Dr. Andrew Cordover, MD

Dr. Andrew Cordover, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Andrew Cordover, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

805 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 100

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

(205) 939-3699

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Chronic Neck Pain
more than 90% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 83% of peers
Back Pain
more than 79% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Duke University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cordover has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cordover's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cordover to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Cordover's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Spring Hill, TN. |
If I had to describe Dr Cordova in one word it would be AWESOME. On July 24th 2017 he performed a Fusion on my lower lumbar region. Prior to that date I could not put 15 Steps in front of me. Hours after the surgery I was doing laps with the help of a walker around my Hospital floor PAIN FREE. The hospital staff was amazing and top-notch. His office staff and nurses are wonderful to work with. Not that I want to but if I had to, I would do it all over again.
in Birmingham, AL |
I have been seeing Dr. Cordover for several years & think he is great. In those years he preformed a shoulder surgery & a back surgery. I currently have 2 bulging disks in my lower back & a spinal fusion would have to be done now. Dr. Cordover has always been very honest by telling me I am not a good candidate for this particular surgery so we don't want to do it unless it is absolutely necessary.
in Birmingham, AL |
I have been experiencing back pain and sciatic attacks for many years. My previous ortho doc would only do blocks,said back surgery was not the answer for me. I visited Dr. Cordover and he explained what he saw on the xray/mri and what could be done about it. He explained it was a serious surgery but I was a good candidate for single fusion. He explained my options and surgery was scheduled. I am 4 months out and I am better than I ever have been. Not pain free, but much better.
in Clanton, Al |
Dr. Cordover is very kind and caring! He takes the time to sit and listen and go over test results and options! He did back surgery on me 2 weeks ago and I would recommend him to anyone experiencing back troubles!
in Birmingham, AL |
I really like Dr. Cordover, he fixed my spine problem and feels great, he kept me well informed as to the condition, what he did, advised to future care, and sat an talked for a bit of time to make it a comfortable situations. I appreciated the fact that he took to time to converse, both on a medical and personal level.
in Adger |
I seen Dr. Cordover for 2nd opinion on back injury. It's workers comp. and it seems hard to find open minded Drs. Most seem to be highly influenced by insurance co. This is my first time dealing with work related injury. But , I feel like he is not going to be swayed. Our first encounter seemed strained but once he determined my legitimacy he looked at it differently. I pray for him and I both.
in Cullman, AL |
Only doctor I have seen in over 5 months who has actually done a thorough exam, rather than just a glance at my MRI. He did surgery on my doctor, who thankfully referred me to him. He is honest but also has put forth a good effort to help me. I am currently in nurse practitioner school which he did not know until after he had already spent more time with me than almost every other doctor I have seen for my neck and back pain.
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Dr. Cordover accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Cordover has admitting privileges

St. Vincent's Birmingham
810 St. Vincent's Drive
Birmingham, AL 35205
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