Ryan R Sullivan, M.D.

102 Ratings28 Comments
Orthopedic Surgery
Edward-Elmhurst Medical Groups
Hospital Affiliations:
Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Fractures; Joint Replacements; Arthritis; Hip And Knee Replacement; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Hip fractures; Orthopedics; Osteoarthritis; Anterior hip replacement; Revision hip and knee replacement

This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



Philosophy Of Care

I believe that a patient's thorough understanding of their medical condition, the treatment options, and the risks and benefits of each treatment are vital to success, and, therefore, I take the time to fully educate my patients so that we can come to a shared, informed decision on management. I believe in utilzing effective non-surgical modalities to treat pain and injuries, with surgery as a reasonable option if those non-surgical treatments no longer alleviate symptoms. My goal, with arthritis, through both, non-surgical and surgical management, is to minimize or eliminate your pain complaint as a limiting factor for your everyday activities.

Education & Credentials

Education: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, 2011

Residency: Loyola University Medical Center (Illinois), 2016

Fellowship: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, 2017; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2017

Society: Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons


Orthopedic Surgery

Insurance Accepted

Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna HMO
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Precision HMO
TriWest PC3 / Veterans Administration Community Care
Beech Street PPO
Cigna HealthSpring PPO
Coventry One PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Aetna PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Cigna HealthSpring MA HMO
Aetna National Advantage Program
Imagine Smart Network
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Medicare Part B
MultiPlan PPO
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United Healthcare Select HMO
Sunrise Advantage
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Choice Select HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare Select EPO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5
(102 Ratings, 28 Comments)
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the doctor fully explained all of my options and made my feel comfortable about what we decided to do.
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very pleased
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He was great and has a great personality and is easily approachable in asking questions or expressing thoughts or needs.
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Of course I'll recommend Dr. Sullivan! I am pain free because of his treatment. His knowledge is remarkable.
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dr Sullivan listened to my questions and took time to explain all facets of my X-rays and MRI. felt very good that I was provided a complete evaluation!
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very attentive to my concerns; willing to discuss many different care options; very engaged
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*Dr. Sullivan is a very caring & is concerned dr. He explained my hip problem completely & answered all my questions completely - my first visit with him & I feel he is most thorough dr. I will be back!
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Finally, I was shown in understandable language what is wrong my knees! A big thank you,
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Dr Sullivan was an amazing doctor. He explained MRI imaging results, he explained a lot of anatomy, and how that impacts the pain I'm experiencing. He reviewed the medications I'm on for my conditions, explained what they were, and i was able to ask if he agreed if they were good meds and good doses. And, to my surprise, he offered to do, right then and there, an in-office injection procedure that I didn't even know was a possible treatment. And that injection treatment has turned out to be something that has so far significantly reduced my pain - and hopefully with the physically therapy that I'm doing, those injections plus PT will together work to reduce the chronic hip pain. Overall, I was so so impressed with Dr. Sullivan - with just this first appointment. I will absolutely recommend him to any one and everyone that I meet who needs someone in this specialty.
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