Dr. Gerlinger specializes in Adult Hip and Knee reconstruction. This includes procedures designed to reconstruct the arthritic hip and knee as well as treat hips and knees that have been previously replaced, but are failing due to wear, infection, and other conditions. We employ a very personalized approach to your care with responsive administrative support and skilled nursing. Our team approach ensures the shortest possible hospital stay and recovery, and Dr. Gerlinger specializes in outpatient joint replacement for patients who wish to go home the day of surgery, as well as employing the latest technology in robotics when appropriate. Our goal is to quickly return you to the activities that you value most.
COL(Ret) Gerlinger was commissioned from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York and awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. He graduated from medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences(USUHS), Bethesda, Maryland.
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts talks to Colonel Tad Gerlinger of the Brooke Army Medical Center, about treating the war-like injuries suffered by the Boston bombing victims.
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Extremely satisfied with Dr.Gerlinger. Had a full hip replacement and very happy with his expertise and professionalism. Rush is by far the best.
I had a Total Knee replacement 10/2019 at Rush University Hospital in Chicago. During the pre op classes , I was told to expect , realistically, 80% improvement . I can safely say , over 8 weeks post op, I am way over 200% improved! The care pre op, inpatient and post op exceeded my expectations! Dr Gerlinger and his team of professionals are to be commended and rank a 5++ in my opinion. Also note , I am in the healthcare profession and appreciate excellent care.
Dr Gerlinger is a wonderful and talented doctor. I had a hip replacement that was a little complicated. I resisted getting my hip done because of fear and back problems. I waited so long that I could hardly walk. He assured me I would be pain free. I was shocked how little pain I had the day after surgery. I did not have to take all my pain medication because I felt so much better. He is an amazing doctor and he has an amazing staff. Rush Hospital was great and the staff is wonderful. I would not hesitate to use Dr Gerlinger again for my other hip when I need it.
- Linda in Park Ridge, IL
After two failed hip replacements, I called Dr. Gerlinger for an appointment. From the very beginning his whole staff was friendly, courteous, and first rate. He spent the time and reviewed my case thoroughly and let me know what to expect from the surgery. After three weeks, I'm ready to throw that walker away. Thank you Dr. Gerlinger and your staff
- SM in Valparaiso, IN
I received excellent from a highly skilled surgeon.
- MN. in Chicago, IL
Dr Gerlinger did my hip replacement 4 weeks ago. I found Dr. Gerlinger and his staff very genuine and caring. I was able to go home the day of my surgery and sleep in my own bed. Everything is going great. I would highly recommend Dr. Gerlinger. I have more surgeries to come and I know who my surgeon will be.
- JO in Chicago, IL