Dr. Andrew Star, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chalfont, PA and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Star's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Synovial Biopsy
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Dr. Star performs Synovial Biopsy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Star performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Joint Pain
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Dr. Star treats Joint Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Star treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Difficulty With Walking
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Star treats Difficulty With Walking more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Star treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Star's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bunion
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance

About Me

Biography

Dr. Star, Medical Director, Orthopaedic and Spine Institute, Abington – Jefferson Health, specializes in total hip and knee replacement surgery. He regularly lectures nationally on modern techniques for total joint replacement and frequently has visiting physicians observe him during surgery to learn the latest techniques.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Thomas Jefferson University
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
1982
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1978
Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1988
1987
1982
1978

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Local radio programs,
  • ABC News,

Dr. Star's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Star

4.6

Based on 157 reviews

5 Stars
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(135)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.5477707006369426%
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1 Star
7.643312101910828%
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I underwent a hip replacement in June 2018 and I have been pain free since. I was up walking within hours with a walker and went home the next day. I returned to full time employment 3 months later without restrictions and continue to be doing very well. My surgical experience went as well as expected. Dr Star’s nurse Suzanne is available for all concerns and returns calls within a reasonable time frame and is very helpful. In the office, his staff is very attentive and respectful although I do wish there was more communication with regard to updating patients with delays. I have personally waited to be seen from 15 minutes to over 2 hours. Dr Star is an orthopedic surgeon in high demand - he does a tremendous joint replacement. He is caring, warm, approachable, and friendly. He will take the time to listen and answer all questions. Reading other reviews, bottom line - everyone has an off day - but surgically, when it counts, you’re in great hands!
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Great care. Wonderful doctor. Highly recommended.
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I found Dr. Star to be abrasive and argumentative, and not willing to hear out my concerns. After a second opinion, I learned that some of the information he conveyed was incorrect. I was not impressed, and wouldn’t recommend him.
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Dr. Star replaced my left hip in May. He is an outstanding surgeon. He always took the time to listen to any concerns I might have. I was extremely fortunate and grateful to have been in Dr. Star's care. Simply the best! I have recommended him to both family and friends.
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I recommend Dr. Star to all family members and friends. Dr. Star did bilateral knee replacements on my husband and we both were so satisfied with his surgery care and his entire staff and post-op therapy. Dr. Star is the best!
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Dr. Star was very disrespectful when my mother saw him for her hip replacement consultation. It was very clear that he was not the surgeon I wanted operating on my mother based on his careless demeanor and lack of professionalism. He did not leave any time for our questions. We switched to BCOS and we were happy we did so. I would not recommend Dr. Star to anyone.
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I was in chronic, intense hip pain for months & going to Rothman for care & PT. A surgical consult with Star was recommended. I was his last appointment of the day in March. He viewed old X-rays, had me walk three steps, shushed my questions while he made verbal notes into his recorder and told me to come back in few months as I did not qualify for a hip replacement with my condition. Another Dr. determined bone-on-bone! I now have a new hip, full function & no more pain! 1 star for Dr. Star.
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I highly recommend Dr. Star. He is an excellent surgeon.
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Dr. Star replaced my right hip 5 years ago. I recovered quickly, and don't think about my hip at all. When I began to have pain in my left hip, I went straight to his office knowing it was bone on bone arthritis like my right hip. Had the surgery as soon as possble and recovered quickly, but had a few drawbacks this time, which are normal. I call him Dr Rock Star :).
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He is a great surgeon and a very nice man. I give him 5 stars!
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Grate surgery result, no pain in one knee after 2 month and some pain and swollen in second knee. I am over 70 and overweight. Had 2nd knee surgery 2months ago. Do not take any medications now, stop to use walkers 2 weeks after surgery, no cane at home 3 weeks after surgery. Walk outside daily .8ml, use cane on uphill and uneven surface. Very happy. Thank you grate Dr. A. Star for giving me my mobility back. Before surgery I could not walk more then 6ft and live with permanent pain. Emma Burd
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Personable. Takes time to answer your questions. Superb results for me.
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I had a total right hip replacement in January and my pain level went from 10 to 0. Mobility and ease of movement improved in a timely manner. Total right knee replacement in early May and pain level went from about 7 to 0. I'm pleased that with both of my experiences I did not need any pain meds following my discharge. I couldn't be happier with the result. Dr. Star is the best!!
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he did a fanastic job with hip replacement
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I could not imagine a better surgeon or a more caring and friendly man. I have already sung his praises and recommended him to many people. And he’s funny, too!
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Total left hip replacement It’s our opinion that Dr Andrew Star reflects his name. Before, during, and after surgery his care was over the top. Very skilled and kind man. Thank you to Star and his team.
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Overall positive experience with improvements in mobility each week.
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A year and a half ago Dr Star replaced my left hip. The results have been great.. I left the hospital hours after the procedure. I was able to walk unassisted in the hospital gym almost immediately.. I decided to use a walker for a brief period just to be on the safe side. But when I went to rehab 5 days after the surgery, I walked in unassisted..The rehab people were amazed. Great credit to Dr Star. If you need a surgery like this stay in good shape, keep your weight down, and see Dr Star.
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I am very happy with the results so far from my double knee replacement. I am still going to rehab 2 times a week and working on getting my quality of life back, which I did not have in over 10 years! Thank you Dr. Star and Leon!!!
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He replaced my hip in 2004, used a large metal on metal device. To be brief he was phenomenal in every way, and 13 years later, after 6 tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan I am still going strong. I must say I am a little more than impressed with his surgical skills and choice of device. This guy changed my life...gave it back to me to be precise, and I woukd recommend him without reservation!
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