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Dr. Richard A. Berger

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Phone: (312) ***-****  HQ Phone
Dr. Berger
1611 W. Harrison
Chicago, Illinois 60612
United States

Company Description: Dr. Berger's team provide extensive preoperative education so that every patient knows exactly what to expect. he team is devoted to treating the whole patient,...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • MD
  • M.D.
  • degree , mechanical engineering
    MIT
  • physical therapist , Physical Therapy and works
    University of Michigan-Flint
  • Doctorate , Physical Therapy and works
    University of Michigan-Flint
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Web References
Meet Our Team | Outpatient Hip and Knee
www.outpatienthipandknee.com, 20 Oct 2014 [cached]
Richard A. Berger, MD
Assistant Professor Rush University Medical Center
Practice Emphasis: Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement
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Dr. Berger has pioneered minimally invasive hip and knee replacement
Allowing patients to recover faster with less pain than patients undergoing traditional hip and knee replacement surgery. His surgery is unique because of his advanced techniques which allow him to perform the surgery without cutting any muscle, ligaments or tendons, on the patient. These advances allow most of Dr. Berger's patients to walk independently and leave the hospital the same day of surgery. His mechanical engineering background has also helped him to design gender-specific implants that fit and perform better for active patients. Dr. Berger was fellowship trained in adult reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Berger also conducts research on hip and knee replacements. As part of his pioneering role in minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Berger has developed specialized instruments and techniques for surgery, as well as knee and hip implants. As the developer, Dr Berger, receives royalties and payments from the manufacturers of these devices. Additional information regarding these manufacturers, devices and instruments will be provided to you upon request.
Dr. Berger's Experienced and Dedicated Staff
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Prior to her work for Dr. Berger, Andrea worked as an administrative assistant for an oncology physician at Rush. Andrea is responsible for ensuring a holistic and cohesive surgical experience for patients by providing patients with all information they may need prior to surgery. Andrea is Dr. Berger's point-person for new patient inquires and scheduling initial consultations. Additionally, she manages Dr. Berger's tight surgical schedule and serves as a liaison between Dr. Berger's practice and the Rush surgical department. Overall, Andrea enjoys the opportunity she has to help patients.
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Extremely active in her free time, Courtney loves seeing patients' quality of life restored from Dr. Berger's surgical technique.
Dr. Berger has office hours at the following location: Rush University Medical Center, 1611 West Harrison Street.
Outpatient Hip and Knee :: Dr Richard Berger
www.outpatienthipandknee.com, 19 Feb 2012 [cached]
About Dr Berger Request an Appointment
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Melissa joined Dr. Berger's team in January 2008 after working in the acute care physical therapy department at Rush for two years. She graduated from University of Michigan-Flint with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and works as Dr. Berger's physical therapist. In addition to assisting with all appointments, Melissa holds pre-operative educational classes for all of Dr. Berger's patients to assist them with post-operative rehabilitation. She most enjoys being able to help patients return to their active lifestyles post-surgery.
Richard Berger, ...
edu.rushortho.com, 12 June 2014 [cached]
Richard Berger, M.D.
An extremely busy clinician and master technician, Dr. Berger provides the fellowship with a wealth of clinical material. His practice emphasizes less invasive surgical techniques and he is a pioneer in the development of perioperative pathways to optimize patient outcomes. His research interests include clinical outcomes of both less invasive primary and complex revision procedures. Dr. Berger performs a substantial volume of partial knee arthroplasties (including unicompartmental and patellofemoral arthroplasty) and unique surgical exposures.
Dr. Richard Berger, an ...
chicagohealthonline.com, 23 Nov 2013 [cached]
Dr. Richard Berger, an orthopedic surgeon at Rush University Medical Center and a pioneer in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery techniques, points out that only three out of 10 people who would benefit from hip or knee replacement surgery and have insurance to cover the procedure actually seek treatment.
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In June 2012, Berger performed a less invasive knee replacement on Mattson's left knee. "The difference between the last time…and this time is so amazing," she says.
ABCNEWS.com : New Knee Surgery Offers Speedy Recovery
abcnews.go.com, 24 Sept 2004 [cached]
Dr. Richard Berger, an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Rush Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago, is a pioneer of the new technique.He predicts that five years from now, almost all surgeons will be performing the minimally invasive procedure."There's really no downside, only an upside," he said.
Berger estimates that only about 3 percent of orthopedic surgeons in the United States are currently doing the minimally invasive knee procedure.But as more complete the necessary training, they'll jump on the bandwagon, he said.
"At some point almost every orthopedic surgeon is going to be doing this surgery," he said.
No Muscle or Tendon Damage
In traditional knee-replacement surgery, Berger explained, the length of the incision varies, typically between 8 inches to 10 inches."The quadriceps [front of the thigh] muscle is cut or split, the kneecap is flipped over and that exposes the knee.The bone is cut and sized, and the [artificial] knee replacement is put in."
With the new technique, "we make an incision that is 3.5 inches or so," Berger said.
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The traditional approach requires 12 to 14 weeks of physical therapy, Berger said.
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The hospitalization time with traditional surgery is about four days, Berger said.He said he does the new surgery on an outpatient basis, but other doctors admit their patients to a hospital for the operation.
Not for Everyone
Even advocates such as Bonutti and Berger acknowledge that not everyone is a candidate for the surgery.
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People who have already had extensive surgery on their knee may not be good choices, said Berger."And those who are morbidly obese may not be," he said.
But for most patients, the new approach represents a breakthough, Berger said.
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