Dr. Tim Bert, MD

Tim Bert, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery: Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine


  • Kerlan Jobe Fellowship – Orthopedic Sports Fellowship
  • U of TN-Campbell Clinic – Orthopedic Residency
  • Loyola Stritch School of Medicine – Medical Degree
  • The University of Wisconsin -Madison – Bachelor of Science

Fellowship Training

  • Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles CA

Dr. Tim Bert is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine with a subspecialty focus on hip arthroscopy for the treatment of hip labrum tears. Dr. Bert is a doctor on staff at Phoenix Spine and Joint who performs surgery in Scottsdale.

Dr. Bert is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. He did his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the Campbell Clinic, and fellowship in Sports Medicine at Kerlan-Jobe in Los Angeles.

As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Bert treats patients with shoulder and knee problems.

Dr. Bert sub-specializes in hip arthrosocpy. This procedure is not new, but few surgeons perform it. The surgery is usually done for hip labrum tears. In this video he reviews the operation.

In the knee, Dr. Bert commonly evaluates patients with knee pain, including sudden knee pain, as well as lower knee pain. Often these patients are found to have a torn knee meniscus. The meniscus is the shock absorber of your knee. These can tear from lifting, twisting, and even movements like picking something up off the ground. These injuries are debilitating. Dr. Bert offers torn meniscus surgery as well as torn meniscus treatment. as well as tears of the anterior longitudinal ligament (ACL). These injuries often occur during sports and other activities. Dr. Bert performs knee surgery; his fellowship training makes him a specialist in arthroscopic knee surgery, including arthroscopic meniscus repair surgery.

As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Bert also sees patients with a torn ACL. These injuries often result from sports like football or soccer. In this video he reviews ACL tear symptoms as well as partial ACL tears. Dr. Bert specializes in ACL tear treatment; in particular ACL tear surgery. Dr. Bert favors the arthroscopic ACL surgery approach for ACL reconstruction because arthroscopic knee surgery recovery is remarkably faster than similar surgery done in the traditional approach.

In the shoulder, Dr. Bert sees patients with shoulder pain, shoulder blade pain, and a dislocated shoulder. Often these patients are found to have bursitis, injuries, fractures, rotator cuff injury (rotator cuff tear), shoulder sprain as well as arthritis of the shoulder. Patients with this problem often have difficulty with activities of daily living. He points out in the video that many of these patients do not need surgery and can be treated with shoulder pain exercises. As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Bert does perform shoulder surgery. He points out that arthroscopic shoulder surgery has advanced to where there is much less pain, quicker recovery, and better long term outcome than traditional shoulder surgery. Patients are very satisfied with this procedure.