Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

Orthopedic Surgery, Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery · 21 Providers

Average Rating of all Office Providers

Office Providers

Dr. Matthew Beal, MD

Dr. Matthew Beal, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Daniel Blatz, MD

Dr. Daniel Blatz, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. John Hefferon, MD

Dr. John Hefferon, MD

Orthopedic Surgery


Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 524 provider reviews for Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

Review of Dr. Peabody


I traveled over 100 miles to see Dr. Peabody for a 2d opinion. It was worth it. He put my mind at ease. His exam of my record was thorough and he explained things well.
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Review of Dr. Saltzman

-Chicago, IL |

Arrogant, aloof, condescending, hurried, discourteous, supercilious are some of the more acceptable words which pop into my head when I hear Dr. Saltzman's name. I went from a bad situation to ten times worse thanks to his carelessness. I suffered physically and still do as well as mentally after mistakes he made and he didn't even do as much as apologize. Go somewhere else if you need surgery or risk having your arm and life significantly damaged by this man.
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Review of Dr. Saltzman

- in Chicago, IL |

Very arrogant, doesn't listen to patient concerns or needs, makes up his mind on what he wants the patient to do which in my case was just PT, but I have another surgeon and physiatrist that have already diagnosed me with torn rotator cuff and nerve palsy with winged scapula and they know I need 2 surgeries to fix my problems. He was terrible with his diagnosis and PT would hurt my shoulder worse than it is already. Did PT already and the therapist stopped my therapy because he felt it was dangerous to continue since it could cause more damage and was extremely painful for me. He didn't look at previous reports or MRI images and couldn't get my appointment over with fast enough to exit the room, leaving me in pain with no hope for repair and stuck with the original surgeon who I was looking to replace. Useless, arrogant, condescending, non patient centered care.
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Review of Dr. Marra

- in Princeton, IA |

Had a complete shoulder replacement one year ago and am pain free and able to do all my activities without pain or discomfort. I’m glad Dr Marra was highly recommended to me by my physicians and I highly recommend him to anyone with any shoulder problems.
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Review of Dr. Patel

- in Chicago, IL |

I saw Dr. Patel about a month ago for severe leg pain radiating down my left leg, refractory to more conservative treatments. I was so impressed with his knowledge and demeanor and when he told me he could operate 6 days later, I was so relieved. I left his office feeling great about his knowledge and skills. I’m 3 weeks post-op and I’ve never felt better. Such easy recovery and looking forward to getting my life back.
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Review of Dr. Tjong

-Chicago, IL |

Impersonal bedside manner. Seemed bothered to have to talk to me. Did not clearly explain next steps
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Review of Dr. Saltzman


As others have said Dr. Saltzman is very arrogant and has a condescending attitude. He spent 5 mins with me bragging about how much he loves to do surgery and my case wasn’t a surgery case and he referred me to PT. My neurologist had also referred me for nerve compression in my elbows and he refused to even take xrays of my elbows again just recommending PT. He told me I can go get a second opinion but they are going to say the same thing. Well I did go get a second opinion at Midwest Orthopedic’s at Rush which is #4 in the country well above Northwestern and none of the doctors agreed with Dr Saltzman assement. In fact i have seen 4 doctors there because my shoulder injury is so bad and rare and was referred to one of the orthopedic trauma surgeon’s for the White Sox’s to try and fix my shoulder. I would never ever recommend him to anyone. He missed the mark big time and all the doctors at Rush agreed I needed to have surgery and that PT would just do more damage. NW has declined.
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Review of Dr. Kadakia

- in Almont, MI |

Dr. Kadakia IS the best of the best. I was in a bad motorcycle accident in 2006 and I asked him to Please talk to me as a common person, not in a medical vocabulary. He did exactly that and made it very easy to understand what would be expected----including being upfront and telling me my leg would never be as good as it was. With the extensive damage that was done, I understood that. He has done a Great job getting it better------but as told to me right upfront--never will be what it was. I appreciate his honesty EVERTIME I have seen him. I was with him when he was in Michigan, and have/will stick with him in Chicago. VERY worth the distance.
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Review of Dr. Kadakia

- in Chicago, IL |

Dr Kadakia is an excellent surgeon and very personable. He’s awesome. He really took care of me. Honest and upfront. I forgot extremely comfortable right off the bat with. I’m healing very well from my ankle surgery. He did his job well. Made sure to give me the time I needed to heal before I returned to work. Danielle is an awesome addition to the staff at Northwestern too. I’m grateful I landed in his hands. Dr K will take care of you!! Thanks man!! Best regards Glen Brylski
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Review of Dr. Saltzman

- in Chicago, IL |

Dr Saltzman performed a total shoulder arthroplasty on my right shoulder in 06/2010. That same year, I was back to biking and skiing. Nearly 9 years later and at 83 years of age, I am still riding my bike and skiing. Having experienced such good results from his care, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr.
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Learn About Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

107 Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Acl Surgery
  • All Shoulder Or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cardiac Mri (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Of Heart Or Chest
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery Of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair Or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Emg (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision Of Femur Or Knee
  • Excision Of Humerus
  • Excision Of Radius Or Ulna
  • Excision Of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, Or Sternum
  • Excision Of Tarsal Or Metatarsal
  • Excision Of Tibia Or Fibula
  • Foot And Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot And Ankle Dislocationtreatment, Open
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot And Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot And Ankle Ligament And Tendon Repair
  • Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand And Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture And-Or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Knee And Leg Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee And Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee And Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (Incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Joint Replacement
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction By Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (Prp)
  • Prosthetic
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Resection Or Ablation Of Bone Tumor, Partial Or Complete Resection Of Bone, Debridement Of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder And Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision Of Shoulder Or Elbow Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture And Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery For Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Joint Replacement And Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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  • I am the Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at Northwestern and Professor of both Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery. Read More

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Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care accepts 23 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HFN
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Viant


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