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Dr Robert J Fink: Dr Fink Orthopedic Surgeon, has been an orthopedic surgeon for over 30 years and is only one of 3 doctors in Chicago, IL performing minimally invasive spine surgery procedures. Non invasive back surgery is also called band aid back surgery, due to the fact that patients leave with only a bandaid or one stitch after the procedure is completed. Dr Fink’s non invasive surgery procedures are performed to take out herniated, bulging, extruding, & extruded discs, treat fractures in back, perform sacroiliac joint fusion, and also remove bone from neural foraminal narrowing. These procedures are done in an outpatient surgical setting. There is no destabilization of your spine by detaching spine muscles with a cut, unlike like traditional open back surgery where patients must be hospitalized after having substantial cuts into their back.

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Orthopedic Surgery. Definition: An Orthopaedic Surgeon Is Trained In The Preservation, Investigation And Restoration Of The Form And Function Of The Extremities, Spine And Associated Structures By Medical, Surgical And Physical Means. An Orthopaedic Surgeon Is Involved With The Care Of. He attended medical school at Loyola University Of Chicago, Stritch School Of Medicine and graduated in 1975. Arthroscopy, Bone Fracture, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Herniated Disc, Hip Surgery, Joint, Pain/Swelling, Joint Replacement, Knee Surgery, Laminectomy, Osteoarthritis, Scoliosis, Sports Medicine and Spine Surgery.

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Dr. Robert J Fink has been identified as specializing in orthopedic surgery and has been in practice for more than 42 years. An affiliated hospital is a hospital where a doctor can practice and admit patients. Dr. Robert J Fink is professionally affiliated with multiple hospitals in Chicago area and more. He does not have any hospital affiliations listed, please contact the physician’s office as they may have hospital affiliations not included on this site. Medicare Assignment? Yes, Dr. Robert J Fink may accept the Medicare-approved amount as full payment for covered services. Please call to Dr. Robert to schedule your appointment.

Patients with thoracic predominant scoliosis, in the younger population, it is now possible to perform a minimally invasive thorascopic spinal fusion surgery to help correct their curve, reduce their deformity, and thus reduce the risk of progression of their spinal deformity. The thorascopic approach, while incorporating a selective fusion paradigm, has allowed us to again reduce the patient's post-operative morbidity, operative time, blood loss, and reduced pain management requirements. In my hands, we have found thorascopic scoliosis reconstructive surgery to be an important part of our overall treatment for your younger population who has clear evidence of progressive thoracogenic scoliosis.

Minimally invasive surgery is also a mainstay treatment for patients who have predominant radicular complaints (leg pain) in the presence of a corresponding herniated disc. Options include Microscopic lumbar Discotomy, Microendoscopic Discotomy, and Laser Discectomy. In my hands, this is a quick and safe surgical procedure, resulting in a one-inch incision, 25 to 45 minute operative time, with a 98 percent chance of an excellent outcome in the reduction of the patient's pre-operative, disabling leg pain. All patients, with the exception of the elderly population, are able to be discharged from the hospital within hours of the operative procedure, and are able to return back to most of their pre-surgical activities within one to three weeks.

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