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Dr. Andrew Bronstein

Hand Surgery
Las Vegas, NV
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Las Vegas, NV

Address

10135 W. Twain Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Beech Street

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

No Value

Culinary Health Fund

Medicare

Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Fund

Sierra Health and Life Insurance

Teachers Health Trust

UMR

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About

Bio

Dr. Bronstein was born in Anaheim, California.He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics at the University of California at Berkeley. Stemming from his strong Canadianheritage, Dr. Bronstein played Center for the UC Berkeley Collegiate Ice Hockey team and continues to compete as a player and team physician for the local adult amateur and professional ice hockey teams. He regularly plays the drums for an ensemble the first Friday of every month at a local synagogue. After graduating with honors, he went on to UHS/The ChicagoMedical School to receive his medical degree. His studies then led him to Detroit, MIwhere he trained in Orthopaedic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital participating in all aspects of Orthopaedics and assisting in the care of the Detroit Red Wings, Lions and Tigers professional sports teams. His nationally published and presented research on Gamekeepers/Skiers Thumb injuries pioneered a new technique to aid in the diagnosis of these conditions. After completing his residency training, he further specialized in Hand and Microvascular surgery at the University of Washington in Seattlewith advanced training in Microscopic and Reconstructive surgery in arthritic, congenital, neurologic, traumatic and industrial conditions of the upper extremity. His fellowship included specialized training for treatment of musicians for which he brings his own experience as drummer. His Fellowship research was also nationally published and internationally presented investigating the biomechanics of wrist fractures and the effects of malunion on the range of motion outcome. Dr. Bronstein has been in Las Vegas since 1995. In 1996 he pioneered the replant (limb reattachment) team at University Medical Center with two other physicians. He also co-developed the Regional Anesthesia Catheter Exercise (RACE) program for patients with complex therapy needs, allowing for rapid, near pain-free therapy to regain motion postoperatively. Dr. Bronstein has served as Chairman of Hand Surgery at the University Medical Center, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Summerlin Hospital, and is a physician advisor for West Career and Technical High School Academy. He has been a team doctor for the Las Vegas WranglersProfessional Ice Hockey team since their first season. Dr. Bronstein has been chosen by his peers as aLas Vegas Top Doctorin Las Vegas Life Magazine on multiple annual publications, and recently was recognized as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctorsbased upon written patient reviews.His special interests include complex wrist reconstruction, elbow surgery, trauma fracture care, pediatric hand reconstruction, industrial injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bronstein was the first to introduce the Indiana Tome Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery to Las Vegas, has performed over 3,000 of these procedures utilizing this mini-open technique. Patients typically are able to use their hands with just a band-aid the next day. Dr. Bronstein isBilingual in Spanishand isBoard Certifiedin Orthopaedic Surgery and has a certificate of added qualifications (CAQ) in Hand Microvascular Surgery.

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

53 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Healing: The improvement is encouraging and a step away from surgery. As long as immobilization and or injection(s) up to three have improved the condition than surgery is not warranted. The tfcc can be considered healed when asymptomatic. If rarely painful, fully functional, then surgery is not warranted regardless of MRI finding. 30% of people older than 30 have mris with tfcc changes w/o injury.
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Test / Surgery: If no studies done, a routine x-ray followed by a triple arthogram with or without mri. If confirms clinical findings then an arthroscopic evaluation and debridement (shaving) vs. Repair should be entertained. It sounds like in your situation, that conservative care has been exhausted.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
X-ray, less pain: The typical way to follow a fractured forearm is by taking serial x-rays (over sequential weeks) and eventual less pain followed by greater function.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bronstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bronstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It still is a persisting problem post breast-feeding probably from continued repetitive activity.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Finch University of Health Sciences
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California - Berkeley
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Henry Ford Hospital

Awards

Top Doctors in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Life Magazine
Top Compassionate Doctor, American Registry
Top Compassionate Doctor, American Registry

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Clark County Medical Society
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