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Dr. Berger has pioneered minimally invasive hip and knee replacement, allowing patients to recover faster with less pain than with traditional hip and knee replacement surgery. His degree in mechanical engineering from MIT has helped him design specialized instruments which allow the surgery to be done without cutting any muscle, tendons, or ligaments. These advances allow most of Dr. Berger's patients to walk independently and leave the hospital the 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. 

Dr. Berger, as part of his pioneering role in minimally invasive surgery, has developed specialized instruments, techniques for surgery, as well as knee and hip implants. 

Visit Dr. Berger's Website Curriculum Vitae 

Practice Emphasis

Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement

Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Surgery FAQs

Special Procedures

Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement

Research Interests

Minimally Invasive Surgery


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Clinical Support Staff

  • Andrea Sanchez (AA) 
  • Arisha Zingarelli (AA)
  • Emily Hadel (CL) 
  • Vennessa Roman (FC) 
  • Rachel Schiller (Patient Liaison)
  • Skyler Long (New Patient Liaison)
  • Liz Smith (Patient Liaison) 
  • Courtney Kelly (MKTG)
  • Deanna Ellis (DL)
  • Emily Krogel (NP) 
  • Wendy TAN (PA) 
  • Monica Bajek (RN) 
  • Catherine Madden (RN)
  • Jenny Sprenzel (RN) 
  • Lauren Kennerly (RN) 
  • Kelly O'Reilly (RN) 
  • Theresa Skokna (RN)
  • Colleen Madden (PH)

For an appointment with Dr. Richard Berger please call Rachel at (312) 432-2557.

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA - Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Joint Replacement
  • Certification
    Orthopaedic Surgery

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Hospital / Surgical Locations

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


1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612