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences at Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Zhao completed an additional year of training beyond orthopedic surgery residency to sub-specialize in reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and upper extremity (under the direction of Tom R. Norris MD, H. Relton McCarroll MD, and James Kelly II MD, San Francisco Shoulder and Upper Extremity Fellowship, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA). With a never-ending positive attitude, Dr. Zhao founded Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute in October of 2010. He enjoys meeting new people and welcomes daily challenges. His practice focuses on serving each patient with individualized care to relieve pain and restore optimal mobility and strength quickly and safely. He specialized in arthritis, total joint replacement, rotator cuff injury, arthroscopic surgery, fractures/dislocations, ligament repair and reconstruction, and other sports-related injuries. Dr. Zhao enjoys snowboarding, windsurfing, and spending time with his family.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Pine Creek Medical Center
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
  • Texas Regional Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education and training

  • California Pacific Medical Center, Fellowship in Shoulder and Upper Extremity
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Medical School - University of North Texas, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Texas Osteopathic Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1598828758

Office locations

Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute

222 South Collins Road, Suite 101

Sunnyvale, TX 75182

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The entire staff was welcoming and helpful; each person was professional and explained everything in a way that made sense. Dr. Zhao is amazing. He's concerned, pleasant, professional and thorough in his questions, diagnosis and outlining treatment options. I strongly recommend them!
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Dr Zhao and his team are professional and friendly, and they answer all questions completely and with no rushing you. Great job.
Less than 1 month ago
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Doctor was very firm about his Diagnosis of my condition and that after the carpal tunnel surgery it would be more time off work than I had hoped for. I will be abiding by his recommendations. Dr. Zhao seems to bevery good at what he does, and I appreciate his concern for my health issues.
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Everyone was so nice, it was clean , wait time was not long at all.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Z is an incredible physician, and the staff is of Great Character and quality. As a patient, you really are treated like family. Which is lucky for me, cause I seem to visit a lot! Another appointment that was great, if that can be said.
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You feel Dr. Zhao's concern for you right away.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Zhao was very nice and personable as well as his staff and professional. I highly recommend his office.
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The only way to say is "AWESOME" Fixed again!!!! Totally remarkable improvement!
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Great
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nice atmosphere, staff is very nice and willing to help.
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Staff was very friendly and professional but very disappointed with Dr.Zhao's bedside manner.
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I really didn’t like him , with that being said. He still could be a great doctor just not for me.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr.Zhoa, and his staff are some of the greatest, most professional, and friendly folks I have ever dealt with. I have had 3 different surgeries, by Dr.Zhoa, and I would recommend him to any of my family's and friends.
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Very thorough. I feel like finally someone is going to do something to help me heal
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The front office staff was friendly, the medical professionals were attentive, not in a rush and answered all my questions.
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Dr. Zhao was very professional. He allowed time to listen to all my concerns and answered all my questions. I've had two previous surgeries on my right rotator, and it was refreshing to hear a straight forward explanation of what couldbe and what couldn't be done with the rotator. It was apparent that the last surgeon did not properly take care of the issue. Dr. Zhao showed me on the MRI where the muscle/tendon was shredded and explained that it could not be repaired. It was nice to have an honest Doctor for a change.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Zhao is very pleasant, has great bedside manners and is very knowledgeable. We are very pleased with him and will definitely refer him to others in need.
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The doctor was able to get me in immediately, and everybody was friendly and professional. They were able to process me efficiently, listening closely and responding fully to my questions and concerns.
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Dr. Zhao is an awesome doctor. His nurse practitioner is extremely nice as well. Only thing, was that it was about 30-45 minute wait after going to a room before the dr or np came to visit. Their bedside manner are great.
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Very impressed with the staff as well as Dr. Zhao!!
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Very pleasant. Explained X-ray so that I had no problem understanding. Explained what and how he wanted to proceed to fix my particular problem.
Less than 3 months ago
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I really enjoyed my visit with Dr Zhao. He was personable and listened to my questions & answered them completely. Most of all, he wants to the correct procedure for me. Not just a quick-fix that would last a short time.
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They are the best
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I have nothing but great things to say about this Dr and his staff. I have already referred 2 people to his office. He is very efficient and very professional. His staff is equally as efficient and professional as him. Ihave never had a long wait time and have always had the best care given to me. I am so blessed to be under his care. Thank you Dr Zhao and staff for everything you do.
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He was very pleasant and kind
Less than 6 months ago
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I think Dr Zhao is very professional and very honest. He is not just trying to get me to surgery. He wants to look at every option before making a decision and I appreciate that.
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Second visit since my surgery first since I started rehab. Went over my latest XRay taken in office today, not only the good Doctor but his staff are top shelf and over the top First Class all the way. Thanks Doctor Zhao
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I was seen right on time. Xrays were a breeze; the nurses were quick and kind. I was given comprehensible, easy directions for the care of my broken ankle, and Dr. Zhao was easily as quick and kind as his nurses.He takes into account the pain his patients are in, and gives you the best tools for a full recovery. LISTEN TO THEM! My splint was done gently, and I was out in about an hour total from when I walked/ hobbled through the door. They gave me the next available appointment for the following week and worked around my work schedule as best they could! Overall, an amazing orthopedic office. I've been to several others for other injuries (horse owner) and the wait time alone took longer than my entire visit with Dr. Zhao! This will be my only orthopedic surgeon from now on. Ps: As a person who understands health insurance, what you pay the doctor's office is entirely up to the insurance you have, not the office, nurses, or the doctor. Take it up with your insurance company, please don't yell at the ladies up front! (Sorry, witnessed an exceedingly rude patient who doesn't understand how this works.)
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Dr. Zhao is great. The only problem that I had is that they forgot to put me on the schedule (I had the card that the secretary wrote for a certain and time and date, so I was able to verifythat I didn't have the wrong date and time). Nevertheless, they fit me in and took me fairly quickly back and I had a very short wait time. I felt that they handled that situation well, even with the error.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very pleased with everything
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I loved my time with Dr. Zhao. He was helpful, however, the treatment done by Steve was not as good as last time. I had instant relief of pain last time, this time, not much improvement. I wonder if he justdidn't aim well enough in the tendon to make the holes in the tendon.
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Dr Zhoa not only has helped me but my mom goes to him too. Amazing doctor and staff!!!
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This office is thorough and the staff is awesome. Dr Zhao is a great Doctor and I have referred him to many of my friends and family. I spent a total of 1 hour and 1/2 from start to finish. Thankyou Dr Zhao and staff for being efficient and thank you for your kindness. God bless you all.
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very professional with out arrogant. take pride in his work, motivated for a positive outcome for his patients.
Less than 6 months ago
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SOOOOOOOOO glad I found Dr. Zhao when I did. Could not possibly be happier with the outcome of my surgical procedure. His staff is wonderful from the PA to the receptionist. Top notch in every way!
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My wife and I just love him. He is one of the good one! Edwin y
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Once again Dr Zhao took the time to make sure I fully understood every aspect of the follow up to my surgery. He is so pleasant and so patient, especially for a young man, something you do not find now days. For a senior citizen very important! Thanks Doc.
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Very professional and took the time to really understand what was going on. Looking forward to working with them to n the future.
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Everyone was so nice and friendly.
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Had AC/CC ligament reconstruction (grade 5 separation) in left shoulder on 30 Oct 2017, less than 3 months later my shoulder feels normal. I'm glad I picked Dr. Zhao, what a blessing.
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Having CT Scan review and discussing treatment options, Dr. Zhao was unrushed, gave me the entire picture and was comfortable with me taking two or three days to make my final choice of treatment options. Very professional, very astute, greatbedside manner for a young man, able to explain things so I and my spouse could understand in simple layman terms.
Less than 6 months ago
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The staff was all very courteous and friendly. Dr. Zhao explained things to me, and answered my questions.
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I found the doctor and his staff to be knowledgeable and very professional. They listen to my concerns and addressed them to my satisfaction.
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Dr. Zhao seems like a nice doctor but I had to wait 45 minutes past my appointment time to see him. The front desk people don't know what they are doing. When I got there, I checked in. They told meI needed to make a payment. I informed them that I have met my out of pocket maximum on my insurance so my insurance is covering the medical costs. Then they said you didn't meet your deductible so you have to pay. I said no. I met my out of pocket maximum so the deductible doesn't matter. I don't pay anything. I told them to call my insurance. Then they said oh you don't have to pay the copay. Then I get called back and have to wait 45 min to see the doctor. He wanted me to get a cortisone shot for my knee. The nurse came back and wanted me to sign a paper saying that I will pay for the shot. I told him no I met my out of pocket maximum so I don't pay, insurance is covering the cost. Then the woman at the front desk said she talk to my insurance people and they said I had pay for the shot. Well I knew this was not true. I refuse the shot because I was not about to pay for it. Then I called my insurance and they read back the transcript of the conversation they had with the women at the front desk. They did not tell her I had to pay for the shot. They told them I met my out of pocket maximum and that the insurance was covering the cost. They lied to me and just wanted me to pay for the shot. I am not going back. They totally wasted my time.
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I like Dr. Z's concise straight to the point diagnosis followed by a treatment plan.
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I am not sure how I GOT SO lucky to be blessed by having such an incredible doctor and staff, but I was. I always feel at home (unfortunately I am injury prone) when I have to go see Dr. Zhao.I always tell people that are 2 professionals, that no one wants to see. That is Doctor's and Attorney's, well Dr. Zhao is the "EXCEPTION". If you need an Ortho, go see him you will be glad you did. DS
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AWESOME Staff! The office staff is AMAZING and Dr Zhao’s beside manner is remarkable to include follow up after surgery.
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Very professional and extremely personable. Efficient staff.
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Dr Zhao and his staff were very friendly and professional. I especially want to thank his office for getting me in so soon as a new patient. My knees already feel much better!
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They were very nice and explained everything to me, about what was going to happen and why, and I loved it.
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