Dr Robert Fink MD – Illinois Medical Specialist

Medical Specialist Robert Fink Chicago

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.

Dr Fink and The Truth Behind Spine Surgery

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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".

What Exactly Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

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Dr. Robert Fink, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery. He speaks English. Dr. Robert Fink has the following 16 areas of expertise and 1 specialty. An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.

Dr. Robert Fink, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery. He speaks English. Dr. Robert Fink has the following 16 areas of expertise and 1 specialty. An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.

Local Chicago Surgeon Breaks Barriers With New Procedures

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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.

Dr Fink’s non invasive surgery procedures are performed to take out herniated, bulging, extruding, & extruded discs, treat fractures in back, perform sacroiliac iliac 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. Most surgeries are done at Lakeshore Surgery Center.


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