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, and Loyola Outpatient 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 247-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.

About Trinity Health

Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, 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 $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health 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. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.