Richard A. Berger, MD
Assistant Professor Rush University Medical Center
Practice Emphasis: Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement
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.
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.
mechanical engineering background has also helped him to design gender-specific implants that fit and perform better for active patients.
was fellowship trained in adult reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center
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.
's Experienced and Dedicated Staff
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.
Extremely active in her
free time, Courtney loves seeing patients' quality of life restored from Dr. Berger
's surgical technique.
has office hours at the following location: Rush University Medical Center
, 1611 West Harrison Street.