A 10-month-old girl who was born with four legs and two spines is doing remarkably well following a complex surgery that took place on March 8. IBJI’s Eric Belin, M.D., was the orthopedic surgeon on the surgical team assembled to operate on Dominique, an infant born in west Africa with an exceptionally rare condition. […]
Dr. Vora is a spectacular doctor who wants to do what is right by the patient, not the practice. I had two previous ankle surgeries at RUSH, however, the damage of my ankle was so much worse that RUSH’s two operations would’ve never worked because I needed an entire ankle allograft. Before my surgery with Vora I couldn’t even walk a mile without my ankle swelling like a balloon, which was not ideal being an elite 20-year-old athlete; but now, a year later, I am able to do any activity without any pain what-so-ever. It’s such a night and day difference. Lastly, Vora cares so much about the patient at hand and uses surgery as a last resort, plus he's [...]
Recently I hurt my back for the first time. Waking up the next morning, I was in great pain, and almost unable to move. This was also 3 days before my wife and I were taking a 3 week bicycle trip celebrating her recent retirement. I was eventually able to get myself to the IBIJ Ortho Access facility in Glenview. Fantastically, they got me in within minutes, gathering my information and getting an initial set of x-rays as quickly and easily as I could imagine. Once back in the examination room and after only a short wait, I met with Dr. Gary Shapiro, a spine specialist. After reviewing the x-rays, Dr. Shapiro very patiently listened to the story, asked great [...]
My name is Kim Davila, patient for Dr. Joseph D’Silva, MD. I have been under his care for over five years for my knee. I am now able to exercise, take long walks, attend Zumba, salsa, and belly dancing classes. I am 63 years old and a retired government employee of 33 years. I am now able to enjoy my retirement due to my knee care from Dr. D’Silva. I am so grateful to him, I have also lost 50 pounds during his care.
Last March 2017 had knee replaced. For over a year I have suffered with chronic pain/ swelling of my leg & burning. I had 3 other surgeries & even a nerve block. The original surgeon never ordered a CT scan as recommended by the consulting physician he recommended. Finally March 2018 had the CT done & it was noted the cement of the device was not holding. I could actually feel the device mobile in my leg. Because I was crying daily in pain, one doctor deferred me to go to the Mayo clinic for treatment. He also missed diagnosed me as having chronic pain syndrome, even though I had told him I was assessed for that & I did [...]
I could barely walk and I was crying when I walked in IBJI. Asked to see a doctor and Dr. Brian Clay treated me over a period of several months. He was fabulous. I had several things going on besides a pinched nerve. I had three injections and therapy. I am 70 years old and very active. I occasionally do the exercises I learned in therapy, I am careful about certain movements concerning my back, but I have been totally free from that excruciating sciatica pain. Thank you Dr. Brian Clay.