Robert Welch, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity, Orthopaedics

261 Ratings
Years in Practice: 29 years
Practices In: Naperville
Patients Seen: All Ages

Treat peo­ple the way you would want your fam­i­ly treated. 

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within the last three (3) years

Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Interests

Spe­cial inter­est in treat­ment of arthri­tis and trau­ma to the hand and upper extremity

Personal Interests

Foot­ball, hock­ey golf, ski­ing, sail­ing and fishing

Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand American Society for Surgery of the Hand American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Wisconsin Medical School Graduation Date: 1988 Degree: MD
Washington University Barnes Hospital Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California at San Diego Orthopaedics


Anatomic and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Cortisone Injection, Cubital Tunnel Surgery, Elbow Fracture Care, Fracture Care, Fracture Care - Elbows, Fracture Care - Hands, Fracture Care - Wrists, Hand Fracture Care, Joint Injection, Joint Replacement- Finger Joint, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder, Non-Surgical Care for Joint Arthritis, Non-Surgical Fracture Care, Non-Surgical Treatment of Fractures, Non-Surgical Treatment of Sports Related Injuries, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Fracture Care, Shoulder Replacement Surgery, Tendon Repair & Reconstruction, Thumb/Wrist Reconstructive Procedures for Arthritis, Tommy John Elbow Surgery, Total Shoulder Replacement, Wrist Arthroscopy, Wrist Fracture Care


Arthritis of the Thumb, Basal Joint Osteoarthritis, Boxer's Fracture, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Colles Fracture, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, De Quervain Tenosynovitis, Digital Mucous Cysts, Distal Radius Fracture, Dupuytren's Disease, Elbow Tunnel Syndrome, Finger Fractures, Flexor Tendon Injuries, Frozen Shoulder, Ganglion Cysts and Tumors, Hand Osteoarthritis, Kienbock Disease, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder Bursitis, Shoulder-Hand Syndrome, Sprains, Strains, Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow, Trauma Related Injuries, Trigger Finger, 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

261 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

259 Ratings

Provider showed concern

258 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

258 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

260 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

257 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.
"Dr Welch was so good about explaining options for pain and I called Mom and Dr Welch explained everything to her also. It's so nice to know that we will be in excellent hands during surgery which has already been scheduled for June. Thank you all for making this visit a stress less one ."
Apr. 20, 2022
Apr. 15, 2022
"Dr. Welch has a great approach to patient comfort and and explains everything. Answered all my questions. I felt better after the appointment than before because of his positive approach."
Apr. 14, 2022
"*Dr. Welch is a great health care provider. Very patient and professional. I have recommended him to others with hand issues."
Apr. 13, 2022
"Dr. Welch was great. Personable withy daughter and walker her through her xrays so she could understand her injury (she's 11). My daughter actually said he was really "cool" once we got into the car. Be sure he hears that! Haha!"
Mar. 24, 2022
"GREAT experience!"
Mar. 17, 2022
Mar. 16, 2022
"Dr. Welch listened to my symptoms, moved my arms to determine where the weaknesses were in my shoulder, gave me options for the next step to recovery, recommendations for locations for PT.He was thorough, listened and responded to my questions and provided therapy alternatives. I would highly recommend him."
Mar. 11, 2022
"Dr Welch is amazing. He listened to me, treated me with respect and knew what to do to help me"
Mar. 9, 2022
"On point, pin pointed the issue. And asked if I had any questions or concerns"
Mar. 9, 2022
"Very pleasant doctor."
Feb. 18, 2022
"Dr. Welch was very good about determining what the problem was and what he thought should be the treatment would be. He took time explaining everything."
Feb. 2, 2022
"*Dr. Welch goes above and beyond his job to take such good care of his patients."
Feb. 1, 2022
"The exam and explanations were very thorough"
Jan. 26, 2022
"Dr. Welch was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. The appointment with him was one of the best first visits I've ever had with a physician."
Jan. 19, 2022
"*Dr. Welch is excellent. He takes time to discuss any concerns or questions very thorough. He is also very personable."
Jan. 14, 2022
"Dr Welch was professional and friendly."
Jan. 9, 2022
"All of the staff was so so so nice. They all were very kind to me, and were very thorough about making sure I was comfortable, and understood what they were going to do."
Jan. 3, 2022
Dec. 20, 2021
"Doctor explained everything so I could understand."
Dec. 19, 2021
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