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Friday, September 8, 2017

Orthopaedic Surgeon Nicholas Brown, MD, Specialist in Knee and Hip Replacements, Joins Loyola Medicine

Nicholas Brown, MD

MAYWOOD, IL –  Nicholas Brown, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. Brown treats arthritis and other conditions that cause hip and knee pain. He sees patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood and the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

"I work with patients to come up with a treatment plan that is tailored to their individual needs," Dr. Brown said. "Depending on the patient and their condition, the treatment can be surgical or nonsurgical."

Dr. Brown offers joint replacements to patients who have not experienced sufficient symptom relief from lifestyle modifications, medications and physical therapy.

Dr. Brown said techniques and devices are improving outcomes for joint replacements. For example, Dr. Brown offers hip replacements using an anterior (from the front) approach that is less damaging to muscles and tendons.

"Hip and knee replacements last 20 to 25 years and help patients resume active lifestyles with significantly less pain," Dr. Brown said.

Dr. Brown earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center and a fellowship in hip and knee replacements at Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic in Alexandria, VA.

Dr. Brown is an assistant professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.