Russell J. Bodner, MD

Russell J. Bodner, MD

4.8 
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Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee
  • Athletic Knee Problems
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of California David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA - 1983
Internship:
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 1984
Residency:
University of Pennsylvania Health System - 1988

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Kishwaukee Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

423 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 30, 2022

5.0

Took the time to explain next steps towards recovery .

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March 30, 2022

5.0

Very professional

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March 30, 2022

3.0

I’m sure he is a good surgeon but I left my appointment disappointed and feeling like it was a waste of my time. I didn’t go there because I wanted to, I went because I had acute knee pain, saw another doctor, who was wonderful, had an MRI and was told I had a meniscus tear and needed to follow up with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss options. (Surgery vs PT…I prefer PT) He was focused on my weight, arthritis and that I would need knee replacement in the future. I wasn’t there to be disciplined about my weight. Honestly, I wouldn’t allow him to perform surgery on me even if it was recommended. I wasn’t comfortable in there at all. I will happily go to physical therapy for help with the knee pain that continues to keep me awake at night. I will not return to see him though. I will need a different doctor in the building.

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March 29, 2022

4.0

A no nonsense style doctor.

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March 28, 2022

5.0

He is unbelievable doctor

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March 28, 2022

5.0

He is an excellent doctor and takes the time to explain the treatment, give options and answer any questions i have.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

He seems to want to know his patients.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

Got me in for surgery with in one day

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Quick, kind, knowledgeable

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March 18, 2022

0.0

a waist of time..he doesnt listen and does NOTHING to relieve pain...i can hardly walk and he gave me a shot and a dose pak with no after care instructions..no brace..no schedualed mri's... tells me i have tendon damage but only does xrays...wow....the man is a danger to peoples health.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

I like Dr. Bodner. He is kind, keeps me talking so I don’t pay as much attention to what he is doing and he is easy for me to talk to.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Trust and competence.

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March 14, 2022

4.0

Not sure yet. Seemed very knowledgeable and confident.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

He helped me to feel better !!!

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March 12, 2022

1.0

Waited over an hour. came in and just stared at me for a while awkwardly before acknowledged me or greeted me

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March 11, 2022

5.0

Great explaining everything.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He the best

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He doesn’t push unnecessary treatment

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He was knowledgeable, pleasant and professional.

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March 06, 2022

5.0

I like him, very professional an to the point.

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February 25, 2022

5.0

Explains treatment in word you understand.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Excelente person.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Very accommodating and easy to communicate with, made me feel at ease.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Bodner took the time to listen to my concerns and formulate a care plan. He is compassionate, which is missing in medicine lately.

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February 21, 2022

1.0

Just feel im not getting properly examined when going in for check ups

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February 20, 2022

5.0

He is skilled and helpful

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February 18, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bodner relates well with explanation and knowledge. I made the right choice and with his experience I am totally relaxed.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Pleasant & professional.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He's very patient with me and explained everything he was doing.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He’s very polite and nice and he did a spectacular job on my leg. I’ve got nothing but excellent treatment

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He was really caring and listened to what I had to say.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Excellent Doctor. Very knowledgeable and concerned with my knee. I have recommended Dr Bodner to my friends.

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January 31, 2022

5.0

He instilled optimism in my spirit that my prayers have been answered. This unrelenting pain is about to end.

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January 26, 2022

4.0

Strait forward, tells you what you are dealing with. And what the steps are to getting it back to well again.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Excellent Physician, gets me taken care of and I’m very pleased with him. Professional and caring all the way!!!!!

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January 23, 2022

5.0

Completely comforting when I need and informative.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Bodner knows what's going on with my knee, hips, trys to keep me comfortable.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Explains well

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He cares about his patients!!

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January 10, 2022

5.0

In my opinion, the best orthopedic doctor in Northern Illinois

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Excellent outcome for my knee!

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January 06, 2022

5.0

He’s very smart and has a wonderful bedside manner, he did an excellent job On my broken leg and foot.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Simply one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Northern Illinois

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Very polite and friendly. Appointment was on time. He discussed my options for treatment.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Straight forward, very professional.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Experienced and kind

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Straight forward doctor.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

Love Dr Bodner I feel confident with his decisions for the best care for me.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

He listens and answers questions

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December 10, 2021

5.0

He was very good to me. Kept me calm.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

He took the time to explain the issue with my knee, show me the xrays taken and recommend options for treatment based on my needs.

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December 10, 2021

5.0

He is very personable and explains what he is doing

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Nice man. Knows his stuff and how to communicate.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

He listened to my concerns. Evaluated me Gave me a straightforward diagnosis of my condition Explaining along the way as to the cause.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

Tells it like it is. Clear in his expectations and treatment plan

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December 03, 2021

5.0

Very understanding and real. Honest and caring.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

He is an amazing Doctor and willing to sit and talk over everything about your surgery. Extremely intelligent and cares passionately about his field.

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November 29, 2021

5.0

He is very nice

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November 26, 2021

5.0

Able to discuss my problem and how to handle it. Takes time to listen.!

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November 26, 2021

5.0

He is a very good dr.

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November 24, 2021

5.0

Very personable

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Bodner has a great personality, explains everything in an easy way, so even "non-doctors" understand what is going on in their bodies.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

He’s very kind and very helpful

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Very caring and really know's everything about his specialty

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November 07, 2021

5.0

Pleasant bedside manner

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November 04, 2021

5.0

He is one of our favorite doctors we have ever went to for any type of care. He was amazing with my daughter and took his time to explain everything.

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November 03, 2021

4.0

Very knowledgeable.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bodner didn’t jump to full knee replacement when only a knee cap was needed. I have been told others would not of work this way.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

He was Professional, as well as very informative. He explained my condition and probable outcome in a step by step fashion. I had never been to a orthopedic doctor her locally so I was very happy to get a appointment with Dr Bodner

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November 01, 2021

5.0

Comes across as very knowledgeable.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

They were awesome

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October 28, 2021

5.0

He replaced both hips and removed growth from femur, all within 5 months and today I walk better than I have for 12 years!! Dr. Bodner is a Saint!

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor. Makes a plan with you and does it!!

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Explained what he was going to do. Answered my questions about what to expect.

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October 21, 2021

5.0

Dr Bodner helped gave me back my freedom fixing both my hips so I can start to live a pain free life

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October 20, 2021

5.0

He is a great doctor easy to talk to and he explains the procedure very well to a that doesn't understand medical terms. I like him a lot.

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October 20, 2021

5.0

Very kind and understanding.

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October 20, 2021

4.0

He's a very good doctor

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October 16, 2021

5.0

Very Caring Doctor, Reall knows his Stuff

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bodner took time to thoroughly explain my treatment plan and he allowed us to ask as many questions as we needed to understand the path forward.

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October 13, 2021

5.0

Straight talk. Didn’t feel the need for unnecessary procedures.

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October 09, 2021

5.0

He was great like talking to him

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October 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bodner doesn’t sugar coat it tells like it is up to you to make the decision best for you.

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October 06, 2021

3.0

I don't feel like he wants to help me.

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October 05, 2021

5.0

appears very knowledgeable on the subject

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Friendly, helpful, explained what I need to know and hear.

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October 03, 2021

5.0

I Believe he is a very caring doctor . And wants what's best for you

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October 03, 2021

5.0

Explains things in an understandable manner, professional

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Great dr

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bodner has operated on me a couple of times in the past and had good outcomes

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September 27, 2021

5.0

He explained himself well.

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September 27, 2021

5.0

Very though

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September 26, 2021

5.0

I never felt rushed, he gave me all the time I needed to feel comfortable.

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September 26, 2021

5.0

He familiarized himself with my previous visits and was able to continue my treatment.

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September 26, 2021

5.0

Just a complete friendly professional.

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September 26, 2021

5.0

I have recommended DR Bodner to a friend who has knee issues

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September 24, 2021

5.0

All went well

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Can’t say enough good things about Dr. Bodner. He and Dr. Choi are superb surgeons!

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September 24, 2021

5.0

Muy buen doctor muy amable

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August 29, 2021

5.0

Dr. Bodner’s care, information, and listening were above my expectations!

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