Anthony Rinella, MD

Spine Surgery

58 Ratings
Practices In: Lockport, Lombard, Oak Lawn
Patients Seen: All Ages

With over 20 years expe­ri­ence, I enjoy pro­vid­ing per­son­al­ized, com­pre­hen­sive spine care to patients of all ages. I ded­i­cate my career to build­ing advanced spine cen­ters fea­tur­ing the lat­est tech­nolo­gies close to your home. My oth­er pas­sion is help­ing indi­gent chil­dren with severe spinal prob­lems all over the world free of charge. Over my career I built com­plex spine cen­ters in Brazil, Colom­bia, and Mex­i­co through a non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion I founded.

Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery
English, Spanish
Awards & Accolades
5-Star Physician, Silver Cross Hospital 2021
"Top Docs" Award, Silver Cross Hospital 2017
University of Illinois Alumni Humanitarian Award 2014
Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award, Scoliosis Research Society 2012
De La Salle Award, Lewis University 2010
Outstanding Teacher Awards, Loyola University 2009
Clinical Interests

Cer­vi­cal radicu­lopa­thy, cer­vi­cal myelopa­thy, cer­vi­cal defor­mi­ty, tho­racic or Lum­bar radicu­lopa­thy, spondy­lolis­the­sis, ado­les­cent idio­path­ic sco­l­io­sis, ear­ly onset sco­l­io­sis, con­gen­i­tal sco­l­io­sis, flat back syn­drome, adult degen­er­a­tive sco­l­io­sis, adult idio­path­ic sco­l­io­sis, pedi­atric sco­l­io­sis, pedi­atric spine surgery, Scheuermann’s kypho­sis, sagit­tal imbal­ance, anky­los­ing spondyli­tis, spine tumors and spine trauma.

Personal Interests

I enjoy trav­el­ing to for­eign lands, try­ing new cui­sine, and meet­ing new peo­ple. I study pho­tog­ra­phy and cin­e­matog­ra­phy so I can cap­ture peo­ple’s won­der­ful sto­ries on film. To stay healthy, I enjoy run­ning, bik­ing and golf.

North American Spine Society Scoliosis Research Society American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale
120 North Oak Street Hinsdale, Illinois 60521 630-856-9000 Get Directions
Silver Cross Hospital
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard New Lenox, Illinois 60451 815-300-1100 Get Directions
University of Illinois College of Medicine Graduation Date: 1996 Degree: MD
Northwestern University Resident in Orthopedic Surgery
Washington University Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery


Anterior Cervical Corpectomy, Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), Cervical Disc Replacement, Cervical Laminaplasty (or Laminoplasty), Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy, Laminectomy (Cervical) with Fusion, Laminectomy (Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic), Lateral Interbody Fusion, Lateral Interbody Fusion Microdiscectomy (XLIF), Lumbar Corpectomy, Lumbar Disc Microsurgery, Microdiscectomy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive TLIF, Pediatric Spine Surgery, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), Revision Spine Surgery, Spinal Fusion (Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar), Spinal Navigation, Spinal Reconstruction


Adult Spinal Deformity, Cervical Myelopathy, De Novo Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Flatback Syndrome, Herniated Discs, Idiopathic Scoliosis, Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica), Myelopathy, Pediatric Scoliosis, Pediatric Spine Conditions, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Slipped Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

58 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

57 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

58 Ratings

Provider showed concern

58 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

58 Ratings

Provider discussed treatment options

57 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"Very good."
May. 3, 2024
"The nurse's at all the facility go above and beyond. Specifically, Patrice for Dr Rinella and Beth and Tammy are fantastic at the Duly in Oak Lawn"
Apr. 30, 2024
"I was very pleased with the care I received and it looked as if other patients were treated in a similar manner."
Apr. 29, 2024
"Fast professional treatment. Explained every step."
Apr. 17, 2024
"Doctor was rushed and dismissive. Spent 5 minutes with me, ordered an MRI of a healthy part of my spine that he expected to be negative, said didn't provide an updated dagnosis or treatment plan. My wife, who accompanied me in the doctor's office, was offended by the doctor's demeanor. Made an appointment at Northwestern the same day. To summarize, late, rude, rushed, and dismissive."
Apr. 13, 2024
"Dr. took the time to discuss my issues with the aid of MRI film. This was helpful and resolved many questions."
Apr. 3, 2024
"I was very impressed - the procedure was so "hospital-like" and I was there for pain mgmt injection."
Feb. 29, 2024
"Im always impressed with my doctors. And great personalities as well. Loved Dr. RINELLAS COWBOY BOOTS"
Feb. 16, 2024
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