Dr. Roger N. Chams, MD

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Dr. Roger N. Chams, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Illinois Bone/Joint Institute 720 Florsheim Dr, Libertyville, IL 60048 Get Directions
(847) 247-4000

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Dr. Chams specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Libertyville, IL. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    16 – 30 minutes (89)
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in Schaumburg, IL |
Dr. Chams did a partial shoulder replacement 11/2013, I have lived in pain for three years. I was in pain from day one after surgery and it has continued for three years. I am having a complete shoulder replacement (Revision surgery) 11/29/16 at Rush. Sucks to be me! In 2012 Dr. Chams told me I needed knee replacements, last year a doctor at Rush told me I wouldn't need knee replacements for five years. If you trust Dr. Chams I hope you have a better outcome than me!
in Northbrook, IL |
I had right rotator cuff and bicep surgery in late September and the same on the left shoulder and bicep in late December because I had met my deductible. Dr. Chams and his team were outstanding in helping me through the process. It was tough but with the proper PT and listening to what Dr. Chams and his team's advice I made. I cannot thank Dr. Chams and team for their help, kindness and patience. I still have a ways to go but I am much better than before the surgery.
in Libertyville, IL |
Dr. Chams is really very good. He has assembled a terrific team around him and will recommend excellent physical therapists. I had rotator cuff surgery last November. It is a tough go through the healing process but I followed Dr. Chams's protocol and I have the use of my arm back again. Key to your healing process is to listen to his advise as well as the rest of his team. They have a keen understanding of the process. In addition, you can call his team anytime. They are really top notch.
Chicago, IL |
Dr. Chams did my shoulder surgery about 6 months ago and I am grateful that it was him that did it. He is extremely patient and explains everything that he will be doing to calm you before surgery. After surgery, follow ups are quick, easy, and informative. I would highly recommend Dr. Chams to anyone needing a shoulder surgery.
in Buffalo Grove, IL |
Dr Chams was recommended after I fell and tore my ACL. I had an emergency. Appt with him. He did not spend 3 min with me. He never examined my knee. He quickly sent me off for an MRI /CAT- don't remember & said he'd call. He called 2 days later said I tore several things and then, without asking if I had any questions, sent my call to the nurse to schedule a follow up. He was vague &crude. He may be an excellent surgeon ( have only heard) but his bedside manner sent me running Elsewhere
Chicago, IL |
Love Dr Chams. He is forthright, talented, compassionate, friendly without being condescending, energetic and professional. He surrounds himself with talented PA's(Molly) that are as compassionate and professional as he is.
in Hawthorn Woods, IL |
Dr. Chams effectively diagnosed my condition and successfully operated on my shoulder. He set realistic expectations for recovery and implemented an approach that accommodated my active lifestyle.
in Libertyville, IL |
Dr. Chams is a great surgeon. He did surgery on both shoulders and I had major tears. Today I can play tennis and golf again ! Dr. Chams also has a great Physical Therapy team adjacent to his office. The perfect one two.
in Harvard, IL |
Last year at age 64 I came to Dr. Chams with a 3 year old torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder. Dr. Chams operated and I spent 8 months in physical therapy. He told me that my tear was one of the worst he had ever seen or operated on and that it was about 3.5 centimeters in length. Now 9 months post surgery I am happy to report that my shoulder feels wonderful and that I have nearly all of my range of motion restored. I just got back from Florida where I played two rounds of pain free golf.
in Deerfield, IL |
Dr. Chams is a phenomenal and experienced surgeon, arguably the best and MOST experienced with respect to shoulder surgery. My only regret is that I procrastinated for years and did not take care of my left shoulder sooner. I would recommend Dr. Chams to anyone.
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Deformity
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tricep Repair

Background Check

  • 0
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  • 0
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  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Southern Ca Orth Institute
    University Il College Of Med
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Southern California Orthopaedic Institute

    Completed in 1998

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Chams' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Chams

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Dr. Chams' Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Chams

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients