Knee Surgeon

About Dr. Snyder – Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Robert J. Snyder is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement, sports-related injuries and arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder. He is one of the first surgeons in the Hampton Roads area to utilize the ConforMis system, which provides knee replacement that is personalized specifically to the patient.

Dr. Snyder joined the Orthopedic & Spine Center in 1994 after serving as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at the United States Military Academy at West Point. While in the United States Army, he reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and received numerous accolades for his work. Dr. Snyder’s dedication to academic and professional excellence is evidenced through his credentials.

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Education and Background

His education, training and affiliations include:

  • B.S., Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • M.D., Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
  • Internship, Categorical Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX
  • Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member, Medical Society of Virginia
  • Member, Virginia Orthopedic Society

Through years of experience and achievement, Dr. Snyder has proven himself to be among the best orthopedic surgeons in Virginia. His advocacy for efficient and effective medical care combined with adherence to quality assurance techniques sets him apart from his peers. His roles in professional organizations keep him up-to-date on the latest developments in the medical profession.

Knee arthroscopy and arthoplasty surgery requires years of experience to master, and the doctor has received some of the finest surgical training in the world. The United States Army offers high-quality training and experience any knee surgeon would covet. The number and scope of surgeries performed by the doctor make his experience unmatched and allows him to meet surgical challenges with proficiency.

As an avid handball player with partial knee replacement, Dr. Snyder understands the importance of effective treatment and attentive care. He works diligently to keep patients in competitive form and improve their quality of life without jeopardizing their overall health. Treatments are tailored to patients’ needs in an effort to provide the best medical care in Virginia.

The doctor and his wife Candy have four children, one grandchild, five cats and three Golden Retrievers. He actively participates in handball tournaments and plays an average of three times a week. The doctor and his family are proud members of the community.