Dr. Andrew L. Whaley, MD, a renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon in San Antonio, Texas, brings together advanced modern technology and minimally invasive surgical techniques to deliver optimal orthopedic care. As a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, he focuses on Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), trauma, sports medicine, and adult joint reconstruction involving the shoulder, hip, and knee.
A specialist in sports medicine injuries, Dr. Whaley boasts the distinguished Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). His extensive expertise encompasses the repair of torn tendons or muscles, ligament reconstruction around joints, as well as advanced arthroscopic procedures.
Dr. Whaley is a leader in reconstructive orthopedic surgery in San Antonio, expertly performing surgical reconstruction of the musculoskeletal system, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and related structures. In the realm of Adult Reconstruction, he performs both partial and total knee replacement, total hip replacement, and shoulder replacement, using state-of-the-art, minimally invasive, and tissue-sparing surgical techniques.
Born and raised in Dallas, Dr. Whaley has strong family ties to San Antonio, maintaining a lineage in orthopedic surgery that dates back to 1947 with his grandfather, John J. Hinchey, M.D., who was one of the first trained orthopedic surgeons serving South Texas in San Antonio. Dr. Whaley upholds the high standard of care that this heritage demands.
Dr. Whaley received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University, then earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. Following this, he completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic, a globally recognized institution known for its top-ranked Orthopaedic Program. After his intensive training at Mayo Clinic, he focused solely on sports medicine at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. Since 2003, Dr. Whaley has been practicing in San Antonio, serving in key leadership roles including Medical Director and Chief of Staff at various esteemed institutions.
With a firm commitment to patient-centric care, Dr. Whaley combines his vast expertise in orthopedic surgery with compassion, treating patients as he would his own family. He spends time thoroughly explaining your orthopedic condition and treatment options in easy-to-understand terms. With Dr. Whaley, you can be confident in receiving the highest quality of care for your injuries and orthopedic conditions, from diagnosis to recovery.
Our practice, rooted in San Antonio and built on modern technology and advances in orthopedic surgery, accepts most insurance plans and worker's compensation insurance. We're here to serve you and provide the best orthopedic care in San Antonio.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio
Collin Krasowski, PA-C is a physician assistant who joined Dr. Whaley's team in July 2023. PA Krasowski graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology in 2016 from Duquesne University and completed his Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2019 from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. From 2019 to 2023, PA Krasowski was in practice specializing in the fields of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Family Medicine. Collin Krasowski, PA-C is board certified through the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed through the Texas State Medical Board. Being a licensed medical provider, PA Krasowski assists our practice by obtaining medical histories, conducting physical examinations, diagnosing and treating orthopedic injuries, and writing prescriptions. In addition, performing medical procedures such as ultrasound-guided joint injections, being a first assistant to Dr. Whaley in surgery, and rounding at the hospitals are some of the services Krasowski can provide. He prides himself in providing excellent patient care and is focused on ensuring patients and their families are comfortable during the pre-operative, operative, and post-operative settings.
PA Krasowski was a three-sport athlete in high school in Buffalo, NY where he played hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. His current hobbies include following professional sports including the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He spends his time weightlifting and hiking with his dog.