Dr. Geoffrey Sandman, MD

Orthopedic Trauma SurgeryMaleAge 54

Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Dr. Geoffrey Sandman, MD is an Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1996. He is affiliated with Mercy Health Saint Mary's. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Geoffrey Sandman, MD

Saint Marys Health Care

200 Jefferson Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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(616) 285-1200

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Dr. Sandman is affiliated with Mercy Health Saint Mary's Grand Rapids, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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    Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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Dr. Sandman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandman treats Osteoarthritis more than 95% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandman treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Sandman treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Joint Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sandman treats Joint Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Sandman treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Sandman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Gout
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Sandman accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Follow-up
Dr Sandman is patient and thorough in explaining the issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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D Robinson – Oct 23, 2022
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Fantastic Surgeon with outstanding bedside manner.
Dr. Sandman is a superb listener and communicator. He performed both knee replacement surgeries with lasting success.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharon Harrington – Oct 15, 2022
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Great experience
Met with Dr Sandman for a consultation for hip replacement. He did a great job explaining everything that will be done during the procedure. I felt very comfortable with him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kenneth William Lampart – Sep 29, 2022
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Good experience !
Dr Sandman and his staff took excellent care of me during my total knee replacement surgery and after !
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Ellen – Sep 19, 2022
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He was my 2nd opinion. Excellent care all around. Office staff n nurses too. Especially Katherin. Thank all of you for your real concern n kindness.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 09, 2022
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Both hips
About two years ago Dr sandman did a hip replacement on my left leg. I was in so much pain I couldn't sleep, because the only position that did not hurt was standing. I actually fell asleep with my upper body draped over an Island counter on several occasions, most of times slipping off and crashing to the floor. When I woke from surgery the pain was gone. I had some minor post op pain, but nothing like what I had been going through. Dr sandman told me at that time my other hip would have to be replaced sometime in the future. Well, it's that time, and I am very very confident that Dr sandman will take good care of me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charles Tisron – Jul 14, 2022
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The Best
Dr. Sandman is a very fine doctor. I have complete confidence in him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Greg Conlon – Jun 18, 2022
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Exceptional Care
Dr. Sandman and his team provided exceptional, first class care. Provided a seamless experience from referral, surgery, through discharge. Dr. Sandman is easy to talk to and explained pre op; surgical proceedure; and post op care well. I've seen him for both hip replacements and a fractured wrist and highly recommend him and his remarkable team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barb P – May 26, 2022
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Knee Replacement
I had a constant regarding my art knee replacement. He was very kind & answered all my questions. While I’m waiting for my replacement, he gave me cortisone injections in both knees. I left feeling confident of my choice of doctors.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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sandra mccamant – May 05, 2022
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Follow up after hip replacement surgery. Office very comfortable, staff friendly & helpful. Dr. Sandman takes his time, open to question/concerns, very encouraging.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Colleen M Whalen – Apr 30, 2022
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Best doctor and staff
Everything went easy and fast and understood everything going on
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Linda – Mar 19, 2022
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Very good
Listened and reviewed MD diagnosis, which were completely incorrect.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry – Mar 17, 2022
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A soft spoken gentleman who listens and helps you. Also a brilliant surgeon who put me back together after a devastating injury. I am forever grateful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Elaine H – Jan 22, 2022
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Dr. Sandman was my second opinion. When I got to Dr. Sandman’s office, it was a night and day difference. He was very calm, reassuring, and answered all of my questions very thoroughly. When he walked into the room with my x-rays he said my hips were so bad that he could not even determine my age, just by looking at the x-rays. That’s how far gone both sides were. He even said I could spend the night if I didn’t feel comfortable with an outpatient procedure. This put me at ease. My left hip was replaced within an hour of surgery. I asked Dr. Sandman how the surgery went, and him being a very confident surgeon he said there’s no issues and he does not anticipate any issues with my hips in the future. His staff was also very helpful. I called his nurse multiple times with clarifying questions and she called back every time with answers. The PA Christina also was very nice and helped answered my questions. She did a great job administering my shots. I am very happy with my new hip.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Peter Wojcik – Nov 04, 2021
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I had a left total knee replacement done on August 30 of 2021. At 6 weeks post op I am doing great. My surgery was outpatient and I was home mid afternoon. I was prepared for what to expect and had all the necessary supplies for my recovery. Follow up with the office has been great. Highly recommend Dr. Sandman and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathleen Soderstrom – Oct 12, 2021
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First ti.e visiting him and he was will informed about my out of state accident from my disk and records that was sent to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 18, 2021
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He is a very skilled Dr. He listens, than very respectfully, works to help you understand your problem and options. I have complete trust in his solutions and work. Many times he was there caring as I faced many problems, emotionally, mentally and physically. He is there for you to see you get to a healthier you. He is very skilled in what he does. He is very patient and empathetic. I believe I could not have made it to walking again after my head on car accident that crushed and shattered my legs if it weren’t for him. You have to have trust in your Dr so you can work on your mental and emotional challenges that some of our injuries leave you with. And let’s remember to prayer and support our medical teams because they too could Benefit from kindness and patience from us especially as they deal with COVID-19 demands along with everything else. I highly recommend Dr Geffory Sandman! He is a blessing to me in all my challenges I endure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shelly Steegstra – Sep 05, 2021
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Dr Sandman sent me to physical therapy with a shoulder that was broken in three places. I complained that my shoulder was getting worse. He left the room and came back staring and silent. I left the office, got a second opinion and had to have major surgery, because the new Doctor couldn't fix it through arthroscopic surgery. Wouldn't recommend.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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In pain. – Jun 30, 2021
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Very professional and skilled. We were fortunate to have him as our surgeon
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May 22, 2021
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Without any reservations, I would recommend Doctor Sandman. During my last visit on 5/11/21 he spent a great deal of time going over my X-rays. His bedside manner was like no other doctor I have dealt with over the last years. I do not think you could find another specialist like him in West Michigan. I would put my life in his care, and I would recommend anyone else to do the same.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Russell M. Kiel – May 13, 2021
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Biography

Dr. Geoffrey Sandman, MD is an Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Orthoindy Iu Trauma
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery
Internship Hospital
1996
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
Wabash College
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Geoffrey Sandman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sandman frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Joint Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sandman treats.

Where is Dr. Geoffrey Sandman, MD's office located?

Dr. Sandman's office is located at 200 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Saint Marys Health Care

Mercy Health Saint Marys200 Jefferson Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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River Valley Orthopedics

Downtown Grand Rapids350 Lafayette Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Southwest2373 64th St SW Byron Center, MI 49315
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Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Grand Rapids, MI

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)