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Andrew Spitzfaden, MD

Dr. Spitzfaden is an orthopedic surgeon in the Chesterfield area. He is affiliated with St Luke's Hospital.
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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more pain patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more sprained joint patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more broken bone patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more sprained ankle patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more chondromalacia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more sprained shoulder patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more sprained wrist patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more tendonitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more foot condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more torn meniscus patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more broken arm patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more sprained foot patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more broken foot patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more tennis elbow patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more rotator cuff tear patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more sprained leg patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more rotator cuff sprain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more sprained hip patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more sprained hand patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more De Quervain's tenosynovitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more broken wrist patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more Achilles tendinitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more repetitive stress injury (RSI) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more golfer's elbow patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more sprained knee patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more plantar fasciitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Spitzfaden saw more broken hand patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Spitzfaden’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Spitzfaden’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Spitzfaden’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Spitzfaden’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Spitzfaden’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Spitzfaden’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Spitzfaden sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Thyroid and Endocrine Surgical
224 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017
696 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2000

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Spitzfaden is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • St Luke's Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield