Orthopaedic surgeon Nickolas Garbis, M.D., and trauma surgeon William Lack, M.D., have joined Loyola University Medical Center.
Garbis’ specialties include minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow, elbow disorders, shoulder disorders, shoulder replacement and sports medicine.
Common shoulder conditions Garbis treats include rotator cuff tears, joint arthritis and overuse injuries. Elbow conditions include tennis elbow, arthritis and stiffness.
Garbis said shoulder replacements are becoming more common, especially among patients older than 60 who suffer bone-on-bone arthritis. Results are comparable to knee and hip replacements.
Garbis earned a medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center and a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at Johns Hopkins University.
Lack’s specialties include broken bones, fracture healing problems, pediatric trauma, broken bones in children and bone healing issues. Lack treats fractures of all bones except the spine, in both adults and children. He sees patients who come to the Emergency Department as well as patients who are referred by physicians in the community.
Lack earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in orthopaedics at the University of Iowa and a fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology at Carolinas Medical Center.
Lack was a lineman on the University of Iowa football team and has completed triathlons and marathons, including the Boston Marathon.