Welcome to the website of Doctor Eldin Karaikovic

Eldin Karaikovic, M.D., Ph.D., FAAOS

Doctor Eldin Karaikovic started his orthopaedic practice in 2002, after graduating from the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, he specializes in pediatric and adult spinal deformities, short segment fixation for scoliosis and thoracolumbar fractures, kyphoplasty, artificial discs, and herniated cervical and lumbar discs. During his tenure at NorthShore University Health System (2002-2020), Dr. Karaikovic has operated on thousands of patients and earned the Most Dynamic Practice Award for patient loyalty as well as two dozen Care Awards for Excellence in Patient Care.

Practice Overview

Doctor Eldin Karaikovic, specializes in surgery for disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spinal arthritis, spinal fractures, spondylolisthesis, and spinal infections; as well as orthopedic trauma and fracture management.

Conditions & Procedures

Arthritis (Neck/Back), Back, Disc Herniation, Neck, Spine

Cervical and Lumbar Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Microdiscectomy, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Spinal Fusion, Spine Surgery

Medico – legal activities
IME, workers compensation, expert witness testimonies and medical license applications for medical doctors and health professionals.

More about Dr. Eldin Karaikovic
Best Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgeon in Chicago Illinois USA

Mr. James Broderick

Mr. James Broderick, a 78-year old gentleman, four years after L3-L4 decompression and L4-S1 posterior spinal fusion performed by Dr. Karaikovic.

Clinical Specialties

Orthopedic surgery

Spine surgery

Orthopedic trauma

Contact Info


4646 N Marine Dr.
Chicago. IL 60640


312-871-BACK (2225)



Working Hours

Friday: 8:30 am - 12 pm
Mon-Thu: by appointment only
Sat-Sun: closed
 The EKCREF Foundation is an exempt organization under section 501 (c) (3).