Jeffrey Visotsky, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Hand and Upper Extremity Microsurgery

Phone: 847-375-3000

Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification Surgery of the Hand
  • Certificate in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Ratings

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Highland Park Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Areas of Expertise

  • Arthroscopic Surgery of Upper Extremity
  • Pediatric Fracture Care
  • Clinical Research
  • Clavicle/Scapula Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Bicep Ruptures
  • Trauma of Upper Extremity
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)


A founding member of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Dr. Jeffrey L. Visotsky is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He specializes in hand, elbow and shoulder reconstruction procedures. Dr. Visotsky performs rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability reconstruction, primary and reverse shoulder replacement, tennis elbow surgery, and all hand procedures, including reconstruction, reimplementation and carpal tunnel surgery.

When medically appropriate, Dr. Visotsky provides advanced treatments including arthroscopy and the use of platelet-rich plasma injections to stimulate tissue healing. In many cases, Dr. Visotsky is able to treat patients successfully using non-surgical methods. His goal is to restore each patient back to the normal function in their activities of daily living and sports.

Dr. Visotsky has been part of the design teams for implants used in shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder replacements. In addition, he is conducting clinical trials evaluating platelet-derived growth factors and primary and reverse shoulder replacement techniques. He is on the medical consulting staff of the Shedd Aquarium and Brookfield Zoo.

What Patients Should Know About Me

Working and conducting clinical research studies gives me access to innovative techniques years before they’re available to the general public.

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My Team


Medical School

Northwestern University


McGaw Medical Center- Orthopaedic Surgery


Children's Memorial Hospital


Northwestern University Hospital


Cook County Hospital


Lutheran General Hospital


Evanston Northwestern Medical Center


Baylor College of Medicine- Hand and Upper Extremity Microsurgery


University of Chicago Hospital- Ilizarov Method


  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 1990 to present
  • Instructor, Physicians Assistant Department, Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 1997 to present
  • Special Consultant – Division of Specialized Care for Children, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois Hand and Upper Extremity Care 1999 to present
  • Clinical Associate of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1992 to 2000
  • Consulting Staff and Chief of the Medical Advisory Board, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois1995 to present

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Patient Feedback

“Doc V is the best. He did surgery #10 on my arm and wrist. Had HIS plate in my arm and wrist for over 10 years. If it wasn’t for a drill getting stuck in angle iron they would still be in there. But now I have a couple of cool key chains. You’re the best Doc V. Thanks for all the help and 10 years without a surgery.”

“Dr. V was excellent and he made a stressful – scared of the pain – exam very easy and enjoyable. I would recommend him to anyone.”

“Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky was wonderful. He was patient, kind, understanding, and very thorough. I can’t thank him enough for his knowledge and fabulous personality.”

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