Dr. Theodore Fisher, MD

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Dr. Theodore Fisher, MD

Dr. Theodore Fisher, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

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Dr. Fisher's Care Philosophy

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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    Dr. Fisher's Reviews

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    3.8
    based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)
    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 (3)
    Chicago, IL |
    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 the hospital, I brought up the recording and he screamed me out of his office. He treated me as a drug addict and recommended hot showers for pain. STAY AWAY FROM THIS MAN. Never been treated worse.
    Arlington Heights, IL |
    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 in to medicate properly. At follow-up appt., Fisher made snide remark that I wasn't home when office called me; turned out Fisher didn't even KNOW I was still in hospital!!
    in Park Ridge Illinois |
    Amazing! He is the first orthopedic Dr that understood my back problem and fixed it. Listens snd really cares.
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    Dr. Fisher's Care Philosophy

    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.

    Dr. Fisher's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    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
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    • 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

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Craniospinal Trauma
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dislocated Joint
    • Elbow Pain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot and Ankle Disorders
    • Foot and Ankle Injuries
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Pain
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Disorders
    • Hip Injury
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Ligament Sprain
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lower Extremity Trauma
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meniscus Tear
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Injuries
    • Neck Pain
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Osgood Schlatter Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • 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
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • 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

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

      Graduated in 2001

    • Residency Hospital
      Detroit Rec Hospital And University Health Center

      Completed in 2006

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore

      Completed in 2007

    • Undergraduate School
      Princeton University

      Graduated in 1995

    • Other Education
      Master of Science-Northwestern University

      Completed in 1996

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arthrocentesis
    • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
    • Bone and Joint Replacement
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Decompression
    • Degenerative Disc surgery
    • Disc Arthroplasty
    • Disc Replacement
    • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • 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 Drainage
    • 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
    • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spinal Spacer Procedure
    • Spine Fracture Treatment
    • Spine Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Thoracic Disc Surgery
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Vertebroplasty
    • Video Assisted Throacoscopy
    • Worker's Compensation Evaluations