We offer advanced care for hip, knee and shoulder pain, with a systematic approach to care designed to help ensure your best possible outcome.

Our joint replacement program is recognized for quality, meaning our patients report better recovery and outcomes. Lake Forest Hospital's orthopaedics program is recognized as "High Performing" by U.S. News & World Report, 2023–2024.

Meet the Team

Northwestern Medicine spine surgeon Dr. Aruna Ganju performing surgery.

Northwestern Medicine offers care from teams of orthopaedic surgeons who provide advanced treatments and a collaborative philosophy of care for patients with joint problems.

Meet the Northern Suburbs Joint Replacement Team

Specialty Care Areas

Knee Replacement

Our specialists will tailor your knee replacement to fit your individual needs so you have the best outcomes possible.

Hip Replacement

Our team of hip replacement experts offers a unified approach to hip replacement to help decrease risk of complications after your surgery.

Shoulder Replacement

Our shoulder replacement experts offer tailored treatment plans that results in a reduction in recovery time and an opportunity for you to return to full function sooner.


  • Accelerated Recovery Therapy Protocols
  • Advanced Pain Management Strategies
  • Anterior Hip Replacements
  • Computer-Assisted Techniques
  • Custom Molded Knee Replacement
  • Decompression
  • Distal Clavicle Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Outpatient Hip Replacement
  • Pain Management
  • Partial Joint Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Tendon Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Specialized Physical Therapy
  • Tailored Treatment Plans
  • Total Joint Replacement

Why Choose Lake Forest Hospital

Northwestern Medicine Joint Replacement Physician

Northwestern Medicine proudly opened its new Lake Forest Hospital in March of 2018.

  • The hospital features all private inpatient rooms, advanced technology and increased privacy for patients and visitors. It is part of a redeveloped campus that provides access to primary, specialty and emergency care, as well as a seamless pathway to specialty care from throughout the Northwestern Medicine network. This includes access to leading-edge clinical trials through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • Over 700 physicians practice at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, board-certified in 68 medical specialties including regionally recognized specialty of orthopaedics.
  • Lake Forest Hospital continues to be recognized for excellence. It is consistently included as one of the top hospitals in Illinois and Chicago by U.S. News & World Report and also has received Magnet© designation, the gold standard for nursing excellence and innovation.

Our joint replacement services include:

  • Board-certified, fellowship-trained joint replacement specialists
  • Full spectrum of joint replacement care in one location, from pre-operative appointments and surgery, to follow-ups and rehabilitation
  • Convenient location in Chicago’s northern suburbs
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