Steven I. Grindel, MD

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Orthopaedic Surgery
4.7 (192)
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I take great strides to treat every patient with the utmost respect and care for their particular medical issue. I try to treat each patient as an individual in an honest and straightforward way as I would expect myself to be treated by any other health care professional.



Diseases & Conditions

Arm Injury
Hand Trauma
Industrial Conditions of the Entire Upper Extremity
Joint Disorders
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Shoulder Injury
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Pain / Arthritis
Traumatic and Degenerative Conditions of the Entire Upper Extremity

Treatment & Services

Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Microvascular Surgery
Reconstruction and Joint Replacement of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Center For Advanced Care - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-3666
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Education & Training

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - Chicago - IL - Doctor of Medicine - (1990)

University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics - Chicago - IL - Internship in General Surgery - (1990-1991)

University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics - Chicago - IL - Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery - (1991-1995)

Loma Linda University Medical Center - CA - Fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery - (1995-1996)

Board Certifications

General Orthopaedics
Surgery of the Hand

Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.7 out of 5. 192 ratings, 56 reviews
Nov. 21, 2019
wait time was long, even for an early appointment.
Nov. 14, 2019
attentive to my problem.
Nov. 13, 2019
doc got me in before scheduled appt. nice guy.
Nov. 13, 2019
Dr. Grandel is a wonderful and helpful doctor also his staff and Andy are very great and easy to work with I think them so much for what they have done for me
Nov. 11, 2019
Concern for my health.
Nov. 8, 2019
unable to get follow up appt for 2 months to discuss possible surgery
Oct. 23, 2019
thoroughness including physician's assistant
Oct. 16, 2019
Grindel's PA is outstanding! Grindel is brusk but obviously very intelligent about his subject matter. Just don't believe him when he says his thumb cortisone injections don't hurt.
Oct. 16, 2019
I had to wait for 2 hours in the waiting room. it was horrible.
Oct. 9, 2019
great service, great reputation that he lives up to. kind and respectful
Oct. 9, 2019
Grindel and his team are the best
Oct. 9, 2019
wait times
Oct. 8, 2019
skilled surgeon, great people skills
Oct. 6, 2019
The team of people around Dr. Grindel, himself included, were outstanding. It was a night and day difference between my experience here and at Ortho Assoc of WI. I have referred about 8 people here since my visit this week (I must have a lot of friends needing ortho care!). Anyway, he was outstanding, the resident was outstanding and the staff was really really helpful. Everyone I encountered was nice, wanted to help, and, genuinely seemed to care about how I was doing. I cannot say enough about my experience at this clinic. It was really really great. I left impressed.
Oct. 4, 2019
Oct. 2, 2019
It's a very nice and good feeling when Dr. G. remembers me and wants to know how my son is doing. He is a good person.
Sept. 14, 2019
The only complaint I have from all my visits is that I have hardly any time to sit down and relax before they call my name. I am used to relaxing at other hospitals/doctors for a long time before the staff or doctor sees me. Seriously though, the staff, nurses, doctors and everyone at Froedert have my respect for the outstanding job they do day in and day out. If everyone else was as good as they are, everyone would never fear going to an appointment. I always thank everyone for the fine job they do and give them a piece of candy. Please pass along my comments to these wonderful people.
Sept. 3, 2019
Dr. Grindel was awesome
Aug. 27, 2019
does great work
Aug. 25, 2019
I always go to this provider for upper body problems. In my opinion Dr. Grindel and his staff are, at least the best in the state. I have referred him to several people who have gone to him and have later told me they were so happy they took my advice. He is very kind, compassionate, and understands his patients. He goes out of his way with every patient he see's. And when he is with that patient he is with THAT PATIENT. You don't feel like he has his mind on someone else. Great job Dr. Grindel. You know you OWN my upper body:)
Aug. 22, 2019
Everyone that took care of me were very caring and helpful.
Aug. 21, 2019
More concerned with my care than maximizing profits. Refreshing!
Aug. 21, 2019
I've been seeing Dr Grindel since 2013, he provides the best care and I would not want to see a different provider.
Aug. 6, 2019
professional, good listener, easy to talk to, clear instructions regarding postoperative care, kind person
July 18, 2019
very understanding and willing to help solve my problems
July 17, 2019
After waiting for first appointment 1 week i was traded off top this docter and waited 6 weeks for my appointment while having pain for all 7 weeks and on narcotic pain relievers that helped.
July 17, 2019
great quality of care, with a great outcome to surgery.
July 16, 2019
excellent care
July 16, 2019
the whole team is so kind and caring
July 16, 2019
Too long of a wait in the examination room. But he is a very good doctor.
July 11, 2019
Dr Grindel is extremely knowledgeable and thoughtful, and explains things in clear and understandable terms. He is top notch and I felt fortunate to have be able to be his patient
July 1, 2019
The doctor was running more than one hour behind and it would have been helpful to know that when I checked in because I would have just rescheduled my appointment. I was kept waiting in the exam room entirely too long without any explanation. It wasn't until I opened the door and found a staff member to let them know I was still waiting that I was told it would be an even longer wait.
June 24, 2019
He always comes in with students and I realize this is a teaching hospital but the doctor needs to spend and focus all his time on me ME and not explaining my health to his students. I want to talk to how bad I hurt and explain MY PAIN to the doctor and not just listen to him tell me how good of a job he did on my arm and how much I have Improved in the last few months. The X-ray people were great and very nice but the front desk still needs to be nicer and not spend so much time talking to each other. The PA and the nurses are very very nice and so is the doctor. I just want him to focus his time on me and my health and not on the learning students.
June 21, 2019
This was my first time at Froedtert, frankly I was over whelmed at the thought of having to navigate the whole process. From the beginning, I felt at ease with the receptionists, medical techs, nurses and doctor. Everyone's manner was friendly and I appreciated the comfort that I was afforded. I am a nervous patient and I felt from beginning to end the experience was wonderful (except for my broken wrist and elbow!)
June 14, 2019
The care given me by all staff I interacted with was very good, as usual!
June 13, 2019
There was a line of 12-15 people to register and this took some time. Attention needs to be given this.
June 8, 2019
Yes, they were too efficient and barely gave me enough time to read my book. I'm used to waiting a long time and this was a pleasant surprise. These personnel are not only proficient, but they are extremely professional. I thank them every time I visit and in my opinion their management should also thank them daily. These are quality people and everyone should thank them. Thank you.
June 5, 2019
Dr. Grindel and his team are the best! I wouldn't trust any other surgeon to operate on my shoulder.
May 25, 2019
everyone was very nice and helpful
May 15, 2019
Excellent team and service. Clerks somewhat overwhelmed.
May 14, 2019
Very nice, but waiting-time was over an hour!
May 14, 2019
Clear communication with me and treatment team.
May 7, 2019
Dr. Grindel went above & beyond.
April 29, 2019
Dr. Grindel is a superb orthopedic surgeon and his staff are excellent, as well.
April 25, 2019
Dr. Grindel is compassionate, really listens to what you have to say. His explanations are concise, he doesn't give you a bunch of useless statistics you don't need. He really cares for and about his patients. His PAs, MAs, RNs and the rest of his support staff work together to take care of the whole patient.
April 11, 2019
Staff's sincere concern to individualize my care.
April 3, 2019
staff worked diligently to ensure I was able to see Dr. Grindel as he is my established Dr.
March 26, 2019
I was very impressed with jw thorough th physical examination was, how friendly and professional everyone was, and how quickly my condition was identified. I'm very glad that I decided to seek care with Dr. Grindel.
March 26, 2019
Actually I was pretty upset with the wait time. I was roomed in a timely manner and the PA spent the time getting my info but the doctor was late that I almost left. My appointment was for 7:30 am and I checked in by 7:15 am so I could be his first patient. He didn't show up until after 8:00 am and they had paged him also. I later found out that he was in a meeting at 8:00 am or had just finished. If he isn't expected in clinic until 8:00 am then the 7:30 am appointments should be taken off the books. My time is important and I make up time missed with work. Waiting that long just makes me feel like a number versus a patient that has feelings. It was ONLY the doctor I was upset with.
March 19, 2019
nope they did a great job with my care
Feb. 20, 2019
I've been seeing Dr Grindel for 5 years for multiple fractures, I would not want any other provider as he is an excellent surgeon! He is also kind, empathetic, and funny.
Feb. 19, 2019
the doctors assistant was out of this world so great to talk with and listened about my issues
Feb. 11, 2019
last surgery by the doctor went very well
Feb. 11, 2019
This office is often 45-90 minutes behind schedule
Feb. 8, 2019
waited for over an hour to see doctor. he seemed to rush a little when he examed me.
Feb. 5, 2019
It is so nice to have someone really listen to my concerns.