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Dr. William Heller, MD

Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Hand Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Heller is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in care of the upper extremity. He specializes in conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. He treats all upper extremity conditions; including fractures, arthritis, work-related injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other traumatic or chronic injuries. Dr. Heller performs a variety of upper extremity surgeries for disorders involving bones, tendons, nerves, ligaments, and blood vessels. He performs shoulder arthroscopy, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and ligament repairs. He also performs wrist and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Heller has been in practice in Chicago since 1998. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. In his spare time, Dr. Heller enjoys cycling, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Hand Surgeon
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Chicago, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Chicago Hospitals, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • The Curtis National Hand Center, Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1730132945

Office locations

Midland Orthopedic Associates

5201 Willow Springs Rd, Suite 340

La Grange Highlands, IL 60525

Midland Orthopedic Associates

2850 S. Wabash Ave, Suite 100

Chicago, IL 60616

Midland Orthopedic Associates

8735 S. Merrion Lane

Hometown, IL 60456

Midland Orthopedic Associates

1111 East 87th Street, Suite 600

Chicago, IL 60619

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Short sweet and to the point.
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Awesome doctor experienced knows where the exactly the pain. sweet Thanks Doc..!! You should be Indian cricket team doctor
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Dr. Heller was very professional an thorough. I would not say he is friendly, but I would say he's incredibly competent. That said, they always have a packed waiting room, and though the front desk staff is really friendly; they clearlyhave a problem with over booking. My last appointment was for 11am on a weekday. I checked in at 10:50am, and at about 11:45pm, someone asked me who I was there to see because I didn't have an appointment. After they figured out who I was supposed to see (around noon) I was lead back to a exam room. I proceed to wait there for about 30 minutes, until I was finally seen for my five minute procedure. Long story short: great doctor if you want proficiency instead of friendliness, but not a great practice unless you have a lot of time to kill.
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Dr Heller answered all my concerns was very profesional and took the time needed to check my shoulder and previous studies.
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Very impersonal and quick with not much direction and guidance of how my cortisone shot would affect me when home. I was in extreme pain and had to call the office back multiple times just to get a hold of someone.Said they woild return my call with answers but never did.
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Dr. Heller's staff was courteous and prompt. After completing a few forms, Dr. Heller listened intently to my concern. I was impressed with his knowledge, skill, and professional manner.
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Was seen by Dr. Heller right away. My questions/concerns were addressed.
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Too quick. Didn't diagnose my condition and even didn't put an effort to know what's wrong. It seemed like as long as there is no procedure to do, the diagnosis doesn't matter.
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It was great, but I had to fill out all the paperwork again--was hoping they would use the data I provided on ZocDoc
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Doctor Heller and staff were all very pleasant, prompt, and courteous. I would definitely recommend Dr. Heller based on my experience.
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Great doctor, seemed highly knowledgeable and efficient, but still took time to meaningfully discuss. My only complaint was that I filled out the electronic forms, but the office did not accept them and made me fill them out on paper again.
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Dr Heller and his staff were very professional and pleasant. I would recommend him to all who suffer from arthritis pain
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He overlooked a bursitis in sent me away even though I was clearly in pain.
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Took over two hours to be seen by the doctor. I was seen for about twelve seconds. He said there's nothing that can be done about my wrist problem and I just have to live with the pain. Not helpful.
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Scheduling was easy, office staff was excellent, on site x-ray technology & technologist were awesome & Dr. Heller was Very thorough & I recommend them to anyone !
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It wasn't a bad visit just a sort of rushed visit. He couldn't help me at the time of appointment because the problem that I was there for wasn't showing up in his testing. He told me to come back inwhen the problem was happening. Well for me that was either at night or early in the morning. I left his office feeling like that was a wasted visit. So I would say that he was not the doctor for me. He may be great for someone else with a different type of problem. That is why I may recommend him to a friend or colleague. The staff was nice especially the x-ray technician.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor, very helpful and explained everything very well.
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desk staff was very friendly. willing to call multiple MRI locations to compare earliest available appointments.
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It was pleasant and very informantive
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Good, in and out, not to say rushed
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I'm a former patient of his and appreciate his candor and look forward to him treating my hand.
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The doctor was nice, but quick and a bit "business as usual". Otherwise, I was fine with my appointment.
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One hour wait just to get the X-ray and you still have to wait to see the doctor?! That's unneceptable
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I would've liked to been referred to a back specialist as well since I had problems with that as well.
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I had to reschedule to do horrible traffic and a small accident and they were very helpful to help me reschedule! This doctor is great.
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Great office and doctors
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All the paperwork procedure was done quickly. Dr. Heller knows what he's talking about with diagnosis and is very considerate of his patient.
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Very professional
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I've seen Dr. Heller for an injury several times, but was very displeased with my most recent visit. He was very short with me and I felt the exam was not comprehensive. Of course, he's the professional and knows best, butI've had this injury before and he did less than half the diagnostics as my prior ortho in Florida. I doubt I will return after this visit.
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I felt a little rushed, but Dr. Heller is an excellent physician and definitely knows his specialty. It was nice to have everything onsite except an MRI. I will definitely go back to him as needed.
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