Dr. James Schlenker, MD

Dr. James Schlenker, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
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Dr. James Schlenker, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Oak Lawn, IL and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1969 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, general surgery, and more.

6311 W 95th St

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Contact Information

(708) 499-3355

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 97% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

33  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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36  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dermabrasion
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • 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
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
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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.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Cleveland Metro Gen Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • University Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Vanderbilt Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of Louisville
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schlenker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schlenker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schlenker

3.4

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
51.61290322580645%
(16)
4 Stars
6.451612903225806%
(2)
3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
2 Stars
6.451612903225806%
(2)
1 Star
32.25806451612903%
(10)

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Excellent surgeon and a very caring doctor. Highly recommended.
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In 2000 Dr Schlenker corrected my Keinsbock disease ( which he had to shorten my radial ) Prior to the surgery I had extreme pain for years and was losing strength and grip of my right hand. The surgery went beautifully and in 2017 I am still without pain and pleased with his surgical skills. I...Read More
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WHERE DO I BEGIN? I WENT IN FOR A BREAST REDUCTION MAY 31, 2017. I WOULD RECOMMEND DR. SCHLENKER TO ANYONE. I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH HIS WORK. BEAUTIFUL PERSON AND BEAUTIFUL STAFF.
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4 years ago I had a tendon surgery done on my hand. I accidentally cut open my thumb while cutting vegetables. 4 years after the surgery I am dealing with serious pain due to the surgery. Before doing any operation please consider it very carefully.
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I would have to write an essay for three visits that were unproductive. I had fallen (I'm 59) and he told me he couldn't do anything for me After our first appointment, to which I had brought my husband to sit with me, even hubby said, when we were home, that I should see another doctor and get...Read More
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