Treatment at Excelsior has been great. Dr. Stoeckl developed a care plan to avoid knee surgery as long as possible. and to allow me to resume more regular physical activity. Physical therapy with Samantha has been very helpful. Allison, PA-C, explained the injection protocols and the treatment has been painless. Office staff always are welcoming and thanks to the efforts of Sandra Stasiak appointments are on time and efficient. I would recommend Excelsior to anyone. - Howard S. -
About Dr. Stoeckl
Dr. Stoeckl is a board certified, Harvard fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who focuses on outpatient knee replacements and arthroscopic surgeries on the shoulder and knee. Dr. Stoeckl also serves at the President of the Board of Excelsior Orthopaedics. His philosophy on health care is to try to help people figure out what’s going on, explain the problem in a way that’s easy to understand, and deliver care in a non-intimidating manner. He works with patients to develop a successful plan - there are always options for treatment, and aggressive isn’t always better.
When he’s not working. Dr. Stoeckl can be found with his wife, daughters and dog. They’re an active family, spending the winter skiing and the warmer months hiking, water skiing, fishing and boating. As a Buffalo native, Bills and Sabres fan, he’s hesitant to let people know that during his time in Boston, he was a team physician for the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins.
What would you say to someone experiencing joint pain?
“There are a lot of people living with joint pain on a day-to-day basis. It can be intimidating to seek care for it. At Excelsior, we try to make that interaction less intimidating. Not everybody that sees a surgeon needs to have surgery - we provide the gamut of care, starting with non-surgical modalities. Sometimes the reason to go to the doctor isn’t for treatment, but just to find out what’s the source of your pain.”
If you weren’t a physician, what would you be?
“Disappointed! I feel really lucky to be involved in this profession, and I find it very rewarding and enjoyable. My mom actually worked in health care for an orthopaedic surgeon. My first exposure to the medical profession was through her, so relatively early on I thought about a career in medicine. Maybe I’d be a fishing guide.”
Bachelor of Science in biology, Boston College, Boston, MA
Doctor of Medicine, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Sports Medicine Fellowship, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, MA
Accreditations & Professional Memberships
President - Excelsior Orthopaedics Board of Directors
Team Physician Buffalo Bisons AAA Baseball Team
Team Physician for Excelsior High School Affiliates
Dr. Stoeckl’s Team
Dr. Stoeckl works with a team of medical professionals who practice in tandem to provide you the best care and treatment possible. During your appointment, you may be evaluated by a member of his expert team.
Allison Fout, PA-C
Supports Dr. Andrew C. Stoeckl
Jason Hooper, PA-C
Supports Dr. Andrew C. Stoeckl
Dr. Stoeckl Is Part Of The Excelsior Outpatient Total Joint Team
Excelsior has helped thousands of people regain movement, eliminate pain, and get back to living life at their best through hospital-free joint replacement. Our team consists of the most skilled and experienced orthopaedic surgeons in the country. If outpatient joint replacement surgery is right for you, this incredible team will make it happen.
Where Dr. Stoeckl Practices Medicine
- Excelsior Orthopaedics Amherst
- Excelsior Orthopaedics East Amherst
- Excelsior Orthopaedics Orchard Park
- Buffalo Surgery Center
- Erie County Medical Center
- Kenmore Mercy Hospital