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 with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, 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 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.