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Jack B. Perlmutter, MD, SC

Specialty in Spine and General Orthopedics

Undergraduate Degree
BA Biology
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Medical Degree
Graduated Cum Laude from University of Illinois

Internship and Orthopedic Residency
University of Michigan Hospitals
Ann Arbor, MI

Spinal Surgery
Louisiana State University Medical School
New Orleans, LA

Dr. Jack Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon atLake Cook Orthopedics, a Division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute where he has worked since 1997. He is trained in the latest minimally invasive technologies used to treat the spine, his area of specialty.

Dr. Perlmutter is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. He is also a member of the American Medical Association and the Illinois State Medical Society.

Dr. Perlmutter has worked as a Clinical Instructor in Spinal Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School. He has presented his research on surgical treatment of the spine and pediatric orthopedics at numerous national conferences.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Perlmutter takes the time to perform a thorough evaluation of every patient and their problem(s).  Not all spine problems require surgery.  We have at our disposal the most advanced diagnostic technologies.  If appropriate, non-operative treatments will be attempted.  These may include medications, physical therapy, or injections.  If not successful, Dr. Perlmutter utilizes the latest surgical procedures.  He performs a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures to decompress nerves or stabilize the spine.  His level of expertise is such that he is asked to assist in the education of other surgeons in these techniques.