Dr. Gary Kronen, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery •  Male • Age 56

  
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Dr. Gary Kronen, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Mokena, IL and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.


Locations

MidAmerica Orthopaedics

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(630) 338-0204
Hand to Shoulder Clinic19065 Hickory Creek Dr Ste 210 Mokena, IL 60448
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OrthoNow Immediate Orthopaedic Care Clinic10330 S ROBERTS RD Palos Hills, IL 60465
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Dr. Kronen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kronen

4.2

Based on 28 reviews

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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.
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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.
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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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none – Dec 09, 2018
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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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Dr. Kronen accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

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
Hand Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kronen treats Hand Conditions more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kronen treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kronen treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kronen treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kronen treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kronen treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kronen's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion

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, compassion, communication and experience are paramount to earning your trust and confidence. Working together we will all achieve the best possible outcomes and results.

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

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

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

Elmhurst, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center

Oak Lawn, IL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Hazel Crest, IL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Little Company Of Mary Hospital

Evergreen Park, IL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)