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Orthopedic Consultation
5616 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL, 60659
1431 N. Western Avenue, Suite 510, Chicago, IL, 60622

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Saper has joined the medical staff of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Centers as the Co-Director of Sports Medicine. Dr. Saper completed both medical school and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and served as an assistant physician for the University of Chicago Maroon’s Athletic Department. He has advanced training in a variety of both non-operative and minimally invasive procedures to treat and repair sports and orthopedic injuries and arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle.

Dr. Saper also has considerable experience with fracture and trauma care and completed his residency training in New England’s busiest Level 1 Trauma Center. He continues to provide trauma and fracture care as a surgeon at two of Chicago’s Level 1 trauma centers.

In addition to clinical care, Dr. Saper has presented multiple research presentations at national orthopedic conferences including the ‘Orthopaedic Trauma Association,’ the ‘American Society for Surgery of the Hand,’ and the ‘American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.’

He has published several peer-reviewed research papers, novel surgical techniques, and review articles in the orthopedic literature on the topics of sports and trauma and currently serves as a reviewer for the highest impact orthopedic journal, The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Saper is dedicated to the complete care of the individual and stays up to date with the latest techniques, technologies, and treatments to treat bone, cartilage, and joint disorders. He aims to collaborate with patients to help restore their mobility so they can reach their maximal potential in sport, work, and life.

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Incredibly thoughtful and very aware of individual needs, which vary greatly from any one person. He took his time with me and was not rushed at all. Instead I felt like he provided me with great references and extensive diagnostics that provided clear evidence for reasonable next steps.

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Great staff and really honest opinion.

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The DR and his staff were very professional and punctual.

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Very informative and to the point, good sense of humor and no sugar coating. Would absolutely see him again, and recommend him to others.

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Another great visit with Dr. Saper - made a last minute appointment but was able to get in and get my knee looked at. Moving forward with next steps now...

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All the staffers at doctor Saper's office were very helpful and professional. When I showed up they had the zoc-doc forms all ready to go already filled out. The office is like a one stop shop with what seems to be a great environment with many qualified specialists and support staff. I needed x-rays so they were done right there in the office and instantly available. They were also connected to a physical therapy center so I scheduled some physical therapy right there. After looking at the X-rays, performing some range of motion tests, and the series of questions, Dr. Saper was able to diagnose me. He prescribed some treatments that already seem to be making a difference. Over all it was definitely worth booking an appointment.

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He was very friendly!

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It was great. I was able to get an appt pretty quick and I enjoyed the process. Everyone was very nice.

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I was able to schedule with ease, in a very timely appointment, within days of issue. Dr Saper was friendly, knowledgeable, and addressed my issues. I left confident that I am on a path to recovery.

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Was able to fit me in that day. Diagnosed me quickly and got me on my way. A successful appointment.

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Dr. Saper was awesome. I waited a bit in the waiting room but once I was taken into a room he did not make me wait long. He was personable and friendly. He took the time to explain what was going on with me in very simple language so that I was clearly able to understand. I would definitely recommend him.

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Dr. Saper was very informative. Answered all our questions. I took my 12 year old son. He said he felt very comfortable with Dr. Saper. I highly recommend him. The office was very professional.

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Dr. Saper was super straightforward and helpful. He explained exactly what the issues were with my hand injury and laid out a recovery plan. He made me feel completely comfortable and confident that the recovery would go smoothly. I have another appt in a couple of weeks and I look forward to seeing him again.

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I was very nervous about seeing an orthopedic surgeon but am glad I was referred to Dr. Saper. He was very calm and straightforward in explaining the likely prognosis of my injury and in developing a recommended action plan. That provided a lot of peace of mind for me, which I greatly appreciated. The office staff was very friendly and professional, too. I scheduled all follow-up tests and appointments before I left, which also helped with the peace of mind.

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This is tough - let me start out by saying Dr. Saper was AMAZING. He spent a lot of time answering my questions, I felt like he actually listened to me and wasn't rushed and he seemed to be very thorough. I would recommend Dr. Saper to anyone and everyone as a doctor, I would not recommend his practice (hence my 'maybe' answer). Here's the tough part - his staff is the worst. When they called me to confirm my appointment, I asked if I could email them my records as I was coming for a second opinion, she said no due to HIPAA, I said I didn't think that sounded right, she said she would ask and call me right back. She never did. I had to call the next morning, was on hold over 15 minutes and was finally told that I could email the records. When I came in the office everyone seemed really disorganized. They sent me for xrays, but when I asked the nurse why, she had no idea (xrays made no sense for my visit). The worst was the girl who handled my follow up scheduling and check-out. She was rude, continually rolled her eyes when I asked questions and ended up throwing my follow-up papers at me because she got frustrated. I have since called with a question and the lady on the phone (maybe the same one) had such an attitude and ultimately, my question wasn't answered. I'm really torn as I thought Dr. Saper was great and I am confident he can help me, but his staff made me quite uncomfortable and question whether or not I want to go back to his office. :(

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My visit was very satisfying! Doctor Saper patiently listened to my problem and answered all the questions. I would definitely revisit him for the follow- up.

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He is totally professional.

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Listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions patiently. Didn't rush me through the consultation, which I appreciate.

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Dr. Saper was friendly and clear- exactly what you want in a Dr. I had hurt my hand a while back and he has been great throughout my recovery!

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Dr. Saper was very informative when diagnosing my knee pain. He answered all of my questions in great detail and offered a clear treatment plan - all while squeezing me in the same day I made the appointment!

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My visit with Dr. Saper was a good one. He was very professional, kind, encouraging, and apologetic about the wait time.

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Friendly staff and doc. Overall mostly painless experience!

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I had a very pleasant experience with my visit to Dr. Saper's office. I had a pain on my left bicep and he was able to figure out the underlying issue which was sprain in my brachialis. He was extremely polite and friendly. Overall great guy. He is a young chill dude who knows his stuff. I would highly recommend him.

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Dr. Saper was great. Talked through all possibilities of the injury. Worked through some options of treatment and next steps and was incredibly patient. Highly recommended.

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Dr. Saper needs to move practices. He is a terrific doctor with a great bedside manner he is open to listening to his patients and has their best interests in mind. However the personal that run the practice lack the correct attitude to work in the healthcare industry. I am fully insured with great healthcare, and this practice is a preferred provider. They would not let me leave unless I paid for all services (copay & X-rays) before I left, telling me my insurance covered nothing. Turns out my insurance covered 80% of my visit and I am stilling battling their department. on reimbursement I also requested my medical records, which any patient is legally allowed to do. It took them over the 30 day legal limit to provide these records; even after following through every 3-5 days. Doubling Billing, Attitude & In ability to follow though on communication. There are plenty of other options in the Chicagoland. Do not work with this practice if you have the choice, I leaned my lesson the hard way.

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Dr. Saper genuinely expressed care in solving my problem throughout our appointment. He identified a solution and had me feeling much better about my wrist injury after educating me on the diagnosis. I highly recommend Dr. Saper to anyone with a sports injury or orthopedic issues.

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Personable but to the point. Informative.

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Great Doctor! First time meeting Dr. S. Very straightforward/professional, not feeding me a bunch of B.S. I highly recommend Dr. S.!!!!

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They made everything here easy and fast for the patient. Dr. Saper is an amazing doctor, who treated my knee injury. He is a very nice doctor and I would highly recommend to him to anyone. Thank you doctor.

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I was seen and treated quickly. Polite and thorough in our discussion.

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Dr. Saper and his staff are amazing. I was looking for a Sports Medicine specialist to see after suffering exertion headaches I started following a recent fitness competition. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. After having X-Rays taken and ruling out any underlying issues, he knew right away what to prescribe and carefully explained to me why he was prescribing each medication and wrote his email on his business card to reach out to him if I had any follow up questions. He was very friendly and I probably didn't have a total wait period of more than 5 minutes for all my combined time in the lobby, waiting on the X_Ray technician, waiting on the doctor, paying, etc. I was in and out in no time. The paperwork for my initial visit was not burdensome either. It took less than 5 minutes. I'm actually going to see about switching and making him my primary care physician after this visit. I scheduled my visit on Zocdoc the after midnight the night before my morning. Some places in the past have told me to call first, because Zocdoc isn't always up-to-date with their scheduling times. Glad to see that's not an issue with this office.

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They are very efficient here. I was the last appointment of the day and Dr. Saper was willing to stay in order to help. The accommodation was greatly appreciated.

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Very professional, helpful visit!

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I am highly encouraged by the care plan for my whiplash neck injury outlined by Dr. Saper and his assistants. He is highly professional, kind, and to the point. Looking forward to the PT sessions that he set up for me. Hoping for results!

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Friendly office staff, Dr Saper

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Dr saper seems knowledgeable and not eager to just go in and fix with surgery which lately it seems every doctor wants to do. We still don't know exactly what my injury is but wants me to try anti inflammatories and then have a follow up combined with physical therapy. He was calm and good at explaining what could be happening and treatment plan.

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Dr. Super was great! Very friendly and easy going. He checked out out my broken toe without poking or pulling on it too much and had me fitted in a new walking boot within the half hour. He made sure I had his direct contact information in case I had any questions or concerns before my next x ray. Would definitely recommend!

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Dr David Saper was incredibly professional and engaged. He listened to all I had to say, and offered me multiple choices for my treatment of my fractured ulna. I highly recommend Dr David Saper.

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He's a great doctor and a pleasure to be around. He's extremely knowledgeable and I would refer him to everyone I know. Overall great guy