Dr. Matthew Saltzman, MD

Dr. Matthew Saltzman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 43

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Matthew Saltzman, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Glenview, IL. Dr. Saltzman has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Saltzman to book an appointment.


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Northwestern Medical Group

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(312) 574-3157
Northwestern Medical Group2701 Patriot Blvd Glenview, IL 60026
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Northwestern Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care

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Dr. Saltzman's Reviews

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3.4

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Dr. Saltzman only spent about 5 minutes with me in my appointment. As soon as he realized that my issue didn't require surgery, he didn't seem to have much interest in my case. He recommended a PT but couldn't even provide a specific recommendation. I have since gone to another orthopedist who spent more time assessing my situation, provided some minimal treatment, and provided a detailed and thoughtful action plan in regard to PT. Dr. Saltzman came highly recommended to me, and he's probably a very competent surgeon just wasn't a good fit for my non-surgical needs.
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Apr 15, 2020
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Arrogant, of course he is, he's a surgeon, condescending, check, caring, nope.  Went in to get looked at by Saltzman and he said the same thing many others wrote, gave me a prescription and told me to do P.T.  After six months of P.T. and being at his office two times during that time period, I finally told him to stop screwing around and give me an MRI.  Low and behold, what he told me was impossible turned out to be the case, a full ligament tear.  Great so I had been suffering in pain, doing P.T. for six months for no good reason at all.  Thanks.  Had surgery and due to complications and his gross negligence, I am now maimed for life.  I've battled depression, dealt with pain and lack of full functionality because of his negligence.  I highly recommend finding someone else.  Aside from being a jerk, he doesn't care for his patients, he just wants the money.  Boy how I wish I could turn back the hands of time!
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Permanent damage – Feb 25, 2020
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Dr. Saltzman did a reverse shoulder replacement on my 72 year old left shoulder on May 1, 2019. He did a wonderful job. If he is arrogant, which I did not find in several visits to him, it is because he is just the best. A little over three months later I have almost full use of this arm/shoulder with no pain which was terrible before. I highly recommend Dr. Saltzman.
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D. Fram – Aug 14, 2019
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The Best!!!
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James McArthur in Chicago, IL – Jun 22, 2019
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Arrogant, aloof, condescending, hurried, discourteous, supercilious are some of the more acceptable words which pop into my head when I hear Dr. Saltzman's name. I went from a bad situation to ten times worse thanks to his carelessness. I suffered physically and still do as well as mentally after mistakes he made and he didn't even do as much as apologize. Go somewhere else if you need surgery or risk having your arm and life significantly damaged by this man.
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Chicago, IL – Jun 05, 2019
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Very arrogant, doesn't listen to patient concerns or needs, makes up his mind on what he wants the patient to do which in my case was just PT, but I have another surgeon and physiatrist that have already diagnosed me with torn rotator cuff and nerve palsy with winged scapula and they know I need 2 surgeries to fix my problems. He was terrible with his diagnosis and PT would hurt my shoulder worse than it is already. Did PT already and the therapist stopped my therapy because he felt it was dangerous to continue since it could cause more damage and was extremely painful for me. He didn't look at previous reports or MRI images and couldn't get my appointment over with fast enough to exit the room, leaving me in pain with no hope for repair and stuck with the original surgeon who I was looking to replace. Useless, arrogant, condescending, non patient centered care.
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Majorely Disappointed in Chicago, IL – May 18, 2019
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As others have said Dr. Saltzman is very arrogant and has a condescending attitude. He spent 5 mins with me bragging about how much he loves to do surgery and my case wasn’t a surgery case and he referred me to PT. My neurologist had also referred me for nerve compression in my elbows and he refused to even take xrays of my elbows again just recommending PT. He told me I can go get a second opinion but they are going to say the same thing. Well I did go get a second opinion at Midwest Orthopedic’s at Rush which is #4 in the country well above Northwestern and none of the doctors agreed with Dr Saltzman assement. In fact i have seen 4 doctors there because my shoulder injury is so bad and rare and was referred to one of the orthopedic trauma surgeon’s for the White Sox’s to try and fix my shoulder. I would never ever recommend him to anyone. He missed the mark big time and all the doctors at Rush agreed I needed to have surgery and that PT would just do more damage. NW has declined.
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Apr 24, 2019
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Dr Saltzman performed a total shoulder arthroplasty on my right shoulder in 06/2010. That same year, I was back to biking and skiing. Nearly 9 years later and at 83 years of age, I am still riding my bike and skiing. Having experienced such good results from his care, I wholeheartedly recommend Dr.
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Bill in Chicago, IL – Apr 01, 2019
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As other reviews have mentioned, he was in and out of our visit in 5 minutes, but in those 5 minutes he was able to correctly diagnose what other doctors could not. After his recommended conservative treatment failed he performed surgery, and I just had my first pain free day in over a year. He also mentioned he consults with the Chicago Cubs, so I figured my shoulder would be safe with him.
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Daniel in Chicago, IL – Feb 28, 2019
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Great bedside manner.
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Maria in Chicago, IL – Oct 24, 2018
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I would not, recommend this doctor to anyone his overall demeanor was arrogant and condescending. During the visit he seem to be in a rush and his only option was medication and therapy and as a surgeon I would have expected a more informative consult.
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IL – Oct 24, 2018
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Very efficient and personable. Offered conservative treatment with option to return for advanced therapy if/as necessary
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catmandoodle in Chicago, IA – Jul 10, 2018
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My advice is to avoid Dr. Saltzman at all costs. I was referred to him for a surgical consult after more than a year of conservative treatment had failed. During my visit, I saw him for about 30 seconds, then he told me I needed to get a nerve test. After I got those results back, his office told me that my only options were PT and NSAIDs, both of which had failed. It wasn't clear he had even looked at my records or history before dismissing me. I filed a complaint with NM Hospital. STAY AWAY!
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Evanston – Jan 27, 2018
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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.
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Bartlett, IL – Jun 14, 2017
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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!
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Chicago, IL – Apr 21, 2017
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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!
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Marian Goldberg in Boynton Beach, FL – Feb 22, 2017
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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.
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James C. in Niles, IL – Feb 16, 2017
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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.
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Patrick Jones in Chicago, IL – Feb 01, 2017
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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.
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Chicago, IL – Dec 03, 2016
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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.
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Chicago, IL – Aug 02, 2016
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Dr. Saltzman accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saltzman treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Saltzman treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saltzman treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Saltzman treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saltzman performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Saltzman performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saltzman treats Elbow Injuries more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Saltzman treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Elbow Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saltzman treats Elbow Sprain more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Saltzman treats this condition more than 49% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saltzman treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Saltzman treats this condition more than 41% of their peers

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Dr. Saltzman's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
University Of Washington Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)