Robert J. Fink MD IL Back Surgeon
About Dr Robert J Fink: Chicago Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Robert Fink does minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Fink puts an endoscope in the spine similar to an arthroscope done on the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, and ankle where, through a small incision, he is able to remove herniated discs, bulging discs, extruding discs, extruded discs, and also remove some bone from neuroforaminal narrowing.
- Spine: Nonoperative treatment, physical therapy, medication, trigger point injections, lumbar epidural steroid injections. Minimally invasive spine surgery. One of only three doctors that do this in the Chicago area.
- Treatment by removing herniated discs: Protruding discs, extruding discs, bulging discs all with endoscope which is like an arthroscope used in the knee, elbow, shoulder, and wrist.
- Treatment of compression lumbar fractures: All as outpatient surgery I stitch or bandaid afterwards Outpatient surgery
- Hand surgery: All types of hand surgery. Nerve entrapment syndromes, carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, radial tunnel. Removal of lumps, bumps, ganglion cysts, hand and wrist deformities, old healed fractures, nail deformities, joint replacement, fractures.
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A Revolutionary Treatment for Back and Neck Pain
Spinal Decompression is an incredibly successful treatment for severe chronic back or neck pain. It is non-surgical and non-invasive. There are no drugs or medications involved. And, there are no known side effects. It is proven to be successful even with patients who have had limited success with other conventional therapies like drugs, injections, chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture, and even failed surgery.
The most common conditions successfully treated by Spinal Decompression include herniated discs, bulging or protruding discs, degenerative disc disease, stenosis, spinal arthritis, posterior facet syndrome and sciatica.
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For patients who are suffering from back conditions of various types, including radiculartype complaints (leg pain) as well as mechanical back pain related to the degenerative process. There is a myriad of new and old technology that allows surgeons to provide the patient significant reduction in their pain with the least amount of surgical dissection. This is typically termed as minimally invasive spinal surgery.
In the past, in the case of spinal fusion surgery, we performed surgery with a large surgical incision for one or two-level disease, with a significant amount of muscle stripping in order to provide adequate visualization to place hardware and bone graft material. With our new technology, we are now able to perform minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery for one to three-level disease in patients who are suffering from both mechanical back pain and leg pain. This technology has improved the patient's ability to recover quickly, reduce their intra-operative bleeding, operative time and hospital stay. It appears post-operatively that many of the patients who have undergone the minimally invasive fusion surgery, as opposed to standard open fusion surgery, have shown a remarkable difference in their post-operative pain management requirements and their ability to return back to a functional life.
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.