Dr. Steven Rochell, MD

Dr. Steven Rochell, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Steven Rochell, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Crystal Lake, IL and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1976 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

750 E Terra Cotta Ave

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Contact Information

(815) 398-9491

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ECOH
  • First Choice Health
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • The Alliance

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Top Care Areas

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Knee Replacement
more than 67% of peers

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Dr. Rochell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rochell "My path to becoming an orthopedic surgeon was grounded in an early interest in engineering and architecture, combined with a competitive high school and college athletic career. This included earning state champion honors as a gymnast in the ring competition for two successive years during high school, and an All-American designation as a gymnast at Stanford University. This keen interest in the mechanics and capabilities of the human body led naturally into a desire to repair and restore function for those suffering from musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. In my practice, I emphasize conservative management of degenerative arthritis as an alternative to surgery. Oral medications, topical agents, viscosupplementation, cortisone injections, physical therapy and bracing are all methods frequently used with the goal of relieving pain and restoring function. When conservative methods no longer offer successful results I utilize my experience of over 3,000 joint replacements and the latest surgical technologies . This includes using pre-operative MRI of the affected joint to determine specific guides customized for each patient to optimize implant orientation and restore the full mechanical axis and movement of the joint. This customizing offers my patients a less invasive surgery and implies longevity and durability of the implant. I have also completed additional training and certification to perform partial knee replacements that preserve much of the patient's own joint and offers a faster return to full function within a 4-6 week period. Outside of medicine, my interest in supporting area high school athletics remains strong. In 1993 I joined forces with the Northwest Herald to establish an annual financial award to the athletic departments of those schools attended by the named "Athlete of the Year." Annually since 1993 I have given $2,500 each to the home schools of the named male and female winners, with over $100,000 donated to date. My goal is to provide you with the best medical care possible to allow your return to a pain-free and active lifestyle. I look forward to meeting you."


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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

18  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Hip Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

11  Procedures

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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Michael Reese Hospital And Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Knee Surgery & Sports Medicine-Douglas W. Jackson, Md-Long Beach, Ca
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rochell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rochell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rochell to family and friends
65 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (65)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rochell's 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 (16)

He took good care of our daughter
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10 starts for Dr Rochell and clinic staff! I've seen him for 25 years and have nothing but good things to say about this office.
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Dr. Rochell explained my injury in detail! As a nurse I truly appreciate his excellent bedside manner! Great physician!
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Dr Rochell is a very good physician. I would recommend him to anyone
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I would give 10 stars!
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