William R. Sterba, MD

William R. Sterba, MD

4.9 
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Practice Focus Areas

  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Tulane University School of Medicine - 2000
Residency:
Henry Ford Hospital/ Wayne State University - 2005
Fellowships:
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - 2006

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Board Certifications

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

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Kishwaukee Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Surgery Center

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

1592 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 28, 2022

5.0

He helped me walk again.

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March 24, 2022

5.0

He was to the point and Horst in his diagnosis

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March 24, 2022

4.0

Buen dr explica y no te deja con dudas Good

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Informative in pre-op and post-op and just a nice professional doctor.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He is extremely excellent to his patients and speak exceptional great for me to understand him. I will go back to him again if problems occur again.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

He listened to my concerns and issues.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

A really talented doctor and a decent man with a great team.

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Questions asked were thoroughly explored and answered.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He was personable. He explained in terms I could understand. Explained why he came to his recommendation. No pressure to schedule immediately if I would decide to wait.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sterba's "bedside manner".

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Very friendly and caring

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March 20, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sterba made me feel relaxed before and after hip replacement surgery. I am still recouperating, but feel I did the very best for my body by chosing Dr. Sterba.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

First office visit was helpful with answered questions, Surgeon’s experience with this procedure is a good amount. I have heard compliments about him from Physical Therapy dept.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He was recommended to me by my sister and I feel he listened to me to make the best decisions for my health.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Very professional, personable, and informative.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sterba explains things well and is very personable.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He is an excellent surgeon and so easy to talk to. So caring.

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He is certainly the best surgeon on hip replacement. No pain, no issues. The PT people were all impressed.

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March 12, 2022

5.0

He's the gold standard for hip replacement.

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March 11, 2022

5.0

He’s one of the BEST Dr that I’ve ever met.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He makes sure you are informed of what is happening.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Personable, listens and explains well

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Wonderful patient manner and excellent at explaining medical choices and issues. Makes patient feel they are in good hands. Would trust him with surgery.

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March 09, 2022

5.0

Dr Sterba gave me the necessary info in a pleasant caring manner

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Both my husband & I have used Dr. Sterba for joint replacements with positive results. He takes time to explain everything & is an amazing surgeon!

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Very nice, answered all my questions, pleasant to talk to

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March 08, 2022

5.0

He's a good man & an excellent surgeon! I highly recommend him (in fact I did to a few friends who also used him for their surgeries. They agree with me!)

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Because I am a caregiver for my husband I have many things I need to get lined up before I could have a surgery. De. Sterba was very understanding and empathetic to this. As well he exudes comfort in this regard and is very thorough is his diagnosis.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He is patient and thorough. He answers questions well. I am confident in his abilities.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, caring manner

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March 06, 2022

5.0

Only met him once , nice , answered all my questions

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March 04, 2022

5.0

I have 12 specialists and he is one of the best. His concern, his expertise and his results are outstanding!

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Friendly and professional. Gave options from which I could choose for treatment.

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February 27, 2022

4.0

Highly recommended by many friends. Dr. Sterba was professional and easy to talk to regarding my knee pain. Came up with a reasonable solution.

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February 27, 2022

5.0

Already have recommended dr Sterba

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Great personal service. Dr. Sterba and his staff are exceedingly knowledgeable about their field of medicine. Also, I was very impressed with their facility. It was way nicer that I expected.

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February 22, 2022

5.0

Very personable, listened and answered all my questions!

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgeon and very knowledgeable. Easy to talk to.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sterna replaced my L hip 5 yrs. ago. It was seamless. I was home & feeling good w/in 24 hours. I wd recommend Dr. Sterba to anyone who wd ask. He has a great talent & a kind, approachable manner.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sterba is a wonderful surgeon. I had mostly a painless recovery. I recovered fully in only 2 months. I recommend him to everyone.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. was timely in seeing me and was personable. He explained everything to me. I felt assured in my diagnosis, that I will get great care.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

seemed like he cared and had integrity

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February 17, 2022

4.0

He is your typical "no-nonsense" surgeon kind of guy. He seems very thorough about investigating all the different ramifications of my illness/injury. Sometimes he is not as forthcoming with explanations as I would have like him to be, and I felt like I had to ask a lot of questions. That said, he explains things very well and I eventually felt informed about my treatment.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Explains all options

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February 17, 2022

5.0

At this point, he has met all my needs and questions, will know more after surgery.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Very attentionative and that's a must in us elderly

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Really nice guy. He’s the magic man. My hip is perfect.

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February 17, 2022

5.0

He came highly recommended. Very personable and patiently took the time to answer all my questions.

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February 16, 2022

5.0

Good doctor, nice guy.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Good doctor.

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February 15, 2022

5.0

Dr Sterba is awesome. He listened patiently as I described my pain then explained what was going on as he showed me the xrays.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sterba is a kind, caring, patient and excellent doctor. He explains every step of your treatment plan to you along the way. Highly recommend

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February 10, 2022

5.0

I don’t think it could get any better for knee replacement. The overall plan was explained to help remove the fear.

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Great outcome on both hipsj

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February 08, 2022

5.0

He was really good!!

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Based on his reviews, interpersonal skills, and ability to be part of the Northwestern system.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Dr Sterba was so great. Very personable and set me at ease right away. He explained everything so well and listened to me and my questions.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Highly recommend by friends. Excellent surgeon.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

He was very knowledgeable. Showed me my exrays and explained everything very clearly

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February 05, 2022

5.0

He agreed I needed a hip replacement and we were able to schedule it for April.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

He is the best. Word can not explain how great he is.

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February 04, 2022

5.0

Dr Sterba was excellent. He was very thorough & answered all my questions!!

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Very attentive to my concerns and health.

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Will always go back to see Dr. Sterba, very thorough about my injury.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Personable... Straight forward and very nice

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January 30, 2022

5.0

Provided needed information and answered all my questions.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

I can talk to him about concerns and I trust his direction. Outcome from surgery has been excellent

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January 28, 2022

5.0

I trust him completely. I’ve had surgery with him before. All went great!

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January 27, 2022

5.0

Very good results

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sterba cares about his patients. I can attest to that and he is highly competent. He includes me in decision making and he is aware of feelings and needs. He has a very patient-centered approach.

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January 25, 2022

5.0

He does not rush you. He takes time to explain things. He knows how to build trust in his patients and knows how to make sure we are at ease. He also has just enough sense of humor to lighten the mood.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

He is a Great Dr. !

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January 24, 2022

5.0

very very professional, took great amount of time to go over every possible scenario and let me decide what right for me.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Dr Sterba took the time to look over my ex rays and explain them to me as well as explaining my options and their pros and cons. With that information he asked me for my opinion and helped confirm my decision.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

He is very patient and concerned about your problem.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

Dr Sterba is kind, compassionate and listens. I have confidence in his knowledge and skill.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Helpful, informative, amazing

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Already have…had a few friends had their hips replaced

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Very good at what he does and friendly.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He knew what needed to be done and was ready to make me well.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sterba listened to my concernes and responded.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

He did my meniscus and now he will be doing my replacement. I feel confident with his skill and knowledge.

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January 14, 2022

5.0

He took time to review testing and completed work paperwork

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January 13, 2022

5.0

He is personable, professional and efficient

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January 12, 2022

5.0

He offered a good explanation of the procedure including pros and cons - he is not releasing me from follow up appointments until ensured that I am rehabbed to expectations. He is very encouraging during my rehab in ensuring me that it’s progressing well! thank you.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and personable

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He does a great job

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January 11, 2022

4.0

He didn't seem that interested in my situation. I felt he was just going through the motions. I had to ask pointed questions to pull recommendations from him. He could have reviewed the x rays with me more rather than just generally pointing in their direction. He seemed nice enough but I left feeling disappointed.

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He’s darn good and personable!

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sterba is a superb physician and surgeon. Besides his superior knowledge and skills, he is is kind, honest, patient, and his genuine concern for his patients leads me to enthusiastically recommend him to my friends and relatives.

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sterba and his team were considerate and caring. They answered questions clearly and with compassion.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

He is a very capable Surgeon, an excellent listener and answers all my concerns and worries.

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January 04, 2022

5.0

Great orthopedic surgeon

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Excellent physician.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sterba is an unusual find. He listens and then thinks then talks with you. He doesn't push you into things

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December 24, 2021

5.0

Good reputation, I went to him specifically because of recommendations of his patients who I know personally. His staff was very quick to respond to questions, concerns and medication refills.

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Best doctor around!

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December 23, 2021

5.0

Professional, knowledgeable, friendly

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December 21, 2021

5.0

Good listener. Very knowledgeable. Looked at my history and came up with a good plan of action, which entails knee replacement. Impressed that he uses robotic surgery. My primary care physician recommended him and I understand why.

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He was ready to answer my questions and was reassuring that I would be well taken care of.

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