Dr. Steven Gitelis, MD

Dr. Steven Gitelis, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Steven Gitelis, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1611 W Harrison St Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60612

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 92% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Gitelis "You have to approach every patient in a unique way, and that's the reason for the multispecialty tumor board where you can have many physicians look at the patient and what is the best treatment plan. So there's 20 or 30 doctors that are involved, ultimately, in the care of these patients. The first thing I do for them is see them immediately. They've been told they have a problem, typically a tumor or a cancer, and that raises a lot of anxiety. And the best thing I can do for them is see them immediately and get the ball rolling. Evaluate them and get their treatment underway as soon as possible."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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34  Procedures

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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.


  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Rizzoli Institute Bologna
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gitelis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Rush University Medical Center, President, Medical Staff Officers

Dr. Gitelis' Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gitelis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Gitelis saw me on Monday. He went through my options and explained them well. I was able to schedule a procedure with him for the next morning. The procedure went well. He is highly skilled. I would recommend Dr. Gitelis without reservation.
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I found him to be very approachable and knowledgeable. He outlined step by step what I can expect. He has a great personality and I feel very confident in choosing him for my hip replacement surgery.
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Highly recommend him to other patients. Very verse in his field. Put patients at ease by explaining exactly what is being done.
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Dr. Gitelis performed surgery on a Giant Cell Tumor I had several months ago. I was in pain for over a year suffering until I found out what was wrong and was referred to Dr. Gitelis. I am grateful for what he's done for me and I am on the road to a full recovery. He and his staff are excellent. I...more
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I had pain from a bone tumor in my toe that kept me from running. Other foot specialists contemplated removing the toe, but Dr. Gitelis confidently evaluated the toe and determined that a tumor extraction with a hip bone graft would be best. He answered all of my questions @ each visit! After 3...more
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