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General Orthopaedic Surgeon | Robert J. Snyder, M.D.

Dr. Bob Snyder joined OSC in 1994. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon in Newport News whose practice is primarily focused on arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, as well as total joint replacement and treatment for sports-related injuries.

Dr. Snyder is a competitive handball player and has also had a partial knee replacement. As an active athlete, he greatly understands a patient’s drive to return to the game quickly and with the best performance level possible. His personal experience with knee replacement and arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder, ankle and knee, help him to better understand patients who are feeling pain and discomfort from their musculoskeletal conditions.

Robert J. Snyder, M.D.

Boyd W. Haynes, III, MD

Dr. Snyder spent many years in the U.S. Army, finishing his military career as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Snyder retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1994, which is the year he joined OSC. Dr. Snyder was the first orthopaedic surgeon in the area to utilize the ConforMis partial and total knee replacement system. ConforMis is a computer mapped, patient-specific knee replacement system designed to conform to the patient’s unique anatomy. This results in a less traumatic procedure, significant bone preservation, natural feel and superior fit.

Dr. Snyder and his wife Candy have four children, six grandchildren, two Golden Retrievers, a Newfoundland and three cats. Dr. Snyder has played competitive handball for over 40 years, playing on average three times per week. He often travels great distances for handball tournaments. Dr. Snyder also enjoys running and golf, when he finds the time.

Make an appointment with Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Snyder.

Call (757) 596-1900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Snyder. Visit our Contact Us page for information on office hours. Our office is located in Newport News, VA. We are 40 minutes from Virginia Beach and an hour from Richmond, VA.


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  • 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, Orthopaedic Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX
  • Diplomat, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Medical Society of Virginia
  • Member, Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • 2023 Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc”
  • 2022 Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc”
  • 2021 Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc”
  • 2020 Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc”
  • 2019 Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc”
  • 2013 Hampton Roads Magazine “Top Doc”
  • 2012 Hampton Roads Magazine “Top Doc”
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What Our Patients Are Saying

  • I asked my Rheumatologist to recommend an Orthopedic Surgeon that he would personally use himself and he recommended Dr. Robert Snyder of OSC. So, I had a consultation with Dr. Snyder and did some research on my own and in July of 2013, I had Bilateral Knee Replacements on the inside portion of my knees by Dr. Snyder. Dr. Snyder uses the ConforMis System, which is a patient-specific replacement system and this really appealed to me, as it should provide a better fitting and functioning… Read More

Ben Poter – Bilateral Knee Replacements (ConforMIS)

  • It is 6 weeks today since my total knee replacement and I am absolutely pleased with the results. I will be back on the golf course next week! Dr. Snyder’s approach to pain management was awesome! Dr. Snyder uses the ConforMIS Knee Replacement System.

Ava Sparrer – Knee Replacement

  • I have never been disappointed with OSC. Dr. Bob Snyder is very punctual and thorough. I always know that the appointment will run smoothly.  The overall experience is perfect. Can you please move to Gloucester? Judy Mitchell

Judy Mitchell – 5 Star Review for Dr. Robert Snyder

  • Dr. Bob Snyder did such a great job repairing my right shoulder, that I asked for him by name when I needed care for my left shoulder. I couldn’t ask for better care. He and his staff are top notch! At the moment, I can’t think of anything you can do to improve your service.  I always look forward to the complimentary hot chocolate, and the kiosk for check-in is also very nice! Phillip… Read More

Phillip Robertson – 5 Star Rating/Review for Dr. Robert Snyder

  • Physician Name: Drs. Coleman, McFarland, and Snyder My story: A few years ago after breaking my ankle and not knowing any orthopedic doctors, my friend recommended Orthopaedic & Spine Center. Dr. Coleman saw me immediately and gave me advice to reduce the chance of putting pins in. I followed his advice and with his great care I have not had any aches, pains, or problems with my ankle. When I developed back problems other government physicians gave me treatment options that would only be… Read More

Margaret E. Bailey – Ankle Fracture/Spine Surgery/Knee Surgery

  •   Dr. Bob Snyder is my hero, a knee doctor, but he cured my shortness of breath!!! After twenty-plus years of unbearable pain, he magically and skillfully, of course, eliminated ALL pain. While in pain, I didn\’t breathe correctly, inhaled a little bit, blew out what was left…of course, my breath was short. Both of my knees were replaced with the ConforMIS System and after 4 weeks, I was back to work. It was a pleasurable journey. The pain after surgery was well controlled, as… Read More

Marcilla Waters – Knee Replacements with the ConforMIS System

  • Dr. Bob Snyder fixed my bunion on January 19th, 2019. I waited 8 months to evaluate my results because that is about normal for total healing. It came out perfectly – exactly in accordance with what Dr. Snyder told me was going to happen. Pain is gone. I’m wearing shoes I thought would never fit again. My foot looks normal. His patient engagement and care are just right. One reason I went to him for surgery was his interaction with me as a person versus just another foot surgery. In… Read More

Tony Cerri – Bunion Repair Surgery

  • I came to Dr. Robert Snyder on the recommendation of a friend and am very glad that I did. I had pain in my right knee, and it turned out to be a meniscal tear and worn cartilage under my knee cap. After X-rays revealed nothing, Dr. Snyder ordered an MRI which showed the damage to my knee. The surgery was scheduled very quickly, I was in and out of the operating room in less than 30 minutes, and what he did has stopped the pain. Within three days of the surgery, I was putting my full weight on… Read More

Reid Lundie – Meniscal Repair Surgery

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