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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Akron General
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Finger Injection
  • Hand Injection
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Wrist Injection
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Contracture (Bent Finger)
  • Finger Cyst
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Laceration
  • Finger Osteoarthritis
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprains
  • Fractures of the Hand
  • Hand Bites
  • Hand Laceration/Cut
  • Hand Lump
  • Hand Mass
  • Hand Osteoarthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Sprain
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Cyst/Lump
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Ganglion Cyst
  • Wrist Laceration
  • Wrist Osteoarthritis
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
View all 29 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Andrew Esterle, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/20/2019, Dr. Esterle has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

130 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

I got looked at promptly and Dr. Estelle answered all my questions. He gave me 2 shots in my hand and in 1.5 days it feels so much better. The pain is gone. It was a very positive visit. Thanks

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Esterle solicited my thoughts about my symptoms and potential efficacy of treatment options prior to making any recommendations.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Excellent Doctor/Surgeon

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr. Esterle did wrist surgery in 2016. He is very professional, interested & eliminates pain .

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Excellent dr & staff.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Esterle explained surgery procedure if I choose to go ahead. Answered my questions.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr Esterle was awesome. Very kind soul!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Just told others of the excellent care I received with Dr. Esterle from first visit through surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

It was a very good appointment. I was impressed with the whole system. Dr. Esterle was professional yet personable, too.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Estelle took care of my husband. Very good for all degrees ad likewise for me.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. was outstanding. It was a first time I had ever met him, and I will absolutely recommend them to any friends that have issues with their upper extremities.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Excellent experience. I was able to get an appointment right away, and Dr. Esterle knew immediately what the problem was and I received immediate treatment and pain relief.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Site staff was courteous and professional. Dr. Esterle was pleasant and very informative.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Always enjoy my visits with Dr. Esterle. Great bedside manor, very professional.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Have recommended multiple people to Dr. Esterle.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

My carpel tunnel surgery experience on 2/21/23 was A+ from start to finish. Everyone was extremely caring and professional. My surgery by Dr. Esterle was by far the best surgery experience I've ever had. I was given direct easy-to-follow instructions, a reusable ice pack, pain meds RX and a follow up appt was scheduled. Hoping my recovery is as easy!

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Very compassionate & caring doctor. Made me feel comfortable with my treatment & will return if any future treatment is needed.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

I have been so impressed with the quality of care and compassion I experienced for such a simple procedure. I have already recommended Dr. Esterle to friends.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Love Dr Esterle

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr. Esterle always is kind and we discuss option's before before treatment. He gives me a day in what happens.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr. Esterle was very kind and caring. And he took the time to explain my injury, and what I can expect as it continues to heal. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Esterle was very caring and put me at ease. Very professional and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr Esterle is a wonderful doctor very respectful very meticulous and a very caring doctor

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Dr.Esterle was reassuring and quickly understood my situation.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Could not ask for additional care or concern from the doctor. Would recommend him!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

This was a second follow up appointment after my left thumb joint replacement surgery performed by Dr. Esterly. I think he is an excellent doctor and I am fortunate to be in his care.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

I will refer the doctor to anyone I know

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

The doctor was amazing, patient, explained everything and even drew a diagram!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Dr. Andrew Esterle was very good about telling me about my hands

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr Esterle is wonderful & my treatment has been excellent, & everyone I've spoken with has been very courteous & professional. It's just very difficult to reach the office by phone.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Dr Esterle was amazing. He was kind and took time to explain everything and come up with a plan to get back out on the field. He operated on my son in the middle of the night and I felt we were in great hands. He truly lived up to the clinic's motto of "world class care." I can not thank him enough, wonderful doctor!

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