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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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Dr. Fink's Overview. Dr. Fink graduated from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 1978. He works in Chicago, IL and 1 other location and specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Fink is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Of Chicago. Dr. Fink's Office Information & Appointments. *This physician has multiple office locations. See Office Information for details. Other Physicians in Dr. Fink's Practice; John D. Mazzarella, MD. Orthopaedic Surgery Of Spine, Dr. Fink's Hospital Affiliations.

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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.

Choosing a doctor is not always easy. You first need to find a doctor that takes your insurance. If you have medicare or medical then it may takes some time to find a perfect match. Not all doctors accept this but you can be assured that there are many that will.

First you need to make a list of doctors that you want to visit. You may find doctors by searching online in your area or you may get recommendations. After you have a list then you need to call there office and see if they accept medicare of medical. The ones that do not you can mark them off your list.

Next you want to take the list of doctors that do take your insurance and interview with them. It is important to feel comfortable with your doctor and you should be able to talk with them about anything. There needs to be level of comfort and trust, so make sure that you check out several doctors before making a final decision.

Finding a doctor can be hard enough but getting one that takes medicare or medical can takes you some time. It is important that you find a doctor that not only accepts your insurance but that they are one that you feel comfortable with.

Finally once you spend the time searching for a doctor that fits you needs then you will feel great that you took the time to have a great provider. There are many doctors that accept this type of insurance. It is always a good idea to check with family and friends to get a reference because they can tell you if there doctor is good or not.

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Dr. Fink's Overview. Dr. Fink graduated from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 1978. He works in Chicago, IL and 1 other location and specializes in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Fink is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Of Chicago. Dr. Fink's Office Information & Appointments. *This physician has multiple office locations. See Office Information for details. Other Physicians in Dr. Fink's Practice; John D. Mazzarella, MD. Orthopaedic Surgery Of Spine, Dr. Fink's Hospital Affiliations.

Adjudicative therapies are prescribed to support the benefits of Spinal Decompression therapy. After the program of care is complete, patients return to see the doctor for evaluation and monitoring.

Interesting Facts About Spinal Decompression

Research studies consistently show an incredibly high success rate for pain relief with qualified patients who complete their program of Spinal Decompression care:

- On average, eighty-six percent of patients report immediate resolution of symptoms

- Eighty-four percent remain pain-free 90 days post-treatment

- Use of pain medications is usually completely discontinued or decreased by the patient's MD

- Daily life activities are resumed - things such as work, bathing, dressing, walking, sleeping and activities

Today there is no other treatment or therapy for severe back pain and neck pain caused by damaged discs that is as effective as Spinal Decompression.


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