Andrew M. Hutter, MD, an Orthopedic Surgeon with Summit Medical Group

Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Andrew M. Hutter, who serves patients in West Orange, New Jersey.

Dr. Hutter is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon treating a variety of conditions, including athletic injuries, arthritic conditions, fractures, neck and back pain. He has extensive expertise in orthopedic occupational medicine and is skilled in treating workplace injuries. He also focuses on the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment to get patients back to work quickly and safely, which is why he strongly believes in the benefit of patients being active participants in their own recovery. 

Currently, he is practicing within the Orthopedics Department at Summit Medical Group in West Orange, New Jersey. Summit Medical Group is the largest and oldest physician-owned multi specialty medical practice in New Jersey with 80+ locations in 7 northern New Jersey counties. Their Orthopedics Department is dedicated to helping community members get back on their feet, back on the field, back to work, and back to health.

Serving as a lecturer at Howard University College of Medicine, his alma mater, Dr. Hutter lectures to the orthopedic residents as part of their academic program. He has been an assistant team orthopedic surgeon for the Red Bull and Metrostars professional soccer teams, the NJ Gladiators of the Arena Football League, and the NJ Storm of the National Lacrosse League. He has also served as an orthopedic consultant to various local high schools.

In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Dr. Hutter is board-certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons, as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons.

Pertaining to his academic career, he earned his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. in 1983. Thereafter, he went on to complete his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. 

Proudly practicing in the community where he grew up, Dr. Hutter is involved in many local organizations, including Congregation Etz Chaim, where he is a past president and in the Friendship Circle. He is a past chairman of the Metro New Jersey Israel Bond Organization and presently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Israel Bonds. Nationally, he has led several medical missions to Israel on behalf of Israel Bonds. Additionally, he was a contributing and reviewing editor for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2003 Body Almanac – a book for the lay population on bone and joint health.

Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. With years of experience in his field, Dr. Hutter is also a certified acupuncturist, having received his training through UCLA. He believes in complementary medicine and utilizes acupuncture in addition to traditional medicine, a combination which, when appropriate, can be very effective. 

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