Dr. Tom Karnezis, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
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Age 55
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Dr. Tom Karnezis, MD
Dr. Tom Karnezis, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL. He is 55 years old. Dr. Karnezis is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

800 Biesterfield Rd Ste 740

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Contact Information

(847) 439-1200

Dr. Tom Karnezis, MD

Dr. Tom Karnezis, MD

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Dr. Karnezis' Experience

Dr. Karnezis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement


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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.


  • University Of Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karnezis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karnezis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karnezis to family and friends
based on 67 total reviews (24 with comments)
Dr. Karnezis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (24)
Des Plaines, IL |
Truly a caring and compassionate Dr. I would highly recommend him!
Streamwood, IL |
We found Dr. Karnezis after our first orthopedic doctor retired. my husband had a very bad infection in his hand/finger and he saved it. We love him. He is very thorough. He is easy to talk to. He explaines things so you can understand. He recently moved which is farther for us but he is worth the trip! His office staff is friendly but professional.
in Norridge |
I have been going to Dr. Karnezis for years he's the best orthopedic surgeon I've ever had,he is a very compassionate doctor,I've had four major surgeries,he did a fantastic job,I highly recommend him,he really explains every detail and he listens( GREAT BEDSIDE MANNERS) and he has a wonderful staff love them all!!!! Thank you so much for taking care of me Love Lura Frerking!!
in Chicago, IL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Karnezis, since 2012 and I have been very please with his staff and bedside manner. I have been treated for neck issues and also he performed three arthroscopic surgeries right hand, right and left knee. I must add they all quick recovery and very successful. I highly recommend Dr. Tom Karnezis...
in Chicago, IL |
I had hand surgery and as a result was unable to move my small finger. Dr. Karnezis performed a second surgery and corrected the mistake. I highly recommend him.
in Hoffman estates il |
Four generations of our family have found him to be a wonderful doctor. His skill with so many different ages is astounding.. great bedside manner and his personal knowledge of his patients, all his patients confounds me every time I see him. Thanks doc.
in NILES, IL |
This is the best doctor I know !!! As a union carpenter working high rise repetitive construction. My body took a beating. My 1st surgery with Doc K. was in 2004. My left thumb had worn out. No cartiledge was left inside. It was bone on bone. I couldn't hold a twinkie.. Overwelming pain. Doc K pulled out an unused tendon out of my left forearm , rolled it up and held it in there with a temporary pin. After PT my thumb was like brand new,and still functions great. 2009 carpal tunnel
in Edison Park |
I've been seeing Dr. Karnezis many years for knee & shoulder problems. Thanks to him, I can continue on my bowling league! He's an excellent doctor/surgeon... very caring & friendly and spends quality time with patients. His office nurses & staff are wonderful.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr Karnezis is an excellent physician and surgeon. He explains in detail what procedure he is doing. I have had both shoulder and knee surgery. He answers all questions you may have and has great follow up. His office staff are friendly, very nice and helpful.
in Chicago, IL |
I have undergone surgeries by Dr. Karnezis to repair serious damages to my shoulders, elbow, knee, ankle and hand. Before receiving treatment from him, I could not sleep and was in significant pain all the time. I am a 68 year old male and am now working full time and back in the gym. I am again experiencing good life quality due to his skill. I have known him for a very long time and he is a good, compassionate man. His office staff is also great.
Darien, IL |
His mind works faster and more complex than anyone I've ever known. I trust him explicitly. He's done 5 surgeries on me and has worked with over 7 of my family members as well. I wouldn't trust my Orthopedic issues to anybody else. Have seen work on some other patients from plane crashes and gun violence. His work is amazing!!!#
in Chicago, IL |
Ruptured my quadricep and tore my bicep and rotator cuff muscles. Very happy to be walking along with minimal pain in my shoulder as well thanks to Dr. Karnezis. Recommended
in Des plaines il |
That's a really good doctor I got surgery with him and my left shoulder my shoulder is really good thank you dr. Karnezis
in Chicago, IL |
There is no doubt that Dr. Karnezis is a fine surgeon. I had lacerated my right hand while trying to prepare myself a snack. I found out soon after that I had severed three nerves going to my index finger and thumb. People at work were surprised to see me back at work and on the computer in 10 weeks. He's a balance of no-nonsense and compassion. My right hand is still healing but I know it will take time; I am going to see him in a few months for follow-up.
in Chicago, IL |
Doctor Tom Karnezis operated my husband's left elbow, it was a complicated one. They told us my husband probably would be back to work in 6-7 months, but he was able to start working after 4 months. He's feeling very good and still we're seeing doctor Karnezis for check ups. He's really friendly, helpful, and a great surgeon.
in Mount Prospect, IL |
Dr. Karnezis is an excellent doctor and surgeon. I was having extreme pain and numbness in my hand that made it hard to do anything. Dr. Karnezis did a great job explaining the surgery I would need to fix my hand, and after he did the surgery on my hand, it feels like brand new. I recommend Dr. Karnezis to everyone.
Elmwood Park, IL |
Dr Karnezis is a great doc. He takes his time and will talk to you and answer al yours questions. He never turns anyone away.
in Streamwood, IL |
Dr K is a wonderful man and surgeon. He cares deeply about his patients. He done 3 surgeries for me. 2 on my CMC joint and also saved my thumb after I nearly severed it with a table saw. You will have to plan on waiting for him with appointments, but I would recommend highly.
in Des Plaines, IL |
I have been under Dr Karnezis care for several years and he has performed three surgeries to correct trigger finger as well as carpal tunnel problems. I am totally satisfied with the results due to his skill as a surgeon. Very little after surgery discomfort and immediate total elimination of the numbness caused by the carpal tunnel problem.
Palatine, IL |
My family and I have been patients of Dr Karnezis for many years. He is an amazing surgeon and a caring doctor. He repaired my torn rotator cuff and now my shoulder feels great!!
Bradley, IL |
Dr. Karnezis has help our family many times over the years with hand breaks, finger breaks. We would only go to him. He knows the hand so well. He is very detail oriented and thinks outside of the box when it comes o fixing an unusual break in the hand. My son actually just had hand surgery resently and between surgery and PT it's back to new. He actually corr ct d a finger surgery that we had with another doctor so that it wouldn't look so deformed and be more functional. Totally recommend him.
in elk grove village, Il |
Medical. No problems. Visits and billing. The worst I've seen
in Chicago, IL |
Such an stupid guy(black ship of the Doctor's community) always ask the patient to get the surgery from his facility, Which is not necessary for the other doctors. Plz don't go there, & avoid such a butcher..!
in South Elgin, IL |
Yes u may have to wait to see him in his office, but he is amazing!!! Just had two trigger fingers and carpal tunnel surgeries on my right hand and it's amazing!!! I can't believe how minimally invasive surgery was! Going to go have left hand done soon! He's great!!!!!
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Alexian Brothers Medical Center
800 Biesterfield Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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