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David Swanson, MD

Surgeon
Dr. David Swanson, is an Orthopedic Surgery specialist. He attended and graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 2011, having over 6 years of diverse experience, especially in Orthopedic Surgery.

An orthopaedic surgeon is trained in the preservation, investigation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical means. An orthopaedic surgeon is involved with the care of patients whose musculoskeletal problems include congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder and elbow in children and adults. An orthopaedic surgeon is also concerned with primary and secondary muscular problems and the effects of central or peripheral nervous system lesions of the musculoskeletal system.

Dr.  Billhymer joined Abrazo West Valley Hospital in 2014 as the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. Having trained with internationally renowned orthopaedic trauma surgeons at some of the busiest trauma centers in New Jersey, New York and Florida, he brings in-depth, broad exposure to orthopaedic trauma care. Trauma became his main area of interest because he found the complex and unique characteristics of each fracture challenging, yet rewarding, to fix. He also found great fulfillment in being able to help facilitate the often dramatic recovery traumatized patients make.

Dr. Billhymer has received extensive experience in the polytraumatized patient, fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, complex periarticular fractures, minimally invasive fracture care, and the correction of complications from these injuries (including bone infections). Prior to moving to Arizona, Dr. Billhymer was an Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Attending at busy Level 1 and Level 2 trauma centers in Illinois.

Dr. Billhymer has served on medical mission trips to Guatemala and Honduras. He has published research and presented research data at scientific meetings.

Dr. Billhymer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He earned his MD from the Univeristy of New Mexico School of Medicine. He completed residency at Rutgers University in New Jersey and an orthopaedic trauma surgery fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, FL.

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