Specializing in Sports Related Orthopedic Surgery
MEET DR. RAJ SHANI
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Raj Shani specializes in sports medicine with a focus on shoulder, knee, and ankle surgery as well as general orthopedics. He treats patients from 6 years of age and older. Dr. Shani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He also practices orthopedic sports medicine at the Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Institute. His experience as an orthopedic surgeon ranges from high school sports injuries all the way to collegiate and professional athletes.
A native Houstonian, Dr. Raj Shani received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he was nominated for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed his orthopedic residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. This was followed by his sports medicine fellowship, focusing on surgery of the knee, shoulder and ankle, at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
Last March, I was first treated by Dr. Shani for a broken shoulder. At that time, I was impressed by his professionalism and his desire to avoid surgery if possible. Under his care, I was almost completely healed until I re-injured the shoulder last September/October.
Only after additional therapy and cortisone shots, did Dr. Shani recommended surgery. He took time to clearly set my expectations and encouraged questions. At no time did I feel rushed or like a “number”. When I needed to move the surgery up due to unbearable pain, his team rescheduled without any issues.
Dr. Shani repaired my distal biceps tendon and I was amazed how quickly I recovered. He used a minimally invasive technique with a small incision. Got my strength back with no problems. He explained the entire process and got me back in the weight room and I am feeling great!!
Dr. Shani performed my ACL surgery and I couldn’t be happier. He did an amazing job and I am now back to playing sports. He guided me thru the entire the process and the rehab and I am thrilled with my result.
He repaired my rotator cuff and fixed my biceps tendon and I feel great. Great bed side manner . Highly recommend. Nice office staff.
Treated my uncle after he fell and had a femur fracture. Did an amazing job and had a great bed side manner. My uncle is now walking without any pain.
He listened and took time with me. The wait time was very fast. The staff was great.