Gordon W. Nuber, MD

4.8 
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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Secondary Specialty

  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

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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

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 

1037 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

92 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

Dr is no nonsense which I appreciate since I have to get back to work. No nonsense but still explains everything as needed

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August 28, 2023

5.0

They are very nice

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August 27, 2023

5.0

Excellent Dr., very experienced and share information openly and freely. He has great com munition skills and is easy to talk to. I trust his professional judgement and treatment plans.

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August 25, 2023

5.0

Jeff and Dr Nuber are a great team

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August 24, 2023

3.0

He really didn’t take a lot of time with me.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nuber is very experienced and calm. He has a wonderful way of explaining the process.

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August 14, 2023

5.0

He did an absolutely amazing job with the surgery

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August 13, 2023

5.0

Dr.Nuber has been my orthopedic Dr. for many years. Not only is he a great but he has become a friend. He’s one of the best!

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Great dr. Answered all my questions. Made me feel very comfortable

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August 12, 2023

5.0

Very experienced wonderful bedside manner

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Nuber set right expectations.

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Experienced

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August 10, 2023

5.0

Answers my questions, gave a logical care plan, clear about next steps if I wasn't feeling better

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August 08, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable felt respected as a patient. Kind

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August 01, 2023

5.0

He fixed my torn rotator cuff. He’s a nice guy too

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Great doctor fixed my bicep feeling good

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Years of experience, I have had him for a surgeon before, his office was quite accommodating for an urgent matter.

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July 31, 2023

5.0

Very professional; immense experience

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July 27, 2023

5.0

Very professional very courteous and very thorough plus she did a good job on my shoulders

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Pragmatic, sensitive, sense of humor, knowledgeable, pleasant, respectful

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July 23, 2023

5.0

Very professional and took time and explained everything to me

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July 23, 2023

5.0

I got a appointment very quickly and was happy with the care.

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July 22, 2023

3.0

I’m sure he’sa great doctor- see example above. Not for me.

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July 20, 2023

4.0

I only had a brief meeting with Dr. Nuber to review results of an MRI.

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July 20, 2023

5.0

Personal attention, friendly demeanor and wise counsel!

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July 20, 2023

5.0

He was honest about his decision n it made me feel better knowing he was telling me the truth n not saying anything just to make me feel better. And that made me more comfortable

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July 18, 2023

5.0

I trust his skills as an exceptional surgeon. He has excellent bedside manner. His entire team including his nurse Myra and PA [ ] Wong are exceptional as well with the care they show and how efficiently they work.

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July 12, 2023

5.0

He is plain spoken and does a great job.

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July 11, 2023

5.0

His knowledge and overall efficiency

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July 07, 2023

5.0

Highly experienced, excellent interpersonal manner, very positive demeanor

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July 06, 2023

5.0

He explained and got x ray results that were more accurate than the last doctor I had .

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July 06, 2023

5.0

Good, very expensive.

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June 30, 2023

5.0

addressed my problem, explained what the plan was for me, professional,

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June 30, 2023

5.0

Excellent MD

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Highly knowledgeable and personable

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June 29, 2023

5.0

10/10 professional care. Very knowledgeable doctor!

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June 29, 2023

5.0

First, it is welcomed that he entered the room and introduced himself, and 2d that he answered my questions. Unfortunately, patients don't always know what questions to ask, or all of the questions patientsshould ask. There is a world of difference between this physician and the physician who I saw in Florida a month ago, who left me with no confidence in his skills. The doctor is very pleasant and very professional.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

I am a return patient of Dr. Nuber. He is a great orthopedic surgeon. His PA, Jeff, is very friendly and knowledgeable, and I’m able to get in to see Dr. Nuber rather quickly. I would definitely recommend him to everyone I know.

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June 29, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nuber has a great bedside manner. Good questions. Listens patiently and puts you at ease. Lots of years of experience but clearly still enjoys his work.

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June 27, 2023

5.0

Knowledgable, kind approach, gentle touch great "bedside" manner

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Solid no BS guy!

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June 26, 2023

5.0

Past successful experience with Dr. Nuber.

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June 22, 2023

5.0

Tells you like it is.

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June 21, 2023

5.0

Very good doctor, attentive to the needs of the patient.

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Proffesionism

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June 20, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable, patient

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June 18, 2023

1.0

He was not interested in explaining his quick conclusion (3-4 min) that surgery is the only option that will help, or discussing any other possibilities.

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June 16, 2023

5.0

He's a peach! His experience and confidence is apparent. I like his easy manner. Everything is going as expected and his office has responded to my emails.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Good explanation and pleasant personality

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June 13, 2023

5.0

He is a person that takes the time to explain and educate you what’s going on with your body

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June 13, 2023

3.0

I felt unimportant to this doctor Like my visit and needs were a chore for him . I wanted education Re my acl tear and info re my mri that I submitted. I learned nothing as to why he thought there was a tear versus the knee being “in tact “ as the mri report showed and I don’t feel I understand my future plan of action for my knee health. Doc spent less than 5 minutes w me and was next door sitting in his cubicle while he could of sat discussing my knee which is why I was there I waited about 15 minutes for the brace fitting staff person to fit me for a brace that i hope my insurance will cover.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Great communicator, quick analysis and diagnosis of issue, and pleasant style

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June 12, 2023

4.0

I don't know the results yet. 3-4 months before results bear out.

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June 10, 2023

5.0

Medical expertise and care for the individual

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June 09, 2023

5.0

My operation was excellent no pain

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June 09, 2023

5.0

Dr Nuber is genuinely concerned & took the time to listen to me. He & the resident physician gave me all options to consider.

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Good doctor

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June 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nuber has been my doctor for the last 20yrs.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

He was very thorough and had a treatment plan

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June 06, 2023

5.0

Found him to be direct for me that tells he is a good human and a good Doctor.

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June 06, 2023

4.0

I think he is professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He seems to want to help you get the best care and doesn't push unnecessary medication or procedures.

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June 05, 2023

2.0

I am unable to score candidly as it was my first appointment and first time meeting with Dr. Nuber. The consult was extremely brief and not extensive enough to give a credible score; however, I found him to be friendly and direct.

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June 01, 2023

5.0

Like l said grate service every time I go there

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May 27, 2023

5.0

He spent quite a lot of time with me answering my questions and going over my MRI.

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May 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nuber is awesome…..he listens to his patient and provides great information and support around the medical condition and rehab. Dr. Nuber is not allowed to retire….he’s too good!!! :)

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May 25, 2023

1.0

Dr Nuber had no interest in explaining anything. He was dismissive and offered no solution to my issue. He was quick to offer suggestions of my original doctor should’ve done. While he offered suggestions of what the other doctor could’ve done, he gave none on what he was willing to do to help. I suppose he thought I should just visit the other doctor again rather than bother him with my issue.

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May 24, 2023

5.0

Great Doctor!

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Great doc

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Highly knowledgeable and personable

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May 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nuber and his resident were matter of fact in identifying my problem and what steps could be taken to help me. I appreciated their approach.

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May 17, 2023

5.0

Trust his expertise and being under his care. I had an acute issue that was addressed right away. While I only need supportive care now, he is very accessible.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Old school style, right to the point & remedy. Answered questions & professional recommendation.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Responsive to questions. Clear explanations. Clear plan of treatment.

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May 16, 2023

5.0

Just because he’s great

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Attentive, understanding, thoughtful and thorough

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Very good service

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May 11, 2023

5.0

Was knowledgeable and explained my condition.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Introduce himself and explain his diagnosis after reviewing X-rays etc

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May 08, 2023

5.0

Successful surgery first and after care and concern for my long term health was sincere. I appreciate Dr. Nuber professionalism and care.

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May 07, 2023

5.0

A very confiding manner.

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May 06, 2023

5.0

Assessed my issue, explained it to me and suggested a clear concise plan of action. I liked his calm and direct “bedside manner.”

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May 05, 2023

5.0

I trust him

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May 02, 2023

5.0

He was very knowledgeable and to the point. I immediately felt like I was in good hands.

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May 02, 2023

5.0

He fixed the problem.

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April 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Nuber answered my questions to my satisfaction and helped me put a plan of action in place for my painful knees

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April 28, 2023

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable

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April 27, 2023

5.0

He explained everything in what was going on and what need to get done.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

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April 25, 2023

4.0

Seemed good but I have not had that much interaction and would find it challenging recommending at this point.

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April 25, 2023

5.0

He knows his stuff and zeroed in onthe problem in no time. And he went above and beyond. Once he determined that it was not my knee he ordered x-rays of my lower spine which turned out to be the culprit of the extravagant pain that I am experiencing. He told me what OTC to use immediately and gave me a referral to the Northwestern Spine Doc and to PT. If he hadn't done ALL that, I don't know what I would have done because the pain is unbearable and it's getting in the way of every movement I make...and my livelihood.

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April 21, 2023

5.0

He’s the best!

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April 20, 2023

5.0

Dr. Gordon Nuber was awesome. He was efficient personable and he got to the route of my pain problem. Also he was able to get me in for an X-ray the same time as my appointment which was very helpful. I didn’t need to return for an additional appointment!

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