Dr. Roger Chams, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 56

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Roger Chams, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Libertyville, IL and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Condell Medical Center and Evanston Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Roger Chams, MD

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, LLC

720 Florsheim Dr Libertyville, IL 60048
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Dr. Chams' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chams

4.3

Based on 128 ratings

5 Stars
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Highly recommend consulting with Dr Chams and his staff for an injury sustained to your knee. From the pre-op to surgery and post-op appointments, his team is very thorough, personable and have great bedside manner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 21, 2022
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I found Dr. Chams to be extremely dismissive. If you are looking for comprehensive care, I would recommend another surgeon. My initial office visit entailed a 1 hr 40 min wait; a sign of things to come. After my wait, Chams spent all of maybe 3 minutes of his time with me where a mri was ordered. Our second visit was maybe 3 minutes as well, where surgery was recommended to repair my rotator cuff. Day of surgery, he never checked in with me, nor did he post operation. He did manage a call to the waiting room to say things went well post-surgery to my family. Post-surgery documentation was a joke. I received 2016 documentation regarding prescribed medication, my surgery was 2021. No documentation as to what was actually prescribed or dosing information. "Read the label" was the note. Very little post care documentation: what was provided was not written for a patient. All post-care was delegated to his several physicians assistant’s, none of whom were consistent.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jan 04, 2022
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Dr. Chams was helpful throughout the entire process of my diagnosis and surgery on my shoulder. The surgery was successful, and I was able to get back to doing everything I was able to do prior to injuring my shoulder.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jeffrey Robinson – Dec 13, 2021
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I absolutely love Dr.Chams. I have had many surgeries and Dr.Chams was the best surgeon as far as making me feel heard, showing concern for me as a human being, and taking the best care of me. He talked to me to make me comfortable before and after my surgery and called my parents once surgery was done to tell them everything that happened. He was so personable and diligent. Truly the best surgeon I’ve had!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dec 11, 2021
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Excellent surgeon for ulna and rotator cuff repair and replacement. Great team! Not pushy so ask many questions and don’t defer surgery!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Marilyn, Libertyville – Oct 13, 2021
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Dr. Chams and his Team provided great care and direction for my shoulder surgery. I would highly recommend his services. From the start, they told me everything to expect, including the PT time and exercises required to get back to full strength.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kelly – Jul 14, 2021
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Dr. Chams came highly recommended to me by my primary physician. Now I totally understand why. He is definitely a very skilled surgeon. And his team is top-notch. I appreciated his straight-forward approach in explaining the process and the work (physical therapy) involved on the patient's part, for a rotator cuff repair. I would definitely recommend him to others. Also anyone having this done needs to make the personal SIX-month commitment to take their rehab seriously by working with the PT and following their exercise program. This was a team effort: a great surgeon, a dedicated physical therapist and a dedicated patient! Thanks to Dr. Chams, his team and everyone at Illinois Bone and Joint institute for being there for me.
What went well
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Mercedes Engels – Jul 10, 2021
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Great Team providing Great care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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COLIN CARROLL – Apr 22, 2021
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The Best. Great surgeon, Great Staff. Attenuative to all of my concerns. Takes the time to listen, create a plan of care and execute it. Was able to get back to all of my activities. Highly recommend entire group. Have referred family and friends already.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Paul – Apr 21, 2021
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Horrible post surgery follow up. Out of control pain for 2-1/2 months. Chams referred me two 3 different Drs, all who said HE should be treating this. Chams and staff don't want to hear anything other than everything is wonderful. Had to get a different ortho to manage my recovery.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 17, 2021
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I had a global tear in my left rotator cuff. Dr. Chams did the surgery and then gave me strict instructions on what I had to do to recover completely. It was not easy to follow those instructions and go through the PT, but I did it. I also did everything the therapists at IBJI told me to do, including doing my exercises at home 2-3 times a day. My physical therapy took 7 months. I not only have full use of my left shoulder, but I never have pain. Dr. Chams knows exactly what he is doing, but the patient has to do what he tells you to do if you want a complete recovery.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marlene Griffith – Jan 28, 2021
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Everything was great with Dr. Chams. He has helped me return back to play faster than was expected. He has been nothing but help to my family and I!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 04, 2019
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It is no joy to see your 15 year old take an unnecessary hit to the knee during a H.S. football game. Dr. Chams was our Guardian Angel as he was there at the football game, attended to my son immediately. He spoke to my husband and I, explaining the suspected diagnosis, that he would ice it, give him crutches and schedule a Smart MRI vs. the expensive trip to the hospital via ambulance that night. Dr. Chams was very Caring and Knowledgeable. He performed a very successful Meniscus surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gurnee, IL – Apr 24, 2018
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Dr. chams corrected both my right and left rotator cuff tears and a right bicep reconnection. I’m now back to hitting the golf ball 325 yards. He is the best !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dennis Seper in Lake Bluff IL – Apr 20, 2018
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I saw Dr Chams after receiving sub par treatment from 2 other orthopedic surgeons for a shoulder injury. Dr. Chams was knowledgeable, caring, and did not rush into surgery. He referenced many studies to back up his decision. He referred me to a high quality physical therapy clinic. However, therapy was not enough. Dr. Chams then performed a manipulation procedure that along with therapy resulted in a full recovery with normal range of motion, strength, and function. I cannot recommend Dr. Chams
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mundelein – Mar 09, 2018
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Im a 55 year old marathon and ultra marathon runner that NEVER had knee issues. In October I felt a “pop” and knew something wasn’t right. I reached out to a friend in the “industry” for a referral for an orthopedic surgeon. Without hesitation I was given Dr. Chams name. I made an appointment for evaluation, MRI and X-RAY. One week later I was in for a surgery on my torn meniscus. Dr Chams and ALL his staff went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ed in Lincolnshire Illinois – Dec 30, 2017
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I sought a second opinion from Dr. Chams when my issue wasn't resolved by another orthopedic and I felt that I wasn't getting the best treatment. After reviewing my scans and the various things I had done to correct my problem he suggested surgery which my previous ortho didn't want to do. Turns out my problem was a little more than the scans let on. Dr. Chams fixed the issue & I haven't had problems since. Dr. Chams also fixed my husbands shoulder as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 24, 2017
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Quite frankly I wouldn’t trust another Dr. with my Orthopedic care for myself or my family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William terpinas Jr in Mount Prospect, IL – Nov 11, 2017
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Dr. Chams and his staff are excellent in all phases of patient care. Starting with the preop through the final visit
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Hank schumacher in Antioch, IL – Aug 16, 2017
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Great Orthopedic physician. He has assisted me with a bicep and potential meniscus tear. He answers your questions and knows the best treatment for his patients -
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Libertyville, IL – Aug 07, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Roger Chams, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Libertyville, IL and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Southern California Orthopaedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Il College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1992
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Roger Chams, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chams frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Joint Drainage, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chams treats.

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Dr. Chams' office is located at 720 Florsheim Dr, Libertyville, IL 60048. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Chams' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chams treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Chams treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Drainage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chams performs Joint Drainage more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Joint Arthrocentesis
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chams treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Chams treats this condition more than 100% 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
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Dr. Chams' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Deformity
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Locations

Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, LLC

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC Libertyville, IL720 Florsheim Dr Libertyville, IL 60048
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Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC1919 Skokie Valley Rd Highland Park, IL 60035
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Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC Libertyville, IL1275 E Belvidere Rd Ste 150 Grayslake, IL 60030
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Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC Libertyville, IL

Lake Bluff Office101 Waukegan Rd Ste 990 Lake Bluff, IL 60044
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chams is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Advocate Condell Medical Center

Libertyville, IL

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Evanston Hospital

Evanston, IL

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Highland Park Hospital

Highland Park, IL

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)