Dr. Christopher DeWald, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. DeWald
Accepting new patients

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

2450 Wolf Rd Ste F Westchester, IL 60154

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(312) 361-2111

Dr. Christopher DeWald, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Westchester, IL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. DeWald to book an appointment.


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Dr. DeWald accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. DeWald's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection

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4.7

Based on 60 ratings

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My continuing experience with this world-class surgeon has been one of deep respect and trust. I know he has the ability and commitment to provide me with the very best outcome and the highest level of care.
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Debra Davy – Jul 08, 2020
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Most Excellent! He is so good at his craft of healing that I recommended him to one of my very best friends who is suffering serious spinal issues! I would not do that for a friend if I wasn’t absolutely certain that the skills of Dr DeWald were the best opportunity for him to obtain some possible positive outcome for my friend. After a virtual first visit with Dr DeWald my friend wrote me within hours to tell me that his confidence in dealing with Dr DeWald absolutely put him at ease and that is no small accomplishment! Kudos to the good Doctor....he is who I trust and who I would recommend anyone suffering similar spine issues.
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Rich Root – Jun 18, 2020
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Dr. Dewald is an amazing surgeon. I would recommend him to anyone. He has done 2 of my 4 back surgeries, one in which he repaired the work of another surgeon.
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Mark Kellogg – Jun 04, 2020
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Excellent visit - great feedback and listening skills. One best surgeons for your spine problems
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Ed K – May 18, 2020
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Doctor DeWald is exceptional I’m very satisfied with the work and treatment Doctor DeWald provided Thank You! Very much.
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Scoliosis of Spines – May 01, 2020
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Apr 18, 2020
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Excellent. Dr. DeWald and his staff are always professional, thorough, and compassionate. He has been treating my 89 year-old mother who had stenosis for 15 years. She travels from Cleveland for his services and he and his associates have managed to keep her relatively pain free.
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Mar 14, 2020
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Have been seeing him for years. Finally I took the plung and had complete spinal fusion to correct my scoliosis. I was so pleased, he got me straightened out. Dr. DeWald was very thorough in his explanations of what he planned to do and why. His two nurses Sue & Patty were exceedingly helpful as well in answering questions. I highly recommend Dr. DeWald . I’ve never experienced a better working team. I’m now healing and things are getting better, it’s a process. Thank you Dr. DeWald, Patty & Sue and all the rest who are/were involved in my care. Sincerely, Julie Petrowsky
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Julie Petrowsky – Mar 12, 2020
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Superb- he is brilliant, extremely knowledgable, very kind and takes his time
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Debra Davy – Mar 05, 2020
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Excellant experience as a patient or Dr DeWald. Kind thorough and patiently listened despite being very busy. His whole staff is awesome especially Patty and Sue who are very patient answering my questions and make you feel like they truly care
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Chris S. – Feb 08, 2020
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My first visit and I am completely happy with Dr DeWald. His clear explanation and diagnosis were great. I highly recommend DrDeWald.
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Willam Gwodz – Nov 25, 2019
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Experienced as they come. Took my kyphosis hunchback and straightened me right out. Still in recovery process so will update review as to how much of a pain relief the surgery has had. His assistant Stephanie has also been a blessing.
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Aug 29, 2019
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Totally in tune to what my ailment needed ! I appreciate his compassion and intuitive medical skills
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Jul 31, 2019
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Dr Dewald communicates well and is an excellent surgeon
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Jun 13, 2019
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I have told Dr. Dewald several times that he is my hero. He was able to get my nerve pain relieved, so now, two years post surgery, I am fully functional. I especially liked Dr. Dewald's kindness and explaining everything so I could understand. I highly recommend this surgeon.
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May 25, 2019
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He's the best! Amazing surgeon, specializes in scoliosis correction and fusion. I'm 6 months post surgery and so happy with the result!
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May 16, 2019
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It went well. We discussed my problem with solutions.
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May 02, 2019
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He is awesome! Very kind and listens to his patients!
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Apr 18, 2019
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My first visit with Dr. DeWald was unbelievably great. He presents himself quite well. He has patience, humor, and a very kind demeanor. From most of his reviews, I believe him to be a very talented and successful surgeon. He had no problem communicating with my husband and me. Having said that, patients need to remember that he doesn’t know us and needs to ask lots of questions, yes, sometimes even more than once. I enjoyed my first meeting with Dr DeWald and look forward to working with him.
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Apr 18, 2019
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Very good overall experience, from the initial appointment, through surgery and follow up. Great outcome.
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Apr 01, 2019
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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 a...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Rush Med College Of Rush University
Residency Hospital
1987
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. DeWald communicate via email?

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  • Does Dr. DeWald offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

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  • Does Dr. DeWald offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. DeWald have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. DeWald offer weekend visits?

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer weekend visits

  • Does Dr. DeWald offer evening visits?

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer evening visits

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Locations

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University2450 Wolf Rd Ste F Westchester, IL 60154
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MOR - Chicago (Orthopedic Building)1611 W Harrison St Chicago, IL 60612
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)