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Dr. Brian Cole, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 57

  
Dr. Cole

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

1611 W Harrison St # 400 Chicago, IL 60612
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Dr. Brian Cole, MD is a reconstructive orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in reconstructive orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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4.8

Based on 363 reviews

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Outstanding visit. Very efficient run organization. Dr. Cole extremely knowledgeable on my condition.
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Dr Cole is not only a skilled and knowledgeable physician but has great patient/people skills. This is an unique and incredible combination in a provider. He has restored hope for recovery that I have lost over the last two years. I really feel I was in the best hands and glad I made the decision to make the travel to see him.In addition his staff was very responsive to any questions or requests I had.
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As a former college athlete with substantial and ongoing shoulder problems, I’ve seen my fair share of orthopedic surgeons. I flew to Chicago specifically to see Dr. Cole due to his good reviews and what I thought was knowledge of the latest techniques, minimally invasive treatment, etc. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with the visit and would not recommend. He actually chastised me for seeing multiple physicians. I’ve been offered differing treatment courses from the best surgeons in the country and was trying to gather as much information as I could prior to making any decisions. His bedside manner was lacking and he did not bother to perform a physical exam or really listen to my history. The way we treat those around us is good insight into one’s character and I’m disappointed to report that Dr. Cole was rude to his PA, when unable to manage something out of her control. Critically, he did not provide a clear diagnosis or treatment plan. I would seek guidance elsewhere.
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I went to multiple doctors before I was referred to Dr. Cole. I guess you can say third times a charm! Dr. Cole and his team takes the time to research your injury, and plan each step/procedure along the way. After two failed ACL reconstructions elsewhere, he took the time to figure out why the procedures failed and came up with a different game plan. I highly recommended Dr. Cole and his team!
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First Class operation led by Dr Brian Cole. Thorough. Precise. Direct and to the point. Exudes confidence and genuine interest in the patient. All Dr Cole’s assistants share the same passion and compassion for the patient. Players take on the personality of the coach. Very evident here. Could not feel more comfortable. There is no comparison.
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Dr Cole was on time He is very knowledgeable and informative
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Dr. Cole and his entire team is simply amazing! He accurately diagnosed and treated a condition that two other orthopedic surgeons could not figure out. I injured my left knee while running. Saw 2 different orthopedic surgeons previously, had multiple rounds of X-Rays and MRIs, did extensive physical therapy, got PRP and steroid injections, had Tennex procedure done over the course of 12 months, but nothing improved the condition or reduced the sharp pain I experienced for months. Dr. Cole's team made an accurate diagnosis on the very first visit and scheduled me for a quick arthroscopic surgery two weeks out. The surgery took less than an hour and I was able to walk out of the facility. Did 2 weeks of RICE followed by 4 weeks of physical therapy and I am back to normal activities including running, hiking, etc.
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This is the best doctor I’ve ever seen. He listens, explains what’s wrong then tells you his solution. Even though he’s a surgeon he always tries the noninvasive options first. He and his amazing team are second to none.
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Dr. Cole and his PA Kevin Shinsako were thorough and reassuring during my visit. I have great confidence that they will provide the treatment that fits me.
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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 Hospital
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Chicago
1985
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Locations

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)