Dr. Steven Wardell, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Wardell
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Parkview Orthopaedic Group

7600 W College Dr Ste 3 Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Dr. Steven Wardell, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Palos Heights, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wardell to book an appointment.

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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.
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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.
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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
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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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.
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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
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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!!!
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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.
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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
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Frances E Lucas – Sep 10, 2019
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Excellent!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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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
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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
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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
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I had Dr. Wardell perform hip replacement surgery. From the first appointment , it became evident that Dr. Wardell was the right choice. Very clear was his concern for the patient in his approach, diagnosis and preparation for surgery. Surgery went very well with minimal pain. His follow up visits continued with making sure new hip is healing well. Never in a hurry and took time to clearly explain any questions. I am now pain free and back to gardening outside and enjoying spring. Yes there are fortunately a small group of Doctors that are what I would say the best of the best. Dr. Wardell certainly is in that group. I highly recommend you go see him. So glad I did!!!!!!
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May 16, 2019
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I am very happy with my right knee replacement surgery done by Dr. Wardell. He was easy to work with , answered all my questions and concerns. The surgery went great and the knee feels great. I would highly recommend Dr. Wardell to anyone needing knee replacement .
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Great doctor, great staff. He was very knowledgeable, and very skilled in his practicing. After receiving my new hip, I have can say I haven’t felt this good in years.
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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
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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
1986
University Of Illinois At Champaign-Urbana
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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

Media & Publications

  • 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,
  • 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.,
  • Viscosupplementation and Non-operative Treatment of Knee Pain, 2008
  • Is Hip and Knee Pain Slowing You Down?, Dec 2011
  • 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 Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • 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
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • 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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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Parkview Mokena10060 191st St Mokena, IL 60448
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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