//Orthopedic Surgery

100 ASC Industry Physician Leaders to Know

2017-11-22T10:01:14+00:00 July 10th, 2014|IBJI in the News|

Becker's ASC Review | June 2014 Becker's ASC Review released its annual "100 Physician Leaders to Know in the ASC Industry" list for 2014. The list is comprised of ambulatory surgery center physician owners, operators and corporate leaders who have distinguished themselves in the ambulatory surgery center industry. Included in this list of 100 physicians who have made an impact on the ASC industry through leadership, advocating for surgery centers across the country, clinical expertise and high quality healthcare is IBJI's James L. Fox, Jr., MD. James L. Fox Jr., MD, is the founding leader of the Ravine Way Surgery Center in Glenview, Ill. Dr. Fox, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, practices at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He has a [...]

50 Years of Scoliosis Research – What We’ve Learned

2017-11-22T10:36:40+00:00 September 29th, 2015|IBJI News Room|

When members of the Scoliosis Research Society gather this fall to observe the 50th anniversary of the renowned organization’s founding, one of IBJI’s experts will be on hand for the celebration. Steven Mardjetko, MD, is among the most highly regarded physicians in the world when it comes to scoliosis research, treatment and innovation. […]

Jeffrey Ackerman, MD

2017-12-07T12:39:05+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Dr. Jeffrey Ackerman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction and hip preservation. Fellowship trained in complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures, he performs minimally invasive anterior and posterior approach hip replacements. Dr. Ackerman is one of few surgeons trained in hip arthroscopy and open pelvic osteotomy surgery. He treats adolescents, young adults, and athletes with hip disorders including acetabular labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement problems, hip dysplasia, avascular necrosis and sequelae of pediatric hip problems. Dr. Ackerman believes in the comprehensive care of his patients by providing the highest level of individualized care. He presents all available treatment options, including nonsurgical and surgical procedures to improve patients’ overall health and activity.

Ashlee’s Story

2017-11-08T16:34:46+00:00 August 19th, 2013|

Ashlee, 37, has to be able to run – fast – on dirt, grass, and artificial turf, even if it’s wet and slippery. She has to start in quick bursts, pivot and stop on a dime. She runs dashes often and trains frequently. But Ashlee isn’t your typical athlete. […]

Avid Cyclist Gives Thanks to His Orthopedic Team

2017-11-22T10:00:34+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|IBJI in the News|

Inside NorthShore, June 2014 As an avid cyclist and athlete, Robert Goone, 52, went “all in” when it became clear that he needed hip replacement surgery. After exhausting all non-surgical treatment options yet still in pain, Goone turned to Orthopaedic Surgeon and Division Head of Orthopaedic Trauma, David Beigler, MD. […]

Taizoon Baxamusa, MD

2017-12-07T13:36:17+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Dr. Taizoon H. Baxamusa, FACS, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He specializes in the treatment of hand conditions, including arthritis, nerve compression, fractures and lacerations. He also treats shoulder and elbow conditions, including diseases of the tendon such as tennis elbow and rotator cuff tears. He provides joint replacement surgery and offers minimally invasive surgery, including small joint arthroscopy. He seeks to make sure his patients understand their condition so they can be part of the treatment process. He is mindful that his job is not finished upon completing a patient’s surgery, but extends through recovery. He chose to specialize in orthopedics because of the satisfaction he receives from returning patients to normal [...]

David Beigler, MD

2017-12-07T13:57:17+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Dr. David Beigler is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in anterior total hip replacement, total knee replacement, hip arthroscopy and the treatment of trauma, particularly severe and atypical injuries. He offers patients advanced techniques, including minimally invasive fracture surgery and patient-specific knee replacement, which minimizes the amount of tissue that must be cut during surgery. Anterior hip replacement also spares tissue, reducing post-operative pain and speeding recovery. In providing care, Dr. Beigler takes the time to understand not only the patient’s medical condition but also the patient as a person. Whatever the condition, he seeks the least invasive form of effective treatment possible. Dr. Beigler is the head of orthopedic trauma for North Shore University HealthSystem. He also is [...]

Leon Benson, MD

2017-12-07T13:57:34+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Leon S. Benson began his medical career began in Evanston, Illinois, the town where he was born and raised. After graduating as valedictorian of his high school class, he continued as a chemistry major at Northwestern University. In 1981, he began medical school at Northwestern University in downtown Chicago and completed a five-year residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern before pursuing an extra year of specialty training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Harvard. Dr. Benson returned from Boston in 1991 and has practiced with the same orthopedic group ever since. Dr. Benson is currently Chief of the Division of Hand Surgery at NorthShore University HealthSystem, which is a four-hospital system in the northern Chicago suburbs and includes [...]

Gregory Brebach, MD

2017-12-07T12:56:57+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Greg Brebach is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, fellowship-trained in spinal surgery. His practice is limited to disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Originally from the Barrington area, he graduated from Barrington High School. He joined Lake Cook Orthopedics, a Division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in 2003 after finishing first in his class at Rush Medical College and completing his Spine Fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital near Detroit, Michigan. Since 2007, Dr. Brebach has been on the Board of Directors of Wellness Place, a cancer recovery and education center. He lives in the Barrington area with his wife Elissa and their children, Nina and Henry.

Marc Breslow, MD

2017-12-07T13:36:29+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Marc Breslow is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in sports medicine. He treats athletes of all ages, from children to the elderly and specializes in treating knee and shoulder problems, although he also treats other injuries caused by sports, hobbies or work. The most common shoulder problems he cares for are rotator cuff tears, fractures, dislocations and separations, and he commonly treats knee injuries involving the anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus, cartilage, and tendons. In most cases, he is able to treat patients with non-surgical methods. When surgery is needed, Dr. Breslow is able to offer most patients minimally invasive/arthroscopic procedures which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. Dr. Breslow stresses communication with his patients and [...]

Roger Chams, MD

2017-12-07T14:37:44+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Chams is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine, knee and shoulder disorders. He was fellowship trained at the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute where he received specialized training in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of complex knee and shoulder disorders and sports injuries. After his fellowship, he introduced many of these innovative procedures that had not previously been performed to the area, including cartilage restoration. Dr. Chams has been in practice with the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute for over 20 years where he currently serves as a board member. His extensive Sports Medicine experience includes treating thousands of professional, NCAA, amateur athletes, as well as work-related injuries. He is the team physician for the Chicago Red [...]

Eric Chehab, MD

2017-12-07T13:57:42+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Eric Chehab is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in sports medicine. He provides general fracture care and specializes in the treatment of sports related injuries, in particular to the knee and shoulder. Dr. Chehab provides advanced treatments for anterior cruciate ligament injuries, shoulder injuries including rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability, and soft tissue and bone trauma. A graduate of Harvard and Stanford, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City - recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s #1 hospital for orthopedics. He completed his advanced training in sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, where he apprenticed with the head [...]

Kevin Chen, MD

2017-12-07T12:39:18+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

“It’s gratifying to see someone benefit from our care, to return from injury to the things they enjoy in life.” Dr. Kevin Chen is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist and upper extremity surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He completed his fellowship training at a major trauma center in Milwaukee and offers a full range of care for both common and complex conditions. He treats arthritic and chronic conditions as well as rotator cuff tears, shoulder and elbow instability, tennis and golfers elbow, repetitive motion injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome and sports injuries. Dr. Chen is among a small percentage of surgeons trained in complex elbow replacement surgery, a technique that has improved dramatically in recent years. He [...]

Michael Chiu, MD

2017-12-07T11:54:32+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Michael Chiu is a Sports fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Arthroscopy Association of North America. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago, obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree with honors at Chicago Medical School, and finished his internship and orthopedic residency at Henry Ford Hospital System. He completed the Orthopaedic Sports fellowship at the University of Chicago, and served on the team of physicians for the Chicago Bears. He has also treated members of the Detroit Lions and international athletes. He specializes in advanced, minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, and draws on a full armamentarium from injury prevention and performance enhancement, to [...]

Clavicle Fractures: Not just for Athletes

2017-11-22T10:54:03+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Sports Medicine|

By Djuro Petkovic, MD The NFL had some unfortunate news this week when one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers, broke his collarbone and will undergo surgery. I know this news will not make the Bears’ faithful lose any sleep, but in the end no one wants to see any person, let alone a high caliber athlete, get injured and lose their ability to work. […]

James Cohen, MD

2017-12-07T12:39:38+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. James C. Cohen is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of shoulder, knee and hip conditions, including arthritis, shoulder and knee instability, rotator cuff tears, labral (shoulder joint) tears, meniscal (knee cartilage) tears and ACL (knee ligament) tears. He has extensive experience in joint replacement of the hip and knee and arthroscopy. Drawn to medicine by his fascination with how the body works, Dr. Cohen chose orthopedics as a specialty because it allows him to produce concrete results that significantly improve patients’ lives. In many cases he takes a conservative (non-surgical) approach to make patients better. He is vice chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is an [...]

Arnold Cohn, MD

2017-12-08T14:26:20+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Arnold Cohn is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.  He evaluates patients with all conditions of the musculoskeletal system.  His specialties include hip and knee joint replacement surgery, as well as minimally invasive surgery for sports related injuries.  He routinely performs hand surgery for a variety of common hand conditions.  Diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the back and neck are also an area of interest. Dr. Cohn has had a life long interest in problem solving.  The first of many United States Patents was issued to him when he developed a pediatric restraint system while completing his internship at Loyola University Medical Center. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with High Distinction in Anthropology from the University of Illinois [...]

Craig Cummins, MD

2017-12-07T12:57:12+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Cummins joined Lake Cook Orthopedics, a Division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute Associates in August of 2001 and has developed an orthopedic practice with a primary focus on the management of shoulder disorders and sports-related issues. He is currently a team physician for Barrington High School, since 2001, and a team physician for Lake Zurich High School, since 2002. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and is one of less than 5% of orthopedic surgeons with an additional board certification in sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has served as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association [...]

Serafin DeLeon, MD

2017-12-07T14:26:28+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Serafin DeLeon is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He specializes in treating conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder such as arthritis, fractures and other traumatic injuries, nerve compression, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. DeLeon also has advanced training and experience in the care of sports injuries and treats athletes of all ages, including college and professional athletes. In most cases ,Dr. DeLeon is able to offer arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. He also offers patients injections with platelet- rich plasma to stimulate tissue healing. In providing care, Dr. DeLeon looks at the patient as a whole, treating the person, not merely the [...]

Brian Donahue, MD

2017-12-07T11:53:59+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Brian Donahue is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in sports medicine who specializes in treating knee, shoulder, and patellofemoral conditions. In most cases, Dr. Donahue is able to successfully treat patients with a program of physical therapy. When needed, Dr. Donahue provides such advanced treatments as arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscus surgery, and kneecap realignment. He also offers platelet-rich plasma injections to stimulate tissue healing and, in select cases, biocartilage injections to enhance cartilage restoration. Dr. Donahue’s approach to care emphasizes listening to his patients carefully in order to understand what they want to achieve with their treatment and to provide individualized care aimed at meeting those goals. He places a priority [...]

Don’t Despair A Degenerative Disc Disease Diagnosis

2017-11-22T09:01:06+00:00 February 15th, 2012|Orthopedics Care|

As every person ages they will begin to damage their spinal discs but most people will never know the pain of degenerative disc disease (DDD). The name is potentially misleading though. It is actually a condition, not a disease, which usually affects either the lumbar or cervical regions in the back. It is a result of the normal movement over a lifetime that causes deterioration of the discs in the spine. […]

Joseph D’Silva, MD

2017-12-07T12:40:05+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Joseph D’Silva is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who trained at Rush Medical Center. Although he continues to treat multiple musculoskeletal conditions, his main area of focus is surgery of the lower extremity, specifically hip and knee reconstruction. He is the son of a thoracic surgeon and was inspired by his father’s passion for medicine and healing patients. His approach to care emphasizes patient education – he wants each patient to understand their condition thoroughly and be involved in the discussion of the treatment options. He begins care with non-surgical treatments and only proceeds with surgery when necessary. In those cases he provides patients with techniques that are both innovative and proven including advanced pain management which not only speeds [...]

Jonathan Erulkar, MD

2017-12-08T14:28:19+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Jonathan Erulkar is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in non-operative and operative management of cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), and lumbar (lower back) conditions. In providing care, Dr. Erulkar tailors his treatments to the individual patient by correlating and considering medical history, physical examination, diagnostic imaging as well as work/social circumstances. He strives to guide and educate his patients through non-operative treatments as well as considering their surgical options. He is experienced in performing microdiscectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion and instrumentation surgeries. In many cases, these can be performed using minimally invasive techniques which can reduce post- operative strain on the patient and minimize recovery times. Dr. Erulkar completed a combined Spine Surgery Fellowship at the New England Baptist [...]

Theodore Fisher, MD

2017-12-07T12:41:02+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Theodore Fisher is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (lower back) spine problems in adults and children. He provides care across the spectrum of spinal disorders, including scoliosis (curvature of the spine) degenerative diseases such as arthritis, disc herniation and spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), tumors, and fractures. In many cases, Dr. Fisher is able to treat patients with non-surgical methods. When surgery is needed, he often is able to perform minimally invasive procedures, which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. They include disc replacements, spinal fusions (joining bones of the spine), microdisectomy, laminectomy and kyphoplasty (a minimally invasive treatment for spine fractures caused by osteoporosis). In providing care, Dr. [...]

Foot and Ankle

2017-12-07T15:27:22+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

Foot and Ankle Treatments With 26 bones, over 100 muscles and tendons, a network of blood vessels and nerves, and 33 joints, the feet and ankles are an incredibly complex aspect of our musculoskeletal system. As the foundation and engine to any ambulatory movements, these intricacies ensure that people have enough strength, flexibility, and durability to survive everyday tasks. How to Choose the Right Foot and Ankle Orthopedist Anyone who has experienced chronic or severe foot pain can attest to how debilitating these conditions can be in everyday life. By utilizing the best foot doctors, you can save yourself time, agony, and frustration that comes with improper diagnosis, poor treatment plans, and failed surgery. IBJI’s foot [...]

James Fox Jr., MD

2017-12-07T13:58:57+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. James Fox is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who provides general orthopedic care, particularly fracture care and knee arthroscopy. In addition, he practices orthopedic oncology, that is, treatment of bone issues related to both malignant (cancerous) and benign (non-cancerous) tumors. Dr. Fox also established and runs OrthoAccess, IBJI's immediate care clinics for orthopedic injuries that don’t require an emergency room visit. A lifelong member of the North Shore community, Dr. Fox was inspired to become a physician by an uncle who was an obstetrician/ gynecologist, who impressed him with his compassion and professionalism. He chose to specialize in orthopedics because it enables him to solve patients’ problems and return them to health.

Rajeev Garapti, MD

2017-12-07T13:44:44+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Rajeev Garapati, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in treating broken bones and other traumatic musculoskeletal injuries, including fractures that haven’t healed properly. In addition, he provides care for foot and ankle conditions. He offers patients advanced treatment options, including minimally invasive fracture fixation, ankle arthroscopy, and the use of biologic and molecular therapies to enhance bone healing. He is the orthopedic trauma director at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Garapati also is an assistant clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Garapati comes from a family of physicians, including his father, an anesthesiologist, and aunts and uncles. Seeing the satisfaction they [...]

David H. Garelick, MD

2017-12-07T12:41:14+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. David Garelick is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He provides excellent comprehensive care for shoulder and knee conditions. In the shoulder, his expertise includes caring for rotator cuff injuries, labral tears, and degenerative arthritis. For the knee, Dr. Garelick provides a wide spectrum of care ranging from ligament injuries and meniscal tears to total knee replacement. He performs most of his surgeries arthroscopically and with other minimally invasive techniques which accelerate healing and help to diminish pain. Dr. Garelick is active in resident and fellowship education, serving as a faculty member of the University of Illinois Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship as well as the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship through Presence Resurrection Medical Center. He has also [...]

Thomas Gleason, MD

2017-12-15T11:10:12+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

A founding member of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Dr. Thomas F. Gleason is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating spinal problems in adults and performing hip and knee joint replacements. He offers patients an array of treatment options for spine conditions, including cervical and lumbar disk replacements, laminectomy, spinal fusion, microendoscopic discectomy, intradiscal electrothermal therapy and kyphoplasty. Dr. Gleason also performs other procedures including arthroscopy, total knee replacement and total hip replacement. The son of an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gleason was inspired by the difference his father made in patients’ lives and the satisfaction it gave him. He keeps informed of the latest developments in his field through his work as a reviewer of articles submitted for publication [...]

Jeffrey Goldstein, MD

2017-12-07T13:31:12+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Goldstein is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult hip and knee reconstruction and replacement surgery. He is one of the few surgeons in the area who spent an additional year learning the direct anterior approach for hip replacement surgery from some of the nation's most respected hip surgeons. In addition to primary hip and knee replacement, he focuses on complex revision surgery, addressing complications such as instability, implant loosening, metallosis, periprosthetic infection, periprosthetic fractures, and extensor mechanism disruptions. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Goldstein returned to his native Chicago for medical school and residency training. He subsequently completed a fellowship at the OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center, one of the nation’s [...]

Wayne M. Goldstein, MD

2017-12-07T13:44:53+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|

Founder and Chairman of the Board of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, Dr. Wayne Goldstein is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee reconstruction and revision surgery. An internationally-known innovator who has pioneered numerous new treatments, Dr. Goldstein offers patients minimally invasive surgical techniques, including the minimal incision total hip procedure which uses a much smaller incision than standard surgery. As the designer of a hip system, now used globally for 15 years, his treatments enhance results, reduce pain and speed recovery times. For knee replacements, Dr. Goldstein uses a Primary Total Knee System that he designed with the Mayo Clinic and other nationally known physicians. This system provides greater range of motion and a longer service [...]

Alexander Gordon, MD

2017-12-14T21:23:54+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|

Dr. Alexander C. Gordon, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating hip and knee conditions in adults. He is an expert in anterior approach hip replacement, which decreases post-operative pain and speeds recovery. Dr. Gordon also uses sensor-assisted techniques to perform knee replacement surgery that is fine- tuned for the specific patient. His interest in science and helping people led Dr. Gordon to become a physician. He chose to specialize in orthopedics because it offers very tangible methods to help people relieve pain and to restore active lifestyles. Dr. Gordon is currently helping develop a new form of sensor-guided knee replacement technology and is conducting a research collaboration with other surgeons to determine algorithms to optimize surgery using [...]

Gregg’s Story

2017-11-03T15:10:59+00:00 March 27th, 2015|

Gregg Rappe was on his way to high school football practice back in 1973 when a car ran a stop sign and broadsided the motorcycle he was riding. He suffered multiple injuries, the most severe one being his left ankle, which was virtually shattered. […]

Mark Gross, MD

2017-12-15T09:40:48+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|

Dr. Mark Gross is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has been in practice at Lake Cook Orthopedics, a division of IBJI, since 1985. His clinical interests include the treatment of spinal disorders, arthritis, sports medicine, fractures, pediatric orthopedics, hand problems and neurologic abnormalities. He specializes in comprehensive, conservative and surgical interventions within these areas. Dr. Gross is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and of the North American Spine Society. As well, he has given numerous community presentations in the areas of sports medicine, arthritis management, joint arthroplasty, and the treatment of spinal disorders. Currently, Dr. Gross is an Attending Physician at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington and is [...]

Steven Gross, MD

2017-12-07T12:57:37+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Steven Gross is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Lake Cook Orthopedics, a division of IBJI. His primary areas of interest include fracture care, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, management of arthritic conditions of the joints, and joint replacement. Dr. Gross pursued his medical education in the Midwest and on the East Coast, attending medical school at the University of Michigan, then completing his residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY. During his residency he was also educated at two of the busiest Level I trauma centers in New York City, obtaining exposure to all aspects of orthopedic care, including operative and non-operative management of a variety of conditions. His training included one- on-one mentoring [...]

Steven Haddad, MD

2017-12-07T14:01:06+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Steven L. Haddad is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating conditions affecting the foot and ankle, primarily treating arthritic ankle conditions, as well as ankle, hindfoot and midfoot deformity corrections. He also is an expert in sports conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Dr. Haddad is a recognized national and international expert on total ankle replacement procedures. He has been heavily involved in designing a number of US prostheses, and trains surgeons throughout the world on their implantation. Candid discussions concerning recovery and expectations following ankle replacement are critical to long-term patient satisfaction, and are a hallmark of his practice. In the world of sports, Dr. Haddad performs surgery using arthroscopic and other techniques to minimize incisions [...]

David Hamming, MD

2017-12-07T14:26:37+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

A second generation orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hamming is the son of Dr. Edward Hamming, a retired IBJI physician. Seeing the satisfaction his father took from helping people and the gratitude and respect patients felt for him inspired him Dr. Hamming to follow in his father’s footsteps. Dr. Hamming offers arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. He customizes care to each patient individually to address any unique concerns or issues the patient may have. His goal is to eliminate patients’ pain and restore their function. These activities give him an added appreciation of the importance of healthy joints and help fuel his determination to to improve his patients’ conditions.

Mark Hamming, MD

2017-12-07T14:26:47+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Mark Hamming is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, including hip arthroscopy and multi-ligament knee surgery. Using minimally invasive techniques that speed recovery and reduce complications, Dr. Hamming treats hip impingement problems, meniscus (knee cartilage) tears, ligament and multi-ligament tears (ACL, FCL, MCL, PCL), rotator cuff and labral tears of the shoulder, and shoulder instability. He completed his fellowship training at the prestigious Steadman Clinic in Vail. He was a team physician for the US Ski Team training for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and has served as team physician for Duke University, as well as several other college and high school basketball, football, lacrosse and soccer teams. A former athlete, Dr. Hamming understands the expectations and challenges [...]

James M. Hill, MD

2017-12-07T11:53:40+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. James Hill is a fellowship-trained, board-certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is committed to the highest quality of care in the treatment of joint disease, sports injuries and trauma to the musculoskeletal system. He is particularly interested in problems involving the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. Dr. Hill believes in personalized, individual treatment plans for his patients, incorporating all forms of proven, non-operative treatment into patient care before considering surgical options. He completed a fellowship specializing in complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction at the prestigious California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California. There, he helped develop innovative surgical treatment for rotator cuff injuries as well as shoulder and elbow instability problems, arthroscopic techniques, joint replacement [...]

Hip

2017-12-07T15:27:42+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Hip Pain Relief Near You Hip pain can be incredibly debilitating. Whether you’re sitting down or on your feet, the hip is involved in virtually all bodily movement. During these voluntary motions, if you feel any sudden hip pain and can’t walk, there may be an issue with the ligaments, tendons and other soft tissue that surround your hip joint. While there are many therapeutic and non-surgical solutions to your hip pain, IBJI understands that not every patient will be able to use assistive devices such as braces, canes or other various supports. IBJI hip specialists work to ensure our patients receive exclusively specific treatment so they can achieve acceptable physical strength, mobility and confidence. When [...]

Hip Surgery Recovery Time – Making A Full Recovery

2017-11-22T09:15:42+00:00 November 28th, 2012|Orthopedics Care|

Hip Surgery Recovery Time A broken hip is one of the most common injuries for the elderly. If you are a patient undergoing or preparing for total hip replacement, you may want to know how long it’s going to take to recover from surgery.  Typical recovery time varies and can be anywhere from one month to a year. […]

Peter Hoepfner, MD

2017-12-07T14:37:57+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Hoepfner is dual board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and in hand and upper extremity surgery. He has published numerous articles in leading medical journals and serves as an instructor of hand injuries for the national hand surgery organization where he teaches the most current techniques in treating complex wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries. Dr. Hoepfner was on the Northwestern University Medical School faculty and holds a patent for an implant in thumb arthritis. Whether using a surgical or nonsurgical approach, the appropriate treatment is tailored to each patient. As an expert in open and arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Hoepfner also specializes in carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release, sports injuries, fractures, dislocations, arthritis, tennis elbow, and complex elbow and wrist reconstruction. [...]

Matthew L. Jimenez, MD

2017-12-15T09:25:51+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|

Matthew L. Jimenez, M.D., FACS is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in joint and pelvis reconstruction, specializing in orthopedic fracture care and joint reconstruction. His patient-centered focus is on soft-tissue preservation and rapid recovery. He has a special interest and expertise in the Direct Anterior Approach for total hip arthroplasty. Dr. Jimenez received his M.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1989 after completing his undergraduate training at the University of Utah. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Jimenez completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University. He then completed a one-year post graduate fellowship in orthopaedic trauma and joint reconstruction at the University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Medical Center, under the direction of Dr. Marvin [...]

Joe’s Story

2017-11-03T15:41:36+00:00 April 29th, 2015|

Joe Simz, 45, feels he “won the lottery” becoming a Chicago firefighter/EMT. After taking the qualifying exam in the mid-90’s and hearing nothing back, he ended up working for a local utility company. Then one day out of the blue, the call came. […]

Joint Reconstruction

2017-12-07T15:27:46+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Joint Reconstruction Surgery Near You A joint is an inner mechanism of the body where multiple bones meet and allow unique movement. A cushioned layer of cartilage surrounds these joints so the bones don’t grind, rub and, crunch against one another to create pain. Unfortunately, the respective cartilage that cushions these bodily joints wears down with time. Pain and irritation will follow without healthy cartilage protecting the bones’ movement and interaction with one another. Discuss your plan of action with any of our board-certified orthopedic joint reconstruction surgeons at IBJI. When is Joint Reconstruction Surgery Necessary for Pain Relief A reconstructive surgery is a beneficial option to help combat any chronic joint pain. This type of [...]

Richard Kang, MD

2017-12-11T13:45:54+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Richard Kang is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery.  He performs arthroscopic and other minimally invasive procedures of the hip, shoulder, knee, and elbow.  “My objective is to delay or prevent the onset of arthritis and the need for a joint replacement.  I do this by utilizing modern techniques to preserve the natural joint”. He treats a variety of conditions including athletic hip injuries, hip femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip labral tears, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, biceps tendon injuries, meniscus tears, and complex ligamentous tears of the knee.  He also has expertise in cartilage restorative procedures of the hip, knee, and shoulder. Prior to joining IBJI, Dr. Kang was an attending surgeon in orthopedic [...]

Ari Kaz, MD

2017-12-07T12:41:25+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Ari Kaz is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specialize in treating foot and ankle conditions. Whenever possible, Dr. Kaz performs surgery using arthroscopic and other techniques to minimize incisions and the amount of tissue that must be cut, thus reducing pain and speeding recovery times.A Chicago native, Dr. Kaz sustained an ankle injury while playing high school basketball, and he was so impressed with the doctor that treated him that he decided to become a foot and ankle doctor himself. In providing care, Dr. Kaz takes an individualized approach tailored to each patient’s specific situation and challenges. He takes great care to provide a correct diagnosis, and provides care for the patient as an entire person, rather than treating [...]

Knee

2017-12-07T15:27:53+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Orthopedic Knee Specialists in IL We commonly attribute knee pain and related ailments to athletes out on the field. In reality, this association is equally relevant to average non-athletes as well. IBJI’s experienced knee doctors understand the different types of injuries that athletes and non-athletes can suffer. IBJI is dedicated to utilizing up-to-date knowledge, treatment and technology to find the true cause of your knee pain. When to Address Your Knee Pain with a Doctor Finding the cause of your knee pain isn’t easy to self-diagnose. With every step you take, the knee absorbs all of the bodies’ pressure from the ground up. The stress from this fundamental movement is only the beginning of your knee [...]

Knee Replacement

2017-12-07T15:41:05+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Knee Replacement Surgery Specialist in IL Walking without pain is one of life’s luxuries that we often take for granted. Knee pain is restricting to our movement throughout the day without effective knee pain relief. IBJI is staffed with experienced knee replacement surgeons who are motivated to bringing the luxury of walking comfortably back to their patients. Enjoy the freedom of fluid knee movement and knee stability with IBJI. Let us be your guide back to a fully functioning knee. Am I a Candidate for Knee Replacement Surgery? Typically, our orthopedic knee surgeons at IBJI will advise non-surgical alternatives, but occasionally surgery is necessary. Depending on your level of discomfort, it may be time to consider [...]

Recovering from Knee Replacement Surgery

2017-11-22T09:17:05+00:00 January 21st, 2013|Orthopedics Care|

For the human knee to function normally three conditions need to be fulfilled: it should be pain free, stable and have a full range of motion. Certain diseases, like osteoarthritis can lead to functional disorder in the knee, which is manifested by pain and instability. […]

Michael Kornblatt, MD

2017-12-07T13:37:31+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Michael Kornblatt is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in treating disorders of the spine, including herniated disks and spinal stenosis. Dr. Kornblatt has extensive experience in microscopic surgery, a form of minimally invasive surgery that uses advanced microscopes to view the surgical area. This technique allows him to perform delicate spine surgery using small incisions, decreasing pain and speeding recoverytimes. Dr. Kornblatt also is experienced in providing injection therapy to treat degenerative disorders of the spine. Like his brother Ira, also a physician, Dr. Kornblatt was inspired to enter the medical profession by his late uncle, an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Kornblatt emphasizes a positive attitude in his treatment and encourages the same attitude in patients, recognizing that it can [...]

Alan C. League, MD

2017-12-07T13:39:53+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Alan C. League, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction. He provides care for the full range of foot and ankle problems. When appropriate, Dr. League offers arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery) to reduce stress on the patient and speed recovery times. His patients also are able to enjoy the benefits of the major improvements recently made in the prostheses used for ankle replacement. Most patients see Dr. League for treatment of pain of some kind. Often, Dr. League is able to achieve a successful outcome with non-surgical treatments that other physicians haven’t tried. A former wide receiver for the Northwestern University football team, Dr. League personally experienced orthopedic injuries, which led him to his [...]

Charles L. Lettvin, MD

2017-12-07T12:12:47+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Charles Lettvin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who practices general orthopedics. He sees patients of all ages, from children to older adults, for the range of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Lettvin has extensive experience in knee and shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy, hip and knee replacements and fracture repairs in both the arms and legs. A high school and college basketball player, Dr. Lettvin experienced orthopedic injuries himself as a teenager. His admiration for the doctors who provided care for him and enabled him to resume playing sports led him to want to become an orthopedic surgeon. In providing care, Dr. Lettvin sets out to solve patients’ problems in the least invasive fashion possible. He combines excellent diagnostic abilities with strong [...]

Michael Lewis, MD

2017-12-07T13:45:17+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Michael Lewis is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He has been a consultant to the Chicago Wolves, the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls, with whom he earned two championship rings during the 1996-1998 seasons. In addition, he has treated numerous world-class athletes from several continents, including an Olympic gold medal winner. Dr. Lewis’ practice includes advanced arthroscopic procedures on the knee and shoulder. His own contributions to the development of the field include the invention of a widely used device used to pare tissue between bones during arthroscopic surgery. Influenced by the idealism of the Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Albert Schweitzer,  Dr. Lewis chose to become a physician himself in order to [...]

Edward J. Logue, MD

2017-12-07T14:27:57+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Edward (“Scott”) Logue is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating shoulder and knee conditions and general trauma care. He has particular expertise in treating endurance athletes. In most cases he is able to offer arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. He also performs unicondylar knee surgery and the OATS procedure (also known as mosaicplasty). In addition, he offers Carticel knee cartilage implantation; injections with platelet-rich plasma to stimulate tissue healing; and viscosupplement injections to lubricate knee joints. A middle-distance runner in high school and college, Dr. Logue suffered stress fractures repeatedly. The care he received for these injuries, which enabled him to keep running, prompted his interest in pursuing medicine [...]

Phillip Ludkowski, MD

2017-12-07T11:53:14+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Phillip Ludkowski is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating hip and knee conditions, particularly joint degeneration caused by arthritis. Dr. Ludkowski performs total hip and total knee replacements, partial knee replacements and torn meniscus (knee cartilage) repairs. He uses muscle sparing minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy in order to reduce pain and speed recovery. Dr. Ludkowski also offers advanced forms of post-operative pain management. Dr. Ludkowski was drawn to the practice of medicine by his interest in science and desire to help people. He inherited an enjoyment of building things with his hands from his father, a carpenter, which combined with his interest in sports made orthopaedics a natural choice of specialty for him. In providing [...]

Steven M. Mardjetko, MD

2017-12-07T13:45:27+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Steven Mardjetko is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in treating spine conditions, with an emphasis on pediatric spinal deformities, including early onset spinal deformity. He provides the gamut of treatment options for very young children all the way to adults, including advanced techniques not widely available. Because he treats adults as well as children and has been in practice for more than two decades, Dr. Mardjetko is able to understand how a spinal condition will affect a child later in life and to provide treatment that keeps long-term outcomes in mind. He was drawn to the challenge of pediatric orthopedics. He honed his abilities caring for children with rare conditions for 17 years at Shriners Hospital for Children in [...]

Robert McMillan, MD

2017-12-07T16:16:28+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Robert McMillan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who has specialized in total joint replacements of the hip and the knee. After 38 years of surgical and conservative management, he currently provides non-surgical general orthopedic, trauma and sports care largely through our OrthoAccess service, as well as in the office.   Dr. McMillan feels that being a physician gives him the opportunity to significantly help people. His orthopedic career experience allows him to restore function and to return patients to a better, higher quality of life. In providing care, he treats patients with empathy and understanding. He seeks to enhance the body's own natural healing powers and prefers conservative, non-surgical management for most orthopedic conditions. If these prove ineffective, then [...]

Mark Mikhael, MD

2017-12-07T14:02:52+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Mark Mikhael is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgical treatment of spine disorders such as disc herniations, stenosis, fractures, instability and degeneration (arthritis). His special interest is in complex cervical spine surgery. Whenever possible, he offers minimally invasive surgical techniques, which help avoid complications and reduce patient recovery times. He also has extensive experience in nerve decompression surgery and complex spinal reconstruction. Dr. Mikhael works with each patient to explore conservative treatment options before pursuing surgery. His goal for each patient is to increase their ability to engage in the activities they enjoy while reducing their pain and discomfort. He keeps informed of the latest developments in his field through his work as a manuscript reviewer for the journal [...]

Tomas Nemickas, MD

2017-12-07T14:28:02+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Tomas Nemickas provides care for conditions such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability and tears of the labrum, meniscus, anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament. In most cases, he is able to offer arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, which increase patient comfort and speed recovery times. These procedures also include anterior total hip replacement. Dr. Nemickas also has expertise in computer-assisted minimally invasive knee replacement surgery. In addition, he offers Carticel implants, autologous cultured chondrocyte and DeNovo cartilage implants and injections with platelet-rich plasma. Dr. Nemickas grew up in a medical family – his father and uncle were cardiologists, and his mother and aunt were nurses. Watching them help patients get well and seeing the patients’ gratitude [...]

Daniel Newman, MD

2017-12-07T12:42:57+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Daniel Newman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who provides general orthopedic care for adults, with an emphasis on sports medicine and treating conditions of the knees and shoulder. He provides care for conditions such as tears of the rotator cuff, labrum, meniscus, and anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament. In most cases, Dr. Newman is able to offer arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. He became a doctor because the profession combined his interest in science and his desire to work with people and help them. Dr. Newman chose orthopedics as a specialty because he enjoys the challenge of working with damaged joints and finding a way to make them [...]

Michael O’Rourke, MD

2017-12-07T14:03:08+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Michael O’Rourke is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements. He also provides other forms of hip and knee care. He has extensive experience in revision surgery (correcting an unsuccessful prior joint replacement). Dr. O’Rourke offers patients partial knee replacements using the MAKO robotic surgery system, which increases the accuracy of the joint replacement. His love of the sciences and working with his hands led Dr. O’Rourke to become a physician. He chose to specialize in orthopedics because it makes use of his natural mechanical ability and gives him opportunities to make a quick, tangible improvement in patients’ lives. He brings humility and genuine concern to the care of his patients. He takes time to [...]

Orthopedic Surgery

2017-12-07T15:28:01+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Orthopedic Surgery Near Me Orthopedic surgery is sometimes necessary to relieve chronic pain in the joints and other various body parts. When an individual ignores recurring pain and irritation, this leads to further, and sometimes more intense, discomfort down the road. Opting for surgery as soon as possible, with clearance and recommendation from your doctor, is the best choice towards immediate pain relief. Our experienced surgeons at IBJI understand that your condition is unique and may require specialized attention to apply the best treatment. We utilize the latest technology at IBJI, and with this added assistance we’re able to apply modern surgical techniques to assure a better recovery such as: Custom-Fit Joint Replacement, Computer Mapping of [...]

Jeremy Oryhon, MD

2017-12-07T12:58:23+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Jeremy Oryhon brings his advanced expertise in primary and revision joint replacement and reconstruction to Lake Cook Orthopedics, a Division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He joined our team in 2009 after completing the prestigious fellowship in Joint Preservation and Replacement Orthopedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Oryhon is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with experience in minimally invasive hip replacement, hip resurfacing, and total knee replacement. He is also experienced in hip arthroscopy and treating problems with the young adult hip. He prides himself and his reputation on partnering with the patient to understand the condition and the treatment options. This includes spending time in patient education both of the disease and the treatment plan. [...]

Outpatient Joint Replacement

2017-12-07T15:35:00+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Outpatient Joint Replacement by IBJI Outpatient joint replacement, also known as same-day surgery, is an alternative route that patients can take to avoid an overnight stay at the hospital post-surgery. This option allows the patient to receive joint replacement surgery in an ambulatory surgical center, while being given clearance to return home in under 24 hours. Surgical procedures and techniques of outpatient care do not differ from their inpatient counterparts. The simple change of location gives patients the opportunity to return home while ensuring the same level of recovery and rehabilitation. IBJI outpatient facilities offer the highest quality of ambulatory care, applying the latest knowledge and technology towards providing patients comprehensive aid and guidance. Why Consider [...]

Gregory Palutsis, MD

2017-12-07T14:03:25+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Gregory Palutsis is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in treating shoulder and knee conditions. He performs shoulder and knee reconstruction, shoulder and knee replacement, rotator cuff repairs and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. When medically appropriate, Dr. Palutsis provides advanced treatments including arthroscopy (minimally invasive surgery), MRI guided knee replacements, and reverse total shoulder replacements. Dr. Palutsis was inspired to become a physician by seeing how his father, a family doctor, made a difference in people’s lives. He devotes ample time to educating patients about their conditions and treatment options so they can be comfortable with the choices they make. His goal is to restore patients to as close to their normal function as possible. He is a former [...]

Surbhi Panchal, MD

2017-12-07T12:58:34+00:00 October 20th, 2017|

Dr. Surbhi Panchal is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained in Hand & Upper extremity surgery. Specializing in disorders and treatment of the hand, wrist, elbow and arm, she supports a balance of conservative and surgical measures to achieve optimal results for each patient. “Achieving this balance means a unique discussion and treatment plan for each patient to ensure the best possible outcome,” she notes. In 2013, after completing hand and upper extremity fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Panchal joined Lake Cook Orthopedics, a division of IBJI. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Ruth Jackson Society and the [...]

Christ Pavlatos, MD

2017-12-07T14:39:41+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Christ Pavlatos is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He treats knee and shoulder problems, including rotator cuff tears, torn labrum, and knee ligament injuries. His practice includes high school, college and adult recreational athletes. Dr. Pavlatos has extensive experience in arthroscopic surgery, which reduces pain and speeds recovery times. Drawn to medicine by the combination of his interest in science and desire to help people, Dr. Pavlatos wanted to be a physician ever since he was five years old. His approach to care stresses aggressive physical therapy as an alternative to surgery and as a means of speeding recovery when surgery is needed. Recognizing that patients do better when they are empowered to play an active [...]

Jack Perlmutter, MD

2017-12-07T12:58:48+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Jack Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at Lake Cook Orthopedics, a Division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute where he has worked since 1997. He is trained in the latest minimally invasive technologies used to treat the spine, his area of specialty. Dr. Perlmutter is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. He is also a member of the American Medical Association and the Illinois State Medical Society. He takes the time to perform a thorough evaluation of every patient and their problem(s).  Not all spine problems require surgery.  We have at our disposal the most advanced diagnostic technologies.  If appropriate, non-operative treatments will be attempted.  These may include medications, [...]

Djuro Petkovic, MD

2017-12-11T08:11:07+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Djuro Petkovic is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon, fellowship-trained in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and Sports Medicine. In his practice he addresses primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty including the reverse shoulder arthroplasty, a relatively new procedure that is useful in cases of irreparable rotator cuff tears, severe deformity, and fracture. He also specializes in shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff disease, shoulder instability, elbow pathology and knee injuries. “Every patient in my clinic is an active participant in their health, and with their input I create a customized treatment plan for their musculoskeletal problem,” he notes. Having grown up in the Chicago area, Dr. Petkovic did not always know he was going to be a physician. He went to the east coast [...]

Craig Phillips, MD

2017-12-07T14:03:38+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Craig Phillips is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand and upper extremity surgery, who specializes in treating the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. His practice focuses on all conditions affecting the arms with common conditions such as hand and wrist fractures, wrist arthritis, nerve problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis and shoulder replacements. He offers all current treatments but prefers minimally invasive surgery such as the use of the medication Xiaflex for treatment of Dupuytren’s disease. Dr. Phillips takes a conservative approach that utilizes surgery as a last resort only after options such as braces and injections have been exhausted. In each case, he seeks to provide empathetic care and [...]

Gregory Portland, MD

2017-12-07T14:06:02+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Gregory Portland is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with an additional certification in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, including repair of dislocated shoulders; injuries to the rotator cuff, shoulder tendons, and knee ligaments; and meniscus (knee disk) tears. Depending on what is medically appropriate, he offers patients the most advanced arthroscopic and open incision surgical techniques. Dr. Portland sustained injuries while playing college rugby, and the pleasure his doctor took in his work and the physician’s ability to repair the injuries and enable him to return to the same level of competitiveness inspired him to become an orthopaedic surgeon himself. He sees his first role in providing care as being to educate patients to make [...]

Amy Jo Ptaszek, MD

2017-12-15T13:48:20+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Amy Jo Ptaszek, specializes in treating foot and ankle disorders. As a published research professional with immeasurable knowledge on foot health, particularly regarding the impact of footwear, Dr. Ptaszek brings a wealth of expertise to those she cares for. Dr. Ptaszek is skilled in arthroscopic surgical techniques that are known to minimize incisions and the amount of tissue that must be cut. When it comes to providing care, Dr. Ptaszek always begins by exploring conservative treatment options before suggesting anything more invasive. She takes the time and effort necessary to make sure she fully understands the expectations of each of her patients. Stressing the importance of patient empowerment, she ensures that each of her patients understands [...]

David Raab, MD

2017-12-07T13:31:40+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. David Raab is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and one of the founding physicians of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. His practice is based on a comprehensive team approach to patient education and care. Dr. Raab utilizes advanced, state-of-the-art techniques in combination with ethical decision making to ensure exceptional orthopedic care for his patients. His strong commitment to patient safety and his warm and friendly interaction with his patients make them feel like family. Dr. Raab specializes in sports medicine in both adult and pediatric patients and provides treatment for injuries involving the rotator cuff, labrum, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus, and knee ligament reconstruction. He also performs total knee replacements and total hip replacements. He performs arthroscopic (minimally [...]

Rebuilding Man

2017-11-22T10:32:10+00:00 August 18th, 2015|IBJI in the News|

Ankle replacements give patients more viability By Brett Dworski As seen in Chicago Health Magazine, Fall 2015 Dan Chesman, a former ROTC Naval Officer, shattered his ankle in 1972. Though a fusion procedure was recommended, Chesman knew it would limit his mobility and decided to wait, opting to stabilize the ankle with a series of pins. […]

E. Quinn Regan, MD

2017-12-07T11:52:55+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. E. Quinn Regan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating cervical and lumbar degenerative disease such as spinal tumors, spinal stenosis, herniated disks, sciatica and cervical radiculopathy. Taking advantage of advances in the field that have produced treatments unavailable even ten years ago, Dr. Regan offers patients the latest treatments, including minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Regan originally studied engineering in college, but discovered he wanted a career that would help people directly. Spinal surgery allows him to apply his engineering background to the treatment of the human body. He has suffered from back pain himself for 25 years. He brings to his patients a compassion for their conditions based on his own experience. His goal as a [...]

Hip Replacement

2017-12-07T15:40:56+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Hip Replacement Surgery Specialist in IL The hip is one of the largest joints in the body and is an integral part in your everyday movement. When use of the hip is restricted and non-surgical alternatives aren’t working for you, a hip replacement surgery may be recommended. This surgery is performed to help maximize mobility and improve confidence with everyday motion. IBJI hip replacement surgeons will treat your hip surgery with the utmost care. Am I a Candidate for Hip Replacement Surgery? If your hip pain becomes so unbearable that it restricts even the slightest of movements, it may be time to consider a hip replacement. Deciding to undergo surgery is never an easy choice, however [...]

Shoulder Surgery

2017-12-07T15:41:12+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Shoulder Replacement Surgery Specialists in IL The shoulder is a necessary component to everyday activities. Without effective use of the shoulder, nothing from the shoulder joint down to the hands would be easy to use. IBJI’s shoulder replacement surgeons will perform your surgery with the utmost care. Let us be your guide back to a fully functioning shoulder.   Am I a Candidate for Shoulder Replacement Surgery? IBJI’s physicians and surgeons will recommend a total shoulder replacement when pain becomes so unbearable that it begins to restrict your range of motion and affects your daily life. If pain does not seem to be subsiding with any non-surgical treatments then surgery may be the best option. The [...]

William Robb, MD

2017-12-07T14:07:16+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. William Robb is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult knee diseases for patients with degenerative, inflammatory or post-traumatic arthritis. Based upon 40 years of surgical experience performing arthroscopic knee surgery, total and partial knee replacements, and total knee revision surgery, his current practice focuses on non-operative evaluation and treatment of adult knee disorders. A fifth-generation physician whose father was an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Robb says his career in medicine was in his blood. Dr. Robb is a careful listener who takes time to both care for his patients on a personal level and understand their expectations. He tailors his treatment plan individually to each patient’s desired outcomes. Non-surgical treatments frequently include activity modification, lifestyle changes, physical therapy, medications [...]

Scott Rubinstein, MD

2017-12-07T12:43:40+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Scott Rubinstein is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who provides general orthopedic care, with an emphasis on hip resurfacing, hip and knee joint replacement, and treating hand conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and fractures. In most cases he is able to offer arthroscopy or other minimally invasive procedures, including hip resurfacing, a bone conserving treatment for arthritis and dysplasia. In providing care, Dr. Rubinstein focuses on the entire patient, not just the injured joint. He takes time to get to know patients and understand their condition thoroughly. He usually begins with conservative measures, such as change in diet, exercise, physical therapy and medications, before proceeding with surgery if needed. He makes sure that patients are well-informed about [...]

Brian Schwartz, MD

2017-12-07T14:39:48+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Brian Schwartz is a board eligible orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in Total Joint Arthroplasty. His focus is on the preservation and reconstruction of the musculoskeletal system, specifically the hip and knee. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then attained his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz then went on to an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois and completed his training with a fellowship in Total Joint Arthroplasty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Schwartz is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, has served as a lecturer and editor at the American Physician Institute in Chicago, and has had numerous [...]

Ritesh Shah, MD

2017-12-08T08:12:48+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Ritesh Shah is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating hip and knee disorders. He offers advanced treatments including minimally invasive muscle sparing total hip replacements and hip resurfacing, hip arthroscopy for labrum repairs, minimally invasive customized patient specific total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and knee arthroscopy. As well, he performs revision hip and knee replacements. Dr. Shah enjoys treating active athletic patients and helping them return to their high level of activity using novel, cutting edge surgical techniques. He provides the continuum of care for the hip and knee from minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to complex revision procedures. He has written numerous orthopedic research articles and book chapters and has published surgical and video techniques for [...]

Gary Shapiro, MD

2017-12-07T14:06:29+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Gary Shapiro is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating spine problems in adults and children. He has particular interest in sports related spinal injuries and has treated professional athletes from around the world, including serving for three years as the official spine surgeon for the Chicago Bears. In many cases, Dr. Shapiro is able to treat patients with non-surgical methods. When surgery is needed, he often is able to perform minimally invasive procedures, which decrease patient discomfort and speed recovery times. The combination of his interest in science and his desire to help people led Dr. Shapiro to become a doctor. His care is marked by his empathy for patients and true commitment to their best interests. [...]

Richard Sherman, MD

2017-12-12T10:56:15+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Dr. Richard Sherman is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the knee, hip and shoulder, including sports injuries, trauma and the various forms of arthritis. He offers patients the latest techniques in joint replacement, as well as arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, which reduces pain and speeds recovery times. His father was a pediatrician, and seeing the difference he made in children’s lives and the satisfaction he took from it inspired Dr. Sherman to become a doctor himself. A careful listener, he seeks to understand fully each patient’s medical problem and desired results from treatment. He tries conservative treatments first whenever possible and only proceeds with surgery when it clearly is needed. He has been the [...]

Shoulder

2017-12-07T15:29:22+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Orthopedic Shoulder Specialists in IL Shoulder Pain can limit even the most simple tasks. Shoulder pain can prevent you from being able to scratch your back, wave to a friend or raise your arm in any upward motion. Ignoring these aches and pains will only lead to prolonged issues or new shoulder injuries within the soft tissue or bone structure. IBJI acknowledges that all pain, even temporary, should not be brushed aside. Your shoulder is needed in just about all performances of the arm and we want to make sure you shoulder maintains full strength, mobility and comfort. When to Address Your Shoulder Pain with a Doctor Common shoulder pain usually involves the muscles, ligaments and [...]

Christian Skjong, MD

2017-12-07T14:06:44+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Dr. Christian Skjong is an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. Treating adults, adolescents and children, Dr. Skjong sees many patients with sports-related injuries to the hand, wrist, arm or elbow. Among his specialties are microvascular surgery and small joint replacement. He also treats patients with carpel tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren’s Contracture. A native of Minnesota, Dr. Skjong earned his bachelor of arts in biology at Carleton College before moving to Chicago to study at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Chicago Medical Center and his fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, [...]

Charles Slack, MD

2017-12-07T12:43:53+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Dr. Charles Slack is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in treating disorders of the spine, including herniated (ruptured) disks and spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal). He provides non-surgical treatment for the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spine and surgical treatment of the lumbar spine. When medically advisable, Dr. Slack offers patients microscopic surgery, a form of minimally invasive surgery that uses advanced microscopes to view the surgical area, which decreases pain and speeds recovery times. He also provides the latest forms of injection therapy to treat degenerative disorders of the spine. Since he was young, Dr. Slack wanted to become a doctor and was inspired in part by his own family doctor, who was thoroughly dedicated to [...]

Spine and Back Care

2017-12-07T15:29:28+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Spine and Back Pain Relief in IL IBJI is home to one of the largest, most experienced teams of orthopedic back and spine specialists in Illinois. Back pain has a debilitating reputation, and for good reason. A nagging back condition can affect every element of your daily life, whether it’s carrying laundry, walking your dog, or even just driving to the store. IBJI’s specialized back and spine orthopedists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of the region’s bone and joint disorders, including sports injuries, arthritis, spinal disorders, and physical trauma. Many of our doctors will sub-specialize in a specific region of the spine and back, ensuring that no matter what your condition, it will be [...]

Van Stamos, MD

2017-12-07T14:07:50+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Dr. Van Stamos is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements, including revision surgery. When medically appropriate, he offers knee arthroscopy and other minimally invasive surgical techniques, which help minimize complications and reduce patient recovery times. Dr. Stamos became a doctor out of a desire to help people and chose to specialize in orthopedics because it allows him to make use of his mechanical aptitude. He strives to understand each patient’s problem thoroughly and provide a smooth, seamless care experience. He keeps informed of the latest developments in his field through his work teaching orthopedic surgery residents as a Senior Clinician Educator at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and teaching fellow surgeons on [...]

Bruce Summerville, MD

2017-12-07T14:28:21+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Dr. Bruce Summerville is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating conditions of the hip, knee, and shoulder. He provides care for conditions such as arthritis, trauma and fractures, tears of the shoulder ligaments, cartilage and tendons (rotator cuff, bicep, and labrum). Knee surgeries include arthroscopy for meniscal cartilage and ACL tears. He performs primary and revision hip, knee, and shoulder joint replacement including partial knee replacement and ASI (anterior) hip replacement. Partial knee replacement allows for a faster recovery with fewer risks or complications. Anterior hip replacement may result in faster rehabilitation and reduces the risk of dislocation after surgery. Dr. Summerville still performs traditional total knee and hip replacement in appropriate cases. Ever since his Fellowship in [...]

Spine Surgery

2017-11-17T19:37:33+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Back and Spine Surgery in IL The thought of surgery can be quite intimidating. Luckily, back and spine surgery is typically considered only when other options have been exhausted. In many cases, the back and spine can be rehabilitated without the need for surgery. Pain management, physical therapy and other treatments, such as those implemented at IBJI’s Back to Life Clinic, can help to restore full functionality and relieve pain in the majority of patients. When surgery is necessary, IBJI is equipped with highly-trained staff and surgeons, up-to-date technologies, and the most comfortable facilities to guide you through the process with ease. IBJI has 20 locations in and around greater Chicago, IL for ultimate convenience. Find [...]

Foot and Ankle Surgery

2017-12-07T15:37:47+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Foot and Ankle Surgery Near You Anyone who has experienced foot and ankle pain can attest to how inconvenient it is when you can’t move around freely. The freedom of movement is something we take for granted until pain strikes. Diagnosing your foot and ankle pain can prove difficult due to the complex structure of the feet and ankles. Trust an IBJI orthopedic specialist to accurately find the lower body issues you’re experiencing and return your strength, flexibility and durability. When is Foot and Ankle Surgery Necessary? Foot and ankle surgery may become necessary when non-surgical alternatives are ineffective. The most common reasons for foot and ankle surgery are to cure various types of arthritis or [...]

Stanford Tack, MD

2017-12-07T14:39:57+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Dr. Stanford Tack is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine in adults. He provides care for stenosis, herniated disks and spondylolisthesis. Dr. Tack has extensive experience in performing cervical disk replacement in patients who previously have been treated with cervical fusion. He performs most of his procedures using minimally invasive techniques that reduce patients’ pain and speed their recovery times. Dr. Tack usually is able to perform surgery as an outpatient procedure, and patients typically do not require physical therapy or other post-operative care. The son of a nurse, Dr. Tack inherited his mother’s aptitude for caring for others, which combined with his interest in science led him to become a [...]

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2017-10-25T18:56:54+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

Testing news story one. This is one amazing story. Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do. Once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversations?"

Peter Thadani, MD

2017-12-07T14:40:07+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Dr. Peter Thadani is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements, including revision surgery, and treatment for other hip and knee problems. He is an expert in anterior approach hip replacements, which spare posterior muscles from being severed, decrease post-operative pain and speed recovery. At the beginning of his college studies he had intended to become an engineer but then a biomedical engineering course captured his attention and led him to orthopedic surgery. Today he utilizes computer modeling of the knee to guide him in properly positioning the implant when performing knee replacement surgery. When appropriate, Dr. Thadani offers knee arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique. He seeks to restore pain free function of the joints [...]

Jeffery Visotsky, MD

2017-12-07T13:32:04+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

A founding member of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Dr. Jeffrey L. Visotsky is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He specializes in hand, elbow and shoulder reconstruction procedures. Dr. Visotsky performs rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability reconstruction, primary and reverse shoulder replacement, tennis elbow surgery, and all hand procedures, including reconstruction, reimplementation and carpal tunnel surgery. When medically appropriate, Dr. Visotsky provides advanced treatments including arthroscopy and the use of platelet-rich plasma injections to stimulate tissue healing. In many cases, Dr. Visotsky is able to treat patients successfully using non-surgical methods. His goal is to restore each patient back to the normal function in their activities of daily living and sports. Dr. Visotsky has been [...]

Anand Vora, MD

2017-12-07T14:40:43+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Dr. Anand Vora is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in care for foot and ankle conditions, including arthritis, trauma, sports injuries, reconstructive procedures, bunions and hammertoes, cartilage restoration, and diabetes-related foot problems. He performs ankle replacements, complex ankle and foot reconstructions, arthroscopy, minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, joint preserving cartilage regenerative procedures, and provides advanced biologic treatments such as platelet-rich plasma injections and tissue regeneration. Dr. Vora is a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is a foot and ankle consultant for the Chicago Fire soccer team, Joffrey Ballet, Lake Forest College, multiple local high school programs, and has previously consulted for other professional Chicago organizations. He is [...]

Bryan Waxman, MD

2017-12-08T14:30:03+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Dr. Bryan Waxman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating disorders of the foot, ankle and knee, including sports injuries, trauma and the various forms of arthritis. He also provides care for traumatic and sports-related shoulder and elbow injuries. Dr. Waxman offers patients advanced treatments, including new techniques for meniscus repairs, ankle fusions and tendon transfers. When medically advisable, he offers arthroscopic surgery, which reduces pain and speeds recovery times. Cheerful and easy-going, Dr. Waxman combines strong surgical abilities with good communication skills. In providing care, he looks at the patient as a whole, treating the person, not merely the orthopedic problem. He seeks to take care of the problem with the treatment that will be easiest and [...]

Brian Weatherford, MD

2017-12-07T14:07:06+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Dr. Brian Weatherford is an Orthopedic Surgeon with fellowship training in both foot and ankle and trauma surgery. He is dedicated to the treatment of patients with foot and ankle disorders as well traumatic musculoskeletal injuries. His areas of special interest include arthritis of the ankle, post-traumatic conditions of the lower extremity and deformity correction. He  graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with undergraduate degrees in both molecular biology and Spanish. A native of Texas, Dr. Weatherford attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he graduated first in his class. He continued his medical education in Chicago, completing a surgical internship and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. [...]

Craig Westin, MD

2017-12-07T12:44:20+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Dr. Craig Westin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of sports-related knee and shoulder injuries. He provides care for conditions such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocation, meniscal tears and anterior cruciate ligament tears. As well, he performs cartilage replacement procedures and total knee replacements. In many cases, he is able to treat patients with non-surgical methods. When surgery is needed, Dr. Westin is often able to use arthroscopic techniques to minimize discomfort and speed recovery. /p> Dr. Westin places an emphasis on continuity of care from diagnosis through completion of treatment, personally coordinating and following the progress of each patient’s post-surgical rehabilitation. He is the medical director of Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet and a team physician with [...]

Craig S. Williams, MD

2017-12-07T13:40:52+00:00 October 13th, 2017|

Dr. Craig Williams is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He provides care for traumatic, degenerative, arthritic, and pediatric conditions of the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. Dr. Williams also treats compressive neuropathies and performs post-traumatic reconstruction. He provides advanced treatments, including arthroscopy of the wrist, the use of platelet rich plasma to treat tennis elbow and the use of the medication Xiaflex as a non-surgical alternative for treatment of Dupuytren’s disease. Dr. Williams is an instructor of clinical surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the New Millennium Hand Study Group. He is a cyclist and plays hockey weekly. [...]