Dr. Gary Kronen, MD

Dr. Gary Kronen, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryMaleAge 57

Accepting new patients

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(630) 338-0204

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Dr. Gary Kronen, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Palos Hills, IL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus and Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kronen to book an appointment.

Locations

MidAmerica Orthopaedics

New Patient?
(630) 338-0204
OrthoNow Immediate Orthopaedic Care Clinic10330 S ROBERTS RD Palos Hills, IL 60465
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Hand to Shoulder Clinic19065 Hickory Creek Dr Ste 210 Mokena, IL 60448
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Kronen is affiliated with Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus Elmhurst, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

Dr. Kronen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kronen

4.2

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (24)
  • Explained conditions well (23)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (22)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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Probably one of the most efficient and satisfying doctor visit I can remember. From the front desk to walking out of the office, the process was seamless and prompt. The staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. The doctor was wonderful, explaining things clearly and listening to my concerns. This office should be a model for all doctor offices!
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Kathleen French – Mar 06, 2020
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Wonderful demeanor. Answered questions to where I understood. Kind staff. No wait time and appointment was on time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Diana Bridges – Sep 21, 2019
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Had carpal tunnel release surgery at the Palos surgery center. Dr. Kronen & staff were very professional. Got great care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve in New Lenox – May 01, 2019
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Very uninformative, had to see another surgeon to repair doctors mistakes
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Orland Park, IL – Apr 15, 2019
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I developed an infection in my hand from my surgery Dr. Kronen performed. The specific type of infection I got is really only contracted through catheters which I did not have or bacteria that lives in an OR. Once i brought this up to Dr. Kronen he was adamant that his OR wasn't housing the bacteria and muttered "Wow I shouldn't have sent the culture out" and said that the lab must have messed something up which seems quite unlikely. I understand that there is inherently a risk of infection with
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PALATINE, IL – Feb 03, 2019
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This doctor was more interested in the money he would receive from my finger surgery then my actual care. A week before my surgery, I was told to bring half of the funds that my insurance would not cover. I was also told that I would need to leave credit card information for my remaining balance. The amount I was told was more than double what my insurance did not cover, but this did not stop the office from taking multiple payments from my credit card. I waited 5 months for my reimbursement.
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Dr. Kronen is a thorough, highly skilled surgeon who is also a plastic surgeon, this makes all the difference. I saw him for 2 prior unsuccessful surgeries not done by him. I was not sure if anything could be done. Dr. Kronen did the 3rd surgery and it was a complete success! My surgical experience with him was like no other, top notch! I work in the medical field and have nothing but respect and gratitude for Dr. Kronen. Thanks to him my hand is the best it's been in the past 2 years!!
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SMD – Dec 15, 2017
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The girls at the front desk appear to be miserable...this is the first point of contact. I don't feel Dr Kronen had my best interest at heart. "Surgeons like to do surgery" stated so by the pt dept. At Mid America in Palos. Wish I would of went with my PCP first recommendation on who to see. I do not recommend Mid America Orthopedics.
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Lockport – Nov 10, 2017
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I had trigger thumb release surgery and Dr Kronen was on time, very professional, great bed side manners. The staff was excellent at Palos Surgery Center. The office and surgical center was beautiful.
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Denise in Orland Park, IL – Jun 23, 2016
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kronen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Skin Grafts
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kronen performs Skin Grafts more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Kronen performs this procedure more than 74% of his peers

Wound Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kronen performs Wound Repair more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Kronen performs this procedure more than 73% of his peers

Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kronen treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Kronen treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Kronen's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Bedsores
  • Burn Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Kronen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Platinum PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Savility
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

The mission of our practice is to provide the highest quality of care to our hand and upper extremity patients. Our physicians and staff believe that respect,...Read more

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Baylor
Fellowship Hospital
1996
University Of Louisville
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Albert Einstein College Med
Residency Hospital
1990
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division
Internship Hospital
1989
Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School
1985
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Gary Kronen, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (630) 338-0204, and for other questions, call (708) 237-7200.

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What are Dr. Gary Kronen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kronen frequently treats Skin Grafts, Wound Repair, and Moles (Benign Skin Lesions). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kronen treats.

Where is Dr. Gary Kronen, MD's office located?

Dr. Kronen's office is located at 10330 S ROBERTS RD, Palos Hills, IL 60465. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Gary Kronen, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kronen has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kronen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus

Elmhurst, IL

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center

Oak Lawn, IL

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Hazel Crest, IL

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Olympia Fields, IL

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Little Company Of Mary Hospital

Evergreen Park, IL

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)