Andrea S. Herzka M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (358 Ratings, 123 Comments)

Expertise

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics and rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Special focus on

  • Hip
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

  • M.D., University of California, San Francisco, 0 1999
  • Residency:

    • Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2004
  • Fellowship:

    • Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2005
  • Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008
    • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011

Biography

Dr. Herzka is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who joined the department of orthopedic surgery as an arthroscopic specialist from the esteemed sports medicine fellowship at UPMC in Pittsburgh, where she assisted in caring for the Pittsburgh Steelers and other high level professional and college athletes. She has expertise in anatomic and double bundle ACL reconstruction, a cutting edge technique, and she enjoys managing shoulder pain in the throwing athlete.

She teaches advanced arthroscopic techniques in the hip to other orthopedic surgeons throughout the Northwest. Her specific interests include sports injuries to the knee, shoulder and hip in adolescents and adults, shoulder and knee instability, and cartilage injuries. Dr. Herzka is an active member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Memberships and associations

  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (358 Ratings, 123 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Jul 17, 2019

    I felt like I was in great hands with Dr. Herzka. She was compassionate and competent in equal measure. There is nobody I would prefer to do my surgery. The whole team was professional and caring.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    I was impressed with the professionalism and performance of Dr. Herzka's surgical team. They answered all of my questions, made sure I was ok and took into account that I have suffered from nausea during a previous surgery.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    First class surgery and first class rehab.Very happy

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Dr h is extremely pleasant and reassuring. Luv her!

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Wonderful person. Thoughtful and thorough. Very confident.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    Dr H is awesome. I have had multiple surgeries from her and we consider her part of the family now. She is always very thorough and detailed about options or what to expect. This last visit was for a knee injection, which are typically painful. She was so gentle it was literally painless. Thank you Dr H, you are great!

  • Jun 28, 2019

    No one at OHSU acted like they had answered the same questions 50 times that day already. Very respectful.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I had to wait a bit to be seen, but I appreciate that Dr. Herzka and her associate Dr. Suchy spent a good deal of time with me, and were very thorough. I can only deduce that the case was the same for the patient before me, and I applaud that level of dedication. I experienced great listening from both providers. They also asked a lot of questions to determine the exact nature of my situation.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Received thorough consultation, and good advice regarding an upcoming shoulder surgery. Much appreciated.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    Dr. Herzka was very nice and made me feel like she really cared about what I had to say. She was very through and shared all the options. I enjoyed my visit.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Thoughtful and compassionate. Personable and professional.

  • Jun 16, 2019

    I am extremely impressed with Dr. Herzka's knowledge, skill, her accessibility, her willingness to share all of her relevant knowledge with me, and her understanding of all of my concerns. I can't imagine a better doctor-patient relationship, so thank you, Dr. Herzka.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Everything about this whole process has been amazing.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    The surgery started 3 hours late. Wen I checked in at noon they knew it was going to be 2 hours late and didn't tell me and proceeded to get me hooked up with IV and all that. So I was stuck in Pre up for close to 5 hours before I was wheeled away. When I was in pre-op I had an issue with my IV and it started came disconnected and started bleeding and I had no help button and I called out and had to go for help and people came and helped and also at one point I had machines beeping and my friend had to go out and get a nurse and nobody knew who my nurse was cuz my nurse had gone off shift, Dr. Herzka was great the people who actually helped me were great, but there was just a lot of funky mess in the area and the post op directions are very, very vague. So I think that could get it worked out a little bit better. I think that's it end.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    This was a great experience. Everyone I interacted with was kind and knowledgeable. I felt that everything went as well as it could have gone.

  • Jun 11, 2019

    Check in process was easy as was the initial Xray.The visit with the Dr an her resident Dr went well and she didn't rush the process of explaining the surgery. The description of next steps and what to do or expect was not explained well, however, I had to ask proactively before they left and then got a very quick answer like they were in a hurry.Overall a good experience, just still unclear on what to do next to plan for the surgery and scheduling etc.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    It was refreshing and respectful

  • Jun 02, 2019

    I have had Andrea Herzka do surgery on my legs putting titanium rods in both femurs and both tibia. I dislocated my right shoulder and she did the surgery on my right shoulder and did an amazing job. I am extremely happy with Andrea and I tell all of my friends and co workers at the VA hospital that they need anything like a buddy of mine dislocated his shoulder. I told him to go getting Andrea and he she does an amazing job. I am extremely happy with her and always have been.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    Very personable... we appreciated her honestly and options

  • May 31, 2019

    Yes, I was very happy with my appointment. I felt like Dr. Herzka took her time to explain everything very thoroughly, gave me some time to kind of comprehend what she was saying, and I thought she was very thorough and friendly and I enjoyed the visit.

  • May 24, 2019

    I felt that Dr. Herzka has cared about me as a patient and is an excellent communicator. I had an old ACL injury that was never repaired and I had never been told that it was an option to repair it by other doctors. The injury led to a weakening of my right leg and hip and an unstable knee. The surgery went well and I was paired with an excellent OHSU PT. I'm thankful that I can resume some of my favorite activities and stay healthy.

  • May 24, 2019

    Provider said surgery would fix my long-standing pain problem. It didn't. She also doesn't communicate with my other physicians who are treating the problem post-op.

  • May 21, 2019

    Dr. Herzka is so well experienced that she anticipated all of our questions by addressing them all before we had a chance to ask. That is, she knew what we were going to ask because others probably have before us. She also gave a complete overview of how rotator cuff injuries, how they can be repaired and what it involves. Dr. Herka is a very strong communicator, and put us at ease with exactly what the surgery and aftercare will involve.

  • May 17, 2019

    Dr. Herzka was patient, encouraging, and very informative. She made me feel at ease about my injury and recovery. I feel that I am in great hands in her care.

  • May 17, 2019

    Great job helping me to understand the problem in my joint and what my options are. I feel very comfortable and confident in Dr. Herska!

  • May 15, 2019

    She was wonderful! She was very thorough and explained everything in a way easily understood. I appreciated the time she spent with me. She wasn’t rushed.

  • May 15, 2019

    She's very knowledgeable, thorough and does a great job.

  • May 14, 2019

    Dr. Herzka is extremely thorough, professional, personable, patient, and I couldn’t be happier with my service received.

  • Apr 30, 2019

    Very knowledgeable and good at explaining procedure to me. I luv her energy, and appreciate her honest feedback on procedure and other options

  • Apr 29, 2019

    She was able to diagnose and repair his issue. Great with extremely shy 12 year old, making a huge effort to draw him out to answer her questions and make him comfortable with the plan of action.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Wonderful Dr. Takes time to really look over all of the information and listen to your questions and concerns.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    True professional — awesome expertise with a lot of empathy and compassion—can’t get better than that! Quality care from people who care????

  • Apr 23, 2019

    I really appreciated the time that she took two get to the bottom of the the pain, and went over multiple options as far as treatment, and I did not feel rushed, which was very nice.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Pleasant, knowledgeable. Answered my questions. Showed me my scans.

  • Apr 19, 2019

    Dr Herzka and staff were wonderful. Very caring, kind and attentive.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    My visit with Dr. Herzka was went extremely went extremely well. I've been seeing Dr. Herzka for a number years now with my hip issues and I continue to go back to her because she's very thorough and explained everything to me to where I can understand and I have a lot of faith in her I've been going to her since 2010 and I will continue to go to her because of her expertise and her her relationship between patients and Dr.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    My shoulder is doing great, thanks for doing a great job and with such kind care.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    Dr. Herzka has saved my leg, and I have only the highest praise for her skill and professionalism. She is also very accessible and takes all the time necessary to acquaint me with everything she intends to do, everything that she has done, the associated reasons and consequences, and to answer all of my questions.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Excellent team!

  • Apr 05, 2019

    This doctor provided me with a lot of good information and was very helpful and was clear to insure that the route that we were taking for surgeon is what I wanted and informed me of all options and then helped prepare me for what follows next

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Excellent

  • Mar 23, 2019

    Dr Herzka is very good about listening and answering patient questions. She’s excellent!

  • Mar 23, 2019

    Have had 3 surgeries by Dr. Herzka. She is amazing....the most caring, patient and informative Dr I have ever met.

  • Mar 21, 2019

    I appreciate the time that she spent answered all of my questions very knowledgeable expertise clearly with the issue that I had personable and gave me good advice that was I believe in my my best interest and looking for, you know, clearly not being very clear with me about where you know treatment options and things like that that might have been more invasive wouldn't would not have not something that she would recommend so really appreciated that.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Everyone I came in contact with was very kind, patient, and professional!

  • Mar 10, 2019

    I was very happy with my pre-op evaluation, and so very pleased to be able to get a surgery date two days later. Drs. Bell and Herzka explained very well the procedure and recovery. Upon admission on March 7, I was treated very well, very respectfully, and efficiently by all medical personnel at CHH. Dr. Herzka explained to me and my wife both how the surgery went and was very informative and reassuring.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    She was a great listener and very clear about next steps.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Very pleased and knowledgeable. She explained all in detail and was able to answer any questions I had. I did not feel rushed at all, Dr. Herzka took the time and focused on my issue.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    She's very knowledgeable she shared her knowledge with me and she made appropriate referrals.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    She was genuine and explained things very clearly. We felt listened too and not rushed.