Dr. Bryan Waxman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the foot, ankle and knee, including sports injuries, trauma and the various forms of arthritis. He also provides care for traumatic and sports-related shoulder and elbow injuries. Dr. Waxman offers patients advanced treatments, including new techniques for meniscus repairs, ankle fusions and tendon transfers. When medically advisable, he offers arthroscopic surgery, which reduces pain and speeds recovery times.
Cheerful and easy-going, Dr. Waxman combines strong surgical abilities with good communication skills. In providing care, he looks at the patient as a whole, treating the person, not merely the orthopedic problem. He seeks to take care of the problem with the treatment that will be easiest and most effective for patients.
A sprinter on his high school and college track teams, Dr. Waxman sustained stress fractures and torn knee cartilage. His admiration for the doctors who treated him inspired Dr. Waxman to become an orthopedic surgeon himself. The team physician at Highland Park High School for 15 years, Dr. Waxman is proud of the trust placed in him by the community that he serves.
Additional Areas of Expertise
Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)
Philosophy of Care
I’m just part of the team. I’m the team leader, but we use multiple resources to accomplish the goal, which is making the patient better.
University of Texas
Foot & Ankle
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
Northwestern University Medical School
Active Staff, Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL
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Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
Aetna Whole Health
Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
“For some time I have experienced arthritic type pain in my left knee. Because of my age, I really did want to have it replaced and thus asked Dr. Bryan Waxman what he could do for me. He has been giving me shots in the knee on a 3-4 time per year basis for about 3 years with mixed results. I finally decided it was not working. About three weeks ago I awoke one morning with more severe pain in the knee than I had previously experienced. I had no idea what was going on. I considered going to a [different] walk in facility because I needed immediate help. I took a flyer and called Dr. Waxman’s office and was able to get in that day. I walked into his office with a cane and much pain. He felt my knee and noticed a lot of fluid inside. He also mentioned that they had a new type of shot that they thought might be superior to what I had been give previously. He then took quite a bit of fluid from the knee and inserted the needle. Long story short. After walking into his office with a cane, on a Wednesday afternoon, I was able to play 18 holes of golf on the following Friday morning. I have had no pain since and my knee feels great. At a follow up call the following week, Dr. Waxman said just call me again if the pain ever recurs. I am so glad I called him and he was available to see me. Just to let you know it is not a perfect world. The shot did nothing to improve my already lousy golf game.” – Robert D.
“Dr. Waxman is an excellent, skillful & compassionate physician, The staff is always pleasant, caring & attentive to needs & concerns”
“Bryan Waxman was tops as he always is and Ranah was efficient and nice in addition as she always is.”
“So pleased with Dr. Waxman. My rotator cuff surgery was very successful, his manner was assuring and pleasant, phone calls were returned quickly, appointments were on time and never rushed– I would def recommend him.”