Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute

Orthopedic Specialists located in Sunnyvale, TX & Inside of Pediatric Depot, Terrell, TX

Our office is continuously reviewing COVID-19 protocols and recommendations. Our goal is to always provide a safe atmosphere for our patients and their family members. At this time, we will continue to observe the following to ensure safety for our patients and staff:

Masks required by all visitors to the office.
Social distancing within the office including the waiting room and clinical area.
COVID screening questions will still be asked during check-in process, including temperature checks.
If anyone present at an appointment tests positive for COVID within 7 days of leaving our office, please contact our office.
Enhanced disinfecting and sanitizing protocols will remain the same.

We will continue to closely monitor the Texas Medical Board and Texas Health and Human Services Commission and their recommendations. Thank you for being considerate in keeping everyone safe and allowing us to serve you.

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Is It Joint Pain or Other Orthopedic Disorders

At Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute, we address everyday disorders that affect the bones, joints, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons. We handle the evaluation and management of degenerative diseases such as arthritis, care for fractures and complex joint replacement surgery. Our services are individualized to each patient’s needs.

Painful symptoms can be caused by a traumatic injury from an accident, sudden impact while playing sports, a fall, or strain to tendons and joints from repetitive work or sports activities. In older patients, as arthritis becomes more commonplace, pain may be prevalent simply with daily routine and activity.

Conservative care is always our first choice of treatment. We’re committed to working closely with you and your primary care physician to create the best treatment plan possible to fit your individual needs. Once we’ve diagnosed your condition, treatment plans may include: physical therapy, occupational therapy, injections and/or medications.

For those patients who require surgery, advancements in minimally invasive techniques are our practice’s specialty. Minimally invasive surgery means only tiny incisions are needed, along with the use of arthroscopes. This significantly reduces pain after surgery, shortens recovery time, and decreases scarring.

For joint replacements requiring open incisions, we use the newest techniques and technology to shorten recovery time, and get you back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.

Our goal is to relieve your pain and restore your mobility and strength quickly and safely!

Our Mission, Vision and Values



Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute is dedicated to changing and improving the lives of patients by providing exceptional orthopedic care through innovative technology, evidence-based practice, quality, and cost-effective services in an efficient and pleasant environment.



Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute will remain the independent premier provider of orthopedic services in our region. We will grow in scope and size to meet the orthopedic specialty needs of our patients, referring providers, and health system partners.


Core Values

  • Responsibility
  • Skill
  • Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Positive Attitude
  • Respect
  • Sincerity

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Ankle Arthritis: Joint Replacement or Fusion?

Many patients with end stage Ankle Arthritis are often faced with the decision to undergo either a joint sparing procedure "Total Ankle Replacement", or a joint destructive procedure "Ankle Fusion". Read more here.

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Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute is dedicated to making every effort to get payment from your insurance company. Please understand, it is the patients’ responsibility to keep the doctor’s office up to date with current insurance information and make them aware of any insurance changes. If proper notification is not made, the patient may be responsible for charges not covered at the time of service by the insurance company. If an insurance company requires a referral from the primary care physician, it is the patients’ responsibility to have this in place before the visit. The patient may receive a bill for the full charges of any items and services, or have to pay out-of-network cost-sharing under their health plan if the above requirements are not met. If you are paying as a “self-pay” patient, please understand that amounts paid will not count toward your health plan’s deductible or out-of-pocket limit.

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X-rays are done in office by Northstar Imaging. For questions about X-ray billing, please call 972-649-6460.

Any additional items or services will be billed separately at the time of service. Thank you for your understanding and attention to this matter. If you have any further questions, please contact our office.

Baylor Scott & White Health Plans
Beech Street PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO Only
Care N' Care
Cigna LocalPlus
Coventry Advantra Medicare PPO
Department of Labor
First Health
Galaxy Healthcare PPO
Gallagher Bassett
HealthSmart ACCEL
Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
Interplan Health Group PPO

Words from our patients

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    "Dr Zhao is wonderful...He was very thorough in explaining the damage and the options for treatment...Very thankful I found him"

    Melanie B.
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    "This doctor is absolutely the best. He fixed my husband's hand and he absolutely back to normal"

    Terri S.
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    "Dr. Jeff Zhao is great...He was very patient and informed us of all the different options we had...I highly recommend Dr. Zhao"

    Tony J.
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    "I love the doctor here. He's more concerned about you..He explains everything in detail"

    Nikki H.
  • Yellow Pages

    "Very professional! Dr Zhao spent a lot of time with me and explained things with me in plain terms. He understands my pain. Very friendly office staff too!"

    S W.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Zhao is a great doctor he explained everything very well and worked with me and my schedule"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Great doctor. He spends a lot of time with me and does not use difficult medical terminology that is hard to understand"

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    "Every one in office was very friendly. Dr. was very clear and specific, I would definitely come back and recommend "

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    "I was in and out quickly but felt that I was thoroughly checked out. I think Dr. Zhao is a great doctor."

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  • Yelp

    "Dr. Zhao is the best! ... He really makes it easy. Short wait time, really nice offices, incredibly friendly staff, and an honest diagnosis...can't ask for more!"

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