Dr. Kris Alden, MD

Dr. Kris Alden, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

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Dr. Kris Alden, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Western Springs, IL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Alden is affiliated with West Suburban Medical Center, Weiss Memorial Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Edward Hospital and Health Services, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

Hinsdale Orthopaedics

4700 Gilbert Ave Ste 51

Western Springs, IL 60558
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthLink
  • HealthPartners

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Alden strives to significantly improve the quality of life for his patients, focusing on enhanced activity levels and mobility. He dedicates much time during appointments to answering questions and explaining reasoning for recommended care. Dr. Alden and his team do the utmost to provide patients with the highest level of care.
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Dr. Alden's Experience

Dr. Alden'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
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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.


  • University of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
    Other Education | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

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Dr. Alden's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alden to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (20 with comments)
Dr. Alden's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (20)
Plainfield, IL |
Dr. Alden replaced my right hip on May 8. I am now pain free and much more mobile. He is compassionate, caring and a great surgeon. His staff is also helpful, friendly,kind and answered all my questions. The PA was also very kind, thoughtful, and spend a great deal of time with me as if I was her only patient.
Barrington, IL |
Dr. Alden performed a total knee replacement on my dirty, damaged, bone spur growth knee on March 6, 2017. Three weeks later I walked into Dr. Alden's office with no cane & no limp. At my 7 week check up, Dr Alden was impressed with my progress and told me to keep working and see him again in 6 months.by that time I should be totally healed. I'm so impressed with Dr. Alden's surgical work, I feel he worked a miracle on my terribly damaged knee. Thank you Dr. Alden.
San Jose, CA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Alden. He is very knowledgeable and showed concern for health. He seemed interested and caring, and he listened intently to what I was saying. I highly recommend Dr. Kris to family and friends.
in Plainfield, IL |
Saw Dr. Alden for quadricep tendon repair and patella tendon repair. Very kind, attentive and thorough. The surgery was a success and I am extremely satisfied - I would highly recommend him to anyone!
in Naperville, IL |
Dr. Alden is a knowledgeable & compassionate doctor. He's an outstanding surgeon & has the most amazing way of making patients feel at ease. He replaced my knee after 2 arthroscopic surgeries, 2 rounds of gel & cortisone injections all failed. I was hesitant doing the replacement as out-patient - I walked out of the surgical center and into my home with minimal assistance within hours! His entire staff is exceptional! Visit his website to view his impressive credentials and patient reviews!
Shorewood, IL |
I went to Dr. Alden after 2 years of pain in my left hip. He explained the procedure to me and what to expect. Its been 3 weeks and I am walking . Many thanks to Dr. Alden for improving my life.
in Alsip, IL |
Dr. Alden is a compassionate and thorough surgeon. He repaired my wife's L. knee after another "well know" surgeon screwed it up TWICE! He "did" the job that was necessary to achieve the results he promised. Kris is an personable guy and an INCREDIBLE surgeon. The day after Kris did her surgery, my wife was getting almost full knee extension she hadn't been able to do for a year and a half from the "botched" previous surgeries. Thanks Dr. Alden, you've given me and my wife our lives back.
in Lombard, IL |
I saw several other doctors about my hip who told me it was too young for a replacement and their solution was for me to walk with a cane or do water aerobics. I felt defeated because no one was willing to help me and the pain was horrible. I read Dr Alden's reviews and thought I would see what he could do. He was very understanding and willing to help and his staff was just as helpful. I had my hip replaced in August and my quality of life has improved 100%.
in La Grange, IL |
I thought Dr. Alden was great. Personable, easy to talk to and good at explaining my options. He did a terrific job on my knee replacement.
in Lisle, IL. |
I have met with roughly a dozen knee docs and I have NEVER felt better about a team than I do about Doc Alden and staff. They educate FAR beyond what others do. Doc Alden does many “revision” knee surgeries from other surgeons surgeries that are having issues such as infection. In other words, he fixes other people’s problems. What does that tell you about this man’s skill?? He gives you all the time in the world. This doctor is a cut above. For my full review go to Google!
in Evanston, IL |
I have just gone thru hip revision with Dr Alden, after all these years of pain and unsuccessful surgeries a friend mentioned I see Dr Alden, I did, my surgery was a complete success. I have already recommended Dr Alden to family and friends, he's a ROCK STAR!!!
in Lombard, IL |
Dr. Alden is a fabulous orthopedic surgeon. I chose Dr. Alden from a WEB listing because of pain in my left hip. My X-rays revealed an arthritic hip that needed to be replaced. Dr. Alden has a great personality and demeanor and he made me feel very comfortable with the planned hip repair. I had surgery on Monday, was discharged home on Tuesday and walking with a walker the next day and in one month walking as if there was never a problem. I am so grateful that I chose Dr. Alden.
in Palatine, IL |
Dr. Alden takes great pride in his work. He really cares about his patients. He replaced both my knees 1 month apart and personally called me a couple of times to see how I was doing. That is unheard of a doctor calling patients!
in Chicago, IL |
I highly recommend Dr. Kris Alden and his staff if you are in need of a hip replacement. I am a very active 50 year old athlete. Dr. Alden understood my desire to return to an active lifestyle. Dr. Alden performs minimally invasive anterior hip replacement, which allows one to recover faster as less tissue is disturbed. The complete surgical process was seamless and pain free. I was off pain meds in one week. I was driving and back at work in 10 days. I was walking normally in 2 weeks.
in Darien, IL |
I cannot say enough good things about Dr Alden. He is the best mannered, kindest Doctor I have ever seen before. Doctor Alden performed revision surgery to replace my failed hip implants. They were installed by another surgeon 12 months earlier and were loose and never healed. We did the right one first and came back 3 weeks later for the left. Now, just 2 months later I am almost pain free and can walk fine. I can even put my socks own! Dr Alden helped me at a time I felt hopeless, Great guy!
in Stickney, IL |
Very professional. I am very happy with my Hip replacement surgery. 6 weeks after Hip replacement surgery I walk perfect with out pain. I feel good and sleep good without any pain. Thank you very much Dr. Kris Alden.
in Yorkville, IL |
Upon my first visit with Dr. Kris Alden I felt I was in the hands of a truly knowledgeable and caring physician. He spent quality time with me explaining my condition and answered all the questions that I had. Dr. Alden performed my hip replacement perfectly and within 2 weeks I was walking so well that no one could tell that I had a hip replacement! I am ever so very grateful for Dr. Alden's expertise and genuine compassion for making a difficult time in my life such a remarkable process!
in Glendale Heights, IL |
He is extremely skilled. My hip has never felt better! I am walking great and pain free, something I haven't felt in years.
Dr.Kris Alden is a remarkable surgeon. He is extremely well skilled at what he does along with having a very caring manner. He changed my life with the knee surgery I had and I cannot thank him enough. I like to be very active and thanks to him, I can continue to be by having no limitations on my walking, biking and swimming. He had a challenging surgery with my deformed leg, and the results were a total success. I highly recommend him.
in Lombard, IL |
I have had 2 surgeries with Dr. Alden, and have had fantastic results with both. I would recommend Dr. Alden for either hip or knee replacements.
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Dr. Alden accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Platinum PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Alden has admitting privileges

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E Brush Hill Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital
5101 Willow Springs Rd
La Grange, IL 60525
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West Suburban Medical Center
3 Erie Ct
Oak Park, IL 60302
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Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
120 N Oak St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Edward Hospital and Health Services
801 S Washington St
Naperville, IL 60540
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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Weiss Memorial Hospital
4646 N Marine Dr
Chicago, IL 60640
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