With a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, a Residency of Pittsburgh, PA and a Fellowship from Rush University Medical Center, Dr. RICHARD A. BERGER, has extensive knowledge in the human body and the mechanics behind it. Pioneering a minimally invasive hip and knee joint replacement, patients report a faster recovery with less pain than patients undergoing traditional hip and knee replacements. Dr. Berger's approach is considered truly unique and highly effective due to his advanced techniques which allow him to perform the surgery without cutting any muscle, ligaments or tendons. Noted as being the first surgeon to perform over 11,000 outpatient joint replacements, Dr. Berger is putting a new outcome on the way of orthopedic care. These advances allow most of Dr. Berger's patients to walk independently and leave the hospital the same day of surgery. Utilizing his mechanical engineering background, he has helped design gender-specific implants that fit and perform better for active patients.