Denise M. Romero, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Romero is a general orthopedic surgeon performing non-operative care, joint replacement, fracture care, and surgery in the upper and lower extremities. She treats patients for elbow, ankle, knee, shoulder, and hip injuries and issues. She has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery and arthroscopy and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and sports related injuries. Dr. Romero is able to perform hip arthroscopy, a recently emerging surgical technique for bursitis and hip impingement.

Dr. Romero completed her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing her orthopedic surgical training at UCLA-Harbor, she returned to the Bay Area for her fellowship in sports medicine.

Dr. Romero has had extensive experience in sideline management of sports injuries. During her fellowship, she provided orthopedic care to the Santa Clara University sports teams and several local Bay Area junior college sports teams.

She has completed additional training in arthroscopy and sports medicine at the SOAR group in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has conducted laboratory research in fracture healing and clinical studies in pain pump use in arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

Dr. Romero emphasizes patient-centered care and focuses on understanding the needs and physical demands of each patient so she can treat accordingly.

She is board certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Romero joined Bay Area Surgical Specialists in June 2014. She sees patients in Antioch and Walnut Creek.

Medical School: University of California San Francisco
Undergraduate: New Mexico State University in Las Cruces
Fellowship: University of California San Francisco and SOAR Medical in Redwood City, California
Residency: Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California
Internship: Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California

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