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Rush University Medical Center

1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 864 Professional Building

Chicago, Illinois 60612

United States

Company Description

As Rush University Medical Center continues to grow, our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) is transforming to help us provide high quality care for our patients. The recent expansion that began, Jan. 21, 2013, included seven additional patient beds, for ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Investment Officer - Alternative Fund of Funds

Pioneer Investments

Affiliations

Head of Research - Member of the Investment Committee
Olympia Capital Management Inc

Education

Doctorate

Physical Therapy and works

University of Michigan-Flint

M.D.

University of Arkansas School of Medicine , Little Rock

degree

mechanical engineering

MIT

medical degree

Tufts University School of Medicine

physical therapist

Physical Therapy and works

University of Michigan-Flint

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Meet Our Team | Outpatient Hip and Knee

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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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Dr. Berger has office hours at the following location:


Post-Operative Medications | Outpatient Hip and Knee

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Dr. Berger featured in Forbes Custom

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Hip replacement surgery with Dr. Richard A. Berger changed her life.
Dr. Berger, assistant professor of orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, uses an innovative, minimally invasive approach to hip replacement, which he helped to create, that results in less pain and a more stable joint.
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Dr. Berger is one of only a few surgeons nationwide who performs hip replacement surger y using this new anterior hip approach, called a modified Watson- Jones anterior approach, a technique he helped develop. Dr. Berger, who earned a mechanical engineering degree from MIT, also invented and holds a patent on instruments used in the procedure. Only 2% of hip replacement surgeries are done with this method, which avoids cutting muscles, ligaments or tendons. In the last decade, Dr. Berger has replaced about 5,000 hips using this approach.
"We remove the old hip in little pieces and slip the new hip in, a lso in pieces," Dr. Berger says.
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Day after day, Dr. Berger treats a range of patients coming in due to hip pain, knee pain, or often both. In a world where patients are characterized by different shapes, sizes, and deterioration within the joint, one truth remains consistent in post-surgical care: hydration is crucial to a shorter, more complete recovery. Place an unnatural occurrence, such as joint surgery, on the body and the task of consuming enough water becomes even more imperative.
When a patient has surgery with Dr. Berger, prescribed medications and rest are required to aid in the recovery of implanting a new joint.
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The trip Mr. LeBlanc would later start was one of manythat influenced him to follow through with his decision for replacement with Dr. Richard Berger.
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Berger was amazing and was able to perform surgery to fix my knee before the wedding.
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I find myself relating this high caliber training to what I am seeing and hearing during a work day at Dr. Berger's office.
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The highlights of working for Dr. Richard Berger are not only getting to help these individuals plagued by arthritis, but also witnessing the many milestones our patients hit after surgery. Some compete in medal-winning activities like the Olympians, some are ecstatic to rejoin a YMCA fitness group and make it through an entire class, and others are able to see their dog's wagging tail at the door and know that taking their beloved pet for a walk without pain is finally possible.
We have started a new trend in Dr. Berger's office about capturing more stories from our patients on their journey with Dr. Berger and his dedicated team and I couldn't be more thrilled about this. Although I find professional athletes exhilarating to watch, it is our patients every day that continue to inspire me to take control of my daily actions and make the most of each day. After surgery with Dr. Berger, many patients are overwhelmed with joy on regaining their quality of life.
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"If you were to tell me back in June of 2014 that I would have had both hips and knees replaced in an 18 month period, I would have told you that you had me confused with another one of Dr. Berger's patients. In June 2014 I had my first visit with Dr. Berger, I was 67-years-old and never had any surgeries up until that point. It was at that initial visit that Dr. Berger told me that both hips were shot, which did not come as any surprise to me. The orthopedic doctors that I had been seeing at Northwestern already had told me that, and they encouraged me to use someone in their system. I told them, "No thank you! If I'm having joint replacement surgery I'm going to see Dr. Berger at Rush."
When it came to picking surgical dates for the hips, I had decided on August 2014 for the first hip and September 2014 for the second hip. But, I had a dilemma. My difficulty was that I had a trip planned that July to Paris, and I was debating, Am I going to cancel this trip because I can barely walk, or am I going to go ahead and go? Well, I did go, and I spent most of that trip in a wheelchair because I could not walk comfortably, and I was also having some discomfort in my knees. Anyway, I had both hips done, one in August, one in September of 2014, but before I did that I asked Dr. Berger an important question: "I have a trip planned to go to Tuscany in October. If I have this second surgery in September, am I going to be okay for this trip to Tuscany in October? Dr. Berger told me, "You are going to be fine. I always trusted him; he knew better than anybody. I went on that Tuscany trip, I had no pain, I was able to walk hills; It was amazing to me.
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So, when I realized the knees also were not good, I booked a surgical appointment with Dr. Berger in August of 2015 to have the first knee done, and I just had the second knee done in February. I can tell you honestly, I have no discomfort, I am so mobile. There was never a time when I was worried about or scared about any of these surgeries. Dr. Berger is very reassuring, and his staff is always available to answer questions. The materials they sent home with me were so helpful. The two hour seminar I attended was all-inclusive. Everyone I dealt with in Dr. Berger's office was always there to help. I was fortunate enough that I did not need the pain medications; Tylenol was fine with me. I'm not a martyr, but I did not have any significant pain after the surgeries. I cannot say enough about Dr. Berger and his team!
There are people in my age range that have watched me over the past 18 months and are beginning to experience either hip or knee problems. I do not go around and brag, but everyone who has seen me come through all these surgeries, and how mobile I am now, that speaks volumes. So far I've known two people that have booked surgery with Dr. Berger since my surgery. I cannot say enough about Dr. Berger; he changed my whole life! I thank him, my family thanks him, and especially my grandchildren-I can finally keep up with them. I couldn't have gone through these surgeries without the support of my family, especially my daughter, Laura. She was my "go-to" person and I am grateful for her. When I talk about all this I do get a little emotional because honestly, I cannot believe what I have accomplished in 18 months. It is remarkable to me. We are so grateful to Dr. Berger.
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However, these festivities would not be possible if it were not for Dr. Berger's handiwork. (Well, at least Dr. Berger's staff would like to think so.) One of Dr. Berger's early patients, Patrick Sullivan (have you heard a more Irish name?), had a hip replacement in 2002.
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"I could not walk half a block without it hurting," Sullivan recalls of his hip prior to his replacement with Dr. Berger.
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Hip replacements are a piece of cake for Dr. Berger and his team." patsullivandancing
If you cannot watch Sullivan's performance in Dancing with the Brokers, but wish to witness Dr. Berger's handiwork in action, attend next year's spectacular St. Patrick's Day festivities in Chicago. At the start of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, take a closer look at the Irishman leading the charge, sporting a bagpipe and matching garb, and hone in on that right hip as he lifts up his foot. There you will spy Dr. Berger's work, still holding strong 14 years later, despite all the dancing and stomping Sullivan has put it through.
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While Dr. Berger's minimally invasive, muscle-sparing replacements are anything but traditional, his innovations have helped maintain Chicago's long-standing tradition.
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While Dr. Berger does not have patients on a strict postoperative diet, there are facets of a postoperative diet that are encouraged and ideal.
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All of Dr. Berger's patients suffer from osteoarthritis, which merits the need for a knee or hip replacement.
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If you have been told you are "bone on bone," or you have arthritis or osteoarthritis in your hips or knees, and you would like to learn more about Dr. Berger's outpatient joint replacement procedure, call our office at 312-432-2557.


Dr. Berger featured in ...

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Dr. Berger featured in Forbes Custom | Read more

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Dr. Berger featured in Forbes Custom
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Hip replacement surgery with Dr. Richard A. Berger changed her life.
Dr. Berger, assistant professor of orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, uses an innovative, minimally invasive approach to hip replacement, which he helped to create, that results in less pain and a more stable joint.
...
Dr. Berger is one of only a few surgeons nationwide who performs hip replacement surger y using this new anterior hip approach, called a modified Watson- Jones anterior approach, a technique he helped develop. Dr. Berger, who earned a mechanical engineering degree from MIT, also invented and holds a patent on instruments used in the procedure. Only 2% of hip replacement surgeries are done with this method, which avoids cutting muscles, ligaments or tendons. In the last decade, Dr. Berger has replaced about 5,000 hips using this approach.
"We remove the old hip in little pieces and slip the new hip in, a lso in pieces," Dr. Berger says.


Meet Our Team | Outpatient Hip and Knee

www.outpatienthipandknee.com [cached]

Richard A. Berger, MD

Assistant Professor Rush University Medical Center
Practice Emphasis: Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement
...
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.
Dr. Berger has office hours at the following location:


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Richard A. Berger, MD Rush University Medical Center

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