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Lauren E. Matteini, MD,FACS,FAAOS

About Dr. Matteini

Spine Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Lauren Matteini is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in the care and treatment of the whole spine - cervical, thoracic, and lumbar areas. Caring for both pediatric and adult patients, she works closely with fellow providers (physical therapists, physiatrists, and pain management specialists) to meet their needs; and when indicated, surgery. Her objective is always to provide her patients with a higher quality of life, and to empower and educate them to set and exceed health goals that emphasize longevity and independence.

Minimally-invasive fusion techniques are offered for quicker return to function and less post-operative pain, particularly anterior and lateral approaches to the lumbar spine. Dr. Matteini is also an expert in the field of motion-preservation in the neck, utilizing cervical disc arthroplasty or replacement for optimal results with reduced recovery time.

Dr. Matteini specializes in:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Pinched nerves in the neck and lower back
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Scoliosis - Adolescent and Adult
  • Spondylolysis or pars fracture
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion
  • Revision spine surgery
  • Deformity correction
  • Second opinions
  • Foot drop
  • Peroneal nerve decompression

In addition to treating the spine, Dr. Matteini also sees patients with work-related injuries and performs independent medical examinations.

Throughout her professional career, Dr. Matteini has worked tirelessly for the advancement of spinal orthopedic treatments, with her findings published in various medical journals. When not in an exam room or surgical suite, you can often find Dr. Matteini mentoring other women starting out in medicine, regardless of specialty. Dr. Matteini stays active bicycling and spinning, doing yoga, and racing motorcycles. She’s never met a jigsaw puzzle she couldn’t complete and she also values spending time with family, friends, her dog Valentina, and her cat Rufus.

Patient Testimonials

5 Star Rating

Dr Matteini is wonderful. Very compassionate and kind, yet will kick you in the butt when needed. Her skills as a surgeon are top notch. She explained my condition and what needed to be done surgically. I felt very comfortable with Dr Matteini and couldn't be happier with the outcome of my 4 disc cervical fusion. Thanks Dr Matteini!!! - Kym C.

Dr. Matteini is very knowledgeable and skilled in spinal care. She provided me with a lot of useful guidance regarding my back injury. She guided me through the next steps necessary to fully heal, and she personally connected me with another doctor immediately following my appointment. I highly recommend Dr. Matteini. - Jackson W.

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Meet My Team

Dr. Matteini & Her Team
From left: Dr. Lauren Matteini, Katie Virnig (Physician Assistant), and Kelly (Care Team Coordinator) not pictured.

Affiliations Barrington Office, Elgin N Randall Rd Office, Elgin Lin Lor Office, Geneva North Office
Education
  • College
  • Georgetown University Washington, DC
  • Medical School
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine Washington, DC
  • Residency
  • George Washington University Medical Center Washington, DC
  • Fellowship
  • University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Memberships:
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

Hospitals:
If you have any questions regarding your bill or insurance coverage, please contact one of our Patient Account Specialists at (630) 513-2620.

Insurances Accepted:
  • AETNA PPO 
  • AETNA Choice 
  • AETNA EPO 
  • AETNA POS 
  • AETNA Open Access 
  • AETNA Medicare Rep 
  • AETNA Student Res 
  • ALLEGIANCE PPO 
  • ALLIED BENEFIT SYSTEMS PPO 
  • BEECHSTREET PPO 
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD PPO 
  • CIGNA PPO 
  • CIGNA HMO 
  • CIGNA POS 
  • CIGNA EPO 
  • CIGNA Open Access 
  • COFINITY PPO 
  • CORVEL PPO 
  • COVENTRY PPO 
  • COVENTRY HMO 
  • ECHO 1 PPO 
  • ECHO 3 PPO 
  • FIRST HEALTH PPO 
  • GALAXY PPO 
  • GOLDENRULE PPO 
  • GREATWEST PPO 
  • GREATWEST HMO 
  • GREATWEST POS 
  • GREATWEST EPO 
  • GREATWEST Open Access 
  • HEALTHLINK Advocate PPO 
  • HEALTHLINK Advocate HMO 
  • HEALTHSMART PPO 
  • HFN PPO/EPO 
  • MEDICARE 
  • MEDISHARE PPO 
  • MERIDIAN MEDICAID HMO 
  • MERITAIN PPO 
  • MULTIPLAN PPO 
  • PBA PPO 
  • PHCS PPO 
  • PPO NEXT PPO 
  • PRIORITY HEALTH PPO 
  • SAVILITY PPO 
  • TRICARE PPO 
  • TRICARE HMO HUM.SEL. 
  • UHC PPO 
  • UHC HMO 
  • UHC POS 
  • UHC Choice 
  • UHC Select 
  • UHC Medicare Rep 
  • UHC Care Imp + 
  • UHC All Savors 
  • UHC W500 
  • UMR PPO 
  • VIANT PPO
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