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Andrew Toftoy, MD

About Andrew

Andrew Toftoy, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with an emphasis in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Andrew was able to benefit from excellent orthopedic care when he was growing up and saw what an impact it could have on his ability to play sports and lead an active lifestyle. He has always wanted to be able to provide that to others when he grew up and so, he pursued his dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Outside of work, he enjoys cycling, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family.

Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AOA), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), International Society of Arthroscopy, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Philosophy of Medicine

"I focus on listening to the patient's story, getting a sense of what they want to do, and then determining the best way to help them achieve that goal, whether that is a particular hobby, sport, or occupation. Also, I want patients to know that just because they are coming to see a surgeon, it does not mean that everyone will benefit from surgery. I spend time explaining all treatment options and counseling patients to facilitate a shared decision-making process. I encourage maximizing all acceptable non-operative treatment prior to proceeding with surgery. I am very comfortable treating athletes of a variety of ages and have extensive team coverage experience ranging from the high school to collegiate (including the Denver University Men's Hockey team) as well as the care of professional athletes during my time as an associate team physician for the Colorado Avalanche. I also enjoy caring for the weekend warriors and those who are looking to participate in their favorite hobby or occupation with less pain and limitation."

Locations Altru Hospital, Altru Professional Center
Awards
  • Deans List
  • Northwestern University
  • AOA Honor Society 2003
  • AOA Honor Society 2004
  • AOA Honor Society 2005
  • University of Illinois-COM
  • Pathology Chairs Honor Society University of Illinois-COM
  • University of Illinois COM-Awarded 2011
Education
  • Medical School
  • College of Medicine University of Illinois
    Chicago
  • Residency
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Fellowship
  • Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship University of Colorado
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Interests Special Clinical Interests:
  • Knee
    • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Cartilage Restoration
      • Meniscus Tears (Repair and meniscectomy)
      • ACL Reconstruction
      • Patellar Instability (MPFL Reconstruction)
      • PCL Reconstruction
    • Open Knee Procedures
      • Knee Preservation (distal femoral and proximal tibial osteotomies)
      • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy (patellar instability)
      • MCL Repair & Reconstruction
      • LCL Repair & Reconstruction
      • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
      • Patellar Tendon Repair
  • Shoulder
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
      • Rotator cuff repair
      • Subacromial decompression
      • Distal clavicle excision for AC joint arthrosis
      • Shoulder Instability/Labral Tears (Labral repair, capsulorrhaphy)
      • Biceps tendinitis (Tenodesis, tenotomy)
    • Open Shoulder Procedures
      • Shoulder Replacement (Anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement)
      • Laserjet procedure for shoulder instability