Dr. Steven D. Levin, MD

Dr. Steven D. Levin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 58 years old

My treatment philosophy is simply to take care of the patient entirely. Specifically my aim...Read more

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  • Orthopedic Surgerynull
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      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Levin's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      A negative patient survey was posted on Apr 09, 2016 by an anonymous patient with an alleged ankle fracture. I do not evaluate ankle fracture patients as our highly specialized group has dedicated Foot & Ankle specialists as well as Orthopedic Traumatologists who these patients are assigned to. No such patient was ever seen or evaluated by Steven D. Levin, MD. It appears, therefore, that this particular Patient Survey is in error so please keep that in mind when reading it.  

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      in Long Grove, IL |
      Dr. Levin has provided orthopedic care for both my shoulder and knee. He is a caring and dedicated physician who is incredible skilled. He made an accurate diagnosis for both my shoulder and my knee and provided options with detailed explanations. My shoulder was treated successfully with non surgical care and my knee with a surgical procedure which went as planned without complication. My recovery was uneventful and the result was excellent. i would highly recommend Dr. Levin.
      in Evanston, IL |
      Dr. Levin has done both of my shoulders. He explained the procedures and in both cases the repairs and care were as promised...excellent.
      in Evanston, IL |
      Dr. Levin operated on a torn meniscus in my knee and later a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder, both of which have healed really well. Now I have a badly torn rotator cuff in my left shoulder, and of course I've returned to him to deal with it. He really is the best!
      My experience with him was a horrible nightmare. I was referred to him after a fracture was diagnosed in my ankle in the radiology dept. He said he didn't see any problem and gave me an ankle supporter, insisting I was fine. He saw me twice before admitting he knew nothing about ankles. Meanwhile I walked on a severe fracture nearly passing out from the pain. I then saw an ankle specialist who gave me a diagnosis and treatment.
      in Northbrook, IL |
      I have operated physically at a very high level for a long time and plan on continuing to do so. Dr. Levin works with athletes and is an athlete himself. He understands how my brain works, that the goal is not to walk around without pain the goal is to get back to the kinds of demanding activities that are central to my happiness. I have had two surgeries under Dr. Levin's care. I was always given clear explanations of the procedure and what I could expect in the way of recovery. He is a pro.
      in Arlington Heights, IL |
      Dr. Levin is one of the finest physicians I have had the please to meet. Not only has he cared for, but for my son as well. He takes the time to explain options, risks, benefits to allow you to make an informed decision. Dr. Levin repaired both of my sons shoulders and years later he enjoys full normal use. I would recommend Dr. Levin to my family and friends with no hesitation. I consider myself fortunate to have access to a world class physician like Dr. Levin.
      in Seattle, WA |
      Blew out knee in college soccer with ACL tear, osteochondral fracture and meniscus tear. ACL reconstructed, chondral fracture pinned, meniscectomy from another surgeon. Had persistent pain from pins in cartilage. Heard about USA Rugby doc Levin went for 2nd opinion. He facilitated pin removal and post-op rehab. Knee improved drastically. Doing sports I love now like mountain biking, pain free. No nonsense guy, compassionate, easy to relate to, skilled, and superb surgeon. Highly recommend him!
      in Chicago, IL |
      I saw Dr. Levin for a 2nd opinion on my shoulder. I was told by another surgeon that I needed surgery, but I was skeptical so I saw Dr. Levin. He was unbelievable! He spent a ton of time with me, related to my passion for outdoor activities, Pilates and yoga. He went over my MRI with me, explained my diagnosis and treated me with therapy. 3 months later I am doing all my activities pain free. Dr. Levin has impeccable character and fantastic bedside manner. Highly recommend him!
      in Evanston, IL |
      I had a painful shoulder that, among other issues, prevented me from sleeping. Levin showed me that I had NO cartilage between the bones in my shoulder. At my age (76 at the time), I was concerned about surgery, but he said that, since I'm in good shape, there should be no problems. [FYI, he's direct and treats you like you're able to understand his diagnosis without sugar-coating it.] He replaced the shoulder 6 months ago. I now have full range of motion and can use it without concern.
      in Chicago, IL |
      Would so recommend Dr. Steve to any friends w knee trouble --- or shoulder --and that seems to come with being grandparents ! Dr. Steve made sure I was well taken care of --both my knees done arthroscopically in 6 months -- just one month out from the second and finished with OT- --back in the pool and playing with 15 grandkids !! Extra careful as a stress fracture was behind first knee; thorough, trying shots & therapy , encouraging me back to water classes, able to be out next day after both
      I consulted with three surgeons before getting my procedure. Of the three doctors, I would put Dr Levin dead last. He was rude, arrogant and lacked empathy. STAY AWAY! I am very pleased that I went with Dr Bowen (Levin's partner).
      in Hawthorn Woods, IL |
      I would highly recommend Dr. Levin to anyone seeking orthopedic treatment. He takes the time to thoroughly examine you, discuss all possible options, ensure that you feel completely confident in the course of treatment you choose to pursue and then executes his plan flawlessly. I have treated with him conservatively as well as surgically for the past several years. He is an expert in his field and I would not be functioning at the high level of performance that I am today absent his care.
      in Evanston, IL |
      The best experience ever! Totally thorough about the procedure and even sent me for a second opinion by one of his colleagues due to the nature of my shoulder condition. He is very thorough, has a wonderful video presentation that he urges the patient to become familiar with, ortho team is awesome, and he is open, honest and upfront about every aspect of procedure and physical therapy! Dr. Levin is a doctor who talks with you, not at you. He shares and does not leave a stone unturned!
      in Glenview, IL |
      He is professional, he is accurate and informed us of the downfalls of our situation. He also advised us on the success we could gain from the surgery. Dr. Levin commands respect from his nurses, doctors and support staff.The doctor is well thought of and respected. We have already referred friends to him and any friend we will encourage to seek the best; Dr.Steven Levin.
      in Lake Zurich, IL |
      I had been experiencing shoulder pain for years and tried many different treatments with limited success. Dr Levin diagnosed my shoulder as needing a replacement and set the surgery up in a timely manner. I have experienced no problems attributed to the surgery or with the recovery process. Excellent Doctor and staff. Very pleased with the outcome of my surgery as my shoulder hasn't felt this good in years.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
      • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
      • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
      • Sports Medicine

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Levin's Board Certifications

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      • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arthritis of the Shoulder
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bursitis
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Injuries
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Shoulder Diseases
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Surgery
      • Cartilage Repair
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Surgery
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Reconstruction
      • Shoulder Replacement
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

      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.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School

        Graduated in 1985

      • Internship Hospital
        Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center

        Completed in 1986

      • Residency Hospital
        State University of New York At Buffalo

        Completed in 1993

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Hughston Sports Med Found

        Completed in 1994

      • Undergraduate School
        Northwestern University

        Graduated in 1979

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      • Media & Publications

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Levin's 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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      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.

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      Dr. Levin's Office & Staff

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      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Levin

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      Dr. Levin's Care Philosophy

      My treatment philosophy is simply to take care of the patient entirely. Specifically my aim is to fix whatever is wrong in an attempt to get the patient/athlete back to their normal life, whether it be their daily activities, job or sport, as soon as possible.

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      Dr. Levin says...

      A negative patient survey was posted on Apr 09, 2016 by an anonymous patient with an alleged ankle fracture. I do not evaluate ankle fracture patients as our highly specialized group has dedicated Foot & Ankle specialists as well as Orthopedic Traumatologists who these patients are assigned to. No such patient was ever seen or evaluated by Steven D. Levin, MD. It appears, therefore, that this particular Patient Survey is in error so please keep that in mind when reading it.  

      Steven D. Levin, MD