Dr. Andrew Sands, MD

Dr. Andrew Sands, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 61

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Andrew Sands, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sands has more experience with Ankle & Foot Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sands to book an appointment.



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(212) 235-1519
NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital170 William St Fl 8 New York, NY 10038

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I had LisFranc injury in 2003. Dr. Sands reconstructed my right foot and since then I had no issues. I was able to walk for miles, wear shoes with hills and even run . The operation was very complicated. I owe him my life.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Sep 07, 2020
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Dr Sands is a horror show that never ends. He operated on my foot about ten years ago four times and was unsuccessful each time. Don’t go near him and you’ll be doing yourself a big favor.
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No results
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JAy frishman – Jul 29, 2020
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Dr. Sands disregarded the issue that brought me to him and recommended a complicated surgery. I had to go to a different doctor who read Dr. Sands report and acknowledged that he had seen similar recommendations from Dr. Sands for other patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Roni Kramer – Feb 14, 2020
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I wish I had posted the year I had him do reconstructive surgery to my foot. I'm still having problems 7 years later. And, his beside manner was only funny before the surgery. In fact, I remember going about a year later to show him the problems and do you know what he said?? "I can fix them" NEVER excepting responsibility.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
colleen in NEW YORK, NY – Jul 07, 2018
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Went to Dr. Sands today for some annoying shin pain I've been having. He was very thorough, knowledgable and kind and I really enjoyed meeting him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa Z in New York, NY – Jan 25, 2017
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Smart, patient, and always willing to spend as much time as I need to get questions answered pertaining to my condition.
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No results
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No results
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B in NY – Jun 21, 2016
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I had a serious shoulder problem. Dr. Sands gave me an injection to confirm his diagnosis, explained exactly what he was doing and why, and confirmed a non-surgical diagnosis, to my great relief, and answered my questions on prognosis. He prescribed physical therapy, which provided exactly the result he predicted, and later assisted in dealing with the typical insurance company resistance to approving multiple therapy visits. His follow-up was solid. Overall, a very positive medical experience.
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RK in New York, NY – May 27, 2016
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Had complete reconstructive surgery on both feet...RUN RUN RUN AWAY! DONT let him near u in thebOR, my feet are ruined...Can't walk without terrible pain, had 2 separate surgeries to try to correct the damage he inflicted!
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No results
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No results
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Fran Savastano in New York, NY – May 12, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sands

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sands treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sands treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 312-5966.

Ankle & Foot Surgery

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle & Foot Surgery specialists.

Dr. Sands treats at a


frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 32 conditions and procedures

Dr. Sands
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Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Foot Fracture
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Very High

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Dr. Sands' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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Dr. Sands accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Choice Care PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications


Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Internship Hospital
Harborview Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
New York Medical College
Medical School


  • English
  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Andrew Sands, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 312-5966 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Andrew Sands, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Sands has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Andrew Sands, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Andrew Sands, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Sands' profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Andrew Sands, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Andrew Sands, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sands frequently treats Ankle & Foot Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Sands specializes.

Where is Dr. Andrew Sands, MD's office located?

Dr. Sands' office is located at 170 William St Fl 8, New York, NY 10038. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Andrew Sands, MD speak?

Dr. Sands speaks Spanish, American Sign Language, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sands is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

New York, NY

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received