If it weren't for Dr. Steven Levin, I would be disabled in my left arm. His superb surgical skills reattached two rotator cuff muscles in a difficult operation. Thanks to him, and to a terrific Physical Therapist (and my own diligence!), my left arm is functional, actually almost normal.
Dr. Levin has provided orthopedic care for both my shoulder and knee. He is a caring and dedicated physician who is incredible skilled. He made an accurate diagnosis for both my shoulder and my knee and provided options with detailed explanations. My shoulder was treated successfully with non surgical care and my knee with a surgical procedure which went as planned without complication. My recovery was uneventful and the result was excellent. i would highly recommend Dr. Levin.
I have had both shoulders repaired by Dr, Levin and as promised he was professional. focused and successful, I would definitly recommend him for shoulder surgery.
I scheduled an appt to see Dr.. Levin when my shoulder started hurting. I am a competitive handball and raquetball player. He treated me very well, helped me avoid surgery and most importantly, made me feel better. I recommend him and his great staff to any of your orthopedic issues.
Dr. Levin operated on a torn meniscus in my knee and later a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder, both of which have healed really well. Now I have a badly torn rotator cuff in my left shoulder, and of course I've returned to him to deal with it. He really is the best!
I've had the fortune/misfortune of spending a lot of time with orthopedic surgeons. Special operations Army and years of elite athletics have taken their toll. Dr. Levin has fixed both of my shoulders and I am back to the same standard I experienced in my 20's. If your goal is to get back to a high level of strength and functionality I highly recommend consulting with Steven.
Dr. Levin is one of the finest physicians I have had the please to meet. I have known him for years when he first treated my son who needed a surgical repair of both shoulders. He takes the time required to help you understand your options and the risks/benefits of both. I would highly recommend Dr. Levin to family member and friends.
Some of the handball players at our Lattof Ymca have had Dr. Levin repair their problem shoulders. I went to him with my problem after I felt a rip during a game and couldn't sleep or move it much. He took all the time to clearly show me what was wrong and how surgery was the best option for 100% recovery. After a year now I'm back playing at 52 and with a perfect working and strong shoulder! Thank you Dr. Levin!
I saw Dr. Levin for a 2nd opinion on my shoulder. My original surgeon recommended surgery but I was skeptical. I had a friend who blew out her ACL playing division 1 volleyball and Dr. Levin operated on her and she was back playing at an even higher level less than 1 year later. He spent a great deal of time with me, explained my MRI to me in detail, and really related to my passion for hiking, yoga, and Pilates. He treated me with a personalized physical therapy program and I not only avoided surgery, but my shoulder is stronger and better than ever. I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Levin. He is compassionate, modest, and has marvelous bedside manner. I highly recommend him for anyone with a Sports injury or in need of a skilled orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Levin is the best. He goes above and beyond to discuss his findings, the various treatment options and what you can expect with each. His main goal was to make sure that I was satisfied with whatever course of treatment I elected, either conservative, or surgical. I have treated both ways with him and have been completely satisfied. When I had a major surgery performed, the results were spectacular. There was a fair amount of medical literature suggesting I would not get a good surgical result, which we discussed at length. After opting for surgery, the results have eclipsed even the most optimistic prognosis. I would not hesitate to treat with Dr. Levin for any orthopedic needs. I am a very difficult patient because I push my body beyond it's natural limits and Dr. Levin has kept me not only in the game, but excelling at an age that most are declining.
Being referred to Dr. Levin and the NorthShore University Ortho team has been the best experience of my life! He has put me back into action as I am an athletic senior! The shoulder reversal replacement is a success and I am pain free! All of the appointments are ahead of the scheduled time, no lag in between, the team is amazing and the follow up and pt have been incredible! I have referred Dr. Levin and his team to four patients who are in need of care and they all have had wonderful first visits! Thanks to Dr. Levin and his team I will be biking, swimming, running, competing, and playing golf by this summer!! If there was a zillion star category, I would give that to Dr. Levin!
Dr. Steven Levin is a professional that accurately lays out the procedure and explains the limitations and your expected prognosis. you leave informed and empowered to deal with your situation. you are there for a problem.. i feel dr. levin can accurately resolve any medical situation.
Dr Levin did the surgery to replace my shoulder and I have had no problems from the surgery or with the recovery, in fact my shoulder has not felt this good in years. I have nothing but excellent things to say about Dr Levin and his staff. Highly recommend.
Dr. Levin did an excellent job in diagnosing my orthopedic injury. Excellent follow up!
Dr. Levin saw me for a shoulder injury. He determined it was a "frozen" shoulder and prescribed therapy. He followed up with me, through the therapist, to make sure the process was helping and I was progressing as I should be. After my weeks of therapy, Dr. Levin gave me recommendations for a continued recovery and healthy future with my shoulder
Great doctor! Very great follow through, feedback and knowledgeable.
Dr. Levin was BEYOND accommodating, friendly, generous, and comforting, and I highly recommend him.
Dr. Levin is a wonderful doctor and a wonderful person. Highly, highly recommend!
Dr. Levin was professional, courteous, and reassuring. Highly recommend!!!
Excellent MD. Committed and very precise. Knows his skills very well and is very disciplined and committed to health care. Wonderful guy
Dr. levin was simply outstanding. I had a stiff shoulder for months. No other orthopaedic surgeon could properly diagnose my problem. I heard he was the USA Rugby Team Physician so I figured if he was taking care of elite athletes he would be great to consult with. Turns out I was right. He prescribed physical therapy, unlike the other doctors who wanted to operate on me right away. He followed me closely and ultimately, just like he said I was cured. He is now the orthopaedic surgeon of choice for me, my family and friends.
It has now been 10 months since Dr. Levin performed arthroscopic surgery on my knee and I am astounded at the results. I have been pain free ever since the operation and have been able to resume all activities I had quit prior to the surgery. An excellent surgeon who provided his services at the highest level throughout the entire process.
Steve is a wonderful guy and a no nonsense doctor. He suggested that with the severity of my meniscus tear that physical therapy alone would not provide me with a satisfactory solution. Other's concurred. Surgery was scheduled a week later at an outpatient surgical center on Erie Street and that was a pleasant experience. Dr. Levin and everyone else there were great. Arrived at 6 AM and was on my way home shortly after 9 AM. It's been a week, I've started PT and things are progressing nicely! Very pleased!
Dr. Levin performed ACL surgery on me with state of the art all inside technique. I had minimal scars and back to contact sports in 9 months feeling great! Knee is stable and strong. I was referred by a friend who also did outstanding after Dr. Levin performed his surgery. Simply the best!
Back in 2010' Dr.Levin replaced my right shoulder. To date I've done very well. Now I have an issue with my left - potential tear...pending MRI results. I look forward again in seeing Dr. Levin complete this repair too. Thank you.
Dr. Levin was the most caring physician I have ever non. He fixed my shoulder after it was misdiagnosed by another surgeon. He revised my labrum and now I can again play volleyball at a high level. I recommend him to anyone with a sports injury.
Very knowledgeable. Avoids any unnecessary surgeries. Great staff and office. State of the art technology and equipment. I would recommend him to others for sure.
Dr. Levin was outstanding! He did a complex revision arthroscopic procedure on my throwing shoulder. He corrected a procedure that failed from a different surgeon and basically resurrected my career as a collegiate pitcher. I am so glad I met him, he actually changed my life. He explained everything to me in detail and would not leave the exam room until I felt completely comfortable with the situation. He actually called me on a Sunday to see how I was doing a couple of days after surgery. He is simply the best and would recommend hi to anyone who has a sports injury.
Dr. Levin is did an outstanding job on my shoulder. He explained everything better than the other orthopedic surgeons who had seen me first. I heard how wonderful he was and saw him for a second opinion. He was honest and thorough and educated me on my condition. I had several friends who had surgery by him and they were absolutely right about him. He is the best. I am a high level pitcher and can throw without pain. My accuracy and speed are back. I feel fortunate to have had him do my surgery.
I was extra blessed having Dr. Steve do my left knee in July and now in January my right knee — as a grandma of 15 I need to be ready to play !!!! Dr. Steve was extra careful (an extra stress fracture added to the mix) on my first knee. Conservative, trying shots and therapy first, arthroscopic knee surgery went great — both times went to funerals the next day on crutches – he was punctual for all the visits; clear explanations before and after; even photos to understand better what had transpired – would recommend in a heartbeat !!! and now hope to get my husband there because Dr. Steve is an expert in shoulders too !!!!!!By - Madge E
I was transferred to the Greater Chicago area three years ago from South Georgia. I had a complications on my right shoulder from a previous operation I had had years earlier. I did not know any physicians in the area, especially Orthopedic Surgeons. I knew I had to do some research, to see who would be best suited to handle this operation for me. I researched Physician after Physician and one doctor kept coming up, his name was Dr. Steven Levin. I schedule a visit at his office only for him to confirm what I knew, I needed additional work on my Right Shoulder, somehow had injured it again. We scheduled the surgery and moved forward that was three years ago. Since that time I recently have had problems with my left shoulder and I knew there was only one Specialist to see, Dr. Levin! Time after time his professionalism has not wavered, Dr Levin has operated on me three times! I find him to be extremely professional. He is very proficient and skilled as a surgeon, it is no wonder with his training he is recognized as one of the top Orthopedic Surgeons in the Chicagoland Area. He also carries a very caring attitude, a kind demeanor, a great sense of humor and a staff that is always willing to help. What truly impressed me the most is that he listened to what I had to say. I feel he understands his patients concerns! With each operation he explained the procedure thoroughly and made sure I understood. He puts forth a reasonable expectation on what to expect during my healing process and let me know what I can and cannot do during that time. He is a Doctor that can understand and relate to his patients! I would tremendously recommend Dr. Steven Levin as your Orthopedic Surgeon!By - Charlie S
It was two winters ago now that I was walking into surgery to get my shoulder fixed. The end result of what I am now able to do because of it is astonishing. I never thought it would ever become this strong again. When I was in a sling shortly after surgery all I could do was sit, so I started sitting on a stability ball to balance and stimulate my core. I already had the idea in my head of what I wanted to do, but I just couldn’t do it yet. After surgery, sitting on that ball every day allowed me the opportunity to develop the base for what you see in the video. I have written a 567 page instructional manual for all skill levels. THe program takes functional core and balance intensive movements performed on the ground, and introduces various pieces of “unstable” equipment to help increase the level of core engagement. I have recently launched a fundraiser to raise the money to publish the manual and also hire a film crew to film and create the corresponding interactive instructional DVD. Anyone that donates gets a reward in the form of physical product, so it’s not a one-sided fundraiser. You were an integral part in making this happen. This series of events and their timing led me to where I am now. And a functioning shoulder is a large part of that. Thanks again for the new shoulder. It’s pretty great. I will try to stop by for a visit this Christmas break. Here is the link for the fundraiser. If you choose to donate, wonderful. But don’t feel like you need to. The best thing you can do is share the fundraising page with people who you think would be interested in learning this new form of core intensive exercise.By - Danny Weiland
Dr. Levin prevented an unnecessary rotator cuff surgery that another doctor recommended. He prescribed physical therapy and after one month, I have improved tremendously! He took his time and listened to my concerns. Dr. Levin answered all questions promptly and accurately, even drawing pictures when appropriate. Dr. Levin will continue to be my “go to” doctor and I recommend him highly!By - J. Moran
Dr. Levin has completed successful shoulder surgery (4 years ago) and knee surgery (1 year ago) on me. Both procedures corrected long standing problems I had and I was very happy with the results, with Dr. Levin and with his entire office. I give him my highest rating! You cannot do better.By - Kenneth S Hazlett
My name is Brian Thompson and I am a Strength and Conditioning Specialist working in the city of Chicago. I am also a former Linebacker from Texas A&M University. Because of the trauma from my years playing football for the Aggies and my personal strength and conditioning regimen, my shoulder has been put under a lot of stress. Many of the doctor’s I have gone to in the past have recommended surgery right away but when I met with Dr. Levin he suggested surgery as a last resort. I spoke to him at length about what I was training for in the weight room and what my conditioning goals were and he suggested changing up the regimen and build myself back up again through physical therapy. It was the best thing that could have happened to me. My shoulders are completely pain free and I am now training for the Chicago TOUGH MUDDER. Thank you Dr. Levin for all of your help.By - Brian Thompson
Four years ago I had an MRI on my left shoulder and was told I needed a total shoulder replacement, to much damage in the joint to repair. I had never met any one who had this procedure and put it off for 3 years. I went to Dr. Levin a year ago and he replaced the shoulder and he gave me my life back! I have full range of motion within 3 degrees of my other shoulder! The rehab was long but SO worth the work. This wonderful man has golden hands and I will forever be indebted to him for making me whole again.By - Angie A
Dr Levin is a good doctor. He is compassionate, caring and takes time to listen and makes his patient feel that he or she is the only one he is concerned about at the time of appt. He does not seem in a hurry to get to the next patient. I am happy I am his patient.By - JoAnn Minear
In November 2011, Dr. Levin diagnosed me with rotator cuff tears in both shoulders. We discussed the procedure to repair the tears and then the sequence of treatment. Based on the relative pain, I opted to have the left shoulder repaired first. This was done in January 2012. The surgery went very well. Physical therapy, through North Shore University Health System, went well and I regained 100% of the use of the left shoulder. Consequently, in December 2012, I had the right shoulder repaired by Dr. Levin. Physical Therapy continues on it. Throughout the past 16 months or so, Dr. Levin has explained my problems to me as well as the mechanics of the repair. He has encouraged me to participate fully in my physical therapy so as to enjoy a full quality of life. Without his knowledge, skill and inspiration, I might have suffered pain and limited mobility for the rest of my life. I have already referred him to two acquaintances at my health club who have shoulder soreness similar to mine before I was diagnosed. Thank you Dr. Levin. Michael A. LaTona, Northfield, ILBy - Michael A. LaTona
I have have had some arthritis in my knees for a few years now. The first time I visited Dr. Levin he spent about an hour with me, examining me, taking films, going over X-rays and initiating therapy. He has consistently counseled against surgery until absolutely necessary, and I appreciate this. I hope the artifical joing fluid injections keep working for many years to come!By - Ben Katz
For as mangled as my shoulder was going into surgery, I never imagined I would regain the function that I currently have right now. I am able to walk on my hands again less than one year after a Global Labrum Tear in addition to rotator cuff damage. Dr. Levin was very clear about the procedure and its risks and estimated time for recovery. He communicated very well with me throughout the entire process. He provided me with the accurate information I needed to heal properly on my own. I never had any concerns about healing due to the confidence and understanding Dr. Levin has in his field of work. His staff was always prompt, courteous, and friendly. They were very professional in all of their interactions with me. They were honest with the severity of my condition and what it would take to regain function of my shoulder. I adhered to those specific guidelines and now I have regained full function of my shoulder in just over a year from the surgery. I can swim, climb, and walk on my hands. Dr. Levin and his staff did not just fix my shoulder, they laid the groundwork for me to regain my life. They fixed my spirit and I will be forever grateful to them. I went into this process and received the best medical care of my twenty-eight years of living, and came out a brand new shoulder and two new highly qualified friends (Steven and Tracey).By - Daniel J. Weiland
I saw Dr. Levin for two separate procedures. The first was for a proximal hamstring avulsion. He and his staff were fully engaged, and ensured that the repair of this somewhat rare injury were a priority. Dr. Levin ensured that I had all the information I needed to make an informed decision. He expedited my surgery to ensure it was completed as quickly as possible and was my guide through a difficult rehab process. The second procedure was to repair a severely torn shoulder labrum and rotator cuff, an area where Dr. Levin is an expert. He made an accurate diagnosis, presented my with all of my options to include surgical and non-surgical. He is at the forefront of new technology on these repairs, and performed surgery in February. Throughout this process, Dr. Levin always had my best interests at heart, and kept me completely informed. Surgery went extremely well and now Dr. Levin is guiding me through the rehab process. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Levine to anyway faced with the tough decision to undergo orthopedic surgery.By - David Twohig
Did background check prior to visit. Dr. Levin is USA National Rugby Team Physician. He won prestigious 2012 Neer Award for best shoulder surgery research. He trained at same place as famed sports medicine physician James Andrews, at Hughtston Clinic. That was enough for me. He surgically fixed my shoulder after prior surgeries by other docs and now I play rugby again pain free without ever having to worry about it dislocating.By - Steven