Dr. James Schlenker, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
(30)
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Dr. James Schlenker, MD
Dr. James Schlenker, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Oak Lawn, IL. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Schlenker is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center and Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

6311 W 95th St

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Dr. James Schlenker, MD

Dr. James Schlenker, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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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*
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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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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 Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • 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

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schlenker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schlenker to family and friends
3.3
based on 30 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Schlenker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Hilton Head Island, SC |
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 no longer live in IL but thought if I had need for further surgery I would certainly consider flying in to have him treat an issue. I also found Dr Schlenker was compassionate and I never felt rushed
in Chicago, IL |
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.
Orland Park, IL |
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.
in Oak Lawn, IL |
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 another opinion. Good luck getting an idea how to take care of yourself. Dr. and staff just make sure you have insurance.
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Dr. Schlenker accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Schlenker has admitting privileges

Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Illinois Valley Community Hospital
925 West St
Peru, IL 61354
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Palos Community Hospital
12251 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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