Dr. Bernard R. Bach, MD

Dr. Bernard R. Bach, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 64 years old

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Care Philosophy

There have been some tremendous advances in orthopedic sports medicine. Just taking my situation for example, I had an injury to my knee tore my anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments and it essentially terminated my intercollegiate career in football and baseball. And since the mid 80 s, we have been performing anterior cruciate ligament surgery on an outpatient basis. I ve performed these all outpatient since 1993. I do over 100 ACLs a year. I ve done over 2000 ligament reconstructions. And we ve critically analyzed clinically how our patients have done, and 95 percent of the patients have stable knees. Ninety-five percent of the patients are completely or mostly satisfied. Our clinical reoperation rate is extremely low. Our clinical revision rate is 1.5 percent. So this is an operation that now can be done on an outpatient basis with a very predictable outcome that allows individuals to continue to be active in hard-cutting, pivoting, sports.Read more

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Dr. Bach's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bach to family and friends
3.5
based on 39 total surveys (9 with reviews)
Dr. Bach's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
in Westchester |
Dr. Bach, is the best knee Surgeon around. Would not go to anyone else. He's done several ACL surgeies in our family, and they've all come through with flying colors. He won't operate if, there isn't a compelling reason. Answers, all of your questions. Can probably tell what is wrong with your knee without even an x-ray.
Skokie, IL |
Before seeing Dr. Bach, I had seen 6 other specialists and done 3 months of physical therapy. I was beyond frustrated with the lack of solutions to my issue that I was finding. Dr. Bach took 2 minutes to look at me and immediately made a diagnosis that turned out to be correct. I am writing this 3 months after my first visit with him and my shoulder is finally better. I had lost faith in the medical system for a little bit but he restored it.
Dallas, TX |
Terrible experience, I wouldn't recommend it. It was an ACL and meniscus repair. It's been 1.5 years, still can't run. I needed to see another doctor because this Dr. wouldn't listen to me when I told him I had pain and couldn't walk. I asked him for an MRI, he said it wasn't necessary. The other doctor ordered an MRI and found I needed another surgery. I wouldn't recommend this doctor.
Harvey, IL |
My shoulder is good as new. Dr Bach is an excellent doctor and surgeon.
in Joliet, IL |
Dr. Bach was very welcoming. After taking some time to get to know me, he got straight down to business, identified and explained the problem quickly and in a way I could understand, then got me scheduled that week for surgery. Surgery went very well, and they've kept close tabs on my recovery.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Bach cares about you and it shows. I had nerve damage and knee issues caused by a surgery from another surgeon. Dr. Bach demonstrated the kind of care and compassion you only see from TV doctors. Two of my friends who have also had Dr. Bach as their doctor had remarkably effective surgery, resolving other issues, while appreciating that he demonstrated the type of concern you wish all doctors would show. Dr. Bach is a brilliant, genuine, kind & caring doctor.
He was EXTREMELY rude and has no bedside manner what-so-ever. I was having an immense amount of pain and he completely dismissed me. I had already had multiple knee surgeries prior to seeing him and he said there was no reason for me to be having so much pain. I also heard him speaking poorly about me in the hallway while I was in the patient room waiting for him to come in to examine me.
in Springfield, MO |
He wasn't kind at all. He was rude when our son was suffering. He did two surgeries on the same knee and wouldn't discuss his pain. He told our son that he needed to get emotional therapy because he was still in pain.
in Park Ridge, IL |
Outstanding results, Dr Bach has worked on both of my knees, with positive outcomes. He and his staff are efficient, communicative and caring.
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Dr. Bach's Care Philosophy

There have been some tremendous advances in orthopedic sports medicine. Just taking my situation for example, I had an injury to my knee tore my anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments and it essentially terminated my intercollegiate career in football and baseball. And since the mid 80 s, we have been performing anterior cruciate ligament surgery on an outpatient basis. I ve performed these all outpatient since 1993. I do over 100 ACLs a year. I ve done over 2000 ligament reconstructions. And we ve critically analyzed clinically how our patients have done, and 95 percent of the patients have stable knees. Ninety-five percent of the patients are completely or mostly satisfied. Our clinical reoperation rate is extremely low. Our clinical revision rate is 1.5 percent. So this is an operation that now can be done on an outpatient basis with a very predictable outcome that allows individuals to continue to be active in hard-cutting, pivoting, sports.

Dr. Bach's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    General Surgery Internship New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, Ma

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Orthopedic Surgery Resident Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Sports Medicine Fellowship, The Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection