Dr. Paul Papierski, MD

Dr. Paul Papierski, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
24 reviews

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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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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.Read more

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Patient Reviews (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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Dr. Papierski's 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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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand 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

  • 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


  • Medical School
    University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Illinois Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Illinois Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

    Graduated in 1982

  • Other Education
    Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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