Dr. Andrew D. Boltuch, D.O.
Dr. Andrew D. Boltuch, D.O.
- Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
- Total Joint Replacement
- Arthroscopic Surgery
Dr. Boltuch specializes in primary and complex surgeries of the upper extremity. This involves advanced reconstruction, arthroscopic, and open techniques to treat a wide range of pathology related to the upper limb. This includes, but not limited to arthritis, sports, injuries, rotator cuff disease, instability, and fractures. He utilizes both operative and non-operative techniques to restore patients to top level performance in sports, work, and everyday life activities.
"I believe treatment should be individually based on the patient. Medicine should not be administered in a cook-book fashion where goals, expectations, and injury patterns guide treatment plans unique to each person. Finally, surgery should only be considered as a final option when conservative treatments fail or when particular injuries mandate surgery."
He received his medical degree from NOVA Southeastern in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and went on to his Orthopedic Residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Boltuch furthered his shoulder and elbow training in Fellowship at the Holy Cross Orthopaedic Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. After completing specialty training, he was accepted to the Alps Surgery Institute in Annecy in France for an Advanced Arthroscopic Shoulder and Upper Extremity Fellowship with world-renowned surgeons, Laurent and Thibault Lafosse.
- Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
- American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES)
- American Association of Ringside Physicians (AARP)
- American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO)
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
He has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals on the subjects of shoulder and hand surgery. He presented research at national and international meetings and received recognition for his work. Common conditions Dr. Boltuch treats include osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, tendonitis, tendon ruptures, carpal tunnel syndrome, and trigger finger.
Dr. Boltuch offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. These injections provide the body with the ability to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that harnesses and amplifies the natural growth factors found in our blood cells to help heal damaged tissue. There has been much success with PRP injections, but it is not covered by insurance companies to date.
Outside of work, Dr. Boltuch cherishes time with his wife enjoying various activities and adventures. He enjoys weight lifting, cycling and golf. Also, he is passionate about medical education and his patients.
Dr. Boltuch practices at the Clearwater and Bardmoor locations.
Medical Assistant: Nicole Underhill