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Dr. Gregory Lopez specializes in minimally invasive treatment of complex degenerative disorders of the spine, as well as pediatric and adult deformity. Dr. Lopez graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in arts, anthropology and pre-professional studies. He went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California Irvine, where he created low-cost surgical simulators for orthopedic surgery training. He then completed a spine surgery fellowship at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. 

As an accomplished athlete; a former Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball player and collegiate shortstop and team captain for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Dr. Lopez understands the rigorous regimen athletes endure and the orthopedic injuries an athlete may encounter. 

He has received many honors and awards including the AAOS Scientific Exhibit Award of Excellence. He has researched spine surgery topics. 

Dr. Lopez is married with five children.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Special Procedures

  • Disc Replacement Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Revision/Failed Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive and Microscopic Spine Surgery

Clinical Support Staff

  • Lauren Mazur (PA-C)
  • Elizabeth Staffa (RN)
  • Wendi Viola (SEC)


AAOS Record of Disclosure

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX
  • Residency
    University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA - Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Spine Surgery
  • Certification
    Orthopedic Surgery

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

Gold Coast Surgicenter

845 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 985W
Chicago, IL 60611 

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

155 E. Brush Hill Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126 

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Rush Oak Brook Surgery Center

2011 York Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

Physician Office Locations


2450 S. Wolf Road
Westchester, IL 60154

Oak Brook

2011 York Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523


55 Shuman Blvd, Suite 700

Naperville, Illinois 60563