George A. Sisson Jr, MD

George A. Sisson Jr, MD

4.5 
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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1975
Internship:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1976
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 1980

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

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

Faculty Profile

Assistant 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

4.5
4.5 

389 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sisson is a fantastic orthopedic physician. He's extraordinarily professional, diligent, and compassionate. During each visit that I've had with him has been great. His disposition exhibits the pinnacle of a doctor/patient relationship. I highly recommend Dr. Sisson.

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March 26, 2022

5.0

He was thorough and gave me detailed information about my condition. He sent me to have an X-ray and informed me of the results. He then referred me for a MRI.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

He has a good bedside manner. He doesn’t make you feel dumb when you ask questions and explains things thoroughly.

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March 07, 2022

5.0

He did some very very good work on my knee 20 years ago so I chose to come back to him again

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March 04, 2022

5.0

He’s a great doctor.

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February 24, 2022

5.0

Nice , cooperative

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February 24, 2022

4.0

He seemed knowledgeable but he didn’t spend a lot of time with me. Perhaps it wasn’t needed but it seems he could’ve asked more questions regarding my injury and how my toe felt.

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February 21, 2022

1.0

He made me feel like my care was not a priority

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February 14, 2022

5.0

He doesn't rely on others for opinion. He knows his job.

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February 14, 2022

5.0

Kind and knowledgeable.

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January 28, 2022

5.0

Because he is very nice he take his time out to listen to me and he is easy to talk to and he talk to me the way I understand him he is a great DR.

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January 24, 2022

5.0

Very helpful and explainable

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January 24, 2022

4.0

Seemed rushed.

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January 20, 2022

5.0

Good bedside manner; thorough in explaining diagnosis and surgery.

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January 19, 2022

4.0

He was pretty good.

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January 13, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable and caring.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Sissons was excellent. He was on schedule, knowledge, and helpful.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

He was very thoughtful, knowledgeable, and answered all my questions.

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January 03, 2022

4.0

He was kind, took the time even though he was running late so I appreciate that

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December 30, 2021

3.0

While he provided some additional information about my fractured foot, I was really hoping that he would be able to provide some more definitive answers, but I felt like I came out of it without any more clarity than I had prior to my visit, just with an increased worry about whether or not my foot will heal correctly without surgical intervention.

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December 27, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and caring.

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December 20, 2021

4.0

Discussion regarding my problem was hurried and delayed due to Dr.s heavy caseload.

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December 06, 2021

5.0

Dr Sisson is very patient caring and thoughtful in providing top quality care.

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December 02, 2021

4.0

He addressed my concerns, but the visit felt very rushed. I was still asking questions as he was halfway out the door (literally, he was standing in the open doorway ready to leave).

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December 02, 2021

4.0

Appreciated his explanation of my x-Rays.

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November 18, 2021

0.0

The doctor himself who saw me was absolutely horrible to me. He seemed very prejudiced and almost angered at the fact that I said I was a dancer, then he told me the problem was in my foot, when it’s my shin that hurts. I became so frustrated that I cried, to which he became even more passive towards me. Will never go back.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Amazing doctor, love the results I’ve got so far.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

To the point and great with articulating the situation.

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November 15, 2021

5.0

Gentle to the touch and asked questions and gave easy to understand answers

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November 08, 2021

5.0

Is so knowledgeable, patient and thoughtful. Extreemly patient isn't and considerate.

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November 08, 2021

4.0

Knowledgeable

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October 29, 2021

5.0

Dr Sisson is a great surgeon. He did an amazing job on my surgery. He took the time to talk with me before and after the surgery. When I went in for my follow up appointment with him he was very patient with me, helping me get back on my feet and walking again.

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October 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sisson takes as much time as needed to make sure you understand the issues and recommended course of action. Dr. Sisson encourages you ask questions and explains his answers so they are understood.

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October 18, 2021

2.0

Hour late for my appt. He was dismissive. He didn’t even take time to proactively tell me what to expect in terms of treatment. Worst provider I’ve ever seen at Northwestern where I’ve always been pleased with service. Really surprised.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Dr Sisson is not only extreemly knowlegable but also a fantastic communicator. He is extreemly patient and makes every aspect of the procedure crystal clear.

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October 04, 2021

2.0

Dr. Sisson must be extremely knowledgeable, Because people keep recommending him. But I don’t think we get along. We got off on the wrong foot on the first visit, and since then, it’s never gone well. I don’t think he has confidence in me. I don’t think he knows how hard I want to work. I don’t feel comfortable asking him questions. Our personalities just don’t work together and I need to be comfortable with asking the surgeon questions. This would be a big deal and he gave me a 50-50 shot that it would work. It didn’t seem like he wanted to do it. I regret coming back because I feel like I wasted his time. But people keep referring me back. I’m grateful for his time and expertise, I just don’t think he’s the right guy. I should at least feel comfortable asking questions about a major surgery. He should feel comfortable as well. And I don’t think he did. Like I said, he might be a good recommendation for other people. He certainly came highly recommended … But if I don’t feel comfortable asking questions… And he doesn’t want to do it … Probably not the right guy, and I’m probably not the right patient for him.

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October 04, 2021

5.0

Great doctor and straight to the point.

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October 01, 2021

5.0

He is a great and kind doctor and he met most of my expectations! I am very happy with the ending results!

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September 20, 2021

5.0

He was very clear in explaining his thoughts and the options I have.

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September 20, 2021

5.0

He helps by answering all your questions

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September 17, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sisson was very straightforward, knowledgeable and efficient. He and his team made sure to get me scheduled for surgery immediately after my initial visit with him.

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September 17, 2021

4.0

He’s fine. The schedule is totally jacked. I have obligations and can’t waste my morning sitting in a room

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September 17, 2021

5.0

I understand he had a stressful day and was running behind and trying to get through each person. But I felt really brushed off and unheard. I only made this appointment on the recommendation from the doc's office, so it was really annoying. Luckily this seems to be a one time occurrence and his nurses/team members helped me out and communicated with me.

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September 04, 2021

5.0

Knew what he was talking about

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Very professional explain things very easily to understand

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August 30, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable

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August 27, 2021

5.0

Prompt and professional service given

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August 26, 2021

1.0

Dr. Sisson was kind, however, I had more faith in his resident than he as the attending physician. I felt as though he was fitting me in to a specific and far-stretched diagnosis, even though my answers to his symptom related questions were all "no." He was puzzled, mentioned my case is not typical, and maybe it was a tumor. The only helpful information I received from this visit were the x-rays and the help from the resident as far as the next steps I should take.

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August 19, 2021

5.0

Once again very happy with my results

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August 19, 2021

0.0

I think he could of explained the healing process instead of saying, make an appointment if your still having issues Å“

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August 09, 2021

0.0

He had a terrible attitude. This was my first appointment with Dr. Sisson and will certainly be my last.

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August 06, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sisson saw me even though I was scheduled incorrectly. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is very personable.

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July 29, 2021

3.0

The lack of variety in treatment options. After completing physical therapy I was offered to use a brace or have surgery. Nothing else.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

I have the upmost confidence and Dr. Sisson. I like his down to earth straight talking manner He has answered every question that I have had.

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July 23, 2021

5.0

Excellent

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July 13, 2021

5.0

Visited me twice in my room. Very kind. Knee doing well. Virtually no scar.

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July 01, 2021

0.0

He did nothing.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

On time.. Listened. Explained everything.

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June 28, 2021

5.0

Fast, good communication, efficient.

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June 24, 2021

5.0

I EVEN REFERED MY SISTER TO HIM AND HE DID HER FOOT SURGERY AND SHE IS DOING WELL TOO.

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June 22, 2021

5.0

He is a very talented surgeon and has a great bedside manner.

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June 18, 2021

5.0

He is thoughtful, friendly and runs on time! He did not appear to be in a hurry, regretfully like a lot of docs, and explained what my injury was with great care.

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June 17, 2021

2.0

Poor bedside manner- dismissive, but he did come recommended by his MA.

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June 14, 2021

5.0

Personable, attentive and, like his staff, to the point.

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June 11, 2021

4.0

Seemed knowledgeable but didnt instill confidence

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June 07, 2021

0.0

He shouldnt be a doctor. I want a second opinion on my care

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June 03, 2021

5.0

He diagnosed my problem right away and I feel better already

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June 03, 2021

5.0

Exelente doctor muy amable y me ayuda a mis problemas médicos

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May 24, 2021

4.0

Will wait until my surgery before I give a higher rating.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

He is genuinely a kind & caring person. He gave me options before recommending surgery which I greatly appreciated. I was a nervous wreck prior surgery and Dr Sisson & his team were very empathic. All around great care!

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May 21, 2021

2.0

He did not explain what is causing my foot problem. He just gave me an insert.

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May 20, 2021

0.0

It felt like i had inconvenienced him. Very upsetting seeing my xrays and he badgered me to look at them as i was doubled over crying Å“Well we know you have a high pain tolerance!? He said Left me in the room alone for 15 minutes i never new he was done with the exam Awful when he has such a sharp, empathetic team supporting his Å“care?

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May 17, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, effective and informative care.

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May 13, 2021

5.0

I've filled this out with more detail, nothing has changed, you guys are great.

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May 06, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable, personable, and truly knows the situation and how to fix it.

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May 04, 2021

5.0

Straight delivery of whats going on, informative and encouraging

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May 03, 2021

5.0

He was kind, patient and explained the procedure.

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April 22, 2021

5.0

Great care, great Å“bedside manner?.

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April 19, 2021

3.0

Totally unprepared not happy I could have just as well stay at home I expected more I just felt hey I was just another person what's the problem give me my sheets of paper and send me on my way that's how I felt

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April 15, 2021

5.0

Took the time to ask me how I am doing, and assess my level of pain. Told me the healing process and how much longer I need

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April 13, 2021

5.0

He is very knowledgeable and experienced and treats me in an empathetic manner.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

The Dr. George A. Sisson Jr., MD will focus in helping and making the ill situation liveable.

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April 12, 2021

3.0

Had a feeling of not treated very serious, because injury wasnt bad enough

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent care

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April 01, 2021

5.0

Seems to know his stuff

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March 29, 2021

5.0

Smart!

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March 26, 2021

5.0

Dr. Sisson was pleasant, professional and knowledgeable (AND pretty on time!); I felt like I was in good hands.

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March 11, 2021

5.0

Again Dr Sisson is knowledgeable and has a great personality

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March 05, 2021

4.0

I had no issues with Dr. Sisson's treatment, however the timeliness in which I was seen is a major concern.

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March 05, 2021

5.0

He was very nice, answered my questions, explained the procedure to be done.

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March 05, 2021

5.0

Agsin, Dr. Sisson goe's above & beyond, always showing me way's also how to help myself, taking time to show me how & where to put bandage's to relieve toe & foot pain, I pass his great knowledge on to other's I know with similar symptom's. M He's a very wise & caring Doctor, always answering all of my many concern's!

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March 01, 2021

5.0

personal warm and friendly

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March 01, 2021

5.0

He is a great doctor!

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February 23, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable, great bedside manner, cares.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Was very helpful explained everything clearly, I feel confident that I know what is wrong with me and how the doc plans on fixing it.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Hes a great surgeon- good with answering questions. Great care.

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February 18, 2021

5.0

Kind, informative, and a very skilled surgeon.

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February 15, 2021

5.0

Dr Sisson is an Excellent Orthopedic Surgeon, great Teacher With His Residents and Great person

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February 08, 2021

5.0

He took a personal interest in my problem and made specific recommendations

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January 25, 2021

5.0

This the point that's what I like!

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Disclosures

George A. Sisson Jr, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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