Hongbo Liu, MD

Hongbo Liu, MD


Spine Surgeon in San Antonio, TX

Innovative Spine and Orthopedic Clinic

“In my 15 years of practice as an orthopedic and spine surgeon I have learned that the best care is not only to deliver state-of-the-art surgical solutions but also to listen to my patients, respect their participation, and help them decide on the best course of action for their health goals.”

Dr. Hongbo Liu is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in both spinal disorders and pediatric orthopedics. He completed his fellowship training at world-renowned Mayo Clinic and the prestigious Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Dr. Hongbo Liu’s clinical interests include degenerative spine disorders, minimally invasive spine surgeries, pediatric spinal deformity, osteoporosis-related vertebral compression fracture, and spinal trauma.

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

Hongbo Liu, MD

458 Patient Ratings
192 Patient Comments

Dr. Liu is an adult and pediatric orthopedic spine surgeon who has extensive experience specializing in the delicate science of spine surgery. Dr. Liu accomplished three clinical fellowships in the United States and received well-rounded and extensive training in spine surgery and pediatric orthopedics. Dr. Liu’s first fellowship was in pediatric orthopedic surgery at the CCHMC, and his second fellowship was focused on pediatric spine deformity and minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) at the CCHMC, University of Cincinnati Hospital and the Christ Hospital. Dr. Liu then completed his third fellowship training in adult spine surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Liu received multiple awards during his academic training. He was granted the Japan-China Sasakawa Medical Fellowship and worked as a research fellow at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Osaka, Japan. He received the 5th Annual International Pediatric Orthopedic Symposium Scholarship. He was recognized as an AO Spine North America fellow from 2010-2011. He also received a research grant from the Scoliosis Research Society related to regional and national trends in the surgical treatment of spondylolysis and spondyolisthesis in the pediatric patient. Dr. Liu has published articles in multiple orthopedic and spine peer-reviewed journals and a text book chapter on spine surgery techniques. He has presented his research at national and international spine and orthopedic meetings.

Dr. Liu’s clinical and academic training experiences have cultivated a healthy drive towards the pursuit of knowledge, attention to detail, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Liu treats patients not only by surgical methods but from a holistic approach. Dr. Liu believes in quality and excellence and provides individualized care to each of his patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Liu likes to watch basketball games and enjoys spending time with his family. He also loves reading, traveling and exploring new cultures.

Patient Reviews


Dr. Liu is an amazing surgeon and a caring person.


Thank you




Dr. Liu and his team are very thorough and conscientious in their care. Dr. Liu is very honest in his approach and gave me reasonable expectations for after the surgery. I have been treated with compassion and I am excited to see changes in my day to day life.


Awesome doctor


17 years ago I fell from an aircraft and suffered a spine injury. I have seen many doctors and have had previous procedures. Bottom line, I appreciate and full trust Dr. Liu. Stop living in pain!


Phenomenal care and excellence to detail.


Dr. Liu is very kind and thorough with his patients. He is knowledgable and explains the process and procedures well. I experienced relief with my first steroid injection when they have never worked in the past. He is great!


Very thorough, very thoughtful about my condition and how to help.


Very thorough, very detailed consultation


Very professional


Great doctor and staff.


Dr and his staff is great. They are very informative and thorough. The staff accommodated all my needs. My pain is gone and I am extremely happy with the whole process. I highly recommend Dr. Liu.


Very friendly staff. Dr. Liu is great at what he does. Girls in office did an amazing job with all the insurance and job related paperwork .... Thanks again


Great doctor Great staff


Could not be more pleased with Dr. Liu. From the moment after surgery until this minute, I have no pain or tingling. Thank you Dr.Liu


Fast friendly service


Great care!


Very good feedback from dr Liu.


Thank you


Most importantly, loved the doctor. , very well informed, as well as the girls up front, very happy with answers


Thank you!




I had speedy service and a thorough consult.

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