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Home  |  Doctors |  Serafin DeLeon, MD

Serafin DeLeon, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Hand and Upper Extremity

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification Surgery of the Hand

Practice Locations

350 South Greenleaf
Suite 405
Gurnee IL 60031
Fax: 847-336-3249

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Surgery Center - Libertyville
  • Hawthorn Surgical Center
  • Lindenhurst Surgery Center
  • Northwestern Grayslake Surgery Center
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Vista Health System

Biography

Dr. Serafin DeLeon is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He specializes in treating conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow such as arthritis, fractures and other traumatic injuries, nerve compression, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. DeLeon also has advanced training and experience in the care of sports injuries and treats athletes of all ages, including college and professional athletes.

In most cases, Dr. DeLeon is able to offer arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. He also offers patients injections with platelet- rich plasma to stimulate tissue healing.

In providing care, Dr. DeLeon looks at the patient as a whole, treating the person, not merely the orthopedic condition. He takes the time to explain each patient’s condition and treatment options thoroughly, so that patients can participate in decisions about their care. Dr. DeLeon customizes care to each patient individually to address any unique concerns or issues the patient may have. His goal is to eliminate pain and restore function.

Additional Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Care

I diagnose and treat problems of the hand, wrist, and elbow with medically proven therapies that maximize recovery and minimize interruptions to people’s lives.  When non-operative care is no longer an option, I perform minimally invasive surgery whenever possible to expedite the healing process, and minimize or eliminate scarring.

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Lake County Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Sports

  • Team Physician – Waukegan High School
  • Team Physician – Zion-Benton Township High School

Education

Fellowship
Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI
Hand & Upper Extremity
Residency
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL
Orthopaedic Surgery
InternshipGeneral Surgery
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago IL
Medical School
Northwestern University Medical School

Awards

  • Class Honors: University of Michigan, 1991-93
  • James B. Angell Scholar: University of Michigan, 1993
  • Alpha Omega Alpha: Northwestern University Medical School, 1996
  • Clinical Anatomy Award, Northwestern Orthopaedic Residency Program, 2003

Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor: Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 2003-04

Our Team

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Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
  • Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
  • CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation
  • CCN POS
  • CCN PPO
  • Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
  • CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)
  • First Health PPO
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO
  • HMO Illinois (some physicians)
  • Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO
  • Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT Services, Rehab Services, and some Physicians)
  • Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO
  • One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)
  • One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred Health Network PPO)
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)
  • Savility
  • Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Union Health Service
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO

IBJI providers are participating providers in the following workers’ compensation Preferred Provider Programs (PPP):

  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network
  • MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)

Patient Resources

Rehab Protocols