Expert Team

Dr. Richard Berger and his dedicated staff offer the most comprehensive minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery.

The Team

Satisfied Patients

"I beat the devil out of my knee and it's still awesome!"

Real Patient Results

Outpatient Care

Most patients are able to leave the hospital the same day and are able to walk unaided.

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Outpatient Hip and Knee Surgery

Dr. Richard Berger and his dedicated staff offer the most experienced and comprehensive approach to minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery. This advanced approach allows most patients to walk unaided and leave the hospital the same day of surgery—this does not happen anywhere else in the country.

Patient Corner

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Linda

“Two and a half weeks after surgery, I was out on the golf course driving the ball.”

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Harold

“I went into surgery on the morning of June 18, 2010, and went home that afternoon.”

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Ronald

“I made an appointment with Dr.Berger and within 3 months I had my life back.”

Hotels and Accommodations

Outpatient Hip and Knee Surgery has partnered with several Chicago hotels to offer our patients special rates on rooms. Download list of hotels.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do patients really leave the same day?

A.  All of Dr. Berger’s patients are full weight bearing the same day of surgery so the majority of patients are able to walk out of the hospital the same day.

*Find more information on the Surgical Procedures Page

Q. What type of prosthetic is used in Minimally Invasive Surgery?

A. Dr. Berger uses the same type prosthetic which is used in standard total joint replacements; these include high flex and gender specific knee prosthetics.

Q. Does Dr. Berger do the anterior hip approach?

A. In fact, Dr. Berger pioneered the anterior approach to hip replacement surgeries. Dr. Berger is the only physician in the country doing an outpatient anterior hip replacement.

Q. Is Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgery right for me?

A. Dr. Berger’s minimally invasive surgery can help alleviate the pain and discomfort of arthritis. There are several surgical options for patients suffering from arthritis of the hip or knee— a consultation with Dr. Berger would allow you to discuss your surgical options or more conservative, non-surgical approaches to pain management.

Q. How can I get more information and/or schedule an appointment?

A. Please contact Andrea Sanchez at 312-432-2343 or Courtney Lyngen at 312-432-2557 or courtney.lyngen@rushortho.com. Or request an appointment online here.

Q. Can I mail x-rays and other medical information for the doctor to review?

A. Unfortunately no, Dr. Berger needs to see and examine you prior to scheduling surgery.

Q. What is the sequence of events after I decide to schedule an appointment?

A. A total of two to five visits may be required to have the surgery performed by Dr. Berger; some of these visits can be combined for our patients who live outside the Midwest. These visits may include:

  1. An initial consultation
  2. A pre-operative testing and education day
  3. SURGERY (out-of-town patients stay two to three days following surgery)
  4. One or two post-operative appointments
  5. An annual visit which would need to be repeated every year for the rest of your life
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Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement • www.outpatienthipandknee.com • 1611 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612 • 312-432-2343