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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.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • AIG

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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Very impressed with the whole staff.
Less than 1 month ago
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As always Dr. Zhao and his staff take great care of me and always get me right in. I feel very blessed to have them to go to when I need help. As I always say, I break they fix it,Thankyou Dr. Zhao and staff..... Good thing I have you all in my corner!
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Dr. Zhao was very thorough with his examination and was able to explain results and treatment options very clearly - this significantly eased anxieties and uncertainties. His nurse practitioner and staff are all very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this office.
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Dr. Zhao and his assistant Steve both answered my questions, were very interested in my information and responsive to it. Both projected complete competency. Dr Zhao said he would refer me for tests and I got the call the next dayfor an appointment. These days, not all doctors show interest, welcome questions and follow up so quickly. So this was a very good sign to me and very much appreciated. Steve was very personable and I liked that. Dr. Zhao could loosen up a bit, I don't recall him smiling ever. Couldn't hurt.
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Makes sure you understand your options. Great bedside manner, staff is friendly also. I would recommend this doctor. A+
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Great staff. Jeff was amazing. Would highly recommend him to anyone
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I am never disappointed when I come here.
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My visit was handled very professional and through gave me information on my injury and answered all my questions.
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i absolutely loved how thorough he , Nicole and the staff were with my exam. Also the bedside manner was spot on! Im in a lot of pain and they took their time with me. I would highly recommend them!
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As usual enjoyed the visit because I feel he explains everything in layman’s terms where I understand what he is talking about.
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This is a very well run office and all of the staff are very helpful and friendly. I can't ask for more.
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As it turns out, I am a regular visitor.. With that being said, I would never use another doctor (Orthopedic). I am pretty active and thankfully I can count on Dr. Z to keep me going. I refer all my friendsand family to him.. Lately we wall seem to keep messing something up. Very grateful to have a great doctor so close to where we live, work and play..
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Dr Zhao is great. My total shoulder replacement went better than I had expected and now I’m on the road to recovery
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Dr Zhao takes his time and thoroughly explains procedures, expectations and options and, more importantly, he listens to you!
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Dr. Zhao was very thorough and knowledgeable in his work. He offered more than one option for your needs.
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It took way too long seemed to be only one Doctor in the office which was no good.
Less than 3 months ago
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Friendly staff, very professional. The wait in the exam room was a bit long, but i suppose they were looking at my X-rays before coming into see me.
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I recommend him to my family and friends. He is the best for what he does for his profession as doctor. Thank you sir.
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As always, the entire staff was excellent. Dr. Zaho always listens and is so great in every way.
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Dr Zhao is very good and I highly recommend him and his staff for all of your needs.
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I thought it was a very good office visit as a healthcare professional I tend to be a little critical but his bedside manner was pleasant, direct, and he makes the recommendations after he assess you and actually listens to whatyou are saying, he was not rushed or in a hurry but took his time, I like that and I will return for my follow-up
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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 6 months 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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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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Everyone was so nice, it was clean , wait time was not long at all.
Less than 6 months ago
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You feel Dr. Zhao's concern for you right away.
Less than 6 months 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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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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I really didn’t like him , with that being said. He still could be a great doctor just not for me.
Less than 6 months ago
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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 6 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 6 months ago
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They are the best
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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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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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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