Dr. George Sisson Jr, MD

Dr. George Sisson Jr, MD

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69 y/o
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Dr. George Sisson Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

259 E Erie St Fl 13

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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. Sisson Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sisson Jr treats Limb Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Sisson Jr treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sisson Jr performs Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Sisson Jr performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sisson Jr treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Sisson Jr treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain

Dr. Sisson Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Rancho Los Amigos Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1980
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Residency Hospital
1976
Northwestern University Medical School
Internship Hospital
1975
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical School
1981
1980
1976
1975

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Sisson Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sisson Jr

2.4

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
23.529411764705884%
(4)
4 Stars
11.764705882352942%
(2)
3 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
58.8235294117647%
(10)

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There's no option here for zero stars so he gets one by default. Not only does he lack any courtesy, he did an unnecessary and very painful procedure. Sadly, I found out after the fact. He did not have my best interests at heart or explain the surgery, etc. He never even contacted me after the surgery. I saw him post surgery -- 6 weeks later at my THIRD post op visit. Unbelievable. Very surprising that a great hospital like NMH would have this doctor on staff. Do not go to this guy.
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I was referred to him for neuromas and he said I should have bunion surgery. After he assured me that I'd only have one cast and one month on a crutch, I ended up with the most PAINFUL surgery of my life, NO meds, and he didn't answer his page. I ended up with a with a shortened 2nd toe, CRPS, and can not walk. Have been bed- ridden for almost 7 yrs thanks to him. Went thru Physical therapy, nerve blocks, 20 doctors, seizures, complete hell. He needs to lose his license. I cry every day
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Dr. Sisson performed surgery on Morton's neuroma on both feet at same time and did two excisions on right foot which left two toes numb. When pain returned I went to a doctor at Rush who could not believe that Sisson did that. He is really bad.
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I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle. I had a very,very complicated fracture. Dr. Sissone was the attending surgeon in the emergency operating room. I feel like I have been in very good hands. I had to be in the hospital for six days, and he visited every single day. One day he did not arrive till after nine at night because he was so busy, and he aplogized. I feel very grateful to have met him, and is one of the bright spots in a very difficult time for me.
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My experience with this Dr AWFUL! He has a way of making you feel like you are wasting his time. I went to see him because I been having foot pain. On my last visit he was so rude. This man has no compassion at all. He asked me if I had a boot to stabilize my foot - told him yes but Velcro worn out. He told me to tape it - yes he did say tape it! Said a new one would be waste of money. He doesn't remember what he's told you on previous visits. He was no help. My advice to you find different Dr!
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He was almost caustic, and discourteous. He behaved as though I was a waste of his precious time. I was barely able to walk , and stated my foot was affecting my gait so much I was having knee pain, hip pain and back pain. His response was that happens in a tone so lacking in interest and care that I determined it was not worth my while to come back and see him in a few years when the injury has deteriorated enough to have surgery.
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2 surgery so and still not right. Even after fushion
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Absolutely no bedside manner. Indifferent. Took a long time to diagnose problem. Not helpful in discussing ways to deal with the problem. Learned more online.
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