Orthopedic Surgeon

Chicago’s Best – Dr Robert Fink, Orthopedic Spine Specialist

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Robert James Fink of Gold Coast Orthopaedic Spine and Hand Surgery is one of only three Surgeon’s throughout the Chicagoland area that specializes in Minimally Invasive Spine procedures.

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Chicago Spine and Hand Surgery is one of the few practices in Chicago that specialize in minimally invasive spine procedures.  Herniated disks are removed in an Out Patient Surgical setting through a one center meter or smaller puncture wound  requiring a band aid or one stitch. The patients can walk immediately after worth, this is in contrast to being hospitalized and having a substantial cut on patients backs.

Gold Coast Orthopaedic Spine and Hand Surgery also specialize in minimal incision surgery on the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand , hip, knee, ankle and foot. Many procedures on these parts of the body are done arthoscopically with a small puncture wound requiring a few stitches or band aid after worth. Again most of these surgery’s are done at an outpatient center.

ROBERT JAMES FINK, M.D. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon GOLDCOAST ORTHOPAEDIC, SPINE AND HAND SURGERY

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Knee Specialist

What is Whiplash?

Neck and spinal cord injuries from a car accident need proper and timely care to give the victim the best chance of a full recovery. While some consider whiplash to be a minor injury, the long-term effects of whiplash can leave the car accident victim in chronic pain long after the accident occurred. Whiplash is caused by the sudden hyper-extension and hyper flexion of the neck, resulting in the painful displacement of vertebrae, nerves and tissue. While whiplash is associated with motor vehicle accidents, the neck can hyper-extend in sports, falls and other activities.

How do I treat Whiplash?

For minor neck injuries, chiropractic adjustments may be all that it is needed to properly address the pain. However, serious car accidents may result in more traumatic injuries to the neck and spinal cord, potentially leading to permanent brain damage. What may appear to be a minor or moderate neck injury may leave the motor vehicle accident victim with significant brain damage. Severe whiplash injury can cause brain damage as nerves connected to the brain may be damaged during the accident. If neck or spinal cord trauma is suspected, emergency medical services are responsible for safe transportation to the receiving medical facility where further treatment will begin. Proper communication of pain or loss of motor function during any part of treatment is vital to keep the patient safe.

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Foot Specialist

For some people, a spine surgery may often turn out to be something that they may have never even heard at all. However, for some people, a spine surgery may often prove to be something that they have undergone more than just one single time. This is especially true when they have felt how painful their body parts are when they are struck by the back ache or the spine ache. Yes, such a back or spine ache can be very painful. It can strike people's legs, lower back and even people's neck. This is oftentimes the best moment when a surgery in spine comes in the most handy.

However, though, there are two main types of such a surgery in spine that they can choose from. The first one is the more conventional spine surgery. With this first option, the patients will often need to compromise with considerable painful feelings. Therefore, this first option has been left by quite a lot of people that turn away to option number two.

The second option is the laser spine surgery. Needless to say, laser is a considerably new technology and thus chances are it will cause less pain. And there it goes, it causes less pain indeed. As a matter of fact, a laser spine surgery is initially meant to cure the pain that the back or spine ache sufferers feel without too much pain and in no time at all. This way, they will stand better chances of getting back to their normal routines earlier.

A laser spine surgery will usually cause an incision to occur as the opening. This is to enable the doctors or certified physicians to have access to the parts of the patients' body that are suffering the most from the pain. In addition to that, this modern surgery technique in spine is also used for rectifying people's broken or inflamed disc. This is achievable by disposing of the spine ache sufferers' inter-vertebral disc, sometimes completely and sometimes in portion. Some people prefer to call this microdiscectomy and some others prefer to call it discectomy.

However, the two terms are not interchangeable as they are slightly different. Microdiscectomy is not as open and invasive as the discectomy spine surgery. Therefore, it is less painful too. However, without regards to how invasive or painful each of the spine surgery techniques may prove to be, they both need to be carried out in a similar manner.

Most of the time, with a laser spine surgery, the doctors will be required to make a transfer of a laser fiber needle from outside the spine ache patients' body to the innermost region of the patients' affected body areas. Then, if everything goes as planned, the patients will recover quickly and painlessly and without any remarkable scars on their body.

This section is a breakdown of Dr. Fink's Medicare prescribing records in 2013 (the most recent data available from Medicare for this provider). It should be noted that the data may not be representative of Dr. Fink's entire prescribing pattern. All comparisons are made to the average Orthopedic Surgeon in the state. In total, Dr. Robert James Fink has received $217 USD from pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and group-purchasing organizations (GPOs) between August 2013 and December 2015. These contributions were provided in five individual payments from three unique companies. Dr. Fink has received approximately the same amount in payments as the average orthopedic surgeon in Illinois over this time period.