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Tyler J. Surma, MD

Hip & Knee Joint Replacement Hip/Pelvis Knee
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Certification & Education

Tyler Surma joined Great Plains Orthopaedics after completing an adult reconstruction fellowship at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Having always had an interest in anatomy and musculoskeletal care, he received his degree in Athletic Training from the University of Illinois with the bronze tablet recognition. He first became interested in hip and knee replacement when he had the opportunity to assist during surgery while attending medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After medical school, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri and served as the chief administrative resident. At graduation, he was recognized with the Dr. Menard Leadership Award and the Dr. Litton Academic Excellence Award. He completed an additional year of training specializing in the care of hip and knee arthritis. He is passionate about the care of his patients and feels rewarded to be able to help them regain their mobility with nonoperative and operative care of hip and knee arthritis.

His practice philosophy is simple. Dr. Surma treats each patient as if they were a family member and recommends individualized treatment based on each patient’s symptoms, diagnosis, and goals of treatment.

Dr. Surma enjoys being outdoors, golfing, and playing music as well as spending time with his wife and three young children.

Dr. Surma has a clinical interest in direct anterior hip replacement, partial and total knee replacement, and revisions of failed hip and knee replacements. He performs surgery at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and the Center for Health on Route 91.


What Patients Are Saying

Dr. Surma is an excellent surgeon with the best bedside manner. I am thankful for the great outcome that I have had from my hip surgery. I would highly recommend him to others.

My overall experience was very good with Dr. Surma. He seems genuine and listens while you talk. Explains everything while looking at you. I trust him and I am very comfortable with him. Also very considerate of my family that was with me.

Best orthopedic surgeon I found after my previous surgeon retired. Doctor Surma is very thorough and did a great job on my hip replacement.

Dr. Surma is an amazing doctor. Have referred several people to him. He is the only one I trust to do my other knee.

Outstanding surgeon with extremely caring manner. Better than expected results.

Dr. Surma is a specialized (licensed) orthopedic surgeon who had such a nice personality with his patients as well as his being a great doctor in his specialized profession.

Dr. Surma and staff are always cordial, grounded and good communicators. Dr. Surma is attentive, interested and compassionate about his patients. Glad to have him in Peoria, IL.

Dr. Surma is amazing! He always takes the time to really listen to your questions, and provide full easy to understand answers. And a great surgeon as well!

Dr. Surma and the entire ortho staff (from office to St. Francis) are the best! Highly recommend them to anyone and everyone! Have never received better care anywhere.

Dr. Surma is an exceptional physician/surgeon. He explained everything to me about my hip replacement and put my mind at ease before I went into surgery. I am very thankful for the respect and knowledge he showed me during these last several months.

Dr. Surma is very knowledgeable, polite, and easy to talk with. He was straightforward, which I like, and was able to explain things in a very clear, and concise manner. He has a wonderful bedside manner and he took all the time necessary for me to feel as if my needs were being met.


Board Eligible:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Fellowship 2019-2020

  • Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, MI)
    • Orthopedic Surgery Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

Residency 2014-2019

  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
    • Administrative Chief Resident 2018-2019

Medical School 2010-2014

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)
    • Doctor of Medicine – Honors, AOA

Undergraduate 2006-2010

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)
    • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training – Highest Honors
    • Minor in Liberal Arts & Sciences – Chemistry
    • University of Illinois Bronze Tablet, 2010
      • Top 3% of Graduates in College of Athletic Training Student

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