John Chance II, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a sports medicine subspecialty certificate. He provides patients in Live Oak and San Antonio, Texas, with the best in orthopaedic care at Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Growing up, Dr. Chance was very active in sports and was exposed to orthopedic surgeons early on. His studies ultimately turned toward medicine and orthopaedics as a career. The ability to restore someone's function and quality of life is the passion that drives him. Dr. Chance enjoys getting acquainted with each patient to understand their concerns and expectations. This is how he can confidently diagnose and create a treatment plan, whether it's nonsurgical or surgical.
Dr. Chance earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and went on to complete an internship in general surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He stayed at Brooke Army Medical Center for his orthopaedic surgery residency. Dr. Chance is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association, the Texas Orthopedic Association, Texas Medical Association, and the Bexar County Medical Society.
Dr. Chance served in the United States Army Medical Corps until February 2009. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service while acting as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Abu Ghraib, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The military helped shape Dr. Chance's career. He gained broad experience, which included treatment of complex sports injuries, as well as the trauma associated with a combat zone. His specialty interests include arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, hip and knee joint replacement, and fractures.
At Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Chance's clinical assistants are Angie Long, Medical Assistant, and Ashley Tubb, PA.