Rolando Izquierdo, MD

Rolando Izquierdo, MD

Dr. Izquierdo brings a unique set of skills to McHenry County. Skills built upon solid and very diverse training opportunities. The son of Cuban immigrants, Dr. Izquierdo is fluent in both English and Spanish. He was born and raised in the Chicagoland area.

It was at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, now known as University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Dr. Izquierdo completed his residency that he developed his special interest in sports medicine. During this time, he provided coverage as a team physician for the University of Cincinnati athletic programs and for the Cincinnati Bengal NFL football team. As a result, he pursued additional advance training by completing fellowships in shoulder and elbow reconstruction and in sports medicine at Columbia University at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York city before launching his practice.

Dr. Izquierdo remains active in medical education and identifying best practice recommendations. He served as chairman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ evidence based medicine committee for the clinical practice guideline for the management of shoulder arthritis. He has served as invited faculty at the American Academy of Orthopedics to instruct surgeons from around the world in the latest techniques in arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery. In addition, Dr. Izquierdo was nominated and selected to join the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). ASES is an invitation-only society of just 420 leading national and international Orthopaedic surgeons specializing in surgery of the shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Izquierdo routinely performs a high volume of total shoulder replacements, reverse total shoulder replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, as well as arthroscopic shoulder instability and labral repairs. He also performs sports-related elbow and knee surgeries.

RESIDENCY University of Cincinnati Medical Center
FELLOWSHIPS Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction, Columbia University of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
FELLOWSHIPS Sports Medicine, Columbia University of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital

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  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Columbia Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Speaker for the AAOS Learning Center

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Posted: 2019-02-25
I have just recently started seeing Dr Izquierdo, after leaving another practice. I am extremely happy with the service and care I've been shown from the doctor. He makes you feel like a person not a number. Thank you Dr Izquierdo!

Posted: 2019-02-14
Very good

Posted: 2019-02-06
Dr. Izquierdo is always upbeat and positive in his demeanor, very attentive to my joint health and concerns, as well as clear in explaining the diagnosis and prognosis. Thoughtful to question what my physical activities are and things I enjoy doing. That means a lot.

Posted: 2019-01-29
Dr. Izquierdo and his team are a rare blend of world-class technical capability with genuine and demonstrated care and concern. All the surgeons and teams I've worked with (again, 11 surgeries) were capable and well-intentioned. Dr. Izquierdo is in a class by himself; he and his team are the best I have ever worked with. He fixed me and did so with a minimum of physical and emotional pain. If you need orthopaedic surgery, I recommend you get to Chicagoland and see Dr. Izquierdo.

Posted: 2019-01-29
Dr. Izquierdo is great. He talks right to you and gets to the point. He is caring and does a great job.

Posted: 2019-01-24
I have recommended him to many others

Posted: 2019-01-19
Dr. Rolando is a world class surgeon .

Posted: 2019-01-16
a caring doctor who listens and acts upon what he hears

Posted: 2018-11-27
I have always had excellent care whenever I have visited OrthoIllinois they are outstanding care providers.

Posted: 2018-11-17
Dr. Izquierdo is one of the best doctors I have ever been to.

Posted: 2018-11-16
First visit with Dr Izquerido. Excellent, easy to understand, initial evaluation leads to additional testing to better understand conditions.

Posted: 2018-11-16
Very up beat and easy to talk to. You can tell he loves what he does and that comes across in the way he presents himself and how he speaks. The most comfortable doctor I've ever been around.

Posted: 2018-10-25
I have two care providers here and their service and help has been life changing. They took my broken down body which could barely move anymore and helped me get back into life again. All with the pain equal to a mild dental procedure. Simply amazing.

Posted: 2018-09-21
I have seen Dr. Izquierdo previously and have total respect and confidence in him. He is a great ortho doctor!!

Posted: 2018-09-04
Dr Izquierdo is an excellent surgeon. This is my 2nd surgery with him. When I did the research and found I had the option of coming all the way back to Illinois from my current home in Oregon for the surgery I opted to do it. My first experience was that good. I have a son who is a PT who regards Dr. Izquierdo as one of two best surgeons in the Chicago suburbs.

Posted: 2018-08-13
If I could rate higher than a 5 I would. Izquierdo and his staff are just amazing. Well oiled machine.

Posted: 2018-07-26
The Dr.'s and PA's are always very thorough. Rarely do I have other questions because they cover everything! I feel my concerns are always addressed.

Posted: 2018-07-26
Exceptional care. Surgery went as smoothly as possible. Wouldn't have changed anything from initial consultation, surgery, and post surgery care. Highly recommend surgeon and his staff.

Posted: 2018-07-26
Awesome Doc! Have and will continue to recommend!

Posted: 2018-07-20
I feel the recovery of my affected (left) shoulder with therapy etc. is very good.