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Dr. Stanford Tack, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Tack

Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC Libertyville, IL

720 Florsheim Dr Libertyville, IL 60048

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Dr. Stanford Tack, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Libertyville, IL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.


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(847) 247-4000

Dr. Tack accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
WellPoint

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Tack's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Neck Muscle Strain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tack treats Neck Muscle Strain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Tack treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tack treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Tack treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tack treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Tack treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Tack's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Total Disc Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide state of the art, cost effective, and proven care strategies for adult patients seeking care for spine conditions, and reconstructive joint replacement . My practice emphasizes minimally invasive and outpatient strategies when a...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Rush Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University Ill College Med
Residency Hospital
1986
University Ill College Med
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1980
University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School
1990
1990
1986
1985
1980

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Tack's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tack

3.7

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(12)

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Dr. Tack was patient, attentive, & kind from my first visit with him to my last. I had a bulging disc, two actually, & at first, we were going to try shots & physical therapy. Something must have happened because the pain became unbearable, resulting in an ER visit at 3 AM. Anyway, my wife called IBJI & left a message for Dr. Tack, who called her back pretty much right away from his home--I'm not sure many doctors would do this--& we scheduled arthroplasty. The next day I was all better!
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One of the best, straight to the point, no small talk doctors I have ever encountered. Within minutes of reviewing my MRI he found the problem that two other doctors never saw, did a L4/L5 fusion surgery & ended my years of pain. Recovery was easy, all you have to do is walk! I was walking 2 miles a day 4 weeks after surgery. Thank you Dr. Tack
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Went to see Dr Tack for pain in my neck. At my visit he never even looked at or did any type of exam of my neck. Suggested I take Aleve for 2 weeks. I asked about doing an MRI because I had been in pain for over 3 months. He said "an MRI won't show anything". I saw another Dr who prescribed the MRI. I had 1 bulging disc and 2 herniated discs. Clearly something that shows on an MRI. His arrogance during appt was only outdone by his arrogance in not responding to my question of his MRI statement.
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Dr. Tack reviewed my x-rays and MRI's and recommended fusion surgery for my back issues (L4--L5). He explained all the options very clearly. The surgery went very well. Three months later I am progressing nicely with physical therapy. I am very impressed with Dr. Stanford Tack and the amazing team at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. I am looking forward to further improvement. Many thanks to their whole team!
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I had to see Dr. Tack due to a workers comp claim. The appointment had to be rescheduled twice due to his office's request, 6 weeks later we met to have him conduct his evaluation. You would think or hope after that long of a period a doctor would have taken the consideration to read the reports that were provided to him. After 1.5 hours, he entered and promptly said I reached maximum medical improvement. I suppose if you are paying him for surgery he's fine, but if it's a W.C. case, forget it
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I had two bad disks in my neck that were causing some pinched nerves in my right shoulder. Dr. Tack and his staff worked with our insurance to get a double disk replacement instead of the usual fusion for someone my age. The surgery went well, went home without a neck brace, and never had to take the prescribed pain meds. Within a week I was out walking and building up strength. Within four weeks any small little related pains were gone, and within six weeks back to physical job unrestricted.
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I was lucky to have gone outside of the North Shore system to have my back operated on by this fine Dr. My Dr. at NS refused to believe that my continued and worsening pain was to due to the 2 surgeries he did on my spine.After MRIsCTs& Xrays-he still insisted he was right.I went to Tack with the same films&he immediately saw the problem&I was operated on. From the 1st 2 surgeries,pieces were everywhere.DrTack not only fixed my back,he also found a postionous NS piece embedded in me,saving me.
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Dr. does a great job. My surgery was a good experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Tack. He really know his job. Everything went very smooth and not at all stressful.
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I just experienced the scariest surgery of my life-had to have a spinal fusion for my lower back. Surgery was my last resort but I couldn't live with the constant pain in my lower back and legs. I am 3 months post surgery & I feel great! It was a tough recovery-but totally worth it! The leg pain has been gone since day 1 post surgery! And, at 8-10 weeks post surgery, I began to feel "normal" again. Still working on stamina & leg strength, but I am free of the horrible, constant pain. Thanks, Dr.
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Worst Doctors experience ever. Doctor walked into the room like he was the greatest thing on earth, then didn't talk, I discussed what was wrong he just shook his had and then said lets do a MRI maybe that will tell us something then walked out without even a nice to meet you. I would avoid Dr Tack. Also the Nurse had nothing to say wouldnt look you in the eyes. The following day the MRI was denied and all they did was call us and told us to basically figure it out for ourselves.
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