Dr. Steven E. Mather, MD

Dr. Steven E. Mather, MD

31 reviews

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 57 years old

DuPage Medical Group
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Dr. Mather specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Downers Grove, IL. He practices at 2 locations.

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Patient Reviews (7)
in Woodridge, IL |
Dr. Mather and his PA, Kelly Perillo were phenomenal throughout the process of diagnosing and treating my cervical spine issue. He is clear and straightforward, which is very necessary in his line of work. I'd not previously had surgery - and it seemed very scary. He was very kind and said I would know when I was ready. He was right. Cortisone shots did nothing to reduce my pain, and I could not live in chronic pain any longer. It's been four months since my spinal fusion and I have no regrets!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful feedback, Shannon! We're thrilled to hear this and have passed your message along. Thank you for choosing DuPage Medical Group.
Lafayette, IN |
I had extremely bad experience with Dr. Mather. I always saw another doctor in his clinic who was outstanding. He left last year, so I saw Dr. Mather for the first time for a simple annual eye check. He gave me horribly wrong prescription for glasses. I went again and after waiting for an hour, he came for 2 minutes, and gave me wrong prescription again. I saw a new doctor and got the correct pair of glasses. Mather also missed that I am developing cataract. His staff is also very rude.
in Downers Grove, IL |
I had leg pain caused by stenosis between L4 & L5. After an MRI, Dr. Mather said the only thing that would help is surgery; minimally invasive spinal fusion with titanium screws and a "cage." Also reconfiguring material between the vertebrae. Sounded scary, but it turned out great. No pain now, and minimal scarring 8 weeks afterward. Had to wear a brace for 6 to 7 weeks and went to rehab after the hospital. Went to spine class at GoodSam before surgery. Dr. Mather is highly experienced in this
Carol Stream, IL |
Dr. Mather is a great Doctor, he is very in tune with every aspect of your pain and difficulties. He doesnt jump to make quick decision on cutting you, and makes very sound decisions, that you can trust.
in Wheaton, IL |
I went to Dr. Mather in Dec. 2015 with leg and back pain. After x-ray & MRI he told me that I would probably need surgery - spinal fusion L2-L5. He didn't push me into surgery but said he felt I would need it within the next year. In April 2016 I had the surgery and my back is doing great - no pain. I feel he did a great job and I would recommend him. He was attentive and visited my hospital room twice after the surgery over 2 days to make sure I was OK. Great staff to work with.
in Naperville, Illinois |
Never heard anything good about this doctor. Lawyer's, his own staff and much more have no respect for him. Went in there for a second ime appointment showed him an mri he did some very basic test, and i felt like i was being interviewed by a police detective. He said that there wasn't anything wrong with me. But I'm actually in the middle of getting my insurance to approve a back surgery, and I'm still unable to go back to work.
in Wheaton, IL |
Completely took care of my pain and numbness!
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Illinois Metropolitan Group Residency Program
  • Residency Hospital
    Maricopa Med Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection