Dr. Theodore Fisher, MD

Dr. Theodore Fisher, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 44
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Dr. Theodore Fisher, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 2001 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and surgery.

2923 N California Ave Ste 300

Chicago, IL 60618

Contact Information

(773) 777-9900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fisher performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spine Disorders
high
more than 80% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
high
more than 78% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
normal
more than 75% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fisher "My goal is to provide the highest quality of personal medical care in a warm, compassionate environment. I treat each patient as an individual with unique needs. Most often non-surgical pain management is best for you. When surgery is indicated, I then offer the most effective treatment for your condition. I strive to remain on the 'cutting edge' of spine surgery. All parts of the spine, including the neck (cervical spine), upper back (thoracic spine) and lower back (lumbar spine) are addressed. The range of problems treated includes the following: soft tissue and muscular ligament pain, disc herniations, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal instability, scoliosis, kyphosis, myelopathy, infections, tumors, and fractures Our competent professional staff of nurses, technicians and support personnel work hand in hand with the medical staff to ensure each person's visit to Midwest Orthopaedics / Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is as pleasant and productive as possible. Other Staff in My Practice The orthopaedic surgeons on our staff are all Board Eligible or Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. When you visit our practice, you'll meet a team of professionals that includes doctors, nurses and administrative staff who are focused on you and your care. You have the option to select an individual physician from our group to provide you with the majority of your patient care. Should you have an immediate problem and your doctor is not available, another physician in the group will be available to assist you until your own doctor returns. Our medial service can be reached 24 hours a day. Additional orthopaedic physicians in my practice include: James C. Cohen, M.D. Edward S. Forman, D.O. David H. Garelick, M.D. Daniel C. Newman, M.D. Scott A. Rubinstein, M.D. Charles M. Slack, M.D. Craig D. Westin, M.D. With a focus on meeting the needs of each patient, my practice also employs a wide range of orthopaedic, allied health and administrative experts. Highly trained (orthopaedic nurses; physical therapists; physician assistants; etc.) stand ready to participate in providing you with the highest quality of care. Helpful (patient billing/managed care specialists; other office staff; etc.) are also available to answer your questions, schedule appointments, etc."

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

85  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Injury
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondolthesis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Pain

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48  Procedures

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Video Assisted Throacoscopy
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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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.

Education

  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Detroit Rec Hospital and University Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Master Of Science-Northwestern University
    Other Education | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Outstanding James Scholar Award for Independent Research, May 2001
  • Elected as an Associate Member by Princeton University Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, May 1995
  • Princeton University Donald Janssen Dike Award, Honorable Mention, for excellence in undergraduate research, May 1995
  • UIC Research Day Award for Best Poster Presentation, March 2001
Media & Publications
  • Instantaneous axis of rotation in the normal cervical spine-a biomechanical evaluation of cadaveric spines., 2006
  • Instantaneous Axis of Rotation in the Normal Cervical Spine-A Biomechanical Evaluation of Cadaveric Spines, July 2006
  • Biomechanical evaluation of the cervical spine instantaneous axes of rotation following single level disc replacement., 2005
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Occipitocervical Fixation: Screw Load Sharing in the Occiput, July 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fisher's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fisher to family and friends
18 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Fisher's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr explain everything to me. I understood the complications. We did the fusion it went well. I still have some cervical pain but Dr is great. Nothing is ever a 100%. But love this Dr he's great. I would trust him again.
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Dr. Fisher is an excellent doctor. His bedside manner really put me at ease. He spent the time to answer all of my questions. The surgery couldn't have gone any better. I would highly recommend Dr. Fischer to any with a back problem.
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Dr. Fisher seemed very nice at first. Moving his other patients to schedule my surgery as it was urgent. After surgery I was heavily medicated and recorded our conversations in the hospital in case I forgot anything. At my 10 day follow up in his office he tried to lie to me about what was said in...more
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I would never go to Dr. Fisher ever again. Spinal fusion L4-L5-S1, 7" incision; dr. can't wait so he flips the bedding underneath you because you're too slow. Day after surgery the pain level great, nurses find Fisher prescribed less pain med after surgery than before surgery. A staff dr brought...more
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Amazing! He is the first orthopedic Dr that understood my back problem and fixed it. Listens snd really cares.
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