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//Alexander Gordon, MD

Alexander Gordon, MD

2019-07-31T20:45:27-05:00October 22nd, 2017|
Andrew Gordon, MD

Alexander C. Gordon, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Lower Extremity Reconstruction

Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

To Make an Appointment

Call 847-375-3000 or complete our online form to request an appointment

Practice Locations

Des Plaines Physician Offices
900 Rand Road
Suite 200
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Phone: 847-375-3000

Morton Grove Physician Offices
9000 Waukegan Road
Suite 200
Morton Grove, IL 60053

Phone: 847-375-3000

Affiliated Hospitals

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


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.


Medical School

University of Illinois


General Surgery

University of Illinois-Chicago Hospital


Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Illinois-Chicago Hospital


Lower Extremity Reconstruction

Scripps Clinic, La Jolla CA


  • 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


  • 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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Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Patient Stories

OrthoHealth Program Tailored to My Changing Needs: Georgianne’s Story
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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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