Dr. Carl Graf, MD

Dr. Carl Graf, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 44
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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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Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Graf treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Graf treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Graf treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Graf treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Graf treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Graf treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Graf's conditions and procedures:

Adhesive Capsulitis
Aneurysm
Arthritis of the Elbow
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Brain Disorders
Broken Neck
Bursitis
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 Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Reconstruction
Chronic Neck Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
Complex Spine Surgery
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc surgery
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Arthroplasty
Disc Replacement
Discography
Ear Disorders
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Pain
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Cortisone Injection
Facet Joint Injection
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Gait Abnormality
Hand Pain
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Procedure
Herniated Disc Surgery
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Knee Disorders
Kyphoplasty
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
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
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Microdiscectomy
Microsurgical Procedure
Microsurgical Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Myelopathy
Neck Muscle Strain
Neck Surgery
Nerve Conduction Disorders
Nerve Diseases
Nerve Injury
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neurological Injuries
Neuroplasty
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteosarcoma
Pain Management
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Restless Leg Syndrome
Revision Surgery
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Pain
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Infections
Spinal Injections
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Dislocation
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondolthesis
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Stress Fracture
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vertigo
Worker's Compensation Evaluations
Work-Related Injuries
Wrist Pain

About Me

Care Philosophy

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 Gr...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

  • 2006
    Saint Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    2006
  • 2006
    Methodist Hospital Inc The
    Fellowship Hospital
    2006
  • 2006
    Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    2006
  • 2005
    University Of Illinois Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    2005
  • 2001
    University Of Illinois Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    2001
  • 2000
    Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    2000
  • 1996
    Augustana College
    Undergraduate School
    1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Miller Orthopaedic Surgery Scholarship, 2000

Dr. Graf's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Graf

4.4

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(35)
4 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(6)

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Dr graf performed a spinal fusion on me. It was my first surgery. He was clear in describing what he'd do and what to expect. He was confident without being arrogant... he listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. My recovery has gone very well and I'm back to living a full life!
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Easy operation. No pain after. My leg pain is gone. Very happy. Thanks
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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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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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Disappointingly poor listener. Over an hour wait past appt time.
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Cigna HMO
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Coventry Health Care
Humana
MultiPlan
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United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
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