Orthopedic Knee Surgeon & Shoulder Surgeon in Woodstock

For over 2 decades, Dr. Roger Chams has been providing patients with comprehensive orthopedic knee and shoulder surgery. With four convenient locations, he proudly serves those across northern Chicago, including residents of Woodstock, IL. He has been in practice with the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute for the entirety of his career, where he currently serves as a board member. 

After receiving his fellowship at the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Chams introduced many innovative arthroscopic surgical procedures to the area. His orthopedic expertise spans far and wide, but he specializes in sports medicine, knee, and shoulder disorders. Dr. Chams’ experience includes diagnosing and treating thousands of amateur, NCAA, and professional athletes, as well as work-related injuries. 

Dr. Chams is constantly refining his surgical techniques so that patients in Woodstock and surrounding areas can have access to the most advanced orthopedic treatment. He and his team are expertly trained in addressing all manner of knee and shoulder injuries and disorders, keeping patients informed every step of the way. After evaluating your individual circumstances, Dr. Chams will craft a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and get back to feeling your best.

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Meet Dr. Chams – A Leading Knee and Shoulder Specialist in Woodstock

Dr. Roger Chams is a board-certified knee and shoulder specialist focused on providing the most effective treatments to promote your complete recovery and healing. He is proud to perform all of his procedures on his own, without the use of residents or fellows, at one of four state-of-the-art surgery centers in the area. Dr. Chams has been recognized as “Patient’s Choice” by American Registry and “Chicago’s Top Doctor” among several others for his outstanding work in the field.

Practice Locations

Grayslake Doctors’ Office

1275 E. Belvidere Road,
Suite 150 Grayslake IL 60030

Chicago Surgical Locations

Lake Forest

660 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045


801 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048

Knee and Shoulder Expertise

Dr. Chams is committed to delivering the highest quality orthopedic knee and shoulder care, using a range of minimally-invasive surgical and non-surgical techniques. Patients in Woodstock can turn to Dr. Chams to treat the following conditions:

Local Affiliations

Dr. Chams has been the leading choice among the area’s medical community, physical therapists, athletic trainers, athletic directors, coaches, and athletes for his expert knowledge and skill in orthopedics. He continues to serve as team physician for several colleges and high schools including:

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Insurance Accepted

Dr. Roger Chams accepts an extensive list of health insurance plans for those in Woodstock. If your plan is not included or you have any questions concerning 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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Leja and Jay
Leja and Jay
00:40 16 Mar 21
I’m really happy I chose a different doctor in this practice before giving up on Illinois Bone and Joint. After... visiting Dr. Chum I felt he was very superficial and inattentive and I was worried after this visit that my son would be even more scared of doctors. I then saw a different IBJI orthopedic doctor and felt much better. We had an MRI in Arlington Heights and were very happy with our follow up care.read more
Karen Medbery
Karen Medbery
21:10 10 Mar 21
Dr. Charm and his PA were very nice.Dr. Charm is conservative on treatment which I appreciated.I probably won’t go... back due to the fact that I feel this is a very corporate office as opposed to your Dr. actually knowing you.There are so many patients and staff and everyone was constantly moving all around you, making some aspects of checking in and out, confusing.Everything went smooth but I felt like I was on a human assembly line. There was nothing personal about it.read more
Carrie Paden
Carrie Paden
18:44 24 Feb 21
My teenage son had 2 planned knee surgeries with Dr Chams - one 11/2020 and the second 1/2021. From start to finish,... everything was top notch. He and his staff are excellent, friendly, caring and made the whole process easy. Physical therapy @ IBJI was also top notch. Highly recommend them!read more
Charles Gomez
Charles Gomez
20:05 19 Feb 21
Dr. Chams is by Far the Best orthopedic surgeon. Very knowledgeable about one's procedures & has Great mannerisms. His... staff members are excellent for caring to the patients.read more
Kathy Schrank
Kathy Schrank
23:17 22 Jan 21
Was given a prompt appointment when I called. Dr.Chams and Paul evaluated my condition, provided care and gave me... alternatives. Paul instructed me in exercises which will assist in strengthening. My visit was wonderful.read more
Kelly Naughtrip
Kelly Naughtrip
11:23 14 Nov 20
Very professional and take time with their patients. Usually on time with appointments and the front desk is pleasant.... Love that they have appointments as early as 7:00am!read more
Jennifer Sawant
Jennifer Sawant
19:25 28 Oct 20
Great experience - loved how fast I was seen (+ took x-rays right away), evaluated and clearly explained the diagnosis... and treatment. Felt immediately better afterwards- just knowing the problem and solution.read more
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 him.read 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 it.read 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 Joint.read 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 doctors.read 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 things.read 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 patients.read 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 surgery.read more
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