Dr. Richard Berger and his dedicated staff offer the most experienced and comprehensive approach to minimally invasive hip and knee replacement. Dr. Berger was the first to pioneer and perfect these minimally invasive procedures, which result in minimal discomfort and rapid recovery. Now alleviating arthritis pain for more than 1,000 patients each year, Dr. Berger’s method allows most patients to walk unaided and leave the hospital the same day of surgery.

Whether patients are local, national or international, Dr. Berger’s team provides a seamless and holistic surgical experience. Patients benefit from the latest technological advancements, such as gender-specific implants, partial replacements, new bearing surfaces, modular implants and bone-conserving procedures.

Dr. Berger’s team provide extensive preoperative education so that every patient knows exactly what to expect.The team is devoted to treating the whole patient, tailoring the surgical experience to each individual down to the smallest of details.

Dr. Berger and his team are responsive and accessible throughout the surgical experience—24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients never get an answering service; they will always reach the staff directly. This dedicated team includes four registered nurses, three administrative assistants, a home services coordinator and one pioneering surgeon.

Knee Surgery


Partial Knee Surgery


Hip Surgery


Patient Corner


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


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


“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 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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