Dr. Carl Graf, MD

Dr. Carl Graf, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Carl Graf, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Schaumburg, IL and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

500 W Golf Rd

Schaumburg, IL 60195

Contact Information

(847) 303-1200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Graf's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Graf "Dr. Carl Graf is a board certified spinal surgeon. His training included a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spinal surgery fellowship. Dr. Graf considers himself to be conservative in his approach, but when surgery is necessary he offers cutting edge procedures using minimally invasive techniques to speed recovery. Many surgeries are offered as an outpatient with only a bandaid to cover the small incision."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Graf "Dr Graf considers himself to be very conservative in his approach to orthopaedic and spinal conditions. Using multiple modalities such as physical therapy and injections, many conditions are treated non-surgically. When surgery is necessary, Dr Graf's training affords his patients to be treated with the newest technology and techniques.  The majority of spinal surgeries performed by Dr. Graf are performed in a minimally invasive fashion as an outpatient to speed recovery and decrease downtime.

The Illinois Spine Institute is one of the only spine focused practices which offers comprehensive spinal care.  In one location we offer physical therapy and spinal rehab, minimally invasive injections and procedures (performed in our state-of-the-art Joint Commission Certified surgery center), in addition to the most advanced minimally invasive spinal surgeries."

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4  Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Conduction Disorders
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
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51  Procedures

  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Discography
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pain Management
  • Revision Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Augustana College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Illinois Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Illinois Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Methodist Hospital Inc The
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Saint Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship
    Other Education | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Miller Orthopaedic Surgery Scholarship, 2000
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Carl Graf, MD
I wrote a negative review on December 8, 2016 about the mismanagement in office personnel. I meant to get a retraction review out earlier. Since that time I did undergo physical therapy and had seen Dr. Graf again. He was very concerned about my experience and told me that the office management...Read More
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Diane in Inverness – Jun 28, 2017
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Dr Graf is an excellent surgeon.He did surgery on my neck. After surgery I had a short recovery and I'm doing great. Highly recommended!
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Matthew in Naperville, IL – May 10, 2017
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Disappointingly poor listener. Over an hour wait past appt time.
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Apr 22, 2017
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Dr Graf is an excellent surgeon, I had a microdicectomy on my l5s1 done on Feb 7 , 2017. My pain was immediately gone after surgery, had my 2 months fellow up today, felt great , I would say I am almost 100% recovered. Thank you Dr Graf for your expertise and excellent care.
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Raymond in Cary, IL – Apr 18, 2017
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I have already referred Dr. Graf to family and friends. He is an excellent doctor and surgeon. The combination can be sometimes difficult to find. His staff is also very friendly.
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Chicago, IL – Mar 10, 2017
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