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About Dr. Kris J Alden
Dr. Kris J Alden, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Western Springs, IL, with other offices in Munster, IN and Oak Park, IL (and 2 other locations). He has 16 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Alden has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Kris J Alden has the following 1 specialty
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Kris J Alden has the following 16 expertise
- Herniated Disc
- Knee Surgery
- Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Joint Replacement
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Bone Fracture
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
Dr. Kris J Alden has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Kris J Alden is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Kris Alden is not only an extremely knowledgeable and experienced doctor, he is the most compassionate and kindest doctor I’ve met! He is an outstanding surgeon and has the most amazing way of making his patients feel at ease at a time of uncertainty. He performed a total knee replacement after TWO arthroscopic surgeries, two rounds of Euflexxa gel injections and cortisone injections all failed. I was hesitant when Dr. Alden proposed the replacement as an out-patient procedure, but he assured me I was a perfect candidate - I never thought I’d be walking out of the surgical center and into my own home within hours of the procedure with minimal assistance! Three days later I was able to walk without any support at all! I’m so grateful that I was referred to Dr. Alden, as I don’t think I could have had a better surgeon! In addition, his staff is exceptional and provides top-notch communication and assistance. I urge you to visit Doctor Alden’s website to view his remarkable credentials along with impressive patient reviews. You will not find a better orthopedic surgeon for your knee or hip reconstruction!
Dr. Alden is a fabulous orthopedic surgeon. I chose Dr. Alden from a WEB listing and it was the best decision I could have made. I developed pain in my left hip and thought it might be a pinched nerve or pulled muscle. After seeing my X-rays he immediately diagnosed the problem as a "bone on bone" hip that needed to be replaced. He discussed the hip replacement surgery fully preparing me for the surgery and post surgical course. Dr. Alden has a great personality and demeanor and he made me feel very comfortable with the planned hip repair. I underwent hip replacement surgery on a Monday and was discharged home on Tuesday. Wow, I was walking with a walker and using the stairs the next day. Technically, he used the anterior approach that he said would provide a quicker recovery. Dr. Alden's staff called me weekly to check on my status and ask if I was having any problems or needed anything. They were great. I had 2 weeks of home physical therapy and in one month I was walking as if there was never a problem. Today I had my 7-month follow up and my hip is in perfect condition. I am so grateful that I chose Dr. Alden.
He is an awesome surgeon! He did 2 total knee replacements in one month. He really cares about his patients. He personally called me a couple of times to see how I was doing. That is unheard of a doctor calling patients. My knees are doing great! I am able to joint a gym and work out which prior to surgeries was not possible because of the pain I was in.
I highly recommend Dr. Kris Alden if you are in need of a hip replacement. I am a very active 50 year old athlete and needless to say my jaw was on the floor when I was informed that I needed a complete hip replacement. I met with four highly qualified surgeons in the Chicagoland area and zeroed in on Dr. Kris Alden. He understood my desire to return to an active lifestyle and promised that he and his team could get me there. Dr. Alden took time to explain the process, answer my questions and is truly one of the most caring physicians that I have ever met. Dr. Alden performs minimally invasive anterior hip replacements. The anterior technique allows one to recover faster as less tissue is disturbed during surgery. The complete surgical process was seamless. Dr. Alden’s team provides a very detailed pre and post-surgery script. Prior to surgery, prescriptions were provided and a physical therapist coached me on at home recovery (mobility techniques, home layout, dos and don’ts and the like). The outpatient surgery itself was pain free and took an hour. After three hours of recovery, I walked out and went home. An at-home nurse and physical therapist came to my home the next day to begin the recovery process. Having a skilled team for at home recovery is almost as important as the surgery itself. I decided to not “try and reinvent the wheel” and followed the script exactly. I performed the daily mobility and stretching exercises. I was off pain meds in one week. In the two weeks following surgery, I transitioned from crutches, to one crutch, to normal walking. I was driving and back at work in 10 days. Aside from the minor discomfort of incision healing, muscle recovery and my body adjusting the “new normal”, the entire process could not have gone smoother. Dr. Alden and his team were available by phone, email and text. Although I didn’t have any post-surgery issues or complications, it was reassuring to know that “help” was only a call or text away. I could not be any more satisfied with Dr. Alden, his team and the entire surgical process.
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2017, 2018)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
16 Years Experience
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2002
Dr. Kris J Alden accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry IL PPO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- First Health PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National HMO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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