Dr. Steven Mather, MD

Dr. Steven Mather, MD

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60 y/o
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Dr. Steven Mather, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Downers Grove, IL and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

DuPage Medical Group - Official

4115 Fairview Ave

Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Aetna
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
HealthLink
Humana
Choice Care
MedHealthInsurance
MultiPlan
Simplifi
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Mather's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mather treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mather treats Spondylolisthesis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Mather treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mather treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Mather treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Mather's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • 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 Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • 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
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Steven Mather, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Downers Grove, IL and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Maricopa Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Illinois Metropolitan Group Residency Program
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1985

Languages

  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mather

3.8

Based on 40 reviews

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1 Star
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Went to see Dr. Mather to simply find out if my pain stemmed from skeletal reasons or muscular. Dr. Mather's beside manner was so horrendous he made me cry. He focused more on my weight and bashing me telling me to go on weight watchers, rather than sticking to the facts of the x-ray and telling me if there was any problems with my spine. Horrible man.
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Not recommended for workmens comp IME. I need back surgery and he sent me back to work with no restrictions. Ive3been in pain over a year and niw I have to suffer longer, lose my home and car.
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Been with Dr Mather since he was at Parkview orthopedic which was Affiliated with the Chicago White Sox he has performed three surgeries for me one neck and two back surgeries . This is the only Doctor I would see for my Spine one of the top doctored in he’s field I would highly recomand Dr Mather one of the best orthopedic doctors in the Chicagoland area . ??????????
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Excellent surgeon! My pain is gone!
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Completely took care of my pain and numbness!
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