Dr. Christopher DeWald, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Christopher DeWald, MD
Dr. Christopher DeWald, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Westchester, IL. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. DeWald is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.

Prairie Medical Center of Westchester

2450 Wolf Rd Ste F

Westchester, IL 60154

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Dr. Christopher DeWald, MD

Dr. Christopher DeWald, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Care Philosophy

We see a lot of teenagers have scoliosis. And I operate on teenagers. And I also brace teenagers to correct the scoliosis. Maybe I'm not as hip as I think I am, but I seem to be able to relate and understand how they feel, and make both the parents and the kids feel comfortable. And it's very important talk to the kids - look at them right in the eye and talk to them - not just talk to the parents. We also see adults - either adults who had a curve in their spine when they were kids or they develop it just from degeneration. We don't always have to operate, in fact, we prefer not to have to. If we find a patient that has a condition that can be treated properly non-operatively, whether that's through physical therapy or medication or just time alone, that's obviously the ideal. We're in this business to take care of patients, not just to be a surgeon.
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Dr. DeWald's Experience

Dr. DeWald's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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.


  • Rush Medical College, Rush University, Chicago, Il
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • General Surgery University Of Illinois Hospital and Clinics Chicago, Il
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Orthopaedic Surgery University Of Illinois Hospital and Clinics Chicago, Il
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. DeWald has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. DeWald's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. DeWald to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. DeWald's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
NO STARS! He botched a "text book" procedure. Refused to order a post-op MRI, so I had another doc order it. He was speechless upon looking at the result, leaving the room and his PA to deal with the poor outcome. He said I was "Just seeking narcotics" and wanted the entire family to be seen in the ER for a "Psych Eval". He is very arrogant and acted as if he were a god and couldn't possibly have made a mistake. WORST experience of my life.
in elmwood pk il. |
I couldn't be happier with Dr. Dewald. He listened to all my concerns and gave me reassurance that he would be able to help me, witch he did. If you're in pain due to back problems Dr. Dewald is the answer !!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. DeWald accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. DeWald has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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