Dr. Steven Wardell, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 58

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Steven Wardell, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Palos Heights, IL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center and Palos Community Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Steven Wardell, MD

Parkview Orthopaedic Group

7600 W College Dr Ste 3 Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Great doctor.
Dr Wardell revised my right hip and my right knee. My recovery was amazing. He did a great job. My initial replacement in 1998 had a 16" incision. Dr Wardell used a 5" incision. I will probably see him again as I'm having trouble with my right leg and I think my femoral prosthesis might be lose.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Craig Boedeker – May 17, 2022
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I was extremely happy with my new hip replacement surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Steven Wardell. I was able to walk as soon as my meds wore off & able to go home. Home health & out patient rehab helped me get stronger every day. All my questions were answered by the staff always & at any time. Every thing ran smoothly! I can do everything I want again, walk long distances, climb stairs, & take the grandkids for stroller rides! I am thankful every day for how great I feel again! Don’t wait any longer call Dr Steven Wardell. ??
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Kathleen Duggan – Sep 08, 2021
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I would highly recommend Dr Wardell and entire staff at Parkview Orthopedic. From the Medical assistants to the physicians assistants to the physical therapists to Dr Wardell himself all were absolutely top notch. This was the second knee I had Dr Wardell replaced on me. My right knee was done 5 years ago and my left on I just had done 2 months ago. Both knees are functioning perfectly! I couldn’t be happier with the results!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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40 miles north – Aug 12, 2021
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my visit was very good. Can’t explain it but he is one of the best doctors I have ever had. And believe me I have had a lot of then
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cindy Moss – Aug 11, 2021
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It’s been almost 2 years now since I received a total right hip replacement by Dr. Wardell. I can not say enough good things about him. He is an excellent doctor and I highly recommend him. I feel as though he gave me my life back and I am very grateful. I couldn’t have asked for a more positive experience and outcome with Dr Wardell and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Debbie B. – Mar 23, 2021
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Knee replacement. Outcome was excellent. Preparation, staff, organization between hospital and physician office was excellent. Follow up excellent! Regained mobility having followed therapy and medical guidelines. Would definitely recommend Dr. Wardell to anyone considering the procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 21, 2020
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Dr.Wardell is very friendly and informative. His smile and manner puts you at ease. He provides ample and able people to help prepare one for surgery and answer all pre-op questions. His follow-through was good because I was able to ask more questions and receive direct info. all his staff were friendly and reassuring. I was completely satisfied with his organized and friendly staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Margaret Geraghty – Oct 15, 2020
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My husband just had a hip replacement yesterday. 8/24/20. He is up walking without a walker or cane. Dr. Waddell has a great bedside manner. I highly recommend his services.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Robert Bansley – Aug 26, 2020
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Dr. Wardell replaced my right knee July 2019, and right hip July 2020. I am PAIN free now. He and his team prepared me for surgery. They answered all my questions regarding the procedure, as well as recovery. In addition the added precautions they took regarding Covid was comforting. He is a great surgeon! I never felt rushed in my appointments with him. I would highly recommend him if you are experiencing hip/knee pain. Barb Plantz August 2020
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barb Plantz – Aug 13, 2020
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I was very confident with Dr. Wardell. My husband had a hip replacement right before me and raved about him. So glad that I used him too!! Very knowledgeable!! Very very pleased with the results of my hip replacement too!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 04, 2020
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I just finished my rehab at Parkview on my 2nd hip replacement surgery this year. Dr Wardell did a fantastic job on both hips with this second surgery going very smoothly. I was up and moving in no time and had a very easy time of rehabing. The PT's at the Mokena location are very caring and knowledgeable( thanks Dina!) and helped me to rehab in 6 weeks. I am looking forward to golfing in 6 weeks and cannot say enough good things about the Doctor Wardelland staff at Parkview.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William J Johnson – Jan 10, 2020
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This was a 2 year check up for hip replacement surgery. I like how this doctor listens. At each step of my surgery and recovery the doctor and his office LISTEN and answer questions. I've had excellent results because of the treatment from Dr. Wardell and Parkview Orthopedics. I have recommended this doctor to friends and will continue to suggest his name to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen Gustafson – Jan 09, 2020
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I had a full hip replacement and the surgery was done as an outpatient procedure. I could not be happier with the results! I was in and out of the surgery center and home in about 5 hours. The home nurse and therapy were at my home the same day. Dr. Wardell and his staff are excellent and I would highly recommend them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paula Cox – Jan 09, 2020
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Always confident that I'm in good hands with Dr. Wardell. Great surgeon, great skills. Always pretty close to on time with his appointments, too!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna Bakken – Nov 20, 2019
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Dr. Wardell has replaced both my hips and one knee. I feel he is a very fine surgeon and if you follow his guidelines, you have the best opportunity to make a full recovery. I am extremely pleased with his performance and mannerism.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Beverly Woelfer – Nov 12, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Wardell. I had a knee replacement and everything went as he said it would. He explains everything and his staff did all the leg work so that when I got home I was all set up with Home Health assistance, home therapy, etc. Great doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Frances E Lucas – Sep 10, 2019
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Excellent!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 17, 2019
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Dr. Wardell and his staff put all my fears at ease. My surgery and recovery happened just the way I was told. I had a full knee replacement and was back to my day to day living in 6 weeks.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lorene Smith – Jul 12, 2019
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I have recommended Dr. Steven Wardell to all my friends who are needing knee replacement surgery in the near future. I had several people recommend him, to perform my surgery and I could not be happier. I thank you Dr. Wardell.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carol Paulausky in Burbank, IL – Jun 01, 2019
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Very happy with Dr Wardell, I had my right and left hip replaced in Dec and Feb. Things went very well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Harry N Glover in CEDAR LAKE – May 31, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Wardell received his orthopedic surgical training at the highly ranked Northwestern University. He has a specialty practice in hip and knee joint replacement...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Otto Aufranc Joint Reconstruction Fellowship, Tufts University, New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Northwestern University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
1991
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1990
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical School
1990
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1986
University Of Illinois At Champaign-Urbana
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Palos Community Hospital, 2002
  • James Scholar Medical Honor's Program, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1990

Media & Publications

  • Wardell SR. Management of Acetabular Deficiency with a Bipolar Prosthesis at Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: Bono JV, McCarthy JC, Thornhill TS, Bierbaum BE, Turner RH (eds): Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty, 1999 New York: Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1999: 44: 298-301.,
  • McCarthy JC, Wardell SR, Mason JB. Arthroscopy of the Hip. In: Callaghan JJ, Rosenberg AG, Rubash H (eds); The Adult Hip. Philadelphia: Lippincott Raven. 1998: 43 (volume 1): 721-736, 1998
  • Bono JV, and Wardell SR. Salvage Knee Surgery: Arthrodesis and Resection Arthroplasty In: Craig EV, Padgett DE (eds): Textbook of Orthopaedic Surgery. Baltimore: Lipincott Williams & Wilkins. 1999: Section V (52): 660-671,
  • Wardell SR. Salvage Arthrodesis, Resection Arthroplasty, and Amputation in the Treatment of The Failed Knee Replacement. James V. Bono, M.D., and Richard D. Scott, M.D. (eds). Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Springer-Verlag New York. 1999,
  • Is Hip and Knee Pain Slowing You Down?, Dec 2011
  • Viscosupplementation and Non-operative Treatment of Knee Pain, 2008
  • Is Hip and Knee Pain Slowing You Down?, 2011

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What are Dr. Steven Wardell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wardell frequently treats Joint Pain, Osteoarthritis, and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Wardell treats.

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Dr. Wardell's office is located at 7600 W College Dr Ste 3, Palos Heights, IL 60463. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Wardell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wardell treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Wardell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wardell treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Wardell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wardell treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Wardell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Wardell's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Toe Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Locations

Parkview Orthopaedic Group

Parkview Palos Heights7600 W College Dr Ste 3 Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Parkview Mokena10060 191st St Mokena, IL 60448
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