William R. Sterba, MD

William R. Sterba, MD

4.8 
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Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

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

Board Certifications

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

Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.8
4.8 
427 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.8
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.8
  • Shows Concern
    4.8
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.8
  • Explains Medications
    4.8
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.7
  • Easy to Understand
    4.8
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.8

Reviews from Patients

67 Reviews
November 02, 2019

Dr Sterba is an amazing surgeon!!!

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October 20, 2019

Dr Sterba is always very kind and concerned. I feel he really cares about me. Impressed that he and staff can treat us each as if we are the only patient!

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October 10, 2019

Dr. Sterba went out of his way to provide information, communicate directly, making sure my health care decision was mine after providing all pertinent information from his perspective. He showed and reviewed X-rays with me before making his recommendations. I left there feeling informed, respected as a person as well as a patient, with a satisfactory action plan that was made clear to me by Dr. Sterba as well as his staff members.

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October 06, 2019

excellent

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September 19, 2019

Dr. Sterba is a wonderful Doctor, very knowledgeable, kind and helpful. Highly recommend.

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September 09, 2019

Dr. was there for me as well his Nurse Assistant was very helpful in making sure I understood

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September 06, 2019

Dr Sterba was awesome!

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September 01, 2019

Dr. Sterba is the best!

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August 31, 2019

Came in for second opinion. Dr. Sterba was so much more thorough and gave me considerably more information than the orthopedic surgeon I went to initially. So glad I got a second opinion and chose Dr. Sterba. He was recommended by others who are/were his patients.

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August 30, 2019

I feel that *Dr. Sterba is an excellent physician. He explains things and is compassionate in care for patients. I have already recommended him to other people.

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August 27, 2019

Excellent doctor - explained in detail.

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August 26, 2019

*Dr. Sterba was great. He explained what I was facing & what I need to do.

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August 17, 2019

the doctor took as much time as I needed; answered all my questions; offered several alternatives; and most importantly didn't act condescending.

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August 12, 2019

Excellent staff for Dr Sterba. I really had all my questions answered and had super service through the whole process.

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July 29, 2019

Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, explains the options very well.

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July 23, 2019

My husband had seen Dr. Sterba earlier for an injury, and he really liked him. I too would recommend Dr. Sterba to anyone looking for a qualified orthopedist.

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July 21, 2019

Dr. Sterba is phenominal!. He is a wonderful doctor and I am glad I found him. He not only is knowledgeable but is very caring, nice and listens to what you have to say to him. I have to have another knee surgery (other knee) and he is the one I will go to. He is the best. I was at total peace with Dr. Sterba. I had 100% confidence in him and his wisdom. One other thing is that he is very thorough which is a great characteristic. Keep that doctor - he is outstanding.

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July 15, 2019

When decision is made to schedule my next knee replacement, I plan on doing so with Dr Sterba. I already have recommended Dr Sterba to others.

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June 18, 2019

*Dr. Sterba gave me an option instead of knee replacement. Was expecting to schedule a knee replacement instead we are going to try gel injection(s)!!

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June 18, 2019

Love Dr. Sterba, not only is he professional, excellent doctor and compassionate... you can tell he genuinely cares about you!

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June 16, 2019

Dr Sterba and his team have been top notch during this whole Hip replacement process!

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June 15, 2019

Dr. Sterba communicated very well, answering all my questions.

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June 13, 2019

I would not hesitate to recommend *Dr. Sterba. It was a very good experience, no complaints.

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May 31, 2019

Dr Sterba and the staff where very informative and helpful through the process

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May 17, 2019

Already have recommended this doctor. He's competent, caring and kind.

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May 15, 2019

Dr.Sterba is an excellent doctor.

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May 10, 2019

Dr Sterba is the best in my book

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May 10, 2019

Once again I was not rushed through with my visit and consultation with Dr. Sterba. He took his time to outline the procedure fully. I'm left very confident in a most positive outcome.

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April 30, 2019

good

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April 26, 2019

*Dr. Sterba was very thorough on his explanations as to what was going on - He was very patient.

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April 21, 2019

Dr Sterba & his nurse Melissa were both very polite & seem extremely capable

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April 18, 2019

*Dr. Sterba was very thorough and took time to understand my concerns and to answer all of my and my wife's questions.

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March 15, 2019

have recommended Dr. Sterba

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March 01, 2019

good

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February 24, 2019

Can't say enough goes things about Sterba and his PA.

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February 22, 2019

very satisfied they are all great!!

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February 20, 2019

Dr Sterba is the gold standard by which others should be measured in every respect!

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February 19, 2019

Excellent Doctor

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February 17, 2019

I have been very pleased with my experiences with Dr. Sterba. The purpose of this appointment was my 1year followup from total hip repl. He always answers my questions thoroughly and does not rush through (even though he had fallen behind his schedule).

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February 08, 2019

I met Dr. Streba, five years ago, and he swapped out my right hip. I know of at least two recommendations to people O know, that had their hip/s replaced by Dr. Streba.

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January 22, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Sterba. This was regarding a second opinion on my partial knee replacement. He answered my questions.

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December 24, 2018

Very happy with the doctor, nurses and radiology staff.

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December 18, 2018

Excellent doc - couldn't ask for better!

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December 17, 2018

good

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December 07, 2018

Dr. Sterba is an excellent surgeon, physician and care-giver. I am so very fortunate to have him treat me in all of these capacities. I have nothing but the highest praise for him and his way of caring. I have already recommended him to several folks that are experiencing hip and/or knee pain.

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December 02, 2018

I was very impressed with the professionalism and time spent with me. I didn't feel rushed. Great First time experience.

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November 20, 2018

dr Sterba and his staff are wonderful

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November 16, 2018

I liked *Dr. Sterba very much - answered all my questions & concerns. Did not rush me.

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October 22, 2018

My caregiver is very knowledgeable. answered all my questions and explained everything clearly.

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October 09, 2018

Excellent.

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October 05, 2018

Already recommended Dr. Sterba to many others.

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September 09, 2018

*Dr. Sterba spends time with his patients that is why I don't mind waiting to see him. I did not feel he was rushing to stay on some schedule.

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August 25, 2018

Since this was my first time meeting Dr. Sterba, I left with a very positive feeling about his compassion and skills. I felt very confident in continuing to see him for my hip problems.

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August 24, 2018

Dr. Sterba is an excellent doctor! I recommend him to all my friends and relatives who may be looking for an orthopedic surgeon. He listens to me and answers any and all questions I may have.

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August 12, 2018

I found Dr Sterba extremely kind & personable & I will surely come to him when I'm ready for hip replacement

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August 08, 2018

Dr Sterba did a great job on my knee and provided excellent service.

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July 31, 2018

*Dr. Sterba is a great doctor. He has made my quality of life extremely better. I thank him very much.

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July 19, 2018

*Dr. Sterba is one of the BEST doctors I know, he did an left knee replacement. He explains everything really well takes questions, shows test results & listens to you.

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July 04, 2018

good good good

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June 22, 2018

Thank you, Dr. Sterba!

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June 15, 2018

I am thoroughly happy with my hip replacement by Dr. Sterba. I feel I am healing quite well. thank you!

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April 22, 2018

I can't put into words the extreme confidence I have in Dr. Sterba. I have a very complex case and he called me on his own time to check on me. Dr. Sterba came to the hospital to see me on a Sunday when he was NOT on call.

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April 14, 2018

I have a high degree of confidence in Dr. Sterba and the staff at Northwestern Orthopaedics.

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March 21, 2018

*Dr. Sterba did a great job assessing my knee and offering next step solutions! Great doctor!

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March 18, 2018

Dr. Sterba was very professional and answered all my questions in terms I could understand.

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January 29, 2018

Excellent experience. Second surgery with Dr. Sterba. I would never use anyone else! He rescheduled my surgery so I could have my procedure earlier. He is an excellent surgeon and has an incredible nursing staff.

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January 16, 2018

Amount of time spent with the doctor was impressive compared to other offices I've visited. I felt heard and that was really important to me.

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