Dr. James Schlenker, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

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.

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based on 29 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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery, Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

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
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1969

  • Internship Hospital
    Cleveland Metro Gen Hospital

    Completed in 1970

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hosps

    Completed in 1974

    Vanderbilt Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Louisville

    Completed in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement