An integral part of the Hinsdale Orthopaedics team since 1997, Dr. Louis' exceptional surgical skills are complemented by a personable style and dedication to the highest quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in the area of trauma. Dr. Louis' practice currently focuses on hip and knee replacements. Dr. Louis is one of few surgeons in the Chicago area that started performing total hip replacement using the Direct Anterior Approach almost 10 years ago. Expanding on the pelvic trauma reconstructive work that he does, this procedure has been a natural and comfortable transition. For knee replacements, Dr. Louis uses a customized system made specifically for each patient's anatomy. Dr. Louis was the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois, a Level I Trauma Center for 20 years. He also served as the Chairman of the Operating Room Committee and Chairman of the Department of Surgery. He is a clinical instructor for the Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty, training surgeons, residents and other healthcare professionals. Dr. Louis is also an active clinical faculty member of the American Hip Institute. Dr. Louis dedicates considerable time to lecturing and to hands-on training of other physicians, medical students, nurses, and allied health professionals.
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Education and Training
Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine 1991
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS
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Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Chief of Surgery Good Samaritan 2012 - 2016
- Medical Executive Council Good Samaritan 2012 - 2018
- Director of Orthopedic Trauma Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove 1997 - 2017
- Chairman of the Operating Room -
- Chairman of the Department of Surgery -
- Clinical Instructor Loyola Medical Center -
- Clinical Instructor Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty -
- Top Doctor in Orthopaedics Year US News & World Report
- On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2017, 2018) Year
- Patients’ Choice Award (2017, 2018) Year
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017, 2018) Year
- 2012 Chicago Super Doctors
- Hip Replacement, Trauma, Ankle Surgery And More
- Back Pain
- Abnormal Gait
- American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine
- Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- Orthopaedic Trauma Association
- American Hip Institute
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- DuPage County Medical Society
- Illinois Orthopaedic Society
- Hospital for Special Surgery - Orthopaedic Trauma
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Board Member Adler Planetarium
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, American Medical Association, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, DuPage County Medical Society, Illinois Orthopaedic Society
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Patient Experience with Dr. Louis
Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Steven S. Louis, who serves patients in Hinsdale, Illinois.
Exceptionally skilled in the field of orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Louis has been an integral part of the Hinsdale Orthopaedics team since 1997. His exceptional surgical skills are complemented by a personable style and dedication to the highest quality patient outcomes and satisfaction.
Fellowship-trained in the area of trauma, he treats patients with traumatic injury, particularly those with pelvic injuries, complex fractures, nonunions, and infections. In the more recent years his practice focuses on anterior hip and knee replacements.
Hinsdale Orthopaedics is a new division of the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Providing state-of-the-art treatments by the highest quality physicians in a most caring and attentive manner is the hallmark of this practice. Today, Hinsdale Orthopaedic Associates boasts 31 exceptionally trained physicians representing all orthopaedic subspecialties. Through their joint efforts with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, their patients also have access to the expanded resources of IBJI’s multiple locations across the north and northwest suburbs and Chicago as well as to more than 100 IBJI physicians representing a full range of orthopaedic care.
“Whether I am performing hip replacement surgery or multiple operations on someone after a motorcycle or car accident, my ultimate goal as an orthopaedic 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” expressed the doctor.
As one of the pioneers of the Direct Anterior Approach total hip replacement in the Chicago land area, Dr Louis performs total hip replacement using the Direct Anterior Approach. This procedure was a natural and comfortable transition given Dr. Louis’ experience in pelvic trauma reconstruction. For knee replacements, he uses a customized system made specifically for each patient’s anatomy.
Well-known for the excellent work he does, Dr. Louis was the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for 18 years, and serves as the Chairman of the Operating Room Committee and Chairman of the Department of Surgery for 10 years. He is also an instructor for the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (ASIF), and for the Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty, training surgeons, residents and other healthcare professionals. His other hospital affiliations include Hinsdale Hospital, LaGrange Hospital and Salt Creek Surgery Center.
His other professional affiliations include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the DuPage County Medical Society, and the Illinois Orthopaedic Society.
Academically, Dr. Louis started his illustrious medical career by earning his medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine – Northwestern University. He then went on to complete his internship and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and his fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
An expert in his field, he is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), which is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopaedic residents and surgeons as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons.
“I take time with patients and their families to thoroughly explain their condition and options available to them. Because I treat orthopaedic 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” stated Dr. Louis.
Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
Recognized as a Top Doctor in Orthopaedics by US News & World Report, Dr. Louis has many different accolades to his name, including On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2017, 2018), Patients’ Choice Award (2017, 2018), and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017, 2018).
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