Dr. Steven Mardjetko is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in treating spine conditions, with an emphasis on pediatric spinal deformities, including early onset spinal deformity. He provides the gamut of treatment options for very young children all the way to adults, including advanced techniques not widely available. Because he treats adults as well as children and has been in practice for more than two decades, Dr. Mardjetko is able to understand how a spinal condition will affect a child later in life and to provide treatment that keeps long-term outcomes in mind.
He was drawn to the challenge of pediatric orthopedics. He honed his abilities caring for children with rare conditions for 17 years at Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago. He frequently teaches his fellow spine surgeons at medical society meetings. He has helped develop techniques for the surgical management of Down Syndrome patients with complex cervical spine conditions.
Dr. Mardjetko currently is conducting research studies examining the effectiveness of spinal stabilization instruments, the use of different spinal fixation techniques during surgery, and the use of current spinal fusion materials.
Additional Areas of Expertise
Fracture Care (Spine Fractures & General Pediatrics)
Pediatric Back Pain, Congenital Abnormalities, Neurologic Conditions, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Down Syndrome
“Dr. Mardjetko was a terrific doctor. His bedside manner was phenomenal! Highly recommend”
“Dr. Mardjetko and his staff are wonderful. I had to very difficult back surgery three years ago to correct severe scoliosis. The surgery went great and even though it was a tough recovery for me, I truly appreciated the care that Dr. Mardjetko and his staff gave to me along the way!”