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Apr 11, 2020

I highly recommend Dr. Gerlinger to my family and friends, in fact I already did. After Dr. Performing 2 total knee replacements in the last 3 months I am doing well and going back to work in a couple of days. I have to say Dr. Gerlinger's staff is very attentive and he himself very talented, kind and humble. If you or someone you know decide to have surgery done by him please make sure you sign up for his very helpful text messages he sends during your recovery.

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Mar 14, 2020

Highly recommend Dr. Gerlinger, his staff, and Rush Hospital. They are professional, informed, and friendly. From beginning to end, I can not say enough about Dr. Gerlinger, his nurses and Rush Hospital. Better experience than we had hoped for.

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Mar 14, 2020

Dr. Gerlinger changed my life. I had both of my knees replaced and I could not be happier. Every step was smooth and explained well. Both surgeries went extremely well and recover went smooth as well. Dr. Gerlinger is great. His team is great as well. Thank you

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Mar 07, 2020

Professional staff, they were efficient and very pleasant. All paperwork was completed prior to the visit. The Dr. knew about me and my history before the visit and referred to my information during my appointment. I was hesitant to have knee replacement. I put off the decision and Dr. Geringer was my second opinion. He was calm and not an alarmist. I've changed my mind. Will get my new knee in June

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Mar 06, 2020

Dr Gerlinger and his staff were fantastic. The text were very timely and self assuring. Sometimes it seemed like they were reading your mind. The phone calls I did make always left me feeling I was on the right track.

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Mar 06, 2020

I was very impressed with Dr Dr Dr. Dr Gerlinger and his staff were always there when I needed them. The text were very timely and assuring. Sometimes it was like they were reading your mind. I called a few times and I always got the advice I needed to help me physically as well as mentally.

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Feb 29, 2020

Dr. Gerlinger made me feel like I am in very competent hands as I approach my hip replacement. In addition to his skill as a surgeon, he is also very personable.

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Feb 09, 2020

Dr. Gerlinger replaced both my knees, two months apart. They healed up amazingly quickly and PT made a huge difference. At four months after the second surgery I can walk up and down stairs, drive my stick shift car, ride my bike, work out at the really is amazing how quickly it's all happened. I am completely happy with the process too - his fantastic staff were always available for all my questions, and Dr. Gerlinger is one of the best in the business. Typical of surgeons he didn't have a lot of time to spend with me, but he always knew what questions I'd been asking and what stage of recovery I should be in, and checked to see I was - I felt he knew who and how I was all the way through. I feel very fortunate to have had such a good experience with such a big procedure!

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Feb 08, 2020

Dr. Gerlinger and his staff are top-notch. I was continually impressed with them - they always knew who I was, where I was in the process, took the time to answer any questions I had. My knees have healed up amazingly quickly - he replaced both knees two months apart. Four months after the second surgery I can do everything I want to. I am working on overall strength at the gym, I can ride my bike and drive my stick-shift car, and walk as long as I want. We are packing to move and I have no problems getting to the bottom shelves or shifting boxes. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

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Jan 19, 2020

I had a knee replacement...Dr.Gerlinger provides professional care and concerns..the initial consultation with him and his professional staff eased my anxiety...they focus on explaining my questions thoroughly and the expectations to follow. Education regarding surgery and recovery is reviewed with his excellent team. Surgery day was better than I expected...outpatient....recovery has been with very little pain...healing on schedule .... his team will make numerous followup calls for questions...they are concerned. The Dr and staff run efficiently with very little wait time...typically on time....feel confident with Dr. Gerlinger’s knowledge and skills along with his team

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Jan 17, 2020

Extremely satisfied with Dr.Gerlinger. Had a full hip replacement and very happy with his expertise and professionalism. Rush is by far the best.

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Jan 11, 2020

Simply the best

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December 30, 2019

Great. Dr Gerlinger was referred to me by my primary care physician, regarding osteoarthritis of my right hip. He and his colleague addressed all of my issues, and answered all of my questions to my satisfaction.

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December 10, 2019

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.

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December 10, 2019

Dr Tad Gerlinger performed a total knee replacement for myself on 10/7 /2019. The pre op , inpatient, and post op experience was 5 Star and more. I was told in the pre op classes to realistically expect no more than an 80% improvement. I am presently 8 weeks post op and feel over 200% more stable and able to do things I was fearful to do pre op . Dr Gerlinger and his team are to be commended for their professionalism and attention to detail . The communication was excellent along with "what to expect". If you are "on the fence" , don't wait and I wish I would have had this fixed sooner !

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November 16, 2019

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.

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November 07, 2019

My experience with Dr. Gerlinger over all was pretty amazing. I didn’t have any expectations at all, but just knew how miserable my hip was making me at age 39 and knew it was in bad shape! It was drastically impacting my quality of life, in every area. My age seemed to scare off other doctors outside of this practice despite the condition of my hip and other bed side manner was rough to say the blast. But Dr. Gerlinger didn’t even wince about my age and had such a pleasant and kind demeanor. He was such an advocate in getting me back to living the life that I want to live. Because of him and his team, I can now play with my kids like normal, ride a bike again, get in and out of my car with out pain, get back to working out like normal, get up and down easily , do so many daily activities now PAIN FREE! I know my other hip will need one down the road and am happy to know that I have Dr. Gerlinger and his team to count on. Thank you for such a smooth and amazing experience and giving this mom and wife her life back!

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October 10, 2019

On Aug 5th I had my right knee replaced. The surgery went really well and I was up and about right away. His staff was excellent what a great team . I also appreciates Dr’s daily text it kept me motivated . I looked forward to them each day. Thank You for helping me walk again.

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July 10, 2019

After more than four months post-op for total knee replacement surgery, I am singing the praises of Dr. Tad Gerlinger and his team!

The approach to surgery began with an educational session that highlighted all aspects of the surgery, but most importantly, allowed patients in a small group setting to ask questions about pre-op procedures, the surgery itself, post-op practices and medications. Notably, a pre-op appointments were made for blood work and with physical therapy in preparation for surgery. Physical therapy focused on the use of assistive devices - crutches and cane - in anticipation of hospital discharge.

On the day of surgery, the Rush surgical team demonstrated efficiency and care, ensuring my comfort in advance of entering the surgical theater. Immediately following the surgery, Dr. Gerlinger took the time to report on my status and provide assurance to my daughter that all had gone smoothly.

This surgery experience was nothing short of miraculous! The basis of comparison was surgery seven years ago with another surgeon that was characterized by prolonged pain, anxiety and limited mobility.

Dr. Gerlinger and his team deserve a 10-star rating! I recommend Dr. Gerlinger without reservations.

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June 10, 2019

Dr. Gerlinger replaced my left hip three weeks ago. The day after surgery, I was able to walk without assistance, and I only needed pain meds for the first couple days. Three weeks out, and I need to constantly remind myself to slow down and that I recently had major surgery. I would recommend this surgeon and his outstanding team of nurses to anyone needing joint replacement!

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Apr 28, 2019


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May 05, 2019

Very professional and knowledgeable in the field of pre and post hip replacement.

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May 05, 2019

I had total knee replacement with Dr. Gerlinger. He and his staff are beyond excellent. They do everything to insure success with your surgery. They are always there to answer all your questions. The texting system is very helpful to keep you on task with your recovery.

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May 23, 2019

Excellent team who is very responsive to calls, questions and follow through. Surgery went well, having a good recovery. In week 5 post op and I am driving short distances, walking without assistance and swelling is almost gone. Pain comes and goes but is no longer severe.

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Jun 08, 2019

Have had 2 hip replacements with Dr Gerlinger and have not had any problems. His whole team is very attentive and responsive. Quick recovery. Very good experience. Has always listened when I’ve had questions and addressed my concerns.

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JUly 6, 2018

I consulted about my hip with several doctors and chose Dr. Gerlinger and his team at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush because they use the most up to date methods in joint replacement with minimal recovery times. Even though I had many options closer to home, it was well worth the hour commute with traffic. They lived up to everything and more. Communication was first rate before and after the procedure. My home physical therapist who first saw me two days after the surgery had never seen anyone do what I could do so quickly and make the progress I did over the next two weeks. I can only attribute it to the work of Dr. Gerlinger. Thank you for taking care of my hip pain and making me good as new.

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Augest 3, 2018

Dr Gerlinger is an amazing surgeon and a nice guy as well. He eagerly took on my badly damaged (previously fractured) knee, which required a TKR, when other dr.s were less than enthusiastic. It was a complicated knee replacement. I cannot believe how well it went. I am barely 3 weeks post surgery and you would never know, from seeing me walk, that I had just had a TKR. The recovery has been very, very fast, with minimal pain. My range of motion is incredible already. If you need a new knee or hip or a revision, go to Dr Gerlinger. He is my hero!

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November 2, 2018

Dr Gerlinger and his team have restored my physical condition to a point where all normal activities can be carried out without pain of fatigue. He and his team displayed the highest skills, knowledge and patient-centered approaches with excellent communication and interactions. Staff was always available for questions and encouragement. All processes were extremely detailed and ensured the outcomes were what was promised. I highly regard this team and my experience to restore an active life style.

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October 31, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger and his entire team deliver first rate care, from the first hip replacement consultation through the post operative follow up meetings. Highly recommended.

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October 29, 2018

We live 100 miles one way & he & his staff r so worth the trips! we would recommend them to everyone. They care, listen & advise as to what needs to be done. Love the daily text messages. They encourage, Tell u like it is & what is needed to speed ur healing & recovery! thanks dr & team! ur the best! kent & mercy smith

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September 8, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger and staff are fantastic!! I had a hip replacement surgery a little over a month ago and today I’m moving around and pain free!! Thank you Dr. Gerlinger and staff, you are the best!!

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August 12, 2018

We heard such good things about Dr. Gerlinger that we traveled out of state to receive his care. Our confidence was well placed. After reviewing my history and test results, he recommended partial knee replacement. The preparation, surgery and recovery went seamlessly. I experienced very minimal discomfort and with the help of his daily text messages, I felt encouraged and supported throughout my recovery. Dr Gerlinger and his staff are top notch!!!

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July 29, 2018

I was told 26 years ago that I needed my right hip relaced, but fear kept me from doing it. After years of excessive Nsaid use I had to have a large ulcer surgically repaired. From my first meeting with Dr. G. I felt I was in the best hands. Dr. G is the most organized Dr. I've ever had. Before surgery he and his staff took the time to explain the entire procedure and what o expect before,during and after surgery. With his CareTxt you feel that he and his staff were along your side during recovery. I am having my left hip replaced next week and have concerns whatever. My thanks to Dr. Gerlinger and his Kate.

I cannot say enough good things about this dr. And he is a very nice guy to boot.

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July 25, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger and his staff run a tight ship from start to completion regarding hip replacements of which I just recently had my second in the past 9 months. The process is flawless and my confidence in the outcome has been confirmed. Dr. Gerlinger’s great bedside manner and mild demeanor is a wonderful attribute. I would totally recommend Dr. Gerlinger and Rush Medical Center for orthopaedic surgery. My husband has had two shoulder replacements with Dr. Nicholson and hip replacement in Oct.

-Karen R in Bartlett

July 21, 2018

Thee best Appointment ever. I've been trying to figure out for a few years now why I was having so much pain in my knees and now I know thanks to Dr. Feeling. I am forever grateful to him for helping me out if you're having joint issues go to him trust me you'll feel better when you leave the office.

-Anna B in Chicago, IL

July 21, 2018

Amazing surgeon. Answered all my questions prior to surgery. Made me feel like I mattered.

-Charles in IL

July 17, 2018

This is the second hip I’ve had Dr Gerlinger replace. The first was 2.5 years ago and I was doing so much better. Knew my left would be coming and had that done just 6 weeks ago. Everything has changed so much. Much less pain. Feel so much stronger! I feel like I have a new life. Especially like the daily text messages encouraging you through the process. You feel like he’s right there cheering you on. Great idea. Thank you.

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June 23, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger in my opinion is the most gifted, experienced, humble surgeon/person I have ever met outside my social orbit. Dr. G. rejuvenated, repaired and skillfully reconstructed my hips and knees. Do you have a favorite restaurant that you love; is consistently satisfying, professionally staffed with efficient, friendly, kind and knowledgeable people? MO@Rush is all that! In The Chi U would be doing yourselves a disservice if one did not arrange a consultation with Dr G. It's on U!

- Peter in The Chicago, IL

June 17, 2018

Dr Gerlinger did my knee replacement in May of 2018. I had a previously shattered my tibia into 11 pieces. I had a plate and 10 screws. After 7 years I was bone on bone. Dr Gerlinger was able to remove a few of my screws and do my knee replacement. ( I was told by doctor in my hometown, that it would take 2 surgeries. That means two recoveries.). Dr Gerlinger was able to work around the majority of my hardware, without removing it all. It’s been 7 weeks since my replacement. My recovery was extremely quick. I was able to return to work in 2 weeks, but I could have been back to my profession within a week. I now walk 5 miles a day, and go to the gym. Dr Gerlinger has been successful in helping me return to a full and normal lifestyle.

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June 10, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger performed hip replacement surgery on me in April 2017. I was extremely satisfied with the results of the surgery, and was impressed by Dr. Gerlinger’s surgical skill and care. His team was available for me if I had any questions or needed assistance,especially his nurse, who helped me on more than a couple occasions. I would highly recommend Dr. Gerlinger and his team.

- Bernadette in Chicago, IL

June 8, 2018

I have had both knees replaced in the last year and a half. I received great care both by Dr Gerlinger and the staff at RUSH. I am more than happy to have chosen RUSH and Dr Gerlinger.

- Alice in IL

June 8, 2018

I had my right hip replaced by Dr. Gerlinger three weeks ago and could not be more pleased. I had visited several doctors and selected Dr. Gerlinger as he and his team at Rush are cutting edge in orthopedics and their surgical procedures. After the procedure, I was home the next day with minimal discomfort and walking on my own within just few days. My home physical therapist could not believe how quickly I was able to do things and I am no athlete. At three weeks I am almost good as new.

- Steve in Northbrook, IL

June 7, 2018

After getting multiple opinions on my hip, I chose Dr. Gerlinger and his team at Rush as they are at the cutting edge in orthopedic joint replacement. I could not be more pleased with my decision. I was fully informed prior to and after surgery by the Dr, his nurse Kate and everyone involved. Call backs and email responses to questions were very prompt. Their automatic text program with encouragement and suggestions before and after is great. With the Dr.'s surgical approach, recovery is quicker than I could have imagined. I was walking without aid when I got home the day after surgery. My home physical therapist could not believe how quickly I was able to progress as I was her first patient that used Dr. Gerlinger. Plus, there was very little pain during recovery. I had many more convenient choices for Doctors and hospitals as I live in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago, but I don't regret for one minute choosing the one hour drive and traffic each way to get to Midwest Orthopedics at Rush to have Dr. Gerlinger and his team take care of my hip replacement.

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May 20, 2018

First time I met Dr Gerlinger and his nurse and following employee that are staff there they were all like family they treat me very nice and help as much as possible. Dr. Gerlinger explain procedure and help me understand my situation . I would not hesitate to referred anyone to see him and staff

- Alfredo Jr in IL

May 18 2018

I had total replacement of both knees in the past year and my experience with Dr. Gerlinger and his team could not have been more positive. The team was excellent through the whole process from preparing for the surgery, day of the surgery, and recovery and rehab. Always very efficient and demonstrated great concern for my experience throughout the entire process. If I ever had questions or concerns, my inquiries were addressed quickly and completely.

- Paul V in Park Ridge, IL

May 18, 2018

Over the past year, I had total knee replacement of both knees by Dr. Gerlinger. My experience with Dr. Gerlinger and his team was entirely positive. Team is efficient through all phases from learning about the process, pre-surgery prep, day of surgery, recovery and rehab.

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May 6, 2018

Dr. Tad Gerlinger and his staff at Rush Medical Center did excellent job with full knee replacement surgeries on both my knees. I chose to schedule my 2nd knee surgery 11 weeks after the first knee surgery. His regiment of pain killer drugs kept the pain at reasonable level. His nursing/ communication staff with patients is remarkably efficient. Dr Gerlinger is the best and I highly recommend him.

- Jotwani in Hoffman estates, IL

May 6, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger was professional, approachable, and attentive. This was my second hip replacement and the first with Dr. Gerlinger. I cannot be more pleased with the whole experience. I walked out of the hospital the next day without a cane (and with no pain). The entire staff was excellent in every way.

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May 5, 2018

I considered a number of other providers for my hip replacement. Based on the recommendations I received I anticipated The outcome to be very good. The results exceeded my expectations and I was able to promptly resume my normal activities and was remarkably pain free throughout the entire process. In addition all staff members were extremely helpful and took the time to answer all my questions and concerns.

- Joe M in Elmhurst, IL

May 4, 2018

What a Stud!!! Changed my life.. was in complete pain everyday. From taking a shower to sleeping, let alone walking any sort of distance. Had & Have complete faith in Dr. Gerlinger, I can not thank him enough. Don't waste your time with anyone else Dr Gerlinger is the man.

- Mark C in Chciago, IL

April 14, 2018

This was my second hip revision in two years and the previous doctor said nothing was wrong and everything looked good and the pain must be coming from someplace else. With that, I did my research to find the best hip revision doctor in the United States and found Dr. Gerlinger. I got right in and he showed me on the X-rays where the prosthesis was loosening. I am six weeks post op and coming along very nicely and this new prosthesis feels strong. I would highly recommend Dr. Gerlinger.

- Jeff in Hawthorn Woods, IL

April 8, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger explains everything carefully and thoroughly. The post-op text messages are very helpful and encouraging, especially on difficult days during my recovery

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March 24, 2018

Wish i did the surgery sooner, I'm pain free now I have already recommended Dr Gerlinger

- Eileen D in Evergreen Park

March 24, 2018

This was my third knee operation and my first time seeing Dr. Gerlinger. His operation was successful, & I’ve had the best results compared to the other total knee replacement that I’ve had. I’m also very pleased with his personal attention to me and making me feel comfortable throughout the entire process. If you need a knee replacement, this is certainly the best place to go. Thank you so much.

- Anita in Hanover Park, Illinois

March 23, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger is the best surgeon. This is my second hip replacement. I found Dr. G to be very professional and always kept me well informed of procedure processes. His exceptional staff, especially nurse Kate have always been available to answer my questions whenever I called. Dr. G,s daily text messages have been extremely beneficial . I felt that Dr. G was with me daily coaching me on how to progress with my recovery .

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Mar 09, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger performed a spectacular total knee replacement on Monday. Tuesday afternoon I was on my way home. In-home therapy started Wednesday. I was back at work the second week. By the 3rd week my in-home therapy was finished. I was told that I don't have to take outpatient therapy as I am already beyond what would be required to conclude the therapy. The combination of Dr. Gerlinger, his team and in-house Therapist Helen Soderberg. I wish to Thank Dr. Gerlinger & Helen for a Job well done!

Mar 09, 2018

If you need a knee replacement or revision, this is your dr. I had a complicated total knee replacement with Dr Gerlinger barely 3 weeks ago. I cannot believe how quickly I am returning to my former state of active, good health and mobility. It is no exaggeration to say that Dr Gerlinger has given me my life back, after a year of pain and limited mobility due to a complex tibial plateau fracture that never healed correctly. I would not see any other orthopedic dr for hip or knee replacement.

-Janet H in Chicago

Mar 09, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger gave me my life back. After enduring 3 prior surgeries with different dr.s for a very bad traumatic injury fracture, I was told I needed a knee replacement. The operation would be complicated, given damage. But literally the day after surgery with dr Gerlinger, I was walking well; minimal discomfort (esp compared to what I had been through).

I cannot say enough good things about this dr. And he is a very nice guy to boot.

-Janet H

March 08, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger performed a spectacular total knee replacement on Monday. Tuesday afternoon I was on my way home. In-home therapy started Wednesday. I was back at work the second week. By the 3rd week my in-home therapy was finished. I was told that I don't have to take outpatient therapy as I am already beyond what would be required to conclude therapy. Dr. Gerlinger, his team, RUSH Hospital and in-house Therapist Helen Soderberg is a winning combination. I wish to Thank Dr. Gerlinger & Helen for a Job well done! THANKS!

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March 08, 2018

I had a badly damaged knee/tibia from a prior complex tibial plateau fracture. I needed a new knee. Other knee replacement surgeons were less than enthusiastic about tackling this problem. Dr Gerlinger eagerly took me on. He told me he could fix it, and he did, magnificently. I am barely 3 weeks post total knee replacement surgery, and I am a new person. Functionality is back, recovery has been fast with minimal pain. Dr Gerlinger is a Godsend. You can trust this man. I wouldn't see anyone else for a knee or hip replacement or revision. He specializes in complex cases and he is a wizard. He is also a very nice guy. As dr.s go, he is the best thing to have ever happened to me.

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March 03, 2018

I would recommend Dr. Gerlinger and his staff to anyone. My knee replacements and recovery have been a complete success. I loved the daily text messages. They gave me confidence and assurance that I was progressing normally. I addition to my knee replacements, Dr. Gerlinger, his staff and the staff at Rush hospital identified a sodium imbalance I had after surgery which averted any serious neurological damage. I am confident that I chose the right doctor and the right hospital!!!

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Feb 13, 2018

I had hip surgery January 22 2018.. I had this pain for 2 years .. my kids finally pushed me to go .. I researched by my friends and family who tohave my surgern.. Dr Tad Gerlinger was the perfect choice. He explain very carefully and his team was fantastic.. I was in the hospital overnite and started physical therapy the next day . By day 4 I was crying becuz I could not feel the pain I had before. Physical therapy is the key to getting back to you r regular self ..

- Elizabeth C in Crown Point In

Feb 13, 2018

Having Dr. Gerlinger replace my knee is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I woke up from surgery with ZERO pain, went home the next day - walking unassisted. 5 weeks after surgery I walked 5 miles enjoying a winter weekend in MI - with no pain. I've met my first goal - to be able to walk again!

- TL in Illinois

Feb 12, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger is amazing! I was able to walk unassisted the same day as surgery - with absolutely no pain. Best doctor ever!

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Jan 24, 2018

Hip surgery is relatively easy in terms of recovery and pain level compared to other surgeries. I went from fairly disabled to able to resume all activities including athletics in six weeks. No one should delay this surgery if they need it. Dr. Gerlinger and his staff provide excellent care from the beginning to the end of the process.

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Dec 16, 2018

Dr. Gerlinger, his staff, and text messaging service was on point from my first appointment!

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Sep 14, 2017

I am a firefighter and participate in numerous sports and activities.

I would like to thank Dr. Gerlinger and his staff at Rush for their dedication to helping people get their lives back. The arthritis in my knees prevented me doing doing the things I enjoyed most and I was no longer able to run and play sports with my young children. My wife and I decided it was time to fix the problem so we reached out to the staff at Rush. We chose Dr. Gerlinger because of his experience in the military helping soldiers return to work after knee and hip replacements. After talking to him I was confident that I would be able to return to my job as a firefighter and run with my children. It has been four months (the knees were repaired six weeks apart) and the recovery is going very well. I will be back to work soon and my children are counting the days until we can race again. Dr. Gerlinger and his staff gave me my legs back and I will be forever grateful.

-Darren B

Oct 26, 2017


That dot in red is me hiking in West Cork, Ireland in August. I was there for a month and hiked everyday that it wasn’t raining.

Very grateful for my new knees.

-Regan B

Sep 14, 2017

Dr. Gerlinger is the best, he did a revision on a knee that wasn't healing correctly that my first surgeon had wased his hands of. I was walking better in 4 months after second surgery than 2 years after the first.

His staff is first rate. Alissa always responds quickly even on nights and weekends. Highly recommend him and Rush hospital for your replacement surgery.

-Philip W

Sep 07, 2017

My knee surgery was complicated -- a knee revision and then a bone graft to save my tibia, which had a large hole in it. Dr. Gerlinger was honest with me about the surgery since he wouldn't be able to say exactly what had to be done until he was operating. It was possible that the tibia would not stay together during the graft and insertion of a long rod. Because of Dr. Gerlinger's skill and careful surgical technique, I am walking and have my life back again. What an exceptional surgeon!

-Susan Z in Sycamore, IL

Aug 18, 2017

I would highly recommend Dr. Gerlinger for hip replacement surgery. My surgery was pain free with a quick rehabiliation. I have nothing but high praise for his competence.

-Walter C in Ft Wayne, IN

Aug 05, 2017

I'm 3 weeks post-op and feeling pretty awesome. The entire experience from pre-op to yesterday's check-up have been great, totally professional. If you're having hip surgery, Dr. G. is the man to see.

-HB in Chicago, IL

Aug 03, 2017

I had my right hip replaced on June 22, 2017 and the entire team of Dr Gerlinger was as professional and pleasant as you can be. From the first visit for evaluation to my 6 week post op visit the entire team at Rush was a delight to experience and get to know. Everyone was outstanding from every aspect. I would highly recommend them and have already to a good friend of mine. Thank you to Doctor G, Alissa and the entire team. You guys are the best of the best. Well done.

-Tom B in Chicago, IL

Jul 16, 2017

Total hip replacement went as smooth as silk. Dr Gerlinger and staff run as smooth as clockwork. I'll be coming back for the other hip and knees when they're ready. No question.

-Mike M in Herscher, IL

Jun 08, 2017

With Dr. Gerlinger's encouragement, I had total hip replacement surgery at 50. I can return to an active lifestyle (skiing, golf, hockey) at a time in my life when I can still enjoy these activities. Glad I didn't wait until I was more "age appropriate" for this procedure. Recovery from surgery has been a breeze. Never used crutches or cane after day one. PT begins immediately. Out of work for only one week, off pain meds within two weeks, return to normal activities within six weeks.

-Andy in Chicago, IL

May 18, 2017

Dr. Gerlinger and his entire team were skilled, professional, patient, and caring throughout my entire left hip replacement experience. I was always provided with personal and prompt attention to my concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Gerlinger. You won't be sorry. I'm grateful.

-Bernadette I in Chicago, IL

May 12, 2017

I am 45 years old and have had 7 surgeries on my right knee! I have seen my fair share of Orthopedic Surgeons and Dr. Gerlinger is by far one of the most skilled caring doctors I have encountered in a very long time! I had my knee replaced last year and went in for my year check up. The care I received from Dr. Gerlinger and his team was beyond Exceptional!!!!!!

-San Jose, CA

May 06, 2017

2 hip replacements w/in 6 weeks. easy bike riding and dirt road walking 6 weeks after 2nd. all good.

-Las Vegas, NV

May 03, 2017

Hello my is Marisela Kennedy and my experience with Dr. Gerlinger was awesome. I had surgery on my left hip, last December. Prior to the surgery, I was in horrible pain,in my hip due to arthritis. My pain affected work,and all activities. One month after the surgery I was walking without pain. I went back to work 2 months after the surgery. I never imagined that I would be pain free. I'm So thankful and blessed that Dr Berlinger performed the surgery.The whole experience was beautiful. God Bless

-Marisela K in Oak lawn Illinois

Apr 28, 2017

Excellent doctor! Partial knee replacement, no pain, fast recovery! Doing all my activities after 3 1/2 weeks with no pain, stiffness or limp!! Great staff. Would recommend Dr. Gerlinger to everyone!!

-Lisle, IL

Apr 13, 2017

A really nice caring doctor. He was there for my wife.

-Arlene F in New Buffalo, MI

Mar 16, 2017

I've had three full knee replacements, two more to change a liner in my knee, dr gerlinger just changed the lower portion of my knee replacement so he did a revision .he is very good at what he does and I would not want another doctor been going to these doctors for about 17 years and now that I have dr gerlinger ,he is the best at all he does but for my revision he did tremendous. great doctor that cares

-Larry F in wheatfield, IN

Mar 06, 2017

Dr. Gerlinger and his team could not be better!! I have researched & visited 3 other Orthopedic Facilities and by far Rush & Dr. G & Team treated me with the utmost respect & expertise. From my 1st consult through post knee replacement surgery I was given explicit answers to all questions that I asked over & over. Their kindness & understanding of my fears & how well I was treated before & after surgery was incredible. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. G for his extreme expertise as a surgeon!! THX U

-Crystal Lake, IL

Mar 02, 2017

Dr. Gerlinger performed both of my total knee replacements about a year apart. Before having this done, I could barely walk due to severe arthritis. Today, I am pain free and have two very straight legs and can bend and flex my knees as never before. Dr. Gerlinger and his staff are very personable yet very professional. His assistant, Kate, explained the surgery in depth so that I would be comfortable with what was to be performed. The entire staff at Rush Medical Center were great as well.

-Vickie W in Riverdale, IL

Feb 27, 2017

Dr. Gerlinger and his staff are the best. I had a difficult situation and couldn't be more happy with my total knee replacement!!!

-Marianne in Palos Park

Feb 25, 2017

Dr Gerlinger performed a complete knee replacement on my left knee 6 weeks ago. The incision was minimal and the recovery has been much faster than the recovery I experienced on my right knee replacement six years ago. I was walking without any assistive devices within 2 weeks and no limp after 3 weeks. At the 5-6 week mark of PT I could bend the knee 120 degrees. Dr Gerlinger's staff was completely accessible, professional and courteous throughout the entire experience.

-Tom H in Burr Ridge, IL

Feb 08, 2017

Dr. Gerlinger and his staff were fantastic. I was in need of a new left knee and even though I'm a Michigan resident, I decided to stay with Midwest Ortho who in turn put me in contact with Dr. Gerlinger. We discussed options and quickly came to the conclusion that it was time for a new knee after years of surgeries, shots, etc. He studied the nuances of my case and did an oustanding job. He's accessible and explains everything. His staff is absolutely first class as well!!

-Ed H in Marcellus, M

Feb 08, 2017

I can't say enough good about my experience with Dr. Gerlinger and his staff. I was a reluctant patient; hoping that the pain in my hip would eventually go away, and heal itself. He offered council and a logic explanation that my hip wasn't going to miraculously correct itself. His demeanor was very respectful and matter of fact; of which, exactly what I needed to finally pull the trigger and get my life back.

-Downers G, IL

Feb 02, 2017

I had a very good experience with Dr. Gerlinger. I'd highly recommend him.

-St John, IN

Jan 16, 2017

Dr. Gerlinger and his staff at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush are top notch. I was quite concerned about having any form of surgery. Regardless, with quality of life being my strongest motivating desire the explanations presented to me about my condition assured me I was in good hands. I am so glad to have found Dr. Gerlinger and his staff.

-RCTwo in St Charles, IL

Jan 12, 2017

Dr. Gerlinger and his team are outstanding. From my initial visit to my year follow-up appointment after having total hip replacement surgery was nothing less than efficient, professional, painless, and overall a great experience. His team is professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and pretty much an extension of Dr. G, Kate his head nurse is phenomenal. Rush was amazing, and the overall experience was flawless. The team approach is wonderful. His team is topnotch. Thank you!!!

-Maria T in Chicago, IL

Dec 28, 2016

Dr Gerlinger accepted my complicated knee surgery when 2 other surgeons would not. He is so caring and patient and far exceeded even my most hopeful expectations. He has an amazing staff, in particular Kate who helped me with all my paperwork and always followed up the same day. I have had several surgeries in the past, but never had the follow up that Dr Gerlinger and his team provides. I received so many texts answering questions and offering encouragement. I highly recommend!

-Mary E B in Woodridge

Dec 22, 2016

The best: compassionate, caring professional whose staff made it possible for me to get the hip replacement sooner than anticipated.

-Chicago, IL

Sep 15, 2016

A top surgeon in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Gerlinger lays out all the options to you and its your choice. He will give his recommendation. Extremely satisfied with Dr. Gerlinger and his fantastic staff. Keep up the good work.

-Glenn H in Dyer, IN

Aug 20, 2016

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

Aug 18, 2016

I received excellent from a highly skilled surgeon.

- MN. in Chicago, IL

Aug 03, 2016

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

Jul 22, 2016

Great surgeon. The job he did on my knee replacement was excellent. I left the hospital the next day, and didn't need crutches after 3 days. After 6 weeks, I have all normal movements with no pain.

- RW in Chicago, IL

Jul 22, 2016

Excellent staff....excellent surgeon....excellent courtesy!

- CF in Frankfort, IL

Jul 12, 2016

Dr. Gerlinger is a great surgeon. I am writing this review 8 weeks post surgery. I have almost no scar and my knee is healing well after total knee replacement surgery. Expect that you will be stiff and need to exercise your knee for 6 months to a year. I would recommend Dr. Gerlinger to anyone considering this surgery. The rest of the staff and hospital (Rush) were great. A bit of advise: research physical therapy.

- LP in Berwyn, IL

Jul 08, 2016

Dr. Gerlinger is the best at what he does. I would not trust anyone else. Had 2 knee replacements this year, one in January and one in May. The results are amazing! Last year I couldn't walk a block, and now after just six weeks of the surgery I'm walking miles! My only regret, I should have done it years ago!

- PI in Steger, IL

Dr. Gerlinger did my Total Knee Replacement 7 weeks ago. I am only 45 years old and have had many issues and 6 other surgeries on my knee. Dr. Gerlinger was professional, Caring and has a great bed side manner. At 7 weeks I am back to normal activities and I'm very grateful that I chose him as my doctor.

Jun 24, 2016

- CM in Lake Villa, IL

Jun 03, 2016

He was patient and kind, soft spoken and answered all my preop questions. Made me feel like I was part of the Rush family. The Rush team was just awesome and everything he told me I would be able to do WITHOUT PAIN was spot on. Loved the text messages daily during rehab just to give positive enforcement at home with the PT. Can't wait to see where I will be in 12 weeks post op, back to gardening, tying my gym shoes and walking without a limp. Thanks so much for the new hip. I recommend.

- KL in Palos Heights, IL

May 25, 2016

I could not be more satisfied with my experience and outcome of my hip replacement surgery performed by Dr. Gerlinger.

- T in Illinois

May 19, 2016

Dr. Gerlinger was attentive and thorough in answering all my questions without rushing me. I was in a great deal of pain before having a total hip replacement surgery performed by Dr. Gerlinger. Now, six weeks post surgery, I can walk pain free and no limp. I feel the quality of my life will be greatly improved by this surgery and I am very grateful to Dr. Gerlinger for giving me back my mobility.

- LG in Chicago, IL

Apr 22, 2016

No outcome can be completely guaranteed but what he said is exactly what happened and I'm completely satisfied. If I had to have a hip replacement again Dr. Gerlinger you're my only choice.

- CW in Bellwood, IL

Mar 14, 2016

This is feedback of highest praise for Dr. Gerlinger and his team at Rush Hospital in Chicago! My experience from preop to at home therapy was well coordinated throughout the process with excellent results for me.. Kudos to Dr. Gerllinger! Thank you!

- JT in Chicago, Il

Feb 10, 2016

Great hip replacement experience! I'm 64 and I thought about going to a rehab facility because we have a number of stairs and I didn't think my husband could handle taking care of me. Dr Gerlinger said, hips just work - if you can do stairs before surgery, you can do stairs when you go home. I found it hard to believe, but he was right! No problems. Quick recovery. Low pain level. Much different experience than my younger brother who had a different Doctor. I would highly recommend him.

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