Michael Cohen, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity, Orthopaedics

211 Ratings
Practices In: Joliet
Patients Seen: All Ages

My goal is to restore func­tion through evi­dence-based treat­ment using the least inva­sive meth­ods indicated.

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Awards & Accolades
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctors 2022
Chicago Magazine, Top Docs for Fitness Junkies 2020
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctors, Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery 2018
Top Doctors, Hand Surgery, West Suburban Living 2017
Clinical Interests

Hand, wrist, elbow and shoul­der con­di­tions and injuries. 

Personal Interests

Trav­el, Bik­ing, Photography

American Academy of Orthoapedic Surgery American Society for Surgery of the Hand
AMITA Health Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Joliet
333 Madison Street Joliet, Illinois 60435 815-725-7133 Get Directions
University of Chicago Graduation Date: 1990 Degree: MD
Loyola University Medical Center Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Chicago Hand and Upper Extremity


Arthroscopic Labral Repair, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction, Arthroscopy of the Elbow, Arthroscopy of the Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder, Bankart Repair, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Cortisone Injection, Cubital Tunnel Surgery, Elbow Fracture Care, Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery, Fracture Care - Hands, Fracture Care - Wrists, Hand Fracture Care, Joint Injection, Labral Repair, Non-Surgical Fracture Care, Non-Surgical Treatment of Fractures, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Instability Treatment, Subacromial Decompression, Tendon Repair & Reconstruction, Thumb/Wrist Reconstructive Procedures for Arthritis, Wrist Arthroscopy, Wrist Fracture Care


Arthritis of the Hand, Wrist and Elbow, Arthritis of the Thumb, Arthritis of the Thumb Base, Basal Joint Osteoarthritis, Boxer's Fracture, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Colles Fracture, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Cysts & Tumors, De Quervain Tenosynovitis, Digital Mucous Cysts, Distal Radius Fracture, Dupuytren's Disease, Elbow, Elbow Tunnel Syndrome, Finger Fractures, Fingers, Flexor Tendon Injuries, Forearm, Frozen Shoulder, Ganglion Cysts and Tumors, Hand, Hand Osteoarthritis, Kienbock Disease, Nerve Injuries, Shoulder, Shoulder Bursitis, Sprains, Strains, Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow, Trigger Finger, Upper Arm, Wrist, Wrist Tendonitis


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

211 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

210 Ratings

Provider showed concern

210 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

209 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

210 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

210 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.
"Left the choice up to me. Try the shot or have surgery. At this point I chose the shot."
Sep. 8, 2022
"Dr Cohen did my Left hand surgery in 2017. I had a very good experience, and wanted to return to him because I had such a good outcome."
Sep. 1, 2022
"I have highly recommended Dr. Cohen to people when discussing my condition and the care I've received. I feel as if Dr. Cohen listens to my concerns, involves me in the decision process, and works with me in a collaborative manner to achieve the best outcome for my situation."
Aug. 11, 2022
"Dr Cohen excels."
Aug. 4, 2022
"Dr. Cohen is an excellent Orthopedic Physician/Surgeon. He is extremely knowledgeable and concise but always takes the time to explain your Illness and treatment options available. I have had surgeries in the past by Dr. Cohen all with excellent results. I always refer my family and friends to him. As far as staff I never wail to be seen, pretty much as soon as I sit down In the waiting room I'm called into the office and am seen Immediately."
Jul. 21, 2022
Jul. 13, 2022
"Dr Cohen was informative & addressed my concerns quickly"
Jun. 27, 2022
Jun. 23, 2022
"Wrote a dr. note clearing my son to continue _____ with cast for broken fingers. I was very pleased as dr. was very understanding."
Jun. 17, 2022
"Both nurse and doctor gave explanations that I could understand."
May. 27, 2022
"Staff is a well-oiled machine - but with friendliness and genuine concern instead of cogs and wheels."
May. 20, 2022
"Dr Cohen always finds out the problem with ease. Very Professional"
May. 20, 2022
"Dr. Cohen was very knowledgeable and explained what my care entailed"
Apr. 12, 2022
"Dr. Cohen"
Apr. 2, 2022
"Everytime I come here, not only does Dr. Cohen see me, but he also confers with the other doctors on his floor. I have never seen such a great team of doctors, and I trust their team wholeheartedly."
Apr. 1, 2022
"I have recommended Dr. Cohen to people. He is very competent."
Mar. 15, 2022
"Excellent communication skills."
Mar. 3, 2022
"The doctor was very good at listening and answering questions. However I got the feeling that the doctors are being over scheduled and are being pressure to spend as little time as possible with their patients."
Feb. 24, 2022
"First time patient with Dr. Cohen and very pleased with him , great listening skills and displayed a genuine concern , looking forward to my second follow up visit In which he'll review my test results and recommend a course of action"
Feb. 16, 2022
"Dr Cohen is very professional, listened to my description of my condition, looked at my arm, & then told me the medical term of my injury. At that point, prescribed the next steps to cure my arm. I would recommend Dr Cohen to all my friends & relatives. Excellent Doctor."
Feb. 9, 2022
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