Dr. Craig Della Valle, MD

Dr. Craig Della Valle, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Craig Della Valle, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

1611 W Harrison St Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60612

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas


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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Della Valle Most people don't want to have surgery. I think it's a normal reaction to try to avoid being in the operating room. But I think what happens is, when people get severe hip and knee arthritis, they get to a certain point that they're so frustrated - every step that they take they have pain, putting on their shoes and socks they have pain - that they reach a point and they say, You know what? I don't want to have surgery, but I just can't live like this any longer. And I think that's the point for most people when they decide to come and see me and talk a little bit more seriously about having a hip or knee replacement. I think with the volume of hip and knee replacements we do at Rush, which is 3 to 4,000 per year, it gives us the luxury of a lot of experience. And by having a lot of experience with these very specific procedures, allows us to take care of patients with very difficult problems. So sometimes we'll see patients who've had multiple prior surgeries before or maybe have had a complication following a previous surgery. And with our experience I think we're able to handle those patients and offer them good solutions to what sometimes are very difficult problems.


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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger


  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement

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.


  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Della Valle has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Della Valle's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Della Valle to family and friends
based on 61 total reviews (23 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (61)

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Dr. Della Valle's Performance

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Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

in Illinois |
Thank You Dr. Della Velle/staff, thank you, thank you 1,000 times! I have recommended You to friends & family. I saw the great work you performed on my 2 sisters (both of their knees replaced, so I had both knees done. Everyone saw the pain I was in for a long period. I told everyone I was having...more
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I believe he is an excellent surgeon with a precise protocol and a comprehensive approach to patient care. His staff is well prepared and availabile to answer all questions.
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in Glenview il |
Dr. Della Valle did an excellent PKR. I am pain free and plan on going skiing 3 months after my surgery. I highly recommend him to you.
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in Chicago |
I am so grateful that my knees don't ache and keep me from walking, standing , walking up and down stairs and prevent me from sleeping at night. I feel like a new person with mobility. Dr Della Valle did a wonderful job. His team felt like family each time they prepared me for surgery and followed...more
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in Hoffman Estates Illinois |
Top notch surgeon and team. Dr Della valle replaced both knees. The most recent , Nov of this year. What I love about Dr Della Valle is that he he strives to make the experience better every time. I was up and moving immediately and at the 2 week mark the pain level was extremely tolerable I...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Della Valle 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. Della Valle has admitting privileges

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