Dr. Richard Hayek, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Richard Hayek, MD
Dr. Richard Hayek, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Hayek is affiliated with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Presence Resurrection Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (17)
in Chicago, IL |
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Hayek treated me for a foot injury that required surgery. Knowledgeable, well-versed and thorough, his manner is professional and extremely considerate. My surgery was successful, with minimal pain and meticulous follow-up. The PAs are great as well and the staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Hayek is the absolute best...an exemplary physician and a genuinely kind man.
in Chicago, IL |
My mother has been a patient of Dr. Hayek's for some time now. He is always so accommodating to her needs. He will tell you when he does not recommend procedures based on her lifestyle. Dr. Hayek and his staff treat you like family.
in chicago, il |
Dr. Hayek did a great job on both of my hips. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great orthopedic surgeon.
in Palatine, IL |
Dr. Hayek is a consummate professional. He is extremely knowledgeable about current medical practices and is a highly skilled surgeon. He replaced my left hip using the anterior entry method and I have had absolutely no pain or stiffness from the time I left the recovery room. I was walking within 3 hours of surgery and left the hospital the next day. I stopped using the cane and walker after one day and have regained full function after 4 weeks of recovery. Highly recommended!!
in Park ridge |
I'm completely satisfied with the surgeon and surgery. Hardly any pain and quick recovery. I highly recommend him to those continplating knee surgery. Pat Albergo,Jan. 2017
in Franklin Park, IL |
Dr Hayak took the time to explain everything n a way I could understand. He is a no nonsense type of person, which is good. He wouldn't even consider surgery if I wasn't going to do the necessary rehab to make it right. He did a great job. I followed his suggestions and I'm doing great. I'm back to doing everything I used to do.
in Chicago, IL |
I would recommend Dr. Hayek to everyone!! He has replaced both my knees, and I have absolutely no pain, and am so glad I did it. Dr. Hayek is kind, thorough in his explanations, makes these explanations make sense to me, very professional and takes time to answer all your questions. He is a really fine doctor, and I recommend him to anyone with an orthopaedic issue.
Park Ridge, IL |
I had an anterior total hip replacement. My recovery was free of restrictions and I healed very quickly. I am 71 years old and am back to playing with my young grandkids and doing all the activities I couldn't do before I went to Dr. Hayek. I highly recommend him. I am glad I didn't waste time living with pain.
in Chicago, IL |
I have now had both knees replaced (at the same time) and one hip replaced by Dr. Hayek. Admittedly, the hip done by anterior approach was "a piece of cake" by comparison, but I am now able to go back to my more normal activities. Dr. Hayek is not only an excellent surgeon, he loves his profession and he takes time to explain and to listen. I have alreaady recommended him to my sister-in-law who just had both her knees replaced.
in Harwood Heights, IL |
Dr. Hayek performed an arthroscopic procedure on my shoulder after a car accident I had and also did a total shoulder replacement on my husband. He is extremely intelligent and honest about the best ways to go about finding a solution to your problem. Knowledgeable and trustworthy and well skilled as a surgeon. Let's face it - surgery is scary to many of us, but Dr. Hayek explains to you exactly what to expect and I am happy to say that my husband and I both are very satisfied with our outcomes.
in Chicago, IL |
I had a hip replacement in March of 2016 and my recover was excellent with minimum pain(basically just from the incision healing). He made sure I definitely wanted to do the surgery before I went through with it. I am a tile setter and was back to work in 9 weeks ( he did recommend me not going back for an additional 3 weeks) but it was feeling good. I am now 100% again and get around and enjoy life without any pain in my hip
in Chicago, IL |
in Palatine, IL |
Dr. Hayek was my second opinion for hip replacement surgery. He put me at ease right away and recommended the anterior approach for a quicker recovery. I could tell that he really wanted to help me get out of pain get back to being active. The surgery went well and I was walking with a walker 2 hours after surgery. He was wonderful with my family too. I just had my 3 month visit and he was happy to see how well I progressed. I am now back to golfing without pain! I highly recommend Dr Hayek
in Park Ridge, IL |
Dr. Hayek is an excellent surgeon. He is a no nonsense, get it done and let's get healed kind of doctor. He is knowledgeable, efficient, and is a doctor who does the anterior approach of hip replacement. He is to be lauded for his terrific work and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing replacements. his staff is great and he makes everything so easy.
in Chicago, IL |
My 95 year old mother had a knee replacement 6 years ago and she still does not need a walker or cane. We just went back for another appointment regarding pain in the hand. This too was resolved. He takes the time to listen & explain his plan for the treatment. He understands that mom needs the answer to be slow & clear. He does this with great patience.
in Harwood Heights, IL |
Dr. Hayek performed a hip replacement on me via the anterior method and I would recommend it to anyone facing hip replacement surgery. The discomfort was minimal and recovery time was extremely short. Had I known that the entire process would be so quick and painless I would not have waited as long to have the surgery.
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  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Georgetown University Med Center

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • 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
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement