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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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I see patients with problems of their hands and arms. So they see me because something doesn't work. Something doesn't bend. Something hurts when they use it. Something doesn't feel right. They've lost feeling or sensation, or they've had an injury. There's always various options for treating a particular problem, and many doctors have different treatment algorithms for different problems. I'm very conservative, and I really think that unless you, for example, have a fracture and break a bone and need surgery to repair the bone, most elective things, I think, are treated conservatively first. And many of them get better, and I think that patients actually seem to appreciate the conservative approach.

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Dr. Mark Cohen, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center.

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    Dr. Cohen's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cohen to family and friends
    4.5
    based on 51 total surveys (14 with reviews)
    Dr. Cohen's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
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    • Office environment
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    • Staff friendliness
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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (14)
    Terre Haute, IN |
    I fell & shattered my elbow. Dr. Cohen performed a complicated surgery, meticulously reconstructing my elbow. He had a comprehensive plan for each stage of my recovery from casting to splinting to occupational therapy. Each stage of the plan was fully explained to me by his PA, Reena Patel, & reiterated by him, so I understood what I needed to do to ensure the best possible outcome. Dr. Cohen is a brilliant physician who is calm, compassionate & remarkably humble. Rush Ortho is outstanding.
    Dr. Cohen and Jocelyn are amazing. They were able to diagnose an elbow injury in one visit and surgery was promptly scheduled. Dr Cohen went out of his way to contact me after my surgery to see how I was doing. I always felt like his only patient when I was being treated by him. And his PA, Jocelyn, is fantastic. She definitely cares for and remembers each patient; returns phone calls promptly. I would definitely recommend Dr. Cohen for any ortho needs. You'll be in great, trustworthy hands. : )
    in Chicago, IL |
    Dr. Cohen is a supremely talented, timely, detail-oriented doctor. I appreciated his quick, direct feedback and attitude. I can't imagine having had a better team. I was in a bike accident that severely dislocated my thumb, and due to travel didn't make it to a doctor until a month later. Dr. Cohen assessed the damage in a direct and confident manner, setting a clear plan of action from surgery to follow-ups. I am now back to full use of my thumb-- borderline miraculous. Thanks, Dr!
    in Chicago, IL |
    I broke my right hand 15 months ago. I called Dr. Cohen's office on a Monday and on Wednesday afternoon I was in the OR with him only after he explained, re-explained and then confirmed I understood what was happening. He was thorough, efficient and has a fantastic team of people who support the work he does from making the appts, assisting Dr. Cohen, applying the casts, splints, connecting me to the right hand therapists, following up on my care etc. His level of confidence in his work was A+!
    in St. Anne, Illinois |
    Dr. Cohen is a fabulous surgeon with a good bedside manner. He doesn't waste time talking more than is necessary, but does tell you everything you need to know and will answer any questions you have and treats you with respect. His associates & staff are all knowledgeable and friendly. My shattered elbow required two surgeries with Dr. Cohen and over a year of visits and treatment. We were so satisfied with Dr. Cohen, we chose him for my husbands ulnar relocation surgery this past week.
    Wheatfield, IN |
    Carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgeries...in regards to the appts, I was always seen on time or earlier. He didn't spend a ton of time with me in the office during visits, but he doesn't need to. Dr Cohen performed the surgery and I am greatful, I now have no pain and the numbness is gone. Recovery was near painless. Thank you Sir.
    in West Dundee,IL |
    Dr. Cohen and his physician assistant are very knowledgeable. They both took time to explain my x-rays, and condition. They recommend what's right for the patient. I have seen him years ago and it's worth the hour plus commute.
    Chicago, IL |
    Dr. Cohen did not push for me to have surgery, even though I had made up my mind I wanted surgery. He was very upfront and honest with me about the outcome of my open elbow surgery for tennis elbow and a torn lateral collateral ligament. Dr. Cohen is very concerned about his patients and pushes for excellent PT follow-up care. His staff is always available to answer any questions. The surgery was a success, and I would highly recommend Dr. Cohen. He is the best!
    in McHenry, Il |
    I called Dr. Cohen's office to get an appointment and was told by his secretary that "he said there was nothing he could do for you". This was in regard to a hand injury he devotes a portion of a textbook about. I'm certain that he couldn't help me because I am currently unemployed and on Medicaid due to a mistake made by another surgeon, causing disability. I spent my career as a nurse giving compassionate free care to those in need so that I can be denied of a quality of life by Dr. Cohen.
    in Steger, Illinois |
    Dr. Cohen and his staff are absolutely amazing. They are compassionate, thorough, and most importantly, highly skilled. When I first went to see Dr. Cohen, I was thoroughly examined, given all of my options and projected prognosis's, and then had the opportunity to ask my questions and voice my concerns. They listened to me and answered every question I had and gained my confidence. Every step of the process was made easier because of the care I received from Dr. Cohen and his staff. Thank you!
    in Oak Lawn, IL |
    I went to Dr. Cohen after I fractured my wrist. Dr. Cohen is highly knowledgeable, compassionate and kind. He listens and cares about his patients. Dr. Cohen is supported by an AMAZING team at both M&M Orthopaedics and Rush Hospital. This level of professionalism in all settings provides "SEAMLESS CARE". My recovery is going extremely well. Hope Dr. Cohen realizes that his exceptional skills and encouragement have made such a difference in so many lives.
    in Westchester |
    The absolute best
    in Hinsdale, IL |
    I saw Dr Cohen for a distal radius fracture after I fell on the ice. While he stressed that my fracture was pretty significant, he was so calm and confident that I had no concerns about the surgery. My entire experience with him has been terrific and I would highly recommend him to anyone experiencing challenges with their hands or arms.
    in Blue Island, Illinois |
    I don't want to make a review too long but I have a lot to say about this AWESOME Doctor. I came to Dr. Cohen distraught. I had had 3 prior surgeries with a doctor that couldn't fix my issue. He was very upfront and honest with me from the very beginning. He explained that my issue was something that he would work his hardest to try and correct. He performed surgery on my arm and walked me through the healing process. He fixed me!!! He was always available and he even got on me when I was
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    Dr. Cohen's Care Philosophy

    I see patients with problems of their hands and arms. So they see me because something doesn't work. Something doesn't bend. Something hurts when they use it. Something doesn't feel right. They've lost feeling or sensation, or they've had an injury. There's always various options for treating a particular problem, and many doctors have different treatment algorithms for different problems. I'm very conservative, and I really think that unless you, for example, have a fracture and break a bone and need surgery to repair the bone, most elective things, I think, are treated conservatively first. And many of them get better, and I think that patients actually seem to appreciate the conservative approach.

    Dr. Cohen'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 Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Arthritis of the Wrist
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Dislocated Elbow
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Foot Conditions
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Still's Disease
    • Tendonitis
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      Harvard Medical School

      Graduated in 1986

    • Internship Hospital
      Ucsd Medical Center

      Completed in 1987

    • Residency Hospital
      Ucsd Medical Center

      Completed in 1992

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Indiana Hand Center

      Completed in 1993

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Professional Affiliations

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Reconstruction
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Joint Replacement Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Reconstruction
    • Wrist Replacement