While playing for the Blue Jays in October 1995, the longtime Brewer and future Hall of Famer had his right shoulder scoped by Andrews. In 1996, Paul Molitor, then 40, gave new meaning to the term Silver Slugger: He won the hitting award at the DH position with 225 hits and a .341 batting average.

The aging catcher had arthroscopic surgery on his problematic right knee in May 1989 (to remove loose cartilage). Gary Carter played three more seasons, and the Hall of Famer didn’t show any signs of knee trouble when chasing after Willie Randolph’s job last May.

After the wear-and-tear of a 17-year career as a Phillies third baseman, Mike Schmidt had rotator-cuff surgery in early 1989. He retired shortly thereafter, but presumably the operation lent him a better quality of post-career life.

Andrews operated on Michael Irvin’s shoulder in 1994. The next year he led the team in receiving with over 1,600 yards on the way to the Cowboys’ Super Bowl XXX win, clinching his spot in the Hall of Fame alongside teammate Troy Aikman and banking another $20 million before he retired.

The running back had his shoulder examined by Andrews in 1994. Emmitt Smith went on to take top prize on Dancing with the Stars. Oh, and he also set the NFL record for career rushing yards with 18,355.

In June 1990, Sir Charles had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his right shoulder. Over the next ten seasons, he racked up two Olympic gold medals and $37.5 million in salary. He also became one of only four players in NBA history to achieve the trifecta of 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists.

Andrews says he’s only been nervous once in his career: when performing arthroscopy on Jack Nicklaus’ knee in 1984. Nicklaus rebounded to win one more major—the Masters in 1986, and played competitively until 2003, winning 10 tournaments and more than $3 million in prize money on the senior's tour.