Friday, September 8, 2017

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

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 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.