Dr Robert Fink MD – Illinois Spine Specialist

Robert J. Fink IL Spine 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.

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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.

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METHODIST HOSPITAL, CHICAGO – IL and other hospitals listed here. Medicare Assignment & Participation With Insurance Companies. Medicare is social insurance program in USA and Dr. ROBERT FINK accepts Medicare medical insurance approved amounts as Payment In Full. If physician Dr. ROBERT J FINK takes Medicare approved payments then 30 insurance companies under Medicare are accepted by Dr. FINK.

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.

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METHODIST HOSPITAL, CHICAGO – IL and other hospitals listed here. Medicare Assignment & Participation With Insurance Companies. Medicare is social insurance program in USA and Dr. ROBERT FINK accepts Medicare medical insurance approved amounts as Payment In Full. If physician Dr. ROBERT J FINK takes Medicare approved payments then 30 insurance companies under Medicare are accepted by Dr. FINK.

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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