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We know it can be a stressful task to choose the most qualified and fitting physician for your injury.

Dr. Gombera strives to provide every patient with the highest level of personal service and care.

Read what our patients are saying about their experience with Dr. Gombera:

- Mary Blackwell, July 1, 2020

Dr. Gombera is the best Orthopaedic doctor that has ever treated me. I have seen many Orthos in my lifetime. He is gifted, courteous, intuitive, exceptionally talented and most of all he listens to what I have to say.

- Debby Parker, June 20, 2020

I am always very comfortable talking to Dr. Gombera. He is attentive and patient with answering all my questions. I appreciate that he feels surgery is the last choice after using all other methods for treatment. I drive about 100 miles to see him because I trust him.

- Kathy McGee, June 20, 2020

Dr. Gombera is an excellent physician. He is professional, caring, and listens to my concerns and issues. I have been seeing him for 4 years now and he has always delivered exceptional care!

- Mary “Gennie” Noe, June 15, 2020

Dr Gombera was very patient and thorough. He did not rush me and took the time to explain the reason for my pain and how he proposed to fix it . I drove 4 hours to see him and it was well worth the drive.

- Sandra Hoffman, June 10, 2020

Welcoming and understanding staff even when I caused some confusion with appointment scheduled. Dr Gombera and his PA were both professional and attentive with an understanding pleasant manner. Wonderful qualities to find in a surgeon.

- Woodie M Zachry, May 27, 2020

I came to Dr. Gombera after another specialist recommended a full hip replacement. Dr Gombera explained my imaging, the mechanics causing the problem and gave me a stepwise approach to save my hip with odds of success. After a 1 day surgery and 4 months of rehab my labrum is repaired, my hip is pain free, and I am back to triathlon training. Dr. Gombera is the complete package of skill and empathy. This is the doctor you can trust to do the right thing masterfully.

- Becky Williamson, February 05, 2020

I saw Dr. Gombera for a second opinion on my knee. He was awsome. What I had originally been told was not the case. He explained everything to me. Answered all my questions, didn’t act like he was in a rush. I am so pleased with him, his staff and the Fonderen hospital itself. We will use them for all our orthopedic needs.

- Susan Storey Cutaia, February 02, 2020

Conservative and good listener especially with this retired RN.

- Anonymous, January 25, 2020

I had a pleasant experience at my appointment with Dr. Gombera. Everything was very efficient without much wait time. The doctor listened to all my concerns and answered my questions. He recommended a treatment which he was able to do at the visit and we were on our way.

- Debby P, January 16, 2020

I visited Dr. Gombera for trouble with my knees. As usual, the process was well-organized. X-rays were taken and I was immediately sent back to an exam room. Dr. Gombera gave me options for treatment and explained each one. I feel I can trust him and that he is very skilled. He takes the time to answer my questions.

- Anonymous, January 12, 2020

Dr Gombera actively listened, answered all my questions, and was kind and caring. I would encourage any orthopedic patient to see him. He’s a real blessing.

- Sharon Harden, January 09, 2020

Dr. Gombera was very helpful and explained everything so that I could understand. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has knee or shoulder issues.

- Nina, January 09, 2020

Always gives excellent attention. Great answers to questions! Very good results.

- Elise Cook, December 21, 2019

Excellent surgery outcome; delightful personality and outstanding support staff! The best!.

- Omar Arredondo, October 18, 2019

Tore my ACL playing soccer. Dr. Gombera was very clear when explaining my injury and what options I have whether it be surgery for full use of my knee to return to normal activities, or just physical therapy to live a less active but improved life. He did not just go straight to telling me that I have to have the surgery. He was thorough explaining my options on ACL graft and the benefits and cons of each. After my surgery, the first two days were the worst with pain, but it was tolerable that I didn’t feel that I needed to take the pain meds. This just shows Dr. Gombera’s excellent skills as a surgeon. 3 weeks after my surgery, I am recovering very well and feeling better everyday. Thank you Dr. Gombera! Looking forward to getting back into soccer! – Linda Licarione, July 19, 2019 “Dr Gombera was outstanding. The information (consultation, print materials and you tube video) provided prior to and at the time of my shoulder surgery enlightened me as to what to expect and what to do to ensure recovery. Even though I had three tore tendons, the pain was very manageable. I attribute this to Dr Gombera’s excellent skills as a surgeon.

- Sagra Cabrera, August 10, 2019

They do there best to get to the bottom of the problem. I had previously gone to a back specialist & he disappointed me, advised me physical therapy. When I point out having a hard time to walk, lift my feet, or make any swift movements. So I came here to get a 2nd check. They took the time to analyze & saw there is a problem with my both sides of my hip and its affecting my back. I am very Thankful & Pray for the best possible outcome they can come up with.

- James Thompson, June 5, 2019

After years of pain, one failed surgery by another doctor, multiple appointments with therapists and chiropractors, hundreds of wasted hours and dollars trying to get better, it was Dr. Gombera and his team that finally diagnosed me correctly and were able to fix me. He allowed me to return to a normal life. I can’t thank Dr. Gombera and his team enough for what they have done for me and my family. If you have the option to have Dr. Gombera perform surgery, DO IT!

- Anonymous – March 28, 2019

Dr Gombera is an excellent physician and surgeon who was well prepared for my visit with all previous diagnostics received and reviewed beforehand. He was able to answer my questions, and he really listened to what I had to say, which in my experience is rare for a doctor. Pre- and post-op instructions were accessible and clear. I feel like my hip surgery was almost miraculous. I’ve went from 10+ pain to 0 pain in a matter of days. I still have recovery time to go, but wow! Highly recommend.

- Barbara in Beaumont, TX – Feb 09, 2019

Dr. Gombera stays up to date with new techniques! He is dedicated to helping his patients and is very thorough in explaining surgery procedures, including giving a written explanation to you so you will understand what will be done!

- Noe Nava, January 31, 2019

Totally my respects to Dr. Gombera. Highly professional!! He knows what he’s doing and in less than 2 minutes he hit the spot. if you are looking for the best houston orthopedic. Here it is!! He always pays attention to you and always looks for the best solution. Dr. Gombera what I most loved was his humility. Thanks so much Dr. Gombera! 👏 👏 👏

- Richard Chenoweth, January 18, 2019

This is the place you wanna be if you are in need of a great Dr. to fix what’s broke, Dr. Gombera and his staff are the best. They are so helpful and attentive to your needs, they listen to what your concerns are and and don’t talk at you they talk to you. Dr. Gombera called me a few days after my surgery to check up on me to see how I was gettin along, something you just don’t see to often.

Great Dr.s great staff great results.

Thank you Dr. Gombera. Your the best.

- Califfa Watkins, December 21, 2018

Dr. Gombera is Professional, Personable and Kind. He listened to my daughter who has difficulty expressing herself. That’s a rare find in medicine these days. He was honest and straight forward regarding his success rates. His instructions for recovery are clear and concise. My daughter is mobile and recovering nicely. Its been two years of searching for someone to give my child her life back. Thank you Dr. Gombera.

- Anonymous, October 23, 2018

Had a long lasting problem and with one visit to Dr. Gombera’s office he was able to reassure me and with tests identify the problem. Now I have had a procedure and am recovering nicely. Appreciated the professionalism of the staff and the involvement of Dr. Gombera. Excellent team at the hospital.

- Laura Rhoda in Deer Park, TX – Oct 02, 2018

Dr Gombera and Sarah are FANTASTIC!!!

- Anonymous | September 14, 2018

Great Doctor very knowledgable and understanding. I could barely walk before I went to see him. He accessed my problem and treated it accordingly. The results were life changing. He has given me a couple extra years before I need to seek a surgical solution.

- Roger F. in Pasadena, TX | September 08, 2018

This was my 3rd knee (meniscus repair) surgery. The first performed by Dr. Gombera. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and focused. Always taking time to answer my questions and didn’t seem hurried to move on to the next patient. The last two surgeries performed by highly rated surgeons took 3 months and 6 months respectively to return to light running.
This time I am back within 8-weeks. I realize it is case by case, but i am extremely pleased.

- Anonymous | September 19, 2018

Great doctor, caring and attentive. His cortisone treatment on my knees was truly life changing. He is a Chicago Blackhawks fan but I’m willing to give him a break on that one.

- Jim Irvine | August 28, 2018

Dr. Gombera is wonderful. He is very easy to talk to...no complicated language. I highly recommend him.

- Kim Duffaut | August 19, 2018

Dr. Gombera and his assistant were very caring and professional. I will definitely recommend to anyone who’s having shoulder, hip or knee problems.

- Laura Logan | August 1, 2018

I had surgery on March 26, 2018. I was released to return to work July 26, 2018. I was able to complete my physical therapy close to home. Dr. Gombera, his PA, Chantel, and the entire office staff returned phone calls and answered questions promptly. Thank you guys!

- Rachel Taylor | July 29, 2018

Dr. Gombera has done an incredible job with my treatment and pre-op/post-op care. As He takes the time to thoroughly explain the situation at hand. He goes over all treatment options with you. He and his office are very responsive if there is an issue you may encounter. I’m still amazed how quickly my recovery is going. I would highly recommend him and the Fondren Group. Truly the best in Houston!

- Missy Sherman in Vidor, TX | July 29, 2018

I can’t thank Dr. Gombera and his staff enough with the experience we had at the Fondren Group. We had been dealing with a hip problem for 2-1/2 years and everyone at Beaumont Bone and Joint kept telling us nothing was wrong. After seeing Dr. Gombera, he knew right away what the problem was and we scheduled surgery. 3 months post op from a labrum tear, and she is at 100%. I highly recommended Dr. Gombera, and I highly recommend making the trip to Houston if you live in the Beaumont area.

- Lynn Strait | July 18, 2018

Dr. Gombera's passion for his profession is evident. He is personable, professional, and an excellent doctor. He will uncover all options before opting for surgery, but once chosen will take the utmost care to completely restore your health issue. I highly recommend Dr. Gombera.

- Anonymous Patient | June 27, 2018

Dr. Gombera has done really well with my daughter’s pre-op/post-op care. As a parent you want what’s in the best interest of your child, and he takes the time to thoroughly explain the situation at hand. I’m still amazed how quickly her recovery time has been. His aggressive therapy requests and her hard work cut out time almost in half. I would highly recommend him and the Fondren Group.

-Julie Zarate | Mar 27, 2018

I couldn't be more pleased with the treatment I received with Dr. Gombera and his staff. He was very kind, understanding, professional, and was sympathetic to my injury. He took the time to explain my options, the prognosis and referred me to an associate for further details. I would definitely recommend him.

-Will Orellana | Feb 17, 2018

Dr. Gombera is a miracle healer. I had my left knee scoped and within two days I was walking pretty much pain free, the thing of it is, I've had two previous surgeries on the same knee before, with a different orthopedic surgeon that is, and both times surgeries had been unsuccessful. Thank you so much Doctor Gombera!

-Dennis | Feb 8, 2018

Dr. Gombera is truly one of the best. I suffered with a misdiagnosed hip issue for many years. Within 5 minutes of my first office visit he had a diagnosis that he later accurately confirmed and we scheduled the necessary surgery. He was thorough, competent, and took the time to fully explain the entire process. I am glad I had the surgery as it was Dr. Gombera that performed it. I am almost totally recovered. Give the circumstances again, I would not hesitate to trust him. He is truly great!

-Don Roe | Jan 12, 2018

Dr. Gombera is awesome. He repaired my hip labral tear ans recovery time was minimal. To the point and explains in detail. Can't thank him enough.

-Amy Weber | Jan 03, 2018

After seeing 3 other orthopedist I found Dr. Gombera. He is straight forward, to the point and I trust him completely. I highly recommend Dr. Gombera and his entire staff.

-Deanie Bruess | Nov 28, 2017

Dr. Gombera is TOPS! After five months of pain in my knee, now my life has returned to normal -- pain free. Thank you, Dr. Gombera! He and his staff are professional, caring and put me at ease with my knee problem. I highly recommend him -- and have already to my friends and associates.

-Anonymous | Nov 15, 2017

My sister recently had knee surgery with Dr. Gombera and he made her and our family feel as if she was his only patient. He is incredibly patient and listened intently to all of our concerns. We always felt well informed and continue to recommend him to our family and friends.

-John J Ehlig | Oct 28, 2017

After having the injury, there was no time for "Doctor choice" decisions and Dr Gombera was available - so he was the choice. From the first meeting until the last, he was always pleasant, friendly, professional, interested, informative. The surgery itself seems to have been successful - and thus he deserves high marks for his skills as well. I wish him the best of luck. Texas Orthopedics Hospital & Staff were all excellent (as expected from the reviews).

-Juzer Yamani | Oct 22, 2017

While visiting us in Houston, my mother in-law was experiencing some joint pain and contacted Dr. Gombera for a consultation. She was so impressed and felt so confident and comfortable with his diagnosis and treatment plan that she now travels to Houston just to see him and follow his treatment plan. Thank you for excellent service and continued support. We appreciate it!

-Debbie Boedeker | Aug 23, 2017

My care was excellent. Dr. G. really impressed me the first time i met him; he actually listened without interrupting while actually looking at ME not his I Pad or whatever. I felt completely confident in him and his ability to take care of me. he explained everything beautifully and answered all my questions, no matter how insignificant they may have been Great smile, great skill, great surgeon. I am an RN.

-Blanca D R | Jul 18, 2017

I am Blessed to finally find a professional who truly cares for his patients, and strives to make sure he has done all he can. Dr. Gombera is a breath of fresh air! I will forever be in his debt, and I will go to him, and his hospital for all my orthopedic needs! Thank you Dr. Gombera!

-Maria Antonieta Gomez | Jun 09, 2017

I am so happy that I chose dr Gombera thanks to the referral of my friend ,PT Oriana Guzman. He is somebody that genuinely cares about his patients, doesn't force the idea of surgery, listens to our needs and concerns and is definitely somebody I can trust with my health. Thank you Dr Gombera for a successful knee repairs

-Debby Parker | May 25, 2017

I had surgery for a torn meniscus in my right knee. Dr. Gombera advised me to pursue all options before having surgery. When the injury began to restrict my activities, we decided to do surgery. It was an excellent experience. I walked with no assistance immediately after the surgery. The doctor was very attentive during my appointments. He answered all questions to my satisfaction. I find the whole organization very efficient. My outpatient surgery was at 9:00 a.m. and I was home (1.5 hours away) by 2:00 p.m.

-Amie James | May 15, 2017

Excellent bedside manner, thorough discussion explaining what he feels is best for me and why, quick responses and test scheduling. Unfortunately, I ended up needing a hip replacement, but Dr. Gombera's willingness to try to save my hip made my acceptance of the ultimate decision much easier. I felt like he was always there to represent my interests as a patient.

-Yusuf Hassanali | May 10, 2017

Had ACL reconstruction 3 weeks ago. Dr Mufaddal did an amazing job as I was off my crutches and walking in 2 days. He will always be available to answer all your post op rehab questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has to go through this procedure including all the professional athletes. To all the Houston professional sports teams we got our own James Andrews at fondren orthopedics!!

-Mary Blackwell | Apl 20, 2017

I had hip and groin pain for 3 years. During those 3 years I consulted more than 8 doctors. Even after physical therapy, steroid injections I received temporary relief. I was misdiagnosed twice. I almost gave up to live with the pain, but I didn't. I researched doctors who did arthroscopic surgery of the hip. I believe God led me to Dr. Gombera. For the first time I had a doctor who wanted to hear what I had to say. He ordered an MRI with contrast and finally he saw what had been causing my pain-a torn labrum. After the surgery I had almost no pain from the surgical site. He will be my Orthopedic doctor for life. He is a kind, sweet, warm and very caring man. Thank you doctor.

-Michael OBrien | Apl 05, 2017

Dr. Gombera is one of the greatest orthopedic surgeons in the Houston area. I went to see him after having hip pain and a pain in my inner thigh/groin area that wouldn’t go away for months. His office is very easy to get into and I was able to make an appointment within days (compared to other doctors at Texas Orthopedic who take weeks/months before you can get an appointment). He has excellent bedside manner and explained all of my options (surgical and non-surgical) and truly took the time to make sure I understood all of my options. We went the conservative approach of NSAID’s and physical therapy for a few weeks but after no improvement in my pain level, we decided that I would need an arthroscopic procedure to repair a torn labrum, and fix a hip impingement in my left hip. I had surgery in December 2016, and from the moment I came out of surgery I knew that it was the right choice. I did all of my recommended physical therapy and today (May 2017) I went back for my 6th month post-op appointment and can happily say I am pain free and am able to do everything that I was able to do, before the labrum tear. He couldn’t have been nicer, and my only regret is that I didn’t find out about him sooner. He does hips, knees, and shoulders... So far I’ve only need his services for my hip but I wouldn’t hesitate to return for his expertise if anything happened. Also, the wait time is the lowest I’ve experience with any doctor at Texas Orthopedic. I was always taken to the back on-time or before my appointment time, and never had to wait longer than 5-10 minutes after my scheduled appointment time before he was in the exam room.

-Ummehani Yamani | Mar 19, 2017

Recently accompanied my mother to Dr Gombera's clinic. Everyone, from the clinic staff to Dr Gombera himself, took care of everything and made sure that my mom was comfortable and her road to recovery was quick and pain free!

-Early Denison | Dec 16, 2016

Dr. Gombera is a skilled surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner--- a true gentleman. I would recommend him to anyone. My recovery from shoulder surgery was long and difficult but it was exactly what he told me to expect.

-Early | Nov 23, 2016

He is a skilled surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone with shoulder problems. He told me exactly what to expect and how long it would take to rehab he was right on.

-Sonya P in Woodlands TX | Oct 10, 2016

I highly recommend Dr. Gombera. I had a labral tear of my hip and not many doctors perform arthroscopic surgery of the hip, but after much research I found Dr. Gombera and Texas Orthopedic Hospital. The surgery was a great success and my recovery is going great! A huge thank you to Dr. Gombera and staff!

-Christopher Eddy | Mar 18, 2016

It has now been 5 months since Dr. Gombera surgically repaired my torn labrum and resolved the impingement in my hip. Dr. Vasilios Matthews recommended him as an expert for labrum repairs and I am very happy with the result which has dramatically changed the amount of pain that I feel. I am now able to sit comfortably at work to do my job and I am looking forward to a full return to the various physical activities that I enjoy. I found Dr. Gombera to be pleasant, jovial, patient, positive, and knowledgeable regarding my questions before and after the surgery.

He took time to explain himself well and it was obvious that he truly cared about the health and welfare of me as a patient and individual. He was never disrespectful or pushy regarding the treatment choices that I had available. He simply explained the options available, answered my questions, and then gave me the space to make my own choices. He was even kind enough to call me at my office to answer a series of questions that I had a few weeks after my surgery.His staff, such as his assistant Chantel Jefferson, was also very courteous and responsive to questions I posed. I would highly encourage anyone considering similar hip surgery to consider Dr. Gombera and the Texas Orthopedic Hospital.

-Jacque Elliott in Deer Park, TX | Jan 26, 2016

I have felt at ease with Dr Gombera from day one. He has treated Team Jacque with respect. Would recommend to family and friends.

-Justin in Houston, TX | Jan 18, 2016

I was referred to Dr. Gombera through another physician in the practice and he has been fabulous. Dr. Gombera really took the time to explain everything from test results to treatment plan in depth and answered questions thoroughly. Both he and his assistant were awesome with getting scans approved as well as surgery with my insurance. They kept me updated every step of the way and communicated everything. Highly recommend Dr. Gombera!

-Kelley Passman in Houston Texas | Jan 16, 2016

I came to see Dr Gombera because of knee pain. He is very communicative and has great bedside manner.

-Tracy in Houston, Tx | Jan 14, 2016

I was referred to Dr. Gombera by another doctor in his practice. He was able to diagnose what was wrong very quickly and accurately. My condition has significantly improved. When I aggravated the injury later, he was easy to work with when I called back for a refill on meds and to figure out what the next course of action was. I'd definitely recommend him.

-Joe Marshall in Nederlandtexss | Jan 14, 2016

Very well organized office and extremely patient orientated

-Cheryl Cormier in Groves, Tx | Jan 14, 2016

He is a wonderful Doctor. Will and have recommended him to everyone I know. I cannot Thank him enough for getting my husband back to walking again.

-Laura C in Houston, TX | Jan 13, 2016

One of the best physicians I've come across and I've seen many over the years. Very professional and knowledgeable. His bedside manner is wonderful and he will take the time to explain and answer all questions. He makes you feel comfortable and listens to what you have to say. Another huge plus is that he's funny and has a good sense of humor. A laid-back approach and will do what he can to help. Highly Recommended.

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