Dr. Richard Berger, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Berger
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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

1611 W Harrison St Chicago, IL 60612

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Dr. Richard Berger, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Berger to book an appointment.


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Very arrogant man to deal with. Read the reviews and even saw him featured on the local news a few times. Made the mistake of cordially telling him that he comes well recommended and that I saw him on commercials. He obnoxiously chuckled and informed me “I don’t do commercials.” Never came across someone with a bigger ego. May very well know his stuff but unless you like a jerk I would go elsewhere.
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Richard – May 29, 2020
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Doctor Berger saw me and reassured that my knee was healing normally. I had panicked and was afraid the total knee replacement had become infected, which it had not. The staff was wonderful in squeezing me into the busy clinic schedule without my having an appointment 2 weeks after my knee replacement surgery.
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Mar 12, 2020
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Total Knee Replacement. Will be 1 week today I had surgery, just got done walking 4 blocks unassisted ! I would give him 10 stars if I could . UNBELIEVABLE!!
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T.Johnson – Jan 18, 2020
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Had both knees replaced within 6 weeks. From start to present, Dr. Berger and his staff are there to support you.
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Dec 27, 2019
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Everything went great. They think of everything. I just had my second knee replacement and would highly recommend Dr. Berger.
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Bruce Bowen – Dec 06, 2019
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At 54 In September 2018 I had my right hip replaced after suffering for about 6 years. Early degenerative arthritis. I could not tie my shoe or put socks on. I could not cross my right leg over left. Sleep and getting in and out of a car and chairs was painful. By December I was already doing all the things I couldn’t do! Dr Berger and his team are extraordinary and I highly recommend him and in a couple years he will do my left hip.
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Margaret - Elmhurst – Sep 13, 2019
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Dr. Berger did knee replacement on my right knee in June of 2019. Pain in both knees had such a negative impact on my quality of life. I could not walk more than a few steps without extreme pain. Friends told me that it was painful for them to watch me stand and take even a few steps. I missed playing and being active with my grandchildren. My pain prevented me from taking a trip of a lifetime with my family to Europe. Immediately after surgery I walked almost pain free. There was some tightness as was expected from surgery but the bones were no longer rubbing against east other. I can’t wait for August surgery of left knee.
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Kim Benefield – Jul 18, 2019
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I have had both knees done with Dr. Berger and his minimally invasive procedure. It has been two months for my left knee and 1 month for my right knee. I am already virtually pain free (without any painkillers) and have both excellent straight and bend in both knees. Dr Berger was recommended to me by a friend who had both knees done by him. It was the best decision of my life to go see him. I felt well prepared and well cared for. I highly recommend anyone needing a knee replacement go and talk to Dr Berger!
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Donna Hoblack in Mandeville , LA – Jun 25, 2019
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As a former CBS-TV network affiliate medical reporter, I can say Dr. Berger's entire medical practice, from his groundbreaking surgical techniques to every member of his highly trained and dedicated staff, it is the finest medical practice I have ever encountered. It's as simple as that.
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Wade West in Orlando , FL – Jun 13, 2019
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My visit with Dr Berger was my 1yr follow up after he performed my knee replacement. His staff is outstanding and answers any questions you may have. So well trained, Dr Berger doesn’t need much time when seeing you!! Dr Berger’s expertise and development of all joint replacement, hip and knee implants have been created by him with his engineering background! He makes sure everything is perfect and you can walk home the same day as surgery!!! I highly recommend Dr Berger, you will be amazed!
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Apr 18, 2019
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Wonderful very attentive staff!
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Apr 16, 2019
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I had both knees replaced by Dr Berger 3 years ago. I only wished that I would have done it years before. I’m enjoying my grandkids and doing more things since replacement. Dr Berger and his staff are wonderful. They take you thru each step of the replacement explaining everything about it. I walked out of hospital both times with only a cane for 2-3 days and then walked normally after that. Was back to work in 2 weeks only cause I stayed home for therapy visits. Wonderful doctor.
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Apr 07, 2019
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Dr. Berger gave me my life back! He does amazing work. His staff is very efficient, knowledgeable, and helpful. I am so happy I found him because he made many things happy other surgeons told me were impossible. I would recommend anyone with anthem insurance to go see him.
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Mar 30, 2019
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Great experience with my knee replacement. Dr. Berger and all of his staff are great. They are very professional and extremely responsive.
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Mar 29, 2019
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Dr. Berger gave me back my active life style! I was in constant pain before I had both knee’s replaced. I am a farmer, and back to doing anything I want with no pain! I highly recommend Dr Berger!
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Mar 29, 2019
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Total hip replacement and back to normal in ~2 weeks, amazing! Dr. Berger and his skilled staff provide superior service and exceeded my already high expectations. Thanks for being the VERY best at what you do!!!
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Mar 29, 2019
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Outstanding. Gave me back my mobility to raise my four boys.
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Darlene Salerno – Jul 25, 2018
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My knee replacement was a total success.
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Kari in Winthrop Harbor, IL – Jun 28, 2018
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Gave me my life back. At 42 years old, I was told by every doctor I saw that I was too young for a knee replacement or that I would have to quit my job as a dance teacher in order for them to do the procedure. Dr. Berger disagreed, and 8 years ago gave me a new lease on life and the ability to continue doing what I love... I have referred numerous friends and family members, and they too have had success. Thank you so much
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V Vigna in Joliet, IL – May 18, 2018
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Phenomenal service all the way around incredible staff, and very effective. Fabulous experience
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Patti Schultz in Schererville – May 17, 2018
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Care Philosophy

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 mini...

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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Dr. Berger accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Berger's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berger performs Knee Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Berger performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revisions
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
Knee Replacement
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berger performs Knee Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Berger performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Berger treats Osteoarthritis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Berger treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Berger's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovial Biopsy

Locations

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University

MOR - Chicago (Orthopedic Building)1611 W Harrison St Chicago, IL 60612
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