Dr. Paul Papierski, MD

Dr. Paul Papierski, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Paul Papierski, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Schaumburg, IL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Papierski is affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, St. Alexius Medical Center, Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Advocate Condell Medical Center, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Presence Resurrection Medical Center and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

Chicago Hand and Orthopedic Surgery Centers

2000 E Algonquin Rd Ste 109

Schaumburg, IL 60173
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

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Care Philosophy

Here at Chicago Hand and Orthopedic Surgery Centers, our trained staff works with our patients to every extent in order to address their orthopedic needs including our certified Occupational Therapists that are available on sight.
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Dr. Papierski's Experience

Dr. Papierski'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 Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Pain


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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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 Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Illinois Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University of Illinois Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Papierski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Papierski's Reviews

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based on 24 total reviews (6 with comments)
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Dr. Papierski was the third hand specialist I have seen, after the others said I should "live with" my injury. (I have HMO, and was going through accepted doctors with the others. Dr. P happens to also be in my network.) He was able to do surgery, and I am very pleased with the results, not even two weeks out! I was impressed by how calm and unruffled he is. Great bedside manner, and very capable.
Palatine, IL |
Dr. Papierski is an excellent hand surgeon. He performed surgery on my right hand to straighten my little finger and ring finger. I now have complete mobility of both fingers. He and his staff were always pleasant and caring, making sure that I understood each phase of the procedure.
Wheeling, IL |
Feb 11, 2017 I went to see Dr. Papierski for an unsuccessful severed tendon repaired at a different practice . I was very pleased not only with the surgical outcome but how I was taken care of throughout the process. Dr. Papierski and his staff are awesome including the phenomenal onsite physical therapy team. It is comforting to know I am in good hands with very knowledgeable and compassionate professionals. After two unrelated procedures this practice continues to exceed my expectations.
Allen, TX |
Great job with my surgery.
in Lake Zurich, IL |
I try to make my appointments first of the day, when the Dr. is still on time. Yet, on 2 /3 visits, he was extremely late (90 minutes, and 30 minutes), and then I felt like he was rushing thru my visit. I had to remind him of my symptoms and things I"d tried, like he didn't even read my file before coming in. If I hadn't asked a ton of questions, I'm not sure he would've explained anything. He has this habit of fake smiling at the end of every sentence, which makes him seem very disingenuous.
in Illinois |
He was thorough and knowledgeable took his time and explain different options for you and what to expect. You do not feel rushed or pushed into anything. He explains the anatomy of problem and the physiology of why you were having these issues. Then he looks at you utilizing a holistic medical approach. You come out feeling that he is in your corner and will do everything in his power to make you well
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Papierski accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Medicare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Savility
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Papierski has admitting privileges

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E Brush Hill Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Adventist GlenOaks Hospital
701 Winthrop Ave
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
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Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Advocate Condell Medical Center
801 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Alexian Brothers Medical Center
800 Biesterfield Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Northwest Community Hospital
800 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Presence Resurrection Medical Center
7435 W Talcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
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St. Alexius Medical Center
1555 Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
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