Andrew J. Bronstein, M.D. | Board Certified Orthopedic
Hand & Microvascular Surgeon
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 Canadian heritage, 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 routinely has played the drums for an ensemble at a local synagogue, giving insight for his treatment of professional musicians. He also is one of a few select upper extremity specialists chosen for Las Vegas’ highest demand acrobatic performers. Dr. Bronstein married his high school sweetheart, Karen, who has her Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from UCLA.
After graduating with honors, he went on to UHS/The Chicago Medical School to receive his medical degree. His studies then led him to Detroit, MI where 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 Seattle with 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, Vice Chairman of Surgery at Southern Hills Hospital, Faculty Clinical Instructor for Touro University Medical School and is a physician advisor for West Career and Technical High School Academy. He was a team physician for the Las Vegas Wranglers Professional Ice Hockey team for over 10 years since their first season. He is currently the selected hand, wrist and elbow specialist for the Vegas Golden Knights, and assisted in their upper extremity medical/surgical care during their inaugural season and their Stanley Cup Finals playoff games.
Dr. Bronstein has been chosen by his peers as a Las Vegas Top Orthopaedic Doctor in Las Vegas Life and Seven Magazine on multiple annual publications (most recent 2019), and has been recognized multiple times as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors based 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 (CTR) Surgery to Las Vegas and has performed over 6,000 CTR surgeries utilizing this (< 1/2”) mini-open technique. Patients typically are able to use their hands and drive with just a band-aid the very next day. He is an American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) member since his first year of eligibility in 1998. He is a regular advisor and has been a featured ASSH speaker for electronic health records, recognizing his early, efficient transition to the latest mandated technologies in healthcare.
Dr. Bronstein is clinically Bilingual in Spanish and is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has a certificate of added qualifications (CAQ) in Hand & Microvascular Surgery.