“Whether I am performing hip replacement surgery or multiple operations on someone after a motorcycle or car accident, my ultimate goal as an orthopedic surgeon is to provide unsurpassed treatment resulting in the greatest quality of life for my patients. I am constantly integrating new patient-friendly and minimally invasive procedures that result in less pain and shorter hospital stays. With support from a skilled medical team, I use the latest advancements in technology and innovative surgical techniques to get my patients back on their feet and back to work.
For hip replacement patients, I am one of a handful in Chicago using the revolutionary Direct Anterior Approach, which promises the same exceptional results as traditional hip surgery, but with less tissue damage, a faster recovery and fewer complications. My medical team is thoroughly trained in this procedure, and has performed over 1,200 in the last six years.
I am an associate clinical professor at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago and a clinical instructor for the Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty, routinely training physicians from across the country, residents and other health care professionals. Training these professionals is vital for the future, but when it comes to my patients, I am the one in the operating room performing the surgery and overseeing their post-op treatment and care.
I take time with patients and their families to thoroughly explain their condition and options available to them. Because I treat orthopedic trauma patients who are often faced with difficult situations and are forced to make tough decisions, I try to put them at ease with humor and by giving hope.
The satisfaction for me comes from being a part of their recovery and making a difference in their lives.”
— Dr. Steven Louis, Hinsdale Orthopaedics surgeon