Dr. Gregory Brebach, MD

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Age 52
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Dr. Gregory Brebach, MD
Dr. Gregory Brebach, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Algonquin, IL. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Brebach is affiliated with Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.

2294 County Line Rd

Algonquin, IL 60102

Contact Information

(847) 381-0388

Dr. Gregory Brebach, MD

Dr. Gregory Brebach, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

I treat a variety of spine ailments including herniated and protruding discs, slipped discs (spondylolisthesis), arthritis (spondylosis and stenosis), and scoliosis. The great majority of my patients successfully respond to conservative therapies (ranging from physical therapy, activity modification, and anti-inflammatories to epidural steroid injections). If these do not succeed, a variety of minimally invasive procedures may be recommended to directly address the problem. I strongly believe in taking the time to get to know my patients prior to making any surgical recommendations. When surgery is neccessary, my success rate is extremely favorable, upwards of 80-95% in even the most difficult of cases. The percentage of favorable outcomes is even higher in more straight forward cases such as lumbar and cervical herniated discs.
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Dr. Brebach's Experience

Dr. Brebach'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 Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • 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 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
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point 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.


  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Rush Presbyterian St Lukes Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • William Beaumont Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Galante Research Award, 2002
  • Rush Medical Staff Prize for Clinical Excellence, 1997
  • Clark-Schmidt Medical Education Scholarship, 1997
  • Alpha Omega ALpha - Medical Honor Society, 1996
  • Valedictorian Rush Medical College, 1997
Media & Publications
  • The Treatment of Chronic Osteomyelitiswith a Biodegradable Antibiotic, June 2002
  • Cervical Radiculopathy, 2004
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of an Injectable Calcium Phosphate Cement for Vertebroplasty, June 2002
  • Cervical Spondylosis and Stenosis, 2004
  • Cartilage Tumors: Evaluation and Treatment, 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brebach's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brebach to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Brebach's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Lake Zurich, IL |
Always courteous and upbeat. Dr. Brebach is great at explaining his diagnosis so you can understand exactly what is going on. He makes you feel like he is genuinely concerned with your well being and is extremely knowledgeable in his field. Would recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic care.
Franklin Park, IL |
Wry pleased with Dr Brebach. I recently had a neck surgery for herniated discs at 2 levels. I was really worried about the pain and was not sure that surgery was the answer. Dr brebach took me through my options and showed me my problems on the MRI and the X-rays. I decided to have surgery and am quite glad I did. I had the surgery in November and am shocked with how much better I feel. Highly recommended surgeon.
I found him to be very arrogant. He did not even look at my MRI. I went to a Neurosurgeon and he said I needed help immediately. I got a second opinion from another Neurosurgeon and he agreed. I find it scarey that he missed the obvious.
in Mchenry, IL |
I've been a patient of Dr. Brebach's for three years now. He's always been upbeat, positive, and encouraging. He's taken good care of me through the four spine surgeries he's performed. He refuses to give up on me and has kept his word. I've referred many people to him. I can't say enough good things. He really does care about his patients. You won't be just a number.
in Spring Grove |
The one doctor that figured out my back pain for 1 year that nobody else could figure out. The reason why? he listened to what I said.
in Chicago, IL |
I can't say enough about his passion and energy. It is truly contagious being in his presence. He is compassionate and understanding and I feel at ease knowing he will do all he can to make my mom better. I have visited other surgeons and he has the technical reputation and bed-side manner I have not witnessed in them. We have decided to let him operate on my mom as I know he would treat her like his own.
in Chicago, IL |
Fantastic Spine Surgeon! He is so kind and patient with his staff and with family members. He explained my medical problems to me very clearly reassuring me. I benefitted from conservative treatment. Terrific physician!
in Woodstock, IL |
Very rude and unprofessional behavior. He is super condescending to his patients, and is far worse to his employees. With the thin walls you can hear him swearing and berating his employees. This makes it a very uncomfortable experience. One of the worst Doctors I have ever had the misfortune of seeing. He is also very bad at keeping appointment times.
in Crystal Lake, IL |
Dr. Brebach worked on every conservative approach to pain relief before we decided, several years in, that it was time for a fusion of my C-Spine. His excellent track record and experience made me confident that her was the right surgeon for this complex multilevel procedure. Tracy, his nurse, was extremely helpful as well. A year later, I have healed beautifully! Thank you Dr. B!
in Cary, IL |
Really cares about his patients. Listens well and always has a good plan at the end of the visit. Honest about everything, works to get you in your best health. Upbeat personality at all times, makes you feel good . Spends time with the family ensuring everyone is on the same page.
Dr. Brebach genuinely cares about his patients. I cannot stress that enough! He took the time to explain pros and cons of my options. Since I had been having problems for years, we decided surgery was the best option. At 6 weeks post-op, I'm feeling great and will be going back to work. Highly recommended for back problems!
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Dr. Brebach accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Brebach has admitting privileges

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
450 W Il Route 22
Barrington, IL 60010
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