Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Lower Extremity Reconstruction
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 is a leader in technological innovations in knee replacement, utilizing robotics and sensors, to help patients recover faster with better outcomes. 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 has developed a reputation as a surgeon willing to take on challenging problems within the hip and knee replacement field. Since beginning in practice in 2004, Dr. Gordon has performed over 6,000 adult reconstruction operations.
Dr. Gordon is actively involved in clinical research, with a focus on improving surgical techniques to optimize outcomes in hip and knee replacement. He has published peer reviewed articles and presented his work internationally. He also helps train residents as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Gordon is known as a surgeon able to listen to his patients. Each patient gets the attention they need, with an individualized treatment plan. Dr. Gordon believes that each patient has a certain “uniqueness” that must be taken into account when planning a treatment for their specific problem.
Dr. Gordon is a native Chicagoan. He has lived in the area his entire life and is active within the community and with his family. Dr. Gordon practices medicine in the community in which he lives, an increasingly rare finding these days. Dr. Gordon combines community based, personal care with world-class skill and knowledge. This has led to some very close, personal relationships with his patients.
Chad Anderson, PA-C, has been working as a Physician Assistant since 2001. Prior to joining IBJI in 2014 he was working in Central Africa for 10 years as a Medical Officer with the Peace Corps. For three years he also worked in Family Practice in Georgia after graduating from Emory University. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and playing tennis too.
Chad Anderson’s Education:
Sara Kilker, ATC, graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2009 with a Bachelors in Athletic Training. She then ventured down south to obtain her Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Services from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. She worked as sports medicine coverage for various semi professional and professional sports teams, the United States Olympic Education Center, and various high schools in Alabama, Georgia, and Illinois. In 2013, Sara transitioned to the orthopedic setting at a practice in Sandwich, IL. She came to Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in 2016. She is a local girl, hailing from Buffalo Grove, and is glad to be back residing in Arlington Heights with her lovely husband and adorable corgi mix, Penny.
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.
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Degenerative disease of the hip is a significant source of pain and disability for many Americans. In some cases it is so severe that it affects one’s ability to perform simple tasks such as walking, climbing stairs, and putting on shoes and socks. Active people with hip disease often see their lifestyle adversely affected by this problem.
We understand that making sure you know what to expect from your joint replacement experience is important to you. As you are reading through this material, if you have additional questions please reach out to us to discuss.
Each patient is unique, and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your knee pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Partial Knee replacement, which may provide you with relief from your knee pain.
It is one of the most common reasons for visits to a healthcare provider and accounts for significant pain and disability. When symptoms of this disease become severe, patients are often forced to seek treatment. Medications, therapy, and injections all have a role in the treatment of degenerative arthritis of the knee. However, for some people, these treatments are either not effective or lose effectiveness over time. Ultimately, many people become candidates for knee replacement surgery.
Dr. Gordon is a compensated consultant, researcher and speaker for OrthoSensor, Inc. Applicable disclosures comply with IBJI policies. Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is not responsible for and does not endorse content on external websites. It is provided for informational purposes only.
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“It’s been 3 years since my hip replacement, what a fantastic job. I never have pain, I am able to enjoy my life like before. I have no restrictions, sometimes I forget which leg it was. I am so happy to have my life back. I was so scared as I have a bad heart and I failed the EKG but Dr. Gordon and his team, Chad and Sara, worked together and made it happen. I am here today to prove it, with a dance in my step. Thanks for great service, Chad, Sara and of course Dr. Gordon. I tell everybody I see that has any bone pain to visit the IBJI.” – Della C.
“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”