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.
- Biceps Tendon Disorders
- Elbow Fracture
- Frozen Shoulder
- Golf Elbow/medial epicondylitis
- Reverse Shoulder Replacement
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Shoulder Arthroplasty
- Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder Labral Tears
- Superior Capsular Reconstruction
- Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis
- Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) injury
|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
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.
I have seen Dr. Izquierdo previously and have total respect and confidence in him. He is a great ortho doctor!!
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.
If I could rate higher than a 5 I would. Izquierdo and his staff are just amazing. Well oiled machine.
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.
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.
Awesome Doc! Have and will continue to recommend!
I feel the recovery of my affected (left) shoulder with therapy etc. is very good.
Dr. Izquierdo is terrific!
The doctor was absolutely amazing. He tested my range of motion, ability, and strength. He has ears that actually listen. Many doctors give you 30 seconds to describe the problem and anything said after that is meaningless. This was not the case with this doctor. After the exam he sat down at my level and looked at me eye-to-eye. He did not place himself above me physically to look down upon me. He gave me hope for a future without pain. My previous orthopedic surgeon only ordered an x-ray and never examined me after that, at all. I'm very grateful to have met and be treated by Dr. Izquierdo.
Dr Iz is awesome. I trust this man to HELL AND BACK!
Dr. Izquierdo has operated on me four times. He is great!!!!
Everyone was very friendly and professional. Will recommend.
I often recommend this practice and especially Dr. Isquierdo to others.
Dr Isquierdo is wonderful and I am so privileged to have had him perform my shoulder surgeries. We are privileged to have someone with his great skill in our area.
Dr. Izquierdo is awesome - I would recommend him to all of my family and friends!!!
I love Dr Izquierdo... he's always taken good care of me.
Excellent experience in all facets, from all parties involved
He spent a good amount of time understanding my issue and explaining the procedure he was going to do. I felt very confident.
Dr. Izqueirdo was excellent. He explained the problem, reviewed my MRI and explained it to me and he was calming during my cortisone injection. I also liked that he did not think surgery was necessary when he felt that physical therapy could provide relief. I would definitely recommend him to others.