Steven I. Grindel, MD

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Orthopaedic Surgery
4.7 (158)
Accepting New Patients
Offers Virtual Visits

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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
8800 West Doyne Ave.
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. 158 ratings, 39 reviews
May 27, 2020
Overall, I had an excellent experience with Dr. Grindell and the other people in his office.
April 29, 2020
The Doctor really seemed interested in me as a person. He was personable. explained everything very well.
April 11, 2020
during covid 19 helped put my mind at ease
March 24, 2020
Dr. Grindel has an amazing team. They work wonderful together and got me through rotator cuff surgeries on both shoulders the last two years. I would, and have, recommend Dr. Grindel and his team to anyone who needs shoulder surgery.
March 24, 2020
Seemed in a rush and not as concerned as he has been in the past.
March 19, 2020
I just think the doctor is extremely knowledgeable and will be able to fix my injury without a doubt. His staff seemed to all be on board and worked extremely well as a team. My wife and I were impressed. That's why we come to froedtert , to be treated by the best. We both have been patients there and have always have had a positive experience. We haven't always received the answers we were hoping for, but it was not for the lack of trying! We're comfortable with froedtert
March 16, 2020
Dr. Grindel & his entire staff are always very professional and helpful!
March 16, 2020
Dr. Grindel is my favorite doctor I've ever had
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