Dr. Robert Thorsness, MD

Dr. Robert Thorsness, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 35
Dr. Robert Thorsness, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Joliet, IL and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from Washington University, St Louis in 2010 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, adult orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

951 Essington Rd

Joliet, IL 60435

Contact Information

(815) 744-4551

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Fracture Care
more than 70% of peers
more than 55% of peers
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
more than 54% of peers

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Dr. Thorsness' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thorsness "Dr. Thorsness' clinical expertise focuses on shoulder and elbow surgery and sports medicine with an emphasis on shoulder and elbow reconstruction and replacement. Most commonly, he treats patients for rotator cuff disorders, shoulder dislocations and instability, labral tears, arthritis, fractures and sports injuries, using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. For management of shoulder arthritis, he utilizes anatomic total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacement using the most modern, bone preserving techniques."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thorsness "He believes in a team-oriented approach to treatment, which often involves physical and occupational therapists to maximize functional outcomes for his patients."

8  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Thorsness does not have any board certifications listed.

20  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Ligament Disorders
  • Ligament Tears
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries

22  Procedures

  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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.


  • Northwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Washington University, St Louis
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University Of Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Rush University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Thorsness has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Thorsness has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thorsness' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thorsness to family and friends
5 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Thorsness' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I would highly recommend Dr. Thorsness. He is professional, friendly, and after a complete shoulder replacement procedure, I healed very fast. My physical therapist helped me with his range of motion and strength protocols, and I was three weeks ahead of where I should be with range of motion.
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My 17 year old daughter kept complaining of pain on her left side of her knee. It was devastating because her heart and soul is all about soccer and with her pain she couldn't play. A friend recommended Dr. Thorsness so we gave him a try. It was the best recommendation. I explained my situation to...more
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My 15 year old son broke his first bone (arm) playing football. Referred by Silver Cross Hospital. Setting appointments was easy and the staff was friendly. Both the New Lenox and Joliet offices are nice and the wait time to see Dr. Thorsness were minimal. The OR was clean, modern and was staffed...more
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Dr. Thorsness and staff are very knowledgable and confident in what they are doing. Their special attention to detail reaffirmed we made the right decision with my 9 year olds broken elbow.
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