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ETMC Orthopedic Institute

Getting patients back in motion

Orthopedic Surgeons

An East Texas Center for Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. Dennis Devinney - Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. D. Scott Devinney graduated with honors from The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and completed his Orthopedic residency training in Michigan. He then went on to complete fellowships in Orthopedic Trauma, and Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fl. As an Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Devinney enjoys the technical aspects of his profession but thrives on the rewards he receives from interacting with his patients. “I gain the greatest satisfaction from helping people return to their regular activities, thus improving their quality of life. It’s gratifying to allow them to do the things they enjoy. That’s very rewarding to me.” His special interests include joint replacement surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, complex fracture surgery, rotator cuff repair, and arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow and knee.

Dr. Devinney is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery. Full CV 

Dr. Joseph Conflitti - Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Conflitti attended Texas A& M University Health Science Center and earned his medical degree with honors in 1995. He subsequently completed a general surgery internship at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base, TX. He then served on active duty as a flight surgeon for four years in the United States Air Force.

His residency in orthopedic surgery was completed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed an AO fellowship in orthopedic trauma in Berlin, Germany, and then trained for one year in Seattle, WA, completing an orthopedic trauma fellowship at the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center.

Originally from Texas, he is pleased to be back to the Lone Star State. As an orthopedic traumatologist, Dr. Conflitti’s training allows him to care for nearly all bone injuries for his patients. His special interest is in surgery to the pelvis and acetabulum or hip socket, joint fracture surgery to the upper and lower extremities, and management of limb deformities and nonunions. In addition to his advanced clinical work in orthopedic trauma surgery, he also continues to practice general orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Conflitti performs joint replacement surgery to the hip and knee, soft-tissue surgery to the extremities, and arthroscopic surgery to the knee. Dr. Conflitti’s goal is to help patients lead healthy lives after their injury. Returning a patient back to their previous activity level is what he constantly strives for. “I really enjoy being able to take care of patients and letting them know that I’m going to do everything I can to get them back how they were before. I take care of my patients like they are a part of my family - they get the best care possible.” Dr. Conflitti is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. Full CV 

Dr. Behboudi

Dr. Alireza Behboudi graduated from Des Moines University and completed orthopedic residencies at Peninsula/Northshore LIJ Consortium, Far Rockaway, N.Y. and Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, Ohio. He saw becoming an ETMC First Physician as a perfect career move. His fellowship training in foot and ankle surgey adds another specialty to the ETMC Orthopedic Institute, and his orthopedic trauma fellowship from Georgia Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, Macon, also makes him an asset at the ETMC Level I Trauma Center in Tyler.

But it is Dr. Behboudi’s love of helping people that makes him an excellent fit at ETMC, where he specializes in orthopedic trauma, general orthopedic care and comprehensive care of foot and ankle disorders, including treatment of deformities, bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, arthritis, diabetic foot, injuries and reconstruction. Dr. Behboudi tailors each treatment plan to fit the specific needs, lifestyles and goals of his patients. “I believe that treatment starts with taking the time to listen to a person, followed by helping them to understand all of their options.” Full CV