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About Dr. John F Sarwark

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Sarwark has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

34 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John F Sarwark is Great. Dr. John F Sarwark has been rated by 34 patients. From those 34 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John F Sarwark is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago

225 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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Specialties

Dr. John F Sarwark has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. John F Sarwark has the following 19 expertise

  • Spinal Fusion
  • Laminectomy
  • Hip Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Sports Injuries
  • Bone Fracture
  • Kyphosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Joint Replacement
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Surgery

Dr. John F Sarwark has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. John F Sarwark is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Top Notch

This is a man who is top notch in his field! He gave me hope when others made me feel hopeless. I will forever be grateful!

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Arthrogryposis and spinal fusion

Dr Sarwark has cared for my son since birth when he was diagonosed with distal arthrogryposis. Performed several surgeries including spinal fusion. All experiences have been extremely favorable. Has gone out of his way to help my son and our family to address the challenges faced with an arthrogryposis diagnosis. Highly recommended in the field of orthopedics.

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Five Stars

My son had a spinal fusion with Dr. Sarwark. He is an amazing surgeon, his team is great, and the surgery was an unqualified success. We are very grateful.

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So grateful!

I had spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis 12 years ago, when I was 15. Dr. Sarwark did an amazing job- I returned to highschool and was dancing in the showchoir within 5 months after the surgery! While my memory is fuzzy, I do remember him being very kind and doing a great job explaining the condition of my scoliosis and what the surgery entailed. He also did a wonderful job with the incision (i hear spinal surgeries scars can often look botched). I'm so grateful to have gone to him, and highly recommend him if you need spinal fusion.

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Scoliosis surgery

In 1993 he performed a Scoliosis surgery on my spine correcting it from a 55 degree curve to a 30 degree curve, the most my spine's abnormal curvature was able to be corrected. My parent's did their homework & selected the best Dr. in the area, luckily our insurance covered him. He inserted 2 harrington rods in my spine after working with another Dr. who braced me & saw me for a year. Dr. Sarwark was my parent's second opinion Dr. we regret not finding out about him earlier & having him brace/ monitor me & my spine as well. .05% of Scoliosis surgical patients get an infection due to no fault of the Dr. something the medical community still isn't sure why it happens. 10 yrs. later I became one of the .05% while in college 4 hours away. I called him & he knew exactly what was going on & set me up for a debridment surgery w the only ortho Dr. in my town at the time. He said infection went to the rod hooks & screws & he'd have to give me a perm IV (PICC Line) instead w bunn & creatine tests every week & meds 2x a day. Long story short meds didn't work I called Dr. Sarwark in tears he promptly took over my care switched my meds. Two 2wks. later the meds weren't working & the pain was too much for me to bare. I called in tears again saying I wanted my rods removed & he asked what I was doing on Friday. I said "Going to class my business administration & hospitality operations/ accounting classes why?" He said "No you aren't. I've got three surgeries but I'm canceling them & you are coming in for emergency surgery to remove the rods." He has the hands of God in the operating room. You hear of all sorts of complications people have after surgery. I haven't had any of them thank goodness. I was able to see 2 other Drs. regarding my back & I can say they can't hold a candle to Dr. Sarwark. After the Dr. at school I vowed to never let anyone else look at or touch my back if I should have a issue with it other than Dr. Sarwark. I can't thank him enough, had I not had surgery I likely would be in a wheelchair

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • A I Dupont Hospital For Children

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John F Sarwark accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health
    • Sagamore Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago, 225 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL

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