Dr. James Schlenker, MD

Dr. James Schlenker, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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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 40 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

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schlenker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlenker treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schlenker treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlenker treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Schlenker treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schlenker treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Schlenker treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Schlenker's conditions and procedures:

Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Arm Surgery
Autoimmune Diseases
Benign Tumor
Birthmark
Bone Disorders
Breast Diseases
Breast Ptosis
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reduction
Breast Surgical Procedure
Burn Injuries
Cancer
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Congenital Anomalies of Breast
De Quervain's Disease
De Quervain's Release
Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
Dentofacial Anomalies
Dermabrasion
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dupuytren's Contracture
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
Facial Reconstruction
Fracture
Fracture Care
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gynecomastia
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Head and Neck Surgery
Hidradenitis
Lip, Excision or Resection
Liposuction
Localized Fat Deposits
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Nipple Reconstruction
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Pulmonary Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Second-Degree Burns
Skin and Tissue Reduction
Skin Cancer
Skin Grafts
Steroid Injection
Third-Degree Burns
Trigger Finger
Trigger Finger Release
Wound Repair
Wrist Fracture
Wrist Fusion
Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Schlenker, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Oak Lawn, IL and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1969 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, general surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

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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