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About Dr Andrew Star
Dr Andrew Star, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chalfont, PA, with other offices in Willow Grove, PA and Blue Bell, PA . He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedics Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr Star is affiliated with Temple University Hospital, Doylestown Hospital and ABINGTON HOSPITAL JEFFERSON HEALTH. Dr Star has received 5 awards.
Dr Andrew Star has the following 3 specialties
- Orthopedics Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopedic reconstructive surgeons deal with injuries and deformities of your bones and muscles. If you ever need a hip, knee or shoulder replacement — whether due to a sports injury or aging — an orthopedic surgeon will consult with you and answer any questions you have before scheduling an operation. After surgery, you’ll have a few checkups to ensure everything heals properly.
In addition to shoulders, hips and knees, they deal with injuries everywhere from your ankles and feet to your elbows and hands — and even your spine. They also help treat birth defects related to bones and muscles as well as degenerative conditions like osteoporosis and muscular dystrophy.
- Orthopedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
- Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine
If you have a back injury or unexplained back pain, your doctor might refer you first to a radiologist and then to an orthopedic spinal surgeon. They specialize in the spine and can diagnose and treat spinal diseases such as scoliosis. They can also treat spinal injuries such as a displaced disc or a fracture, as well as disc degeneration and narrowing that occurs due to aging.
However, when your injury or condition affects the spinal canal or spinal cord, it’s typically better to consult with a neurosurgeon. It's worth noting that, while they're both referred to as surgeons, they can also recommend treatments that don't require an operation, such as non-surgical decompression therapy.
Dr Andrew Star has the following 6 expertise
- Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
Dr Andrew Star has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr Andrew Star is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Went to Dr. Star as a second opinion in June 2016. Told that he performed the minimally invasive hip replacement that my original orthopedist did not. Decided to have Dr. Star do my surgery as he came highly recommended by 2 close friends and 2 associates at work. Surgery performed in late September, 2016. Glad I chose Dr. Star. I was back on my feet by afternoon and going home by evening (my choice) Virtual rehab instructions combined with actual rehab appointments were exceptionally beneficial. Nine weeks later, i was full steam and back to work. Follow-ups were December, 2016 to go back to work and November, 2017 to evaluate my continuing progress and performance. At all times, Dr. Star was cordial, informative, and yes, matter of factly about lifestyle changes that he recommended to provide longevity with my new hip and keep my other hip from suffering the same fate.
Slightly Apprehensive about having my hip replaced. Got Dr Stars name from a friend who is a physical therapist. She said see this Doctor because his patients need almost no physical therapy. I went to his office and got a xray and diagnosis promptly. Scheduled a operation after the summer in September. Entering Rothman at Abington hospital everything went extremely smoothly. Checked in at 12:30 pm operation at 4 pm physical therapy at 9 am the next morning discharged at 11 am. when to lunch at a restaurant at 12 stopped at my business at 1pm home at 2 pm. Used a walker or a cane for the first two weeks and then a cane occasionally for another week. Had used the walker in the first two weeks mainly when I was doing my walking exercises .At the end of two weeks the pain was 80% gone and by four weeks i had no pain at all and was walking 2 miles every other day. This Hip replacement system is an amazing invention and i found an Amazing Doctor who is part of an amazing organization. (Rothman)
Dr. Star is the best orthopedic surgeon I have had the pleasure of dealing with. He not only takes the time to listen and answer any questions you may have but he takes the time to explain exactly what to expect before, during and after your surgery. I have had both hips replaced by Dr. Star and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs his professional services.
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2013)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
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Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Dr Star is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Temple University Hospital
Central Montgomery Medical Center
34 Years Experience
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1982
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