Dr. Giridhar Burra, MD

Dr. Giridhar Burra, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Giridhar Burra was one of the first surgeons in the Chicago area to receive board certification in sports medicine. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute under Dr. James R. Andrews, receiving specialized training and extensive experience in treating athletes with throwing injuries. During his career Dr. Burra has treated athletes from the Chicago White Sox, New York Jets, Rangers, and Islanders professional sports teams. He also is the orthopaedic surgeon of choice for the Joliet Slammers semi-professional baseball team, as well as numerous college and high school athletes. Dr. Burra joined Hinsdale Orthopaedics in 2005 after four years of successful private practice in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of patients who suffer from complex injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee joint. Dr. Burra routinely treats complex sports related injuries, applying his years of experience and specialization in this field. He serves as the team physician for Benedictine University, Bolingbrook High School, and Lincoln-Way West High School. Dr. Burra is known for his evening Sports Medicine Injury Clinics at Hinsdale Orthopaedics' Naperville office. In these popular clinics, he personally educates coaches, athletic trainers, and athletes on proper training techniques including pitching clinics to correct poor throwing mechanics, injury prevention clinics, and many other sports related topics. He welcomes area coaches, trainers, and physical therapists to join him to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of the injured athlete. Dr. Burra is an author of numerous research papers on the mechanics of the rotator cuff and articles on athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow. He is a featured lecturer, both nationally and internationally, on the management of sports injuries. He is also a recognized leader in the training of surgeons across Latin America and Asia.

Hinsdale Orthopaedics

2940 Rollingridge Rd Ste 102

Naperville, IL 60564
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Burra specializes in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of patients who suffer from complex injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee joint. He is a featured lecturer, both nationally and internationally, on the management of sports injuries. He is also a recognized leader in the training of surgeons across Latin America and Asia.
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Dr. Burra's Experience

Dr. Burra's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Kurnool Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Miriam Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • American Sports Med Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Burra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Burra's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burra to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Burra'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 (14)
in Hinsdale, IL |
I have had two shoulder surgeries with Dr. Burra (left and right) and he is a great surgeon and cares deeply about his patients. I have recommended family and friends to him, which is the greatest compliment I can pay.
in Mansfield, IL |
Dr. Burra performed surgery on my shoulder and I couldn't be happier with the result. He and his staff guided me from start to finish. Great job. Thank you
Naperville, IL |
Fantastic experience with Dr Burra. He is highly skilled, and highly sought after for his excellent results. His approach to the entire procedure starting from consultation to surgery, post operative care, and therapy care has been very thorough, detailed and meticulous. I needed a rotator cuff repaired, and Dr Burra's entire team made the experience remarkably comfortable. I am now back to all my activities that I missed out on due to my injury. I highly recommend Dr Burra!
Hinsdale , IL |
Had surgery with Dr Burra and after surgery at Salt Creek the anesthesiologist did a nerve block on the wrong shoulder. When I woke up I was in a lot of pain but could not move my other arm. I'd never go back there again! Terrible!!!
in New Lenox, IL |
Dr Burra I would highly recommend. He was highly recommended and the outcome showed. He explained carefully and confidently. His staff was excellent. He listens and is responsive. On top of it all, he is a character which helped ease my wife and my concerns.
Lockport, IL |
The office is nice and found it pretty easily. Not a lot of people in the waiting room which is good with me. Didn't have to wait long, everyone was pleasant. He had an idea of what might be wrong and I have to get an MRI. Good appointment and will be back after that.
in Naperville |
He is after money. Doesnt stay after the surgery to talk to me. After surgery visit - he wouldnt see me after the surgery. He will see the patients who can be operated to make money.
Ottawa, IL |
I wouldn't bother to recommend him. Brusque almost to the point of being rude. I was having shoulder pain. His PA showed me the x-rays, pointing out where I had issues. When Dr. Burra came in, he didn't even talk about the x-ray. He sent me for an MRI with the words, "If it's not your rotator cuff, I cannot help you." Sure enough that's what it was. I ended up seeing another doctor in the practice that took care of it,
in Joliet, IL |
I had an all round great experience with Dr. Burra and his entire staff.
Homer Glen, IL |
Speaks with marbles in his mouth and has an awful bedside manor. Operated on my family members wrong shoulder!
Plainfield, IL |
Doctor Burra is a great Doctor and surgeon he did my Husbands and my surgeries and he was great. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Romeoville, IL |
Dr. Burra is very friendly, Professional, and all of his team is efficient, knowledgeable, and also friendly. His office visits are on time, he tells you all of the facts, and gives you exact instructions on how to care for yourself.
naperville |
I have been a patient of Hinsdale Orthopaedics for over 25 years. After my previous surgeon retired, I was referred to Dr Burra. I appreciated his knowledge and bed side manner. I was diagnosed with some knee issues that he felt didn't need immediate surgery, but will need to be corrected in the near future. I will have complete confindence in having Dr Burra do that surgery.
Impossible to get in to see the dr in a reasonable amount of time. Three weeks is the minimum amount of time it takes to get in. Even as an established patient it remains difficult to get an appointment. Their default answer is to go to the ER. His staff is rude and inconsiderate.
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Dr. Burra accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Burra has admitting privileges

Edward Hospital and Health Services
801 S Washington St
Naperville, IL 60540
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Silver Cross Hospital
1900 Silver Cross Blvd
New Lenox, IL 60451
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Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center
333 North Madison Street
Joliet, IL 60435
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Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
120 N Oak St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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