Dr. Mark Yaffe, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity SurgeryMaleAge 40

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Dr. Mark Yaffe, MD is a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Specialist in Buffalo Grove, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village and AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Mark Yaffe, MD

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists

404 McHenry Rd Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(847) 285-4200
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Yaffe is affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital Arlington Heights, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

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. Yaffe's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yaffe treats Broken Arm more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yaffe treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Ganglion Cyst
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yaffe treats Ganglion Cyst more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yaffe treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yaffe treats Joint Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Yaffe treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Yaffe's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Injury
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries

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Dr. Yaffe's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yaffe

4.9

Based on 187 ratings

5 Stars
95.72192513368984%
(179)
4 Stars
2.1390374331550803%
(4)
3 Stars
0.5347593582887701%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
1.6042780748663101%
(3)
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Awesome Doctor
Dr Yaffe is a great listener. Easy to talk to and friendly. He pays attention to detail. Excellent Doctor and I feel confident in his knowledge and skills. Gentle touch. Highly recommend Dr Yaffe!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Catherine Halinski DPM – Aug 17, 2022
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Trustworthy
Dr Yaffe takes time to explain conditions and treatment options.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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DN – Aug 02, 2022
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Shoulder
Dr. Yaffee listened and discussed a plan of action to alleviate my pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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D.H. – Jul 15, 2022
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Very informative and pleasant visit. Dr. Yaffe is an excellent doctor, very detailed and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Lamberto Tercias – Jul 06, 2022
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I was very nervous about going into the doctor today. I didn't think they would be able to do anything for me but I was wrong. Very helpful and caring doctor. Alleviated all my nervousness about surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Michelle Wright – Jul 01, 2022
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Easy to get appointments!
I got in very quickly, which I was so thankful for being in so much pain. The staff is all friendly and caring. The doctor is efficient, but also listens carefully to the exact concerns. I’ve been coming to this location for my bone care needs since 2008 when I had a herniated disk. I highly recommend them. They’ve done nothing but improve their facilities and increase the staffing over the years. A+
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Amy R – Jun 13, 2022
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Dr. Yaffe was very friendly and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions and I left his office knowing I had made a good choice. His staff was very friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Caroline Carava – Apr 30, 2022
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Professional, friendly, answered all questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michele Hoeh – Apr 11, 2022
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Dr Yaffe always does a great job diagnosing and we quickly come up with a plan to treat the issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 01, 2022
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I have been a patient of Dr Yaffe for several years. He is always concerned and attentive to any problems that I’ve had. After I saw Dr. Yaffe today he ordered an EMG for my arms and hands. I was very disappointed in the amount of time it takes to schedule this. As I am concerned about the feeling and functional ability of my hand. The first available that was at Barrington Ortho was in March. That’s too long. I ended up scheduling the MG through Alexian Brothers on the 15th
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
1 person found this helpful
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Edie Schultz – Feb 08, 2022
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Absolutely the best shoulder to hand surgeon in the area and state! Dr. Yaffe is very thorough, knowledgeable, very kind and compassionate. He focuses on you as a patient who needs to get better, not just some number in an assembly line. Truly wonderful and I highly recommend Dr. Yaffe to everyone!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Allison Arthur – Jan 10, 2022
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Definitely recommend Dr. Yaffe and his therapists! Had a broken radius and ulna and I’m proud to say I’m 100%! He is very attentive and left a very minimal scar!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Paulina – Dec 03, 2021
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Wonderful experience. Very patient with this patient. Honed in on the problem very quickly while he explained everything so clearly, providing me with good documentation of my problem as well as a course of action going forward. Right now I am filled with hope that in the near future under his care, I will be of alleviating myself of one of my greatest obstacles to getting a decent nights sleep as well as the chronic daytime. I look forward to my next appointment
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Barry – Nov 05, 2021
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Kind, attentive. Listens, answers questions. Provides information regarding condition & treatment options.
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Diana Clarke – Oct 15, 2021
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Very good!! Explained the situation in detail, provided options and when asked for his opinion he stated why he gave the opinion. Highly recommend!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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DCLARKE130 – Sep 21, 2021
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My experience was good
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 27, 2021
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I saw Dr. Yaffe a few years ago and was very pleased with the services I received. Went back today for a different issue and, again, was very pleased. He takes time to understand your condition and explain the issue and possible treatments. Staff members are also very friendly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jul 13, 2021
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There were questions that were answered regarding the reason for my visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 07, 2021
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He is very professional and explained everything very good
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 01, 2021
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Dr Yaffe is both efficient and very pleasant. He explains your condition thoroughly as well as treatment options. If it involves an injection, as mine did, he’s as considerate and gentle as possible. The office staff and assistants are also welcoming and efficient, and there’s very little wait time. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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May 27, 2021
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Biography

Dr. Mark A. Yaffe is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who also holds the highest distinction in hand surgery with an additional...Read more

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2014
Indiana Hand To Shoulder Center, Indiana University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Feinberg School Of Medicine, Northwestern University
Internship Hospital
2004
University of Michigan
Undergraduate School
2004
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Mark Yaffe, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Yaffe has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Mark Yaffe, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Mark Yaffe, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Yaffe frequently treats Broken Arm, Ganglion Cyst, and Joint Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Yaffe treats.

Where is Dr. Mark Yaffe, MD's office located?

Dr. Yaffe's office is located at 404 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists404 McHenry Rd Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Barrington Orthopedic Specialists

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists864 W Stearns Rd Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Barrington Orthopedic Specialists

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists120 E Higgins Rd Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Yaffe is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village, IL

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates, IL

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Northwest Community Hospital

Arlington Heights, IL

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)