Dr. Matthew Saltzman, MD

Dr. Matthew Saltzman, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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40 y/o
(14)

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Dr. Matthew Saltzman, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.

Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

259 E Erie St Fl 13

Chicago, IL 60611
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Saltzman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Saltzman ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

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.

Education

  • Loyola University of Chicago / Stritch School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University Of Washington Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Saltzman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Saltzman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Saltzman to family and friends
3.6
based on 14 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Saltzman'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
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Bartlett, IL |
In-and-out, I felt like in an assembly line, but he did manage to invite me to the next appt in the 5 mins he spent with me in the room.
Chicago, IL |
Dr. Saltzman was one of the three surgeons I consulted for repair of my rotator cuff. IF you"re looking for a surgeon who can repair difficult/complex shoulder injuries, he is your surgeon. He was confident, skillful and caring. I was a little apprehensive when I read two of his reviews, but I'm not sure they were talking about the doctor I met and who performed my surgery. He was great!
in Boynton Beach, FL |
When in I went to Dr Saltzman for reverse shoulder replacement, I wasn't even sure that I should have the surgery, given that it is my dominant arm and that i have severe lymphodema in that arm. I had already had 2 failed rotator cuff surgeries on that arm and was left with extreme pain and hardly any movements. He talked me into the surgery. About 10 months later, here I am with no pain and almost as much extension as I have ever had for the past 35 years. I cannot recommend him enough!
in Niles, IL |
Dr. Saltzman did a shoulder repair for me and was very easy to work with. He explained everything to my wife and I about the procedure and was very helpful with answering any questions or concerns that either of us had. He is very personable, takes his time with you and never rushes you in and out of an appointment.
in Chicago, IL |
I just had my second appointment with Dr. Saltzman today. I am stuburn, but after talking with him, I decided to allow him to perform surgery on my shoulder in a month. I have avoided this for years, and have seen other doctors. He surrounds himself with great staff, and Dr. Saltzman has spent more than enough time talking with me about options. This makes me feel comfortable, which allows me to make the best decision under his guidance. I haven't had my surgery yet, but I am confident in him.
Chicago, IL |
I am surprised about some of the reviews which don't give him great marks. I am in my late 60s and a fall this year resulted in three major tears to my rotator cuff. He was recommended by my GP. I found Dr. Saltzman to be very professional on all levels as regards diagnosis, treatment, surgery, post surgery explanations, and post operative visits and advice. Four months after surgery and my mobility is almost what it was before. I would recommend him to anyone.
Chicago, IL |
Dr Saltzman did my surgery 2 weeks ago. He may be a good surgeon, but he has no care or concern for a patient after the surgery is over. On top of his arrogant and condescending attitude, he could care less if he manages the patients pain or suffering. I had a severe reaction to his pain meds and he did nothing to try a different drug on me. I was in agony in the hospital for a day and was completely ignored by him. I would not recommend him to anyone. His comment was, lets just move forward.
Dr. Saltzman doesn't seem to care much about his patients, he thinks his opinion and impression is more important than the patients' . He spends 3-5 minutes in the room and recommends higher dose of pain killer. I would not recommend him to anyone. I think he needs to learn to listen better, and at least pretend to care more.
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Dr. Saltzman accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice
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Hospitals where Dr. Saltzman has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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