Kathleen Robertson, M.D., joined El Paso Specialty Hospital in 2016 to help fill a need on the surgical care team. With more than 15 years of experience as a general orthopaedic surgeon, and a subspecialty in hand surgery, she is a valuable addition to the hospital.
She is thrilled to be part of the EPSH surgical team, and says there are many benefits for both staff and patients of being part of this smaller, close-knit hospital. “We have a very friendly staff and a great team of doctors that knows one another well. I’m blessed to be part of this group. People want to be here and provide the best care for patients.”
Dr. Robertson hails from New Orleans — a city she recommends everyone visit, especially for the food. She completed medical school at Louisiana State University, followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine. From there, she went on to complete two fellowships, focusing on hand and upper extremity at the University of Tennessee, and on microvascular surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
For patients, Dr. Robertson emphasizes the importance of partnering with your doctor to accurately diagnose health concerns early on to ensure you receive the best treatment possible. Particularly when it comes to pain or injuries in the hand, wrist, or arm, she says early intervention is key to preventing long-term issues. “It’s important to find out what noninvasive options may help you get back to functioning better, and determine whether or not you may be a surgical candidate,” she says. Read more about her advice for treating hand pain.