Gordon W. Nuber, MD

Gordon W. Nuber, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Secondary Specialty

  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Insurance

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee
  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy - Elbow
  • Athletic Knee Problems
  • Cartilage Preservation
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine - 1978
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1983

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Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Clinical Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

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

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.8
4.8 

1073 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Has a great personality and disposition about himself

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March 29, 2022

3.0

I remain with pain/discomfort which is addressed with a " it will go away " attitude.

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March 29, 2022

5.0

He is a great doctor

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March 28, 2022

3.0

Not very personable

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March 24, 2022

0.0

People like him shouldn't be doctors, they should be construction workers

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Dr Nuber and his staff impress an immediate confidence and knowledge. I felt in good care and in the right place .

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Great doctor!!

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March 22, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He's the best ortho doctor ever!

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He has treated me for four different issues over the past 30 years. His consults were thorough and staff was readily available for questions.

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March 18, 2022

5.0

Willing to listen concerns, give me the best advice

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March 17, 2022

5.0

Best shoulder doc in Chicago

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March 17, 2022

5.0

He is the greatest

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March 17, 2022

5.0

My husband, my son, and I have all had shoulder surgery done by Dr. Nuber. He is an outstanding surgeon.

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March 17, 2022

5.0

The work Doctor Nuber performed on my shoulder was incredible. Post-op visit showed little scarring, with little pain after the operation. I’m now optimistic about my recovery. And with God’s healing graces, full recovery of my injured left shoulder now seems possible.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

Knowledgable, matter-of-fact.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

He was excellent

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March 15, 2022

4.0

claro gue si

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March 15, 2022

5.0

Everything from pre to post surgery has gone as explained by the doctor. He’s to the point and no bs.

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March 15, 2022

5.0

HE REALLY MAD ME FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH EVERYTHING & EXPLAINED EVERYTHING TO ME VERY GOOD. HE IS GREAT

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Nuber was very helpful in explaining the results of my X-ray and in identifying the issue with my shoulder. He did not seem rushed at all and answered all of my questions/concerns. A TOP QUALITY physician!!!!!

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March 14, 2022

5.0

He’s the best

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Great “bed side “ manner. Explained everything thoroughly.

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March 10, 2022

5.0

Very professional. Takes his time to talk to you and explain. He is very knowledgeable and explained the x-rays thoroughly. He is very caring and thorough

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March 08, 2022

5.0

He helped me in 2005

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Excellent person and Dr.

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March 08, 2022

5.0

Excellent dr

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable. Calm. Professional.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Was clear and thorough and let me know all of my options.

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He’s a wonderful, caring physician, and I trust him completely.

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February 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Nuber is the best surgeon in his field.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

Dr. Huber is a very good doctor, I am glad I chose him for my care.

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February 19, 2022

3.0

I continue to have pain and or discomfort and the Dr. Shows little concern or interest.

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February 19, 2022

5.0

He was direct and spoke so I could understand the issue.

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February 18, 2022

5.0

He’s the best!

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February 17, 2022

5.0

He performed range of motion test, which assured me he knew what he was doing. He also has a great personality and patient relationship!

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February 17, 2022

3.0

First time meeting Dr. Nuber as a replacement for Dr. Jones. Not sure if it was a good fit in comparison.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

If I can be assured I am getting Dr. Nuber and not a PA. He is very easy to talk with and very straight-forwarded and not demeaning.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He explains issues well, has a practical approach to treatment, and he is very professional. Additionally, he is an excellent surgeon.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

Explaining

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Nuber is fantastic I would never see anyone else

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February 10, 2022

5.0

The ease of getting an appointment. The explanation of care and his tell it like it is approach to care resonates with me.

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February 08, 2022

5.0

Caring, knowledgable and took time to listen and answer questions.

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February 08, 2022

4.0

Listens to your symptoms and explains all your options and orders all the necessary X-rays and MRI's to accurately diagnose your injury's !

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February 08, 2022

5.0

My husband, son, & I had rotator cuff surgery done by Dr. Nuber. His surgery skills are top-notch! I would recommend him to anyone who had shoulder problems.

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February 07, 2022

5.0

Always refer good people.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, keeps you updated, friendly and efficient

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February 01, 2022

5.0

Level of professionalism by the surgeon and his staff was outstanding and looking forward to having 100% use of my shoulder in the coming months

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January 31, 2022

5.0

Dr Nuber has always been open honest and respectful. I feel very secure in the decisions I make based on Dr Nuber’s communications.

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January 29, 2022

5.0

He gives it to you straight

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Quality work

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January 22, 2022

5.0

He treated me before and I was pleased with the results.

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January 21, 2022

5.0

Years ago, Dr. Nuber was recommended to me by a friend, and I am glad that I followed my friend’s advice. I have found Dr. Nuber to be knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated, and very professional.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Terrific doctor. Explains everything.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Straightforward, punctual, thorough

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January 15, 2022

5.0

Professional, responsive, caring.

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January 13, 2022

4.0

There's a possibility that it might be arthritis, which is something he doesn't do, boy if there's a tear in the meniscus (his field of expertise) he'll help me make the best decision going forward. ⁹

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January 12, 2022

5.0

Very professional and nice, excellent communication skills

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January 11, 2022

5.0

He is a legend!

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January 11, 2022

5.0

Great bedside manner and surgeon!

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr Nuber is the best

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January 09, 2022

5.0

Staff polite, friendly, and efficient. From heck-in time to time to see Dr. was short and appreciated. Dr. Nuber spent the time to learn about my lifestyle to understand the impact of issues the knee has been causing. Follow-up after MRI results was quick and Dr. took the time to explain options clearly and in-depth.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

You can't go wrong with a professional that truly cares for his patients.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

The best.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

Great doctor!

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Great professionals

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December 30, 2021

5.0

He gave me options & explained what’s going on with my knee with warmth & education.

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December 30, 2021

5.0

Dr Nuber was informative and took extra time to answer my questions.

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December 30, 2021

4.0

He's professional, but not the warmest. I'm glad they got me in for a MRI today and I'll probably have more to say after the results are read.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Pleasant visit

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December 28, 2021

3.0

He didn’t help much, just referred me somewhere else.

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December 25, 2021

5.0

He is knowledgeable. Quick to the point.

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December 21, 2021

5.0

The best 3 surgeries all went great.

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December 18, 2021

5.0

Great Doctor with a Great bedside manor.

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Knowledge

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Excellent communication

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December 16, 2021

5.0

Smart

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December 14, 2021

5.0

He’s excellent.

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December 13, 2021

5.0

He's an expert with vast knowledge regarding orthopedic problems.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

He listens and cares bout what you are feeling.

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December 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nuber is quick and to the point and makes sure all is understood

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December 09, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and thorough with his examination. Very informative.

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December 08, 2021

5.0

Loved Dr Nuber made me feel at ease all times and listened to me and answered all my questions.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

Fantastic bedside manner and I felt very confident in his diagnosis

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December 06, 2021

5.0

His care for me as a patient is incredible

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Seasoned professional surgeon with fantastic patient skills.

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December 05, 2021

5.0

Best in Class

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December 02, 2021

1.0

Doctor was disinterested and dismissive. He dismissed me, indicating I should continue to search for answers and aid by myself, even unwilling to give me a specific referral for the type of doctor he said I should go see instead of him. He treated me as if he believed me simple-minded and to be wasting his time, barely making eye contact and refusing to give thoughtful consideration to the pain I have been trying to relieve for years.

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December 02, 2021

2.0

I wasn't comfortable with bedside manner. I felt that my record's weren't considered much in the conversation .

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December 02, 2021

1.0

After surgery care definitely needs improvement

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Experienced.

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November 23, 2021

5.0

Experience for Knee and shoulder. Gives patients time they need. Explains clearly.

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November 23, 2021

1.0

Before the procedure he seems likable and engaging with the patient. After the procedure he is disappointing believing/understanding the pain level a patient has and no matter who healed faster, each case is different.

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November 22, 2021

5.0

I believe others would benefit from a doctor such as Dr. Nuber.

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November 22, 2021

4.0

Seemed very knowledgeable

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November 21, 2021

5.0

Experienced doctor

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November 20, 2021

5.0

Dr. Nuber followed up with me immediately after my MRI results were made available and prescribed a short term treatment strategy to be revisited in four weeks. Although I’m still in excruciating pain and unable to work, I’m happy to know the reason for the pain.

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November 19, 2021

5.0

Experience and I’ve had success with him operating on my right knee.

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November 18, 2021

5.0

Great communication skills responsive and knowldgeable

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August 31, 2021

5.0

He is very caring and thorough

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