Dr. Donald Kucharzyk, DO

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Dr. Donald Kucharzyk, DO
Dr. Donald Kucharzyk, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Crown Point, IN. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Kucharzyk is affiliated with Franciscan Health Crown Point, Pinnacle Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center and Community Hospital.

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based on 43 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Kucharzyk's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Chesterton, IN |
I would highly recommend Dr. Michael to any patient who is seeking positive results. After a knee injury (and seeing another physician for care ~ with less than favorable outlook) I was able to see Dr. Kucharzyk who was very thorough and I informative. I have never met such a compassionate and caring physician. After an in-depth assessment and plenty of patient education ~ I felt and knew I was on the right hands. After my surgery ~ I have never felt better. It's all due to a great physician.
Schererville, IN |
My Daughter has a condition that isn't something you see everyday. We were referred to this Dr. by our pediatrician so we thought we could trust him. We asked how many patients hes ever treated with her condition and he stated a number that was completely unbelievable and when he saw our faces that we knew that was untrue he stuttered and tried to correct himself. I lost all trust in him right there. When a doctor lies about a simple question what else would he lie about.
Merrillville, IN |
I had back surgery from a Dr that didn't go well, leaving me in pain for 6 months. I found Dr Kucharzyk and within a week surgery was set up & I was feeling so relieved that everything would eventually be ok. Thank god, I found him because I thought I was going to use a cane for the rest of my life! That cane was gone the day after surgery!
in Crown Point, IN |
He was excellent with all my injuries from broken wrists to partially torn rotator cuff to painful injuries sustained in a car accident. He is realistic about the situation, treatment and recovery. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
in Crown Point, IN |
It has two years since my spinal fusion and it has been a complete failure. My pain has never been worse and the weakness in my back and legs is debilitating. I feel I was rushed into the surgery and not informed about the possible long term effects. Never, never, never have spinal fusion surgery unless there is no other option and if you do have it get out of Hooterville and go to a Mayo type of facility. Horrible outcome!
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University

    Graduated in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Chicago Osteopathic Hosp and Med Centers
    Chicago Osteopathic Hospitals & Medical Center
    Chicago Osteopathic Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Univ Of Cincinnati Hosp-Holmes Div

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate