Dr. Dolf Ichtertz, MD

Dr. Dolf Ichtertz, MD

Pain Management  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dolf Ichtertz, MD is a pain management specialist in Grand Island, NE and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in pain management and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Nebraska Hand & Shoulder Institute, PC

716 N Alpha St

Grand Island, NE 68803
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ichtertz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Ichtertz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ichtertz "Dr. Ichtertz's family originated in Blue Hill, Nebraska and ultimately ended up in Illinois."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ichtertz "Dr. Ichtertz's family originated in Blue Hill, Nebraska and ultimately ended up in Illinois. Dr. Ichtertz spent his childhood through college age in southern California and attended the University of Southern California (USC), graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Science. He then attended Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) the anchor for the Texas Medical Center - the largest medical center in the world. According to US News and World Report, BCM has been among the nation's top 20 medical schools since 1994. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Ichtertz completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of California, San Francisco. UCSF is northern California's premier tertiary care center for the most sickly and unique. At UCSF, Dr. Ichtertz spent rotations with numerous experts in each of the subspecialties of orthopaedics. The UCSF Dept. of Orthopaedics is especially strong in total joint replacement- William Murray, MD, former chairman, was the first to use polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) in California having brought it from Canada before it was readily available. In fact, UCSF staffed the two largest county hospitals in northern California in Oakland and San Francisco. With the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe nearby and a huge population to draw from, this provided an excellent learning experience. During his residency, Dr. Ichtertz conducted clinical research on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries as well as x-ray techniques in the evaluation of knee arthritis. He won awards in competition for the presentation in each of these areas. He also did research leading to publication revolutionizing ankle fracture management. His research proved that casts are not necessary after operative stabilization of fractured ankles. Thus, Dr. Ichtertz's ankle fracture patients consistently out-perform patients treated by his contemporaries not following the results of the research."


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2  Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

63  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger


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26  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Ucsf Hosps Clins
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Loma Linda University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ichtertz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ichtertz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ichtertz to family and friends
28 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ichtertz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

Great people in office, very helpful and friendly. Great dr. Excellent outcome on my surgery. I went back to work 3 days later and I’m a mail carrier.
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I recently had a procedure performed by Dr. Ichterz to correct my tennis elbow. From start to finish I was impressed by Dr. Ichterz and his friendly, efficient, and professional staff. After a short period of very mild post-surgical discomfort, the pain that had caused me to seek treatment was...more
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After having numerous procedures including knee scopes and feeling like a number, I decided to try a different doctor. I can't really say what made me chose Dr Ichtertz, but I'm so glad I did. My first appt was extremely thorough. He moved quickly, but he explained everything and spent a ton of...more
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after suffering from burning tingling, and sleepless nights i heard dr ichtertz comercial on the radio, i was a little sceptical at first, but decided to give him a try. his office personel were awesome! i had surgery on my left hand on a thursday, and the other on friday! i emideatly felt the...more
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I had carpal surgery on both hands and had great results on both. Would recommend him to anyone needing that type of surgery.
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