Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dr. Nickolas Garbis, an Orthopaedic surgeon, with WJOL radio

Dr. Nickolas Garbis, who specializes in shoulder and elbow replacement, talks about how he worked with the Baltimore Orioles during his fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Garbis felt like he was coming back home when he decided to work with Loyola because he grew up in the south suburbs.

Dr. Garbis appreciates being able to help his patients return to the normal life they had before their injury. The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body, he said. Dr. Garbis added that when a rotator cuff is damaged, the tendon will pull off the bone and this makes the ball socket unstable. This alters arm movement and, of course, it causes a lot of pain.

Shoulder replacement is a medical option for arthritis patients who have bone-on-bone friction. He also talks about reverse shoulder replacement. He sees a lot of tennis elbow, and it's not always from playing tennis.

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About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.