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Orthopedic Knee Surgeon & Shoulder Surgeon in Des Plaines

Dr. Roger Chams has been a leading orthopaedic surgeon at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute for over two decades, where he currently serves as a board member. He specializes in Sports Medicine, knee and shoulder conditions and treatments. With four locations across northern Chicago, spanning from Libertyville to Lake Bluff, those in Des Plaines have convenient access to high-quality care.

Dr. Chams has performed over 25,000 arthroscopic knee and shoulder procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. His extensive experience in Sports Medicine includes treating thousands of athletes – professional, NCAA, and amateur – as well as work-related injuries. All of Dr. Chams procedures are performed entirely himself, using the most advanced technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes. 

Residents of Des Plaines looking for expert care in orthopedic surgery can turn to Dr. Chams for all knee and shoulder-related conditions and disorders. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chams and his professional team will run thorough tests, determine the source of your pain and discomfort, and create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique needs. All of his procedures are conducted at one of our state-of-the-art surgery centers hand-selected by Dr. Chams to treat and care for patients. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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A Leading Knee and Shoulder Specialist in Des Plaines

Dr. Roger Chams is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery and knee and shoulder reconstruction. He has built a strong reputation for himself, serving as team physician for the Chicago Red Stars professional women’s soccer team of the NWSL, as well as several high school, college, and club sports teams. His outstanding work has earned him the titles of American Registry “Patient’s Choice” and  “Chicago’s Top Doctor”.. For more insight into Dr. Chams’ practice expertise, check out our patient success stories.

Knee and Shoulder Expertise

Dr. Roger Chams has many years of experience diagnosing and treating all manner of knee and shoulder conditions. He is proud to provide excellent care to those in Des Plaines and surrounding areas with the following injuries:

Local Affiliations

Dr. Chams is a proud member of the local community and has been named the leading choice for orthopedic care in the area by physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, and many others. He currently serves as team physician for several colleges and high schools in the area, including:

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Insurance Accepted

Dr. Roger Chams accepts an array of health insurance options for patients in Des Plaines. If you do not see your insurance listed or have any questions regarding our insurance policies, please call us today at 847-247-4000.


• Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO

• Aetna Whole Health

 Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation

• Blue Advantage PPO

• Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)

• CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation



• Cigna HMO, PPO, POS

• CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation

• Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO

• Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)

• First Health PPO

• Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation

• HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO

• HMO Illinois (some physicians)

• Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO

• Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT

• Services, Rehab Services (some physicians)

• Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO

• Medicare

• MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)

• MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO

• One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)

• One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)

• Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)

• PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred

• Health Network PPO)

• Preferred Network Access PPO

• Preferred Plan PPO

 Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)

• Savility

• Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan

• Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)

• Union Health Service

• UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO

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Rick Wintheiser
Rick Wintheiser
21:17 19 Oct 20
Fantastic experience. Dr. Chams, ran down all the possible treatment options, pros and cons, and provided excellent... guidance. I am very happy with his counsel and his team is great. Very pleased to have found more
Scotteo G
Scotteo G
07:25 16 Oct 20
Dr. Chams is a dedicated professional that can relate to anyone. He is very educated in his craft and knows the next... move. He will definitely steer you the best and right decision! There is no beat around the bush with him. He has operated on my multiple times over a 10 year period! I will be on his side the rest of my life. Good or bad I know he is the right guy for the skills he performs! You will be blessed to have met him. Little does he know many have after I recommend so many to him. I am a union local 134 Electician. We have so many brothers and sisters that have been beating there body up for years to feed there families. He can definitely keep you moving in the best way your body will except more
Kristina Summers
Kristina Summers
19:34 07 Oct 20
Illinois Bone and Joint is a fabulous facility with top notch care takers. They take their time with you and yet keep... moving with X-rays, getting the patient ready to see the doctor and finishing up any questions, concerns or follow-up. I have seen Dr Roger Chams for my shoulder. He is kind, efficient and very knowledgeable. This was a return visit after a surgery ten years ago by Dr Chams. All is looking good and would happily return for other needs and would recommend him as well as Illinois Bone and more
Trey Johnston
Trey Johnston
14:16 04 Oct 20
-thorough-detail oriented-organized-caring-considers all options and chooses the best-premier surgeon-highly... recommended by others and he and his team did not disappointread more
Timothy Schmuker
Timothy Schmuker
19:10 18 Aug 20
Dr. Chams and his staff are very good to work with. I would highly recommend him for rotator cuff repair.
Tonia Truax
Tonia Truax
00:35 06 Aug 20
Dr Chams and his assistant Dan were amazing! Super nice super personable, would definitely recommend them to anybody! ... Knew right away the issue after years of getting blown off by other more
Stephanie Wolf
Stephanie Wolf
02:51 09 Jul 20
Dr. Chams is wonderful! He took the time listen to my daughter’s story about her sore broken arm. He was able to... turn my daughters tears into laughter, on such a busy day. We both were nervous about her break after being told that surgery was a possibility in our future, Dr. Chams put our minds at ease explaining how well the break would heal on its own doing a few simple more
Jon Listek
Jon Listek
20:38 14 Feb 20
I've seen Dr. Chams many times over the past twenty years for a variety of knee and shoulder concerns. He's simply the... best! His surgical expertise along with the concern he shows along with an excellent support staff yield a great outcome for his more
Arnie Weller
Arnie Weller
22:04 23 Jan 19
Dr. Chams performed two major surgeries on me: 1. Repaired & reattached almost all of the soft tissue in my shoulder... due to a significant fall causing a posterior dislocation (which was dislocated much longer than it should have been due to an error made in the emergency room; after 3 days of extreme pain I finally went to see Dr. Chams, he made the CORRECT diagnosis, and made special arrangements to take care of me as a very high priority); 2. Repaired and reattached all of the quad tendons in my knee due to them being torn in another, different, significant fall. His work was extremely high quality and his concern and care for my well-being was of the highest level. I was extremely pleased with him and his entire team (PA's, scheduling staff, etc.) throughout both processes, including all of the post-op appts. I have already recommended Dr. Chams to some of my friends/co-workers and would highly recommend him to anyone that needs shoulder or knee more
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