Dr Robert Fink MD – Illinois Foot Surgeon

Robert J. Fink MD Foot Doctor

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.

Band Aid Back Surgeon Dr Fink Of Chicago Shares Secrets

Herniated Disc Specialist

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.

Band Aid Back Surgeon Dr Fink Of Chicago Shares Secrets

Orthopedic Specialist

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.

Chicago rebuilt quickly. Much of the debris was dumped into Lake Michigan as landfill, forming the underpinnings for what is now Grant Park, Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago. Only 22 years later, Chicago celebrated its comeback by holding the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, with its memorable “White City.” One of the Exposition buildings was rebuilt to become the Museum of Science and Industry. Chicago refused to be discouraged even by the Great Depression. In 1933 and 1934, the city held an equally successful Century of Progress Exposition on Northerly Island.

What is a Whiplash Doctor?

Shoulder Specialist

What is my Whiplash Case Worth?

As with any automobile accident case, the worth of the claim is dependent on the following factors: Loss of Income, Medical Expenses and General Damages. In whiplash injury claims, the damages for pain and suffering following the accident may be the largest portion of the claim. Depending on the severity of the injury, medical expenses can contribute dramatically. In the case of a traumatic brain injury, all three factors weigh heavily as future income is diminished greatly.

How do I find an Experienced Car Accident Attorney?

As whiplash injuries are serious, long-lasting injuries, finding a top notch car accident attorney to represent can be the most important step in securing the maximum compensation for injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The number of clients represented, the settlements recovered and industry recognition are all important factors to consider when hiring a motor vehicle accident attorney. Perhaps the most important is how much you as the client can trust him or her. An experienced automobile attorney is there to protect the rights of his or her client and recover the maximum compensation for the victim's injuries.

The following data breaks down the shared Medicare patient base between Dr. Robert J Fink and his physician colleagues. This shared patient population represents those who received care from both Dr. Fink and a related physician within a 30 day time period throughout 2015, regardless of whether this was due to a direct referral or not. Patients who visited Dr. Fink after having seen another physician within this time period are denoted as "Received", while patients who saw another physician after receiving care from Dr. Fink are denoted as "Shared".


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