900 Rand Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
9000 Waukegan Road
Morton Grove, IL 60053
- Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
- Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
- North Shore Surgical Suites
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
- Outpatient Joint Replacement
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.
Dr. Gordon’s Team:
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:
- Masters of Medical Science, Physician Assistant
- Masters of Education in Counseling
- Bachelors of Science, Health 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, my philosophy is to listen to my patients to ensure I fully understand the patient’s individual concerns and goals in seeking care. I stress effective communication, joint decision-making, and mutual trust. When surgical care is the chosen treatment method, my goal is to apply the highest quality technical skill and knowledge base to my work, leading to pain relief and rapid restoration of function for my patients."
Alexander Gordon, MD
University of Illinois
University of Illinois-Chicago Hospital - General Surgery
University of Illinois-Chicago Hospital - Orthopaedic Surgery
Scripps Clinic, La Jolla CA - Lower Extremity Reconstruction
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