Dr. Richard Berger, MD

Dr. Richard Berger, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Richard Berger, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics and orthopedic surgery.

1611 W Harrison St Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60612

Contact Information

(312) 361-2111

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 97% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Berger "Dr. Richard Berger and his dedicated staff offer the most experienced and comprehensive approach to minimally invasive hip and knee replacement. Dr. Berger was the first to pioneer and perfect these minimally invasive procedures, which result in minimal discomfort and rapid recovery. Now alleviating arthritis pain for more than 1,000 patients each year, Dr. Berger's method allows most patients to walk unaided and leave the hospital the same day of surgery."

2  Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

66  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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17  Procedures

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.


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Department of General Surgery University Health Center Hospitals Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Berger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Berger to family and friends
106 total reviews (34 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (106)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Berger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (34)

The speed of recovery time I experienced from two hip replacement surgeries is amazing. Walking without aid within two hours of surgery, golf within 4 weeks. Who does that?! Dr. Berger is a magician and his staff is delightful, professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. They process a lot of...more
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I had a total hip replacement yesterday and walking unassisted today! Simply the best experience. Staff is amazing. Will be doing next hip in 6 weeks with Dr. Berger.
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I was recommended to Dr Berger by Dr Galante and he has helped me so muc with my hip.
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Having my knees replaced by Dr. Berger was one of the best things I've ever done! I was impressed by the process from start to finish. He and his team are wonderful!
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