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Carle Foundation Hospital

Based in Urbana, Ill., the Carle Foundation Hospital is a 413-bed regional care hospital that has achieved Magnet® designation. It is the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center.

611 W. Park Street, Urbana, IL 61802   |   (217) 383-3311

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center is comprised of a 24-bed critical access hospital and medical clinic based in Hoopeston, Illinois.

701 E. Orange Street, Hoopeston, IL 60942   |   (217) 283-5531

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

Located in Olney, Ill., Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is a 134-bed hospital with nearly 600 employees serving portions of eight counties in southeastern Illinois.

800 East Locust St, Olney, IL 62459   |   (618) 395-2131

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Robert A Gurtler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

4.9 out of 5 (67 Ratings, 28 Comments)

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Joined Carle: 1984


Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (primary)

2300 S. First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 383-9400

Medical Interests

  • Arthroscopy
  • Sports medicine
  • Joint replacement
  • Head Team Physician, University of Illinois

Medical Training


  • Sports Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1983-1984


  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 1978-1983



  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, 1978
  • BS, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1974


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine


Dr. Gurtler has always been straight forward about what he was going to and how it turned out


dr was very comforting in my future surgery


*Dr. Gurtler is an excellent provider!

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.


Dr. Gurtler has always been straight forward about what he was going to and how it turned out


dr was very comforting in my future surgery


*Dr. Gurtler is an excellent provider!


Very confident in receiving care with *Dr. Gurtler.


*Dr. Gurtler is the best!! Y'all are lucky to have him on the team!


He has been my knee doctor for [##] years and is excellent!!


He was relaxed and explained very well.


Very - Good.


*Dr. Gurtler and his staff are always very thorough. They explain everything clearly. Fine doctor!


By far the best care I ever rec.


*Dr. Gurtler was very kind, very concerned and very aware of all my problems and explained my damage [...] and all about the surgery. He was great.


*Dr. Gurtler is very understanding & empathetic to my [...] problems I have in my care. He has offered solutions and we are working on a plan.


I was super nervous about surgery-and he was so calming and explained things he was great.


He was very rude did not discuss the problem at hand. [...]


I finally got someone to tell me the reason for the pain [...].


*Dr. Gurtler called me personally to go over my [...] results.


Everything good, [...].


*Dr. Gurtler is a very courteous, informative care provider. I wish there were more like him.


I always recommend *Dr. Gurtler to everyone.


I could not have asked for a more skilled & caring provider. *Dr. Gurtler exceeded my expectations & has maintained that throughout my care. He is an exceptional provider!


I highly recommend. Great bedside manner. Made you feel comfortable & didn't rush you through.


I felt very relaxed and was pleased how trustworthy he was. I was very pleased.


Great went smooth I tell people go to Carle ....


Dr. Robert Gurtler is one of the BEST in my opinion. I felt fortunate that I was able to request an appointment with him and was given one much sooner than I had anticipated.


Excellent provider and explained my condition in a very easily understood way. He was very compassionate as well.


*Dr. Gurtler is amazing and I would recommend him to anyone!! He is kind, caring, listens well & just all around a great doctor.


Have been a patient of *Dr. Gurtler for over...years. He does great work & has been good to work with ....


He is the best ...I have recommended him and Carle Hospital to everyone who asks.