About Dr. Snyder
McAllen's Premier Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bill Snyder began his private practice in McAllen in 1994 and quickly determined that he wanted to specialize in the treatment of sports injuries, particularly of the shoulder and knee. His interest in this area means that as a patient you have the advantage of an orthopedic surgeon that knows how to gently and properly treat shoulder and knee pain caused by injuries and other conditions. His vision at this facility is to have a place where you are taken care of from beginning to end with the most advanced equipment and highly trained staff available. This is unique in the Rio Grande Valley.
Dr. Bill Snyder

Dr. Bill Snyder

Dr. Snyder’s professional career has been an impressive series of firsts:

The 1st orthopedic surgeon in the Rio Grande Valley to perform minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder rotator cuff repairs and quality ACL knee reconstructions in an outpatient setting.
The 1st orthopedic surgeon in the Valley to establish an exclusive Ambulatory Surgery Center licensed by the State of Texas so that these procedures can be provided outside a traditional hospital.

The 1st orthopedic surgeon in the Valley to provide an open extremity MRI in the office.
The 1st surgeon in the Valley to be nominated as a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Snyder has performed thousands of successful arthroscopic surgery procedures. To his patients’ benefit, he is uniquely qualified to recognize when surgery is not needed.

Dr. Snyder has hand selected his team of highly-trained professionals, which includes registered nurses, surgical technicians, X-ray technologists and administrators, each dedicated to providing you with personalized care and outstanding results.


  • University of Iowa Medical School, Iowa City, Iowa, Doctor of Medicine 1984
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude 1979

Post-Graduate Training

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Residency, Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX 1988-1992
  • Neurosurgery Preceptorship, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 1985-1986
  • Internship, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 1984-1985

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • Private Practice Orthopaedic Surgeon, McAllen, TX, July 1994 – present
  • Medical Director, RGOI Ambulatory Surgery Center, McAllen, TX, September 1998 – present
  • Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, Fort Huachuca, AZ, July 1993 – June 1994
  • Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, US Army, Honduras, Central America, December 1992 – May 1993
  • Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fort Bragg, NC, July 1992 – June 1993
  • Staff Emergency Room Physician, Fort Huachuca, AZ, June 1986 – 1988

Certification and Licensure

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1999 – 2009
  • Medical Licenses: Texas, Arizona
  • Current DEA, DPS

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

Some other incorrect spellings of Dr. Bill Snyder you might have used to find this page: Doctor Snyder, Dr. Shoulder, Dr. Snider, Dr. Schnyder. This is the only Dr. Bill Snyder Orthopedic Surgeon, sometimes known as Doctor Knee in McAllen Tx.

Advanced Orthopaedic Institute

400 E Dove Avenue, McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 686 – BONE (2663)

Your one-stop for the comprehensive treatment of knee and shoulder injuries.

While hospitals treat illness and injury, here at AOI, we’ve chosen to specialize in treating orthopaedic injuries. Why? Because we understand that sharp or persistent shoulder and knee pain can adversely affect your quality of life. Everyday activities like walking down stairs or picking up a child should not cause pain, and that’s where we can help. At AOI, we will diagnose the source of your pain and get rid of it – fast – and we’ll do it in an environment that is clean, comfortable, and professional.

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Advanced Orthopaedic Institute
400 E Dove Avenue
McAllen, Texas 78504

956-686-BONE (2663)