Dr. Victor M. Romano, MD

Dr. Victor M. Romano, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 58 years old

Specializing in Sports Medicine on athletes of all ages, Dr. Romano cares for injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. Although he is skilled in arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder and knee, he encourages conservative care as much as possible, including platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, and will work with you, your physical therapist and athletic trainers in your rehabilitation as well as preventative care. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Romano will give you state of the art arthroscopic surgery and direct you through an aggressive physical therapy program so that you may return to sports rapidly and safely. Dr. Romano is also skilled in surgical and conservative treatment of trauma and fractures of the upper and lower extremities in children and adults. In order to prevent return costumers, he founded our Bone Health Clinic where we will assess your risk of future fractures, educate you in proper nutrition for bone health and, when necessary, start you on medication to increase your bone density and prevent secondary fractures. Conservative and surgical arthritis care is another special interest of his. Dr. Romano will guide you through a specific program of orthotics, medication, exercise, injections and possibly limited arthroscopy. If surgery is necessary, rapid and successful recovery is possible by optimizing your physical and nutritional health before surgery, performing surgery with CT scan patient-specific total joint instrumentation and using similar rehab program that we do with our athletes. Finally, outside the field of orthopaedics, Dr. Romano has a strong passion for protecting our athletes from the real dangers of concussions. Over 10 years ago, he brought the first computerized concussion-testing program into our community. Along with rest, vestibular therapy and other means, we use this program to insure that all of our young athletes have a safe return to sports. He is also participating with the University of Notre Dame on a program using speech recognition on iPads to detect a concussion immediately after the injury. Read more

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I want to take care of the whole person. I care about making people well, not just fixing a specific problem. I really believe everything is related. I don't want to just treat a shoulder or a knee. I want to make the patient healthier in general. I want to make them well. I'm interested in more natural modalities—physical therapy, sleep and nutrition—and I think patients are, too. People are more of the mindset now of wanting health—robust, lasting health—not just a fix for a particular problem. You have to have an integrated and modern approach for that to happen.Read more

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Specializing in Sports Medicine on athletes of all ages, Dr. Romano cares for injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist,...Read more

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Barrington, IL |
I'm really not sure what some of these negative reviews are about. I've nothing but a terrific experience with Dr. Romano and his talented staff. He's helped my sleep apnea, my overall health and chronic lower back problems all without surgery. Can't recommend him enough.
Mike, thanks so much for the nice words. We're glad we were able to help. Call us again if any other issues arise. All the best!
in Oak Park, IL |
Performed terrible ACL surgery on my son, which had to be corrected by a competent surgeon at U of Chicago hospitals. I wouldn't see this hack for hangnail.
Dear Duane, thank you for taking the time to write, and I'm very sorry your son had issues with ACL surgery. We don't have any records of you having visited our practice in the last year and a half since I have been on my own. Please feel free to contact our office anytime; we're interested in learning more about your son's problems. I also would like to assess his balance/strength to see if there is another source outside of his knee that is interfering with his recovery and help with rehab.
in Berwyn, IL |
He was very thorough, explained every thing he was doing. Gave me the choice of two treatment approaches to try before going with surgery. Took his time with me to explain why I was having problems .
Hi Rose, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review, and I am very glad you were satisfied with the treatment options we discussed. Please let us know if we can help you in any way in the future. Thanks again.
in Chicago, IL |
Looks like he's double-dipping by getting patients to come back multiple times to treat different parts of the body on separate occasions - shoulders one visit, elbows another etc. Couldn't produce a policy for me. Didn't know the billing codes they would use for my visit. I never got to see the Dr as I didn't want that practice managing my health. No emphasis on the patient experience - just focused on pushing as many patients through each day so they can bill, bill, bill
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Sports Preventive Medicine

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Loyola University Stricht School Med

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University Stricht School Med

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Notre Dame

    Graduated in 1980

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Romano'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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Romano's Office & Staff

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Dr. Romano says...

Specializing in Sports Medicine on athletes of all ages, Dr. Romano cares for injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. Although he is skilled in arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder and knee, he encourages conservative care as much as possible, including platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, and will work with you, your physical therapist and athletic trainers in your rehabilitation as well as preventative care. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Romano will give you state of the art arthroscopic surgery and direct you through an aggressive physical therapy program so that you may return to sports rapidly and safely.

Dr. Romano is also skilled in surgical and conservative treatment of trauma and fractures of the upper and lower extremities in children and adults. In order to prevent return costumers, he founded our Bone Health Clinic where we will assess your risk of future fractures, educate you in proper nutrition for bone health and, when necessary, start you on medication to increase your bone density and prevent secondary fractures.

Conservative and surgical arthritis care is another special interest of his. Dr. Romano will guide you through a specific program of orthotics, medication, exercise, injections and possibly limited arthroscopy. If surgery is necessary, rapid and successful recovery is possible by optimizing your physical and nutritional health before surgery, performing surgery with CT scan patient-specific total joint instrumentation and using similar rehab program that we do with our athletes.

Finally, outside the field of orthopaedics, Dr. Romano has a strong passion for protecting our athletes from the real dangers of concussions. Over 10 years ago, he brought the first computerized concussion-testing program into our community. Along with rest, vestibular therapy and other means, we use this program to insure that all of our young athletes have a safe return to sports. He is also participating with the University of Notre Dame on a program using speech recognition on iPads to detect a concussion immediately after the injury.

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Dr. Romano's Care Philosophy

I want to take care of the whole person. I care about making people well, not just fixing a specific problem. I really believe everything is related. I don't want to just treat a shoulder or a knee. I want to make the patient healthier in general. I want to make them well. I'm interested in more natural modalities—physical therapy, sleep and nutrition—and I think patients are, too. People are more of the mindset now of wanting health—robust, lasting health—not just a fix for a particular problem. You have to have an integrated and modern approach for that to happen.