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Andrew Gordon, MD

Alexander C. Gordon, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Lower Extremity Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

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Practice Locations

900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines IL 60016
9000 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Morton Grove IL 60053

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • North Shore Surgical Suites
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Biography

Dr. Alexander C. Gordon, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating hip and knee conditions in adults. He is an expert in anterior approach hip replacement, which decreases post-operative pain and speeds recovery. Dr. Gordon also uses sensor-assisted techniques to perform knee replacement surgery that is fine- tuned for the specific patient.

His interest in science and helping people led Dr. Gordon to become a physician. He chose to specialize in orthopedics because it offers very tangible methods to help people relieve pain and to restore active lifestyles.

Dr. Gordon is currently helping develop a new form of sensor-guided knee replacement technology and is conducting a research collaboration with other surgeons to determine algorithms to optimize surgery using this device. As well, he helps train residents as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Anterior Approach Hip Replacement
  • Revision of Hip & Knee Replacements
  • Treatment of Prosthetic Joint Infections
  • Treatment of Hip & Femur Fractures
  • Oxford Partial Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Hip Resurfacing
  • Minimal Incision Total Hip Replacement
  • Evaluation & Treatment of Painful Joint Replacements
  • Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement

 

Philosophy of Care

In providing care, Dr. Gordon’s philosophy is to listen to his patients to ensure he fully understands the patient’s individual concerns and goals in seeking care. He stresses effective communication, joint decision-making, and mutual trust. When surgical care is the chosen treatment method, his goal is to apply the highest quality technical skill and knowledge base to his work, leading to pain relief and rapid restoration of function for his patients.

Education

Fellowship
Scripps Clinic, La Jolla CA
Lower Extremity Reconstruction
Residency
University of Illinois-Chicago Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery
Internship
University of Illinois-Chicago Hospital
General Surgery
Medical School
University of Illinois

Research and Publications

Awards

  • Leo Weinstein Award for Excellence in Patient Care, University of Illinois-Chicago Orthopaedic Alumni Association June 2003
  • 1st Prize: Resident Paper Competition, American College of Surgeons Chicago Committee on Trauma June 2001
  • Winner, “Best Paper”: Clinical Research Conference, University of Illinois Department of Orthopaedics March 2002
  • Winner, “Best Paper”: Clinical Research Conference University of Illinois Department of Orthopaedics  March 2001

Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics University of Illinois Department of Orthopaedics
  • Site Director-University of Illinois Orthopaedic Residency Skokie Hospital
  • Quality Committee Member NorthShore University Health Systems
  • Education Program Committee Member NorthShore University Health Systems

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https://www.drgordonortho.com

Curriculum Vitae

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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)

Rehab Protocols

Videos

Telemedicine Visit for Hip Replacement Follow-Up: Gary H’s Story
Over the years, Gary has had three surgeries with IBJI’s Dr. Gordon, both of his knees replaced and most recently his left hip replaced…read more

Five Star Knee Replacement: Bill J’s Story
Dr. Alexander Gordon is a genius surgeon! I’m 60 years old now. I was playing soccer…read more

Knee Replacement Then vs. Now, 13 Years Apart: Linda G’s Story
Night and day. That’s how Linda Gordon compares her left and right knee replacement surgeries…read more

OrthoHealth Program Tailored to My Changing Needs: Georgianne’s Story
I came to IBJI for PT for knee pain. Annette Egel and Stephanie Fitch were my physical therapists…read more

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Additional Patient Feedback

“Dr. Gordon is wonderful….listened to all my ‘stories’ of my knee problems. Staff very nice too.”

“I felt that Dr Gordon was terrific. He addressed my problem and set of a course of. Action I would recommend him with extremely high regards”

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