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We found 49 orthopedic surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Westchester, IL.

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Transam Plaza Drive; Suite 460
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Papierski's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Papierski's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Sarwark is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Sarwark average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spina Bifida, Trauma

Dr. Michelle Lee Sagan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sagan sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Sagan's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sagan honors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sagan is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Limb ... (Read more)

Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl works as an orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Carl has indicated that her clinical interests include sports health. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Carl trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for her residency. She honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack sees patients in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Grayhack is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grayhack is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Limb Lengthening, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael David Stover, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Michael Stover specializes in orthopedic trauma. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stover's areas of expertise include hip replacement, hip revision, and hip dysplasia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stover's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Pelvic Fracture, Hip Fracture, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Hip Revision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Taruna Jethanand Madhav Crawford, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Trans Am Plaza Drive
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Taruna Madhav-Crawford's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Madhav-Crawford's areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Madhav-Crawford (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Erik King sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. King's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. King speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Clubfoot, Hand Problems, Trauma

Dr. Kamal N Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
133 East Brush Hill Road; Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Kamal Ibrahim is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Dr. Ibrahim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, foot problems, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Ibrahim is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children, a hospital affiliated with McGill University, and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ibrahim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Cerebral Palsy, Spine Surgery Procedures, Foot Problems, Trauma

Dr. Joseph Aloysius Janicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Janicki is a pediatric orthopedist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. His areas of expertise include scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janicki takes. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Finlayson's clinical interests encompass ACL reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finlayson is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Stephen M Gryzlo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in River Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Gryzlo completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Gryzlo is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gryzlo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gryzlo is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Allan Michael Brecher, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
40 South Clay Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Allan Brecher practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Brecher average 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Brecher focuses on sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Brecher attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

Dr. Prasad Vrkv Gourineni, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
534 Chestnut Street
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Prasad Gourineni, who practices in Chicago, IL, Lombard, IL, and Oak Lawn, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine problems and hip problems. Dr. Gourineni is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gourineni graduated from Andhra Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Spine Problems

Dr. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 105
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. John Lee's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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Clinical interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.