Long Island Orthopedic Hand Surgeon
Andrew J. Leo, MD
Board Certified and Fellowship trained in orthopedic surgery of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Leo uses the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques in treating adult and pediatric patients.
Dr. Leo earned his undergraduate degree from New York University and his doctorate of medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the North Shore University Hospital – Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he was awarded the Jodi Fisher Memorial Excellence Award in Orthopedic Research, presenting his research at regional and national conferences. Following residency, Dr. Leo received subspecialty fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, including reconstructive experience at the NYU Medical Center and trauma exposure at Bellevue Hospital.
Dr. Leo has received extensive training in traumatic injuries, arthritic conditions, and overuse disorders of the hand and upper extremity. He is Board Certified in orthopedic surgery, and holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Hand Surgery, by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and a member of the Suffolk County Medical Society. Dr Leo is currently in practice as a Long Island hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Suffolk County, and has privileges at the North Shore Surgi-Center, St. Catherine’s Medical Center, and Huntington Hospital.
Dr. Leo specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of the hand and upper extremities. Patients evaluated by Dr. Leo can often be treated without the need for surgery. Many modalities of musculoskeletal care are utilized in the treatment of our patients’ injuries and conditions. When appropriate, a program of care may be implemented that utilizes any number of treatment options, including activity modification, prescription medications such as anti-inflammatories, brace or cast immobilization, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and steroid injections. Primary treatment goals are pain relief and maintenance/restoration of function.
When surgery is required, Dr. Leo uses the latest surgical techniques in treating these disorders, including arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Most procedures of the hand and upper extremity can be performed as out-patient surgery, without the need of an overnight hospital stay. This often provides the patient a choice of locations for their surgical procedure, whether at a hospital or an ambulatory surgical center.
Shared decision making between the patient and physician is a central pillar of our practice. Dr. Leo provides his patients with a basic understanding of their condition, the treatment options available to them, and their potential risks and benefits. Information and education are the primary tools of the empowered patient, and Dr. Leo’s goal is to provide these essential tools to every patient he treats.