About Dr. Roger N Chams MD

Dr. Roger N Chams, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Libertyville, IL, with other offices in Buffalo Grove, IL and Pleasant Prairie, WI (and 1 other location). He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Chams has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

75 Ratings with 32 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Roger N Chams is Great. Dr. Roger N Chams has been rated by 75 patients. From those 75 patients 32 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Roger N Chams is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Roger N Chams has 4 locations

get directions IBJI LIBERTYVILLE
720 Florsheim Dr
Libertyville, IL 60048
get directions Roger N Chams Md
1450 Busch Pkwy Ste 115
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
8400 Lakeview Pkwy Ste 800
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
get directions Illinois Bone & Joint Institute LLC
720 Florsheim Dr
Libertyville, IL 60048

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Dr. Roger N Chams has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Roger N Chams has the following 24 expertise

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopy
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • ACL Reconstruction or Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft)
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
  • Laminectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Knee Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Bone Fracture
  • Surgery
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis

Board Certifications

Dr. Roger N Chams is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Shoulder Pain? You’re Old.

That’s what Dr. Chams told me. I asked for a CT scan to take to the next shoulder Doc I was going to see. Who took one look at my CT scan, and said: “You rotator cuff is hanging by a tiny bit of muscle, and you’re getting a new reverse shoulder because of the destroyed joint.” Got the new shoulder, had months of PT. Life goes on.

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Great recovery from Rotator Cuff Surgery

Today I celebrate my 1 Year Anniversary from a full tear Rotator Cuff Surgery with Dr. Chams. I have exceeded not only the Practice's goals but my own. I followed Dr. Chams recovery protocol and fully committed to my PT; never missing a session and always doing my exercises as prescribed. I researched a lot of surgeons prior to choosing Dr. Chams, due to the large tear, but I believed that my decision was based on what I envisioned for my future. Thank you Dr. Chams and team at IBJI.

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5 stars!

Dr. Chams did surgery on my knees that nobody wanted to do and it changed my life. He is proactive and confident in his ability to get a positive outcome...for good reason!!!

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Phenomenal Doctor!

I was so impressed with Dr. Chams. He has a great personality, he takes time with you, LISTENS to you (which most doctors don't today) and provides great care and advice.

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Dr. Chams and my ACL reconstruction

A big thank you to Dr. Chams and staff for helping me through ACL reconstruction after a soccer injury. I was quite apprehensive about going through the surgery and the months of recovery. Surgery day went very smoothly. Arrived at hospital at 8am and was back at home by noon. Dr. Chams and staff were very polite, knowledgeable and answered any of my questions regarding surgery. Post operative pain was pretty minimal so I know that Dr. Chams did a great job. For the rehab, they provided me with recommendations for physical therapists who were close by and this allowed me to maintain my everyday life responsibilities without too much disruption. Recovery progressed very well and I'm back to running and playing soccer with my kids at 7 months post surgery. Overall, I give Dr. Chams and his staff an A+ and would not hesitate to recommend them for anyone in need of ACL reconstruction. Todd Hopkins

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2015)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 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.

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • University Of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System


  • Dr. Roger N Chams Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Roger N Chams

Dr. Chams was fellowship trained at the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute where he received specialized training in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of complex knee and shoulder issues and sports injuries. After his fellowship he brought back many procedures that had not previously been performed in the area. Dr Chams has been in practice with the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute for over 15 years. His Sports Medicine experience includes treating thousands of Professional, NCAA, Amateur athletes, as well as work related injuries. He has been the team physician for Lake Forest College as well as multiple High School teams and athletic clubs, for fifteen years. He has been chosen as a team physician for the USA Soccer Federation Men and Women National Teams. Dr. Chams has presented at national meetings, published multiple journal articles, instructional videos, and has authored a text book chapter on Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy . He continues to be active as a member and instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) , and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), teaching advanced knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgical technique courses for other Orthopedic surgeons. He is an instructor for the Residents / Fellows Advanced Surgical Arthroscopic Shoulder/ Knee Course at the Academy Learning Center and continues to routinely teach continued medical education courses for physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. Dr. Chams has been awarded to the “Top Tier MD”, “Chicago’s Top Doctor”, American Registry “Patient’s Choice” . He has been selected to “America’s Top Orthopedists “by the Consumer Research Counsel of America for the last 12 years.

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