Dr. Christopher DeWald, MD

Dr. Christopher DeWald, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(17)
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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.

2450 Wolf Rd Ste F

Westchester, IL 60154

Contact Information

(312) 361-2111

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Scoliosis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spine Deformities
very high
more than 92% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. DeWald 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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
40

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

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Procedures

  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.

Education

  • 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
4.5
based on 17 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. DeWald's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Bloomington, IL |
Dr. Christopher DeWald is an excellent surgeon from every aspect of the health care experience. He is the best in his field, responsive, explains and answers all questions. There will never be enough stars to say just how outstanding of a surgeon Dr. DeWald is.
in Peotone IL |
I love Dr. DeWald. He went above and beyond to get me approved by my insurance company. I was in constant debilitating pain prior to surgery. Rough one and slow recovery but I'm doing way better now. I can't say enough about his compassionate caring nature. I know the surgery helped me. I would do it over again if I had to.
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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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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