Dr. Brian Cole, MD

Dr. Brian Cole, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Dr. Brian Cole, MD is a reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in reconstructive orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

1611 W Harrison St Ste 400

Chicago, IL 60612

Contact Information

(708) 236-2701

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Cole's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Knee Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Shoulder Disorders more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Cole's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • Debridement
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Derangement of Movement
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Extremity Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hardware Removal
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Space Disease
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Labrum Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarticular Disease
  • Osteochondritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteotomy
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Blade Pain
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiffness
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

About Me

One of the things that I always remember is that these are people with joint pain and dysfunction. These are not knees and shoulders that hurt, but they're attached to people who have composite problems that may extend well beyond the initial reason ...

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1997
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Hospital For Special Surgery
Residency Hospital
1992
Hospital For Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Loyola University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
University Of Chicago
1985
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School
1997
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1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Cole's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cole

4.8

Based on 347 reviews

5 Stars
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(324)
4 Stars
0.8645533141210374%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.1527377521613833%
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1 Star
4.034582132564841%
(14)

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When I first met Dr Cole he informed me that the pain and lack of mobility in my shoulders was due to arthritis. He recommended a total shoulder replacement,he explained what the procedure would entail and the expected outcome , six weeks post surgery no pain and my mobility gets better every day. I’m so pleased with the results I’ve scheduled my surgery for the other shoulder. Bill K
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Dr. Cole was great from the initial consult, set realistic expectations and explained the procedure in detail. Surgery day was well planned and everything went flawlessly. I was weight bearing immediately following my ACL reconstruction surgery and happy to report that 7 weeks post op, my knee/leg function for non ACL engaging activities is at 100%.
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At the age of 43 I had severe end stage arthritis in both shoulders. I had had numerous previous surgeries for a variety of shoulder ailments. The last resort was to have a total shoulder replacement on both shoulders. It was very important to me to have a doctor who was highly rated and very competent in the procedure. Dr. Cole has allowed me to have the function back in both shoulders and return to a career in law-enforcement. I have also been able to get back in the gym and work out doing exercises I hadn’t been able to do in 15 years because of a lack of range of motion from the arthritis. I would recommend Dr. Cole to anyone who is facing total shoulder replacement, as it is paramount to have the best doctor available to perform the procedure.
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I waited appt 15 min to see Dr Cole who was very personable and upfront that I was not a candidate for the procedure I was hoping to have but quickly referred me to an associate whom he thought would be able to help. Since I had driven 3 hours his staff quickly got me into the other Dr within 30 min. I appreciate his honesty that he himself could not help me but helping me to find an alternative so quickly!!
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Took my son for a second opinion on a stress fracture. Dr. Cole was great. He advised us on the situation and about keeping him back from baseball longer and he was right, it needed extra time. My son’s arm is fine now.
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Dr. Cole and his staff are always knowledgeable and more than willing to help the patient with cutting-edge techniques.
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Dr. Brian Cole is the most personable surgeon I’ve ever met. Dr. Brian Cole is the only surgeon who took on my knee osteochondral allograft when so many others turned me away. He quickly makes a diagnosis and has a plan to correct it. He is the only doctor I trust to handle my knee.
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I had a great experience from consultation to professional follow up after my knee surgery. When meeting with Dr. Cole, I always felt like I had his full attention. After my surgery, I received two follow up calls from his PA’s to see how I was doing. I had a previous surgery elsewhere and absolutely did not receive this level of support. I would highly recommend Dr. Cole and his team.
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Dr. Cole is a fabulous surgeon. I'm 3 months out from a total shoulder replacement and am fully functional again. 1 day of pain, 2 months of discomfort (sleeping is the most difficult thing about the recovery). I still need to gain a little more strength then hope to be golfing again in a month.
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Extremely knowledgeable. Appreciated that he sat down in the chair to talk to my husband and I. Thought he had a good bedside manner. Everything ran so smoothly with the entire office.
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I was desperate to find someone who knew anything about a latissimus tendon rupture. I had already been to three doctors and none of them knew what to do. Dr. Cole took one look at me and said he knew exactly what it was and scheduled me for surgery a few days later. He saw me every 6 weeks for 6 months, remembered everything about me, and treated me like a famous professional athlete. There is no one like Dr. Cole. If he’s treating you, count yourself lucky.
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Dr Cole is amazing! Best top surgeon in Chicago land. After my MRI reveled a massive Rotator Cuff tear, I was given other options to try, instead of surgery. Dr Cole even took time to call me while he was on vacation ( what doctor does that these days?) He was very responsive and his team is top notch. When I was research surgeon’s his name always was at the top of the list and there is a reason for it
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Dr. Cole listened to my story and helped me get to where I wanted to be post my shoulder replacement surgery. I am 4 months out and I feel great and ready to golf again!
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Dr. Cole worked hard to get me into a very tight surgery schedule. He was excellent to work with!
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Great Doctor!! Would highly recommend!!
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Excellent surgeon
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Dr. Cole is a phenomenal and talented orthopedic doctor. He is direct and to the point with information. He manner is very pleasant and polite. I have had little to no pain with my surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Cole.
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Dr Cole is excellent -thorough and takes the time necessary to answer all questions !
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Dr. Cole was extremely attentive to all my needs. His assistant that came in before him was not. She would ask me questions& would not let me even get my answers out before asking me the same questions again. So she really was not paying attention to anything I had said. A little disappointed with her. She needs a little training on listening to the patient& being quite.
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Attentive team, clear information and quick response to help me recover from an injury.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
Platinum PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Tricare
HealthPartners
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Tricare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pipefitters
Principal Life
Priority Health
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
United Healthcare
UPMC Health Plan
Wells Fargo Insurance
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Worker's Compensation WC

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