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Dr. Brian Forsythe, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Forsythe

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

2450 Wolf Rd Ste F Westchester, IL 60154

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Dr. Brian Forsythe, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Westchester, IL and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(312) 361-2111

Dr. Forsythe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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American Republic
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
HealthPartners
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Pekin Insurance
Pipefitters
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Forsythe's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forsythe treats Shoulder Disorders more than 95% of his peers

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

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forsythe treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 95% of his peers

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

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forsythe treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 94% of his peers

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

Dr. Forsythe's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Care Philosophy

Probably the majority of injuries don't require surgeries. So it's important for patients to recognize and understand that they're seeing us because they need a surgical perspective. Much of what we do is non-operative management, which is why it's s...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
HARVARD COMBINED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Residency Hospital
2002
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
2002

Awards

Dr. Forsythe's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Forsythe

4.7

Based on 182 reviews

5 Stars
91.20879120879121%
(166)
4 Stars
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(3)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0.5494505494505495%
(1)
1 Star
6.593406593406593%
(12)

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Dr. Forsythe performed my rotator cuff surgery in fall 2018. Followed his rehab therapy guidelines and therapists were amazed at rate of progress. Six months post surgery I have full range of motion and zero pain or side affects. Dr Forsythe is an incredibly skillful surgeon and I highly recommend him.
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Last June I suffered a severe knee injury and in result had to have two knee surgeries. Dr. Forsythe was amazing through the whole process. I could not have asked for better care and due to his great work I am able to once again enjoy playing sports.
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Dr. Forsythe did an excellent job repairing the torn meniscus in my knee. I am pain free with excellent function. I would highly recommend Dr. Forsythe to a friend or colleague.
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In the past year, Dr. Forsythe has done reverse replacement surgery on both my shoulders, six months apart. The results are unbelievable. I was in pain, had no strength, and was unable to lift my arms even shoulder-high. Six months after each surgery I was able to lift my arms over my head with no pain at all and I did not require any physical therapy. I recommend Dr. Forsythe to anyone who needs this surgery.
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Dr Forsythe operated on my right shoulder, and I am very pleased with the results of the surgery and the office at Munster. Would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Forsythe and his entire staff were exceptional. I suffered a bad tear to my left labrum while playing hockey. He surgicallly repaired the problem and provided constant guidance throughout my entire recovery and rehab. Dr. Forsythe immediately returned calls when I had questions related PT and rehab. He is a former athlete, and has served as team doctor for multiple professional teams. As such, he understands process required for athletes to get healthy and return to their sport.
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Very good bedside manner, very professional, I need my, other shoulder replaced and I'm going back to dr Forsythe he's the best
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Dr. Forsythe did a great job repairing my severe rotator cuff tear,I now have full use of my shoulder and arm without pain,he and his staff were great to work with,highly recommend them.
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Went over details a little quick but saw many things others did not.
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I felt that the the wait time to see Dr. Forsythe was acceptable for post surgery exam. All questions I had were answered promptly and professionally. I feel Dr. Forsythe and the staff helped me to feel confident in their diagnosis of my injury and the process needed for my shoulder to be repaired.
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Dr. Forsythe is a very good doctor. One of if not the best in my opinion in his field. He’s extremely knowledgeable. He will discuss his treatment plan with you before he does anything. He is caring, and always listening to your concerns if you have any. I had two ligaments replaced by him in March of 2017. I don’t have a single complaint I’m as good as new, possibly better.
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Office not efficient. Waited way too long for being the very first appointment. Was told I needed total knee replacement by assistant, but did not need one. Gave new Insurance info but that info was not put in. Wrote down that I cannot take NORCO but everyone wanted to give it to me. Won't go back.
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I love all aspects of his advice and quality of work he has provided for not just myself but for my daughter! Thank you Dr. Forsythe??
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Great surgeon. Shoulder like brand new. Would not hesitate to use for any orthopedic surgery.
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Dr. Forsythe was highly professional yet compassionate. He inspired trust.
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I had shoulder replacement surgery by Dr. Forsythe. I have had an excellent experience with this surgeon and have regained full mobility and have no more pain. Instead a new life! But, one does need to follow all the exercise recommendations given and work hard on this. It lies also in the patients hands to fully recover.
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Long wait.. then talked mainly to his p.a. About my injury . Didn’t look me in the eyes as we talked . I’m sure that’s because it was an IME for an insurance carrier.
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I had my ACL surgery with Dr. Forsythe. Felling pretty good in my recovery and returning to sports after 12 months. I would return to Dr. Forsythe if I need.
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Incredibly knowledgeable and the quality of his craft is immediately apparent when compared to others with ACL and meniscus reconstruction. Reading online all the possible complications of ACL reconstruction and meniscus repairs, I experienced none of them. From the first minute of the first consultation it was clear he is the best in the business and now 8 months later nearly back into sports I am more than extremely pleased with my choice.
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Dr Forsythe did a fantastic job taking care of my torn ACL! I am back to playing sports, good as new. Couldn’t be happier with his caring approach and friendly staff!!!
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