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Vincent Cannestra, MD,FAAOS

About Dr. Cannestra

Dr. Vincent Cannestra is an active national speaker and educator. Dr. Cannestra is a faculty member at Northwestern University and teaches surgeons throughout the country on topics including orthopedic and rehabilitative medicine. A prolific inventor, he has also developed and refined several tools used during joint reconstruction surgery, and those instruments are marketed globally today. Dr. Cannestra has specialized training in all facets of joint replacement and reconstruction and has proved to be an unmatched asset to his patients. He also treats several other orthopedic conditions including arthritis, nerve problems, fractures, tendonitis, ligament tears, and sports injuries.

Dr. Cannestra has served as the Chairman and the Assistant Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. He also has sat or is currently sitting as a member of the Board of Directors for the Midwest Orthopedic Network, the Tri-County Independent Physician Association, HealthSelect Independent Physician Association, the Presence Health Partners Association, and the Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Orthopedic Clinical Co-Management Company. In addition, he has been appointed as Health System Clinician at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, the Inpatient Medical Director for the orthopedic service line at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, and Chairman of the Saint Joseph Hospital Orthopedic Clinical Co-Management Company.

In keeping with his commitment to the community and indigent care, Dr. Cannestra volunteers his time and expertise to a children's clinic with the Elgin Elks 737 Lodge. This clinic is for families without insurance or underinsured currently sees all kids regardless of the family's ability to pay. Dr. Cannestra oversees and staffs his clinic with other volunteers to provide free orthopedic care to infants, adolescents, and teenagers. This clinic offers a variety of services free of charge including physical therapy, splinting, x-rays, MRI scans, and when necessary, surgery.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Education
  • College
  • Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology and Physiology Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL
  • Residency
  • Orthopedic Surgery Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL
  • Fellowship
  • Joint Replacement Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical
    Chicago, IL
  • Adult Joint Reconstruction Central DuPage Hospital
    Winfield, IL
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Memberships:
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Hospitals:
If you have questions regarding your bill or insurance coverage, please call our Patient Accounts Department. Accounts are handled by different representatives according to the first letter of your last name.

A-H (630) 524-0147
I-Q (630) 524-0151
R-Z (630) 524-0148

Insurances Accepted:
  • AARP MEDICARE HMO/PPO 
  • ADVOCATE GOOD SAMARITAN & SHEPHERD 
  • ADVOCATE SHERMAN 
  • AETNA PPO 
  • AETNA HMO 
  • AETNA EPO 
  • AETNA POS 
  • AETNA MEDICARE PPO 
  • AETNA SELECT 
  • AETNA WALMART HRA 
  • BEECHSTREET PPO 
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Comm. MMAI 
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD Medicare Adv 
  • CATERPILLAR PPO 
  • CHAMPUS 
  • CIGNA HMO/PPO 
  • CIGNA Open Access 
  • CIGNA Connect 
  • CIGNA HEALTHSPRING 
  • CIGNA ONE HEALTH 
  • CORESOURCE 
  • COVENTRY HMO/PPO 
  • COVENTRY SELECT 
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK 
  • FOX VALLEY MEDICINE 
  • GALAXY HEALTH NETWORK 
  • GREAT WEST HMO/PPO 
  • HEALTH ALLIANCE PPO 
  • HEALTHLINK PPO 
  • HEALTHPARTNERS 
  • HFN PPO/EPO 
  • HUMANA HMO/PPO 
  • HUMANA Open Access 
  • HUMANA Medicare Adv 
  • HUMANA GOLD PLUS & INTEGRATED HMO 
  • HUMANA MEDICAID INTEGRATED CARE PLAN OF ILLINOIS 
  • HUMANA MEDICARE REPLACEMENT PLANS 
  • IDPA 
  • IMAGINE HEALTH 
  • LIFE SHIELD INSURANCE 
  • MEDISHARE PPO 
  • MERIDIAN APP 
  • MERIDIAN MEDICAID HMO 
  • MERITAIN PPO 
  • MULTIPLAN PPO 
  • PHCS PPO 
  • PREFERRED PLAN 
  • PRESENCE HEALTH HMO 
  • TRICARE HMO HUM.SEL. 
  • UHC HMO 
  • UHC Choice 
  • UHC Select 
  • UHC Care Imp + 
  • UHC All Savors