Dr. Avi Bernstein, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Bernstein
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

The Spine Center

1875 Dempster St Ste 425 Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Dr. Avi Bernstein, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Park Ridge, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Evanston Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bernstein to book an appointment.

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Dr Bernstein has been my surgeon for several years. He is the best and I would never let any other doctor operate on me. His staff is remarkable also.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sandra McCain – May 05, 2021
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Dr. Bernstein is a no nonsense, shoot from the hip, incredibly talented surgeon. He performed a Laminectomy/Discectomy on me at L4-L5 and after so many years of suffering from sciatica I am a new person. I am now 6 weeks post op, the muscles are a little sore, but the wretched pain traveling down my legs is gone, a feeling you can’t appreciate unless you have experienced this yourself. Not only is Dr. Bernstein a true professional, his staff made my wife and I feel like family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Roger S. – Feb 18, 2021
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Poor surgical result leaving me with permanent limitations. Poor follow-up post-surgery. I would post no stars if that option was offered.
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Oct 04, 2019
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This is the wort dr I have ever been to in my 40+ years alive. The dr is 45 minutes late for every single appointment even in an empty office. He has walked out of the exam room while I was in the middle of speaking several times. I had bad side effects from a medication he prescribed and he said he’s never heard of those side effects. A simple google search showed he is ignorant about the side effects of the medicine he prescribed. He has given me different conflicting diagnosesfor same problem
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Mar 19, 2019
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Helped me get back on my feet after long and painfull lower back issue. Always possitive and helpfull. Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 27, 2018
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Thanks to Dr Bernstein I am able to have a quality of life that 2 years ago I did not think was possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Debbie Hartman in Chicago, IL – Nov 16, 2017
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Extremely professional and attentive with our C-1 fracture. Highly recommend Dr. Bernstein's services. Provided the correct assessment and treatment was extremely pleased as we received conflicting information after seeing two other physicians for the same issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Evanston, IL – Oct 30, 2017
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I can only say great things about Dr. Bernstein who has made an extremely positive impact to my quality of life. During 2017, I met with 4 surgeons for a crippling pain in my sciatic nerve.. Dr. Bernstein understood my issues, patiently answered all my questions, and provided me with confidence that he alone had the right solution.. He operated on me and today, my pain is gone and I'm able to resume all my previous activities.. I'm so grateful for everything he has done for me. He's the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Schnur in EVANSTON – Oct 26, 2017
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Ive had 3 cervical neck fusions done by Dr. Avi Bernstein with no regrets. I knew as soon as I met him that he was the right person and gained my trust as a doctor and his abilities. He was extremely patient, compassionate( especially when I came in crying from the pain), and never made me feel I was on a time limit. He eased my concerns & continues to provide excellent post surgery care with the same concern for you as a patient. He truly wants you to feel better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debby Sharlin in Buffalo Grove – Oct 21, 2017
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Dr. Bernstein helped me tremendously. I couldn’t get off the couch, and I was told by other doctors there was nothing they could do for me. But after my surgery at the Spine Center I’m back at work and better than ever.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chicago, IL – Oct 20, 2017
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Dr Bernstein operated on my mother and had a great result. His explanation of procedures, assurances of pros and cons made us very comfortable with my elderly mother. His office staff arranged things for us and made all things simple. Highly recommend Dr Bernstein
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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MARTIN MARCUS in Chicago, I'll – Oct 11, 2017
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Dr. Bernstein performed an ALIF on my L5-S1. He was the only surgeon of several who gave me several options and walked through the pros and cons of each. It was a frightening 5 hour surgery but he did a flawless job and I am still 100% pain free with zero mobility loss. The surgery was in 2007. If you are suffering from chronic back pain related to the lower or cervical spine, then I highly recommend Dr. Avi Bernstein. Use him for a consult if nothing else. Excellent surgeon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mr. Pain Free in Barrington, IL – May 19, 2017
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Had an office visit due to neck pain from an auto accident. He sent me for an MRI, surgery was scheduled 10 days later, up and walking pain free the same day, went home the next day. No pain meds needed 6 hours post op. It's been 5 days now and still no pain and the problem is resolved. I wished I had done this 2 years ago instead of trying conventional treatments I highly recommend Dr. Bernstein
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Miles in Glenview, IL – May 23, 2016
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Dr. Bernstein was not convinced that I was having terrible pain and declared me at MMI (maximum medical improvement) six months after my work injury. My symptoms and pain were only increasing with physical therapy. No bIg surprise here, he was hired by my company's insurance company to do this evaluation so they could stop paying me. Luckily I saw a real doctor soon afterward and had the neck surgery that I needed all along. I was lucky not to be paralyzed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Edith in Chicago, IL – Jan 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Avi Bernstein, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Park Ridge, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Advocate Lutheran General Hospital...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
State University New York
Fellowship Hospital
1990
UCLA
Residency Hospital
1986
UCLA
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Avi Bernstein, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bernstein frequently treats Back Pain, Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bernstein treats.

Where is Dr. Avi Bernstein, MD's office located?

Dr. Bernstein's office is located at 1875 Dempster St Ste 425, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Bernstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernstein treats Back Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bernstein treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernstein treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Bernstein treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bernstein treats Low Back Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Bernstein treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Bernstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Bernstein accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Locations

The Spine Center

The Spine Center1875 Dempster St Ste 425 Park Ridge, IL 60068
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