the premier orthopedic group in northern illinois

After illness, injury or surgery, it's important to regain strength and get back to work, play, and the little things you enjoy doing every day – whether you’re an elite athlete, a busy mom, or an active senior. It doesn’t matter what you do, if there’s a reason you can’t do it, we’re here to help.
Since 1990, Midwest Sports Medicine has grown to become the premier orthopedic group in Northern Illinois. We offer a team of distinguished, experienced board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons. We also have a board certified podiatrist, and a pain management specialist. All of our physicians are dedicated to meeting or exceeding your expectations. 
Nothing pleases us more than seeing our patients back in the game, whether it’s competing on a track or walking with a friend. At Midwest Sports Medicine, we will return you to the best possible condition through the best possible orthopedic care - our only goal is your success. 

video gallery: doctors & patient success stories

Career Firefighter Returns To Work

Gary Gonzalez, career firefighter returns to work after Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.

Videos: Our Doctors & Patient Testimonials
Pro Soccer Player Returns to Game
Former LA Galaxy Player returns to game after ACL reconstruction.

Stephanie is Back on Her Feet After Successful Knee Surgery
Stephanie Teta returns to work and to her life after successful knee surgery at Midwest Sports Medicine.

Dr. Sean Odell Midwest Sports Medicine
Sean Odell, MD specializes in the treatment of complex injuries of the shoulder and knee.

Physical Therapy After Hip Replacement Manor Care Elk Grove
Manor Care in Elk Grove Village is a clean, friendly and open facility that patients will be comfortable in while receiving great physical therapy after hip replacement.

Innovative Knee Replacement Technology
Verilast Technology from Smith & Nephew. Lab tested for 30 years of performance. 9x longer than the industry standard.

Birmingham Hip Resurfacing an Alternative to Total Hip Replacement
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR )is an alternative to total hip replacement, with long-term success world wide.

Dr. Erwin Friedman Midwest Sports Medicine
Erwin Friedman, DPM specializes in all conditions & disorders of the foot.

Professional Caddy Back on Course
Robert Riefke professional caddy is back on the course after a Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.

Dr. Bruce Montella Midwest Sports Medicine
Bruce Montella, MD specializes in pain-management and treating injuries of the neck and back.

Bread Delivery Man Returns to Work
After a fall on the ice, MWSM hip and knee patient Don Salovsky returns to work at 100%.

Dr. Eugene Lopez Midwest Sports Medicine
Midwest Sports Medicine gets you back to work & back in the game as quickly as possible.

Ten Time Softball Campion Returns to Game After Shoulder Surgery
Bob Kolvitz, ten time softball champion, returns to game after reconstructive shoulder surgery.

Career Firefighter Returns To Work
Gary Gonzalez, career firefighter returns to work after Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.

High School Soccer Player Back to 100%
John "Frankie" Franco, high school soccer player is 100% after ACL reconstruction.

Dr. Mary Morrell Midwest Sports Medicine
Mary Morrell, MD is an elite female orthopedist specializing in fractures & women's health issues.

Christy Kolvitz, Women's Softball Player Back on the Field
Women's softball player, Christy Kolvitz is back on the field at 100% after ACL reconstructive surgery physical therapy at Midwest Sports Medicine.

"The team at Midwest Sports Medicine gave me my life back"
After a successful Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure, Tony Kobrinetz is back to riding his snowmobile, ATV, biking, and hunting. "I could not have had a better total team helping me to recovery."


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Elk Grove Village
Midwest Sports Medicine
901 W. Biesterfield Rd.
Suite 300
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(877) 945-9090
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Main Office
Mon-Fri  7:00a - 5:00p

Orthopedic Convenient Care
Mon-Fri  5:00p - 9:00p
Saturday 8:00a - 12:00p

our doctors

Eugene P. Lopez, MD

Dr. Lopez is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is specialty trained in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine and total joint replacement surgery. In addition, he has provided care for some of Chicago’s finest athletes such as Walter Payton. His referral network extends far outside the Chicagoland area. He has patients that travel from Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. Dr. Lopez' experience confirms that most sports injuries are best treated conservatively with a customized rehabilitation program.

In his career, Dr. Lopez has performed more than 2000 arthroscopic ACL reconstructions and arthroscopic shoulder reconstructions. He was considered a pioneer when he performed his first meniscal allograft transplant in 1998. He credits his patient’s success to his specialized training, experience and his close working relationship with the physical therapists.


Mary K. Morrell, MD

Dr. Morrell is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in orthopaedic traumatology and specializes in fracture management. She has a large general orthopaedic practice with special interests in pediatrics, hand and wrist conditions, arthritis pain and women’s health issues.

As one of a small number of female orthopedists in the country, Dr. Morrell has an understanding of the orthopaedic implications of women’s health issues in osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and female-athlete conditions. For arthritis pain, she employs all types of joint preservation treatment and uses minimally invasive techniques when joint replacement surgery becomes necessary. She supports the growing need for early detection and treatment of osteoporosis to maintain strong bones and prevent fractures.


Sean D. Odell, MD

Dr. Odell is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He specializes in the treatment of complex injuries of the shoulder and knee including arthroscopic repair of tears in the rotator cuff, labrum, recurrent shoulder instability as well as ACL reconstructions. He also manages arthritis pain, and when necessary, performs joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip or shoulder.

Dr. Odell feels that patients need to be well informed about their diagnosis and their treatment so they can take an active part in their recovery and rehabilitation, allowing them to get back to competitive sports, work or back to their lives as soon as possible.


Bruce J. Montella, MD

Dr. Montella is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in spine surgery. He has an additional board certification in "interventional pain management". He specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries of the back and neck, as well as sports medicine injuries.

Dr. Montella also has a strong interest in sports medicine. He played football in college and was named Sports Illustrated magazine’s offensive football player of the week. He had a brief playing career with the Chicago Bears. He was a team physician for Duke University’s varsity football and basketball teams. He understands the importance of making the appropriate diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan that enables the injured athlete to return to competitive activity as soon as is safely possible.


Erwin Friedman, DPM

Dr. Friedman is a board certified podiatrist. He has additional certifications in endoscopic treatment and in shock wave treatment for treating plantar fascitis. He specializes in all foot and ankle disorders resulting from injury, overuse, deformity and degenerative conditions.

Dr. Friedman provides care and surgery for many foot and ankle problems including, but not limited to: Achilles injuries, Bunion correction, hammer toes, ingrown and infected toe nails, plantar warts, excision of neuromas, ganglion cysts and plantar warts, foot fractures and flat feet.

Dr. Friedman is a senior attending instructor and lecturer for the podiatry residency program at Rush North Shore Medical Center. He frequently lectures on foot and ankle disorders for businesses and at public forums.



Seanra Kalil, PA-C

Seanra Kalil, PA-C, is a 2002 graduate of the Cook County Physician Assistant Program, the first PA program in Illinois. Her professional experience spans gastroenterology, otolaryngology, allergy & immunology and radiology. Preceding practicing as a Physicians Assistant, Seanra worked with spinal cord, brain injury and subacute patients as a mental health counselor. Her Master's thesis focused on psychotherapy with chronically ill and hospitalized children and she conducted her clinical studies at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital.

Seanra enjoys treating both adults and children in the Immediate Care clinic under the supervision of Dr. Eugene Lopez. She is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant in the state of Illinois. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants.



Kody Lewis, PA-C

Kody Lewis is a board certified physician assistant (PA-C). He is a Masters Graduate of Marquette University Physician Assistant Program, a National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accredited program.

His training had an emphasis on general surgery, adult and pediatric orthopaedics, emergency medicine and general medicine. He is licensed to practice medicine and prescribe medications in the state of Illinois under physician supervision. Kody works directly with Dr. Lopez in the operating room as well as in the hospital and clinical settings.



Ross Robarts, PA-C

Ross Robarts, PA-C is a graduate of the Yale University Physician Assistant Program, a National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accredited program. He is board certified as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) in Illinois.

Ross is currently licensed to practice medicine in the state of Illinois as well as prescribe medications under physician supervision. Ross works directly with Dr. Morrell and Dr. Odell in the operating room as well as the clinical and hospital setting.