Dr. Aaron Omotola, MD

Dr. Aaron Omotola, MD

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Age 40
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Dr. Aaron Omotola, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in Edwardsville, IL and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

8 Sunset Hills Professional Ctr

Edwardsville, IL 62025

Contact Information

(618) 692-6119

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
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more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Omotola's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Omotola "Patients can appreciate it if a doctor can feel their pain. As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Aaron Omotola can meet that qualification - especially for athletes. Dr. Omotola, 39, joined the staff of Alton Memorial Hospital as well as the BJC Medical Group on Aug. 15, 2010. He was a strong safety at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in the Chicago area when that team won the Illinois Class 6A football championship in 1994. Almost any student-athlete, even at that level, becomes familiar with the bumps and bruises that someone in orthopedics deals with all the time. "I have always had an interest in medicine," Dr. Omotola says. "My uncle is an orthopedic surgeon, and he inspired me to pursue orthopedics as a career. Orthopedic surgeons don't just treat patient issues, we resolve them. That is something unique and extremely rewarding about our field." Though he's originally from Chicago and has trained in Los Angeles and more recently in New Orleans, Dr. Omotola does have an area connection. He earned his medical degree at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. His local connection runs even deeper than that, if for only one day. The 1994 Homewood-Flossmoor football team that won the state championship defeated Alton High School in the first round of the Illinois High School Association playoffs. Dr. Omotola earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at Xavier University of Louisiana in 1999, spent two years of residency in Los Angeles after medical school and completed his orthopedic surgery training in New Orleans in 2009. He was one of the few orthopedic surgery residents in the country selected to participate in the Clinician Scientist Development Program sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation and the Orthopedic Research Society. He also represented the LSU Health Sciences Center at the American Orthopedic Association (AOA) Resident Leadership Forum. Dr. Omotola has been a member of the AOA Emerging Leaders Program since 2010 and is also involved in the Arthroscopic Association of North America as a master associate instructor and has served the AAOS as a member of the Annual Meeting Committee. As a former athlete, Dr. Omotola is getting involved with helping young athletes in the St. Louis metro area. He has become involved in the community volunteering as team physician for Alton, Civic Memorial, and Edwardsville High Schools, Lewis and Clark Community College and SIU Edwardsville. "I am holding a Saturday morning clinic during football season for area athletes to make it easier for them to get diagnosed and receive treatment," he says. "Student-athletes have full schedules, and sometimes it is difficult for parents to get their kids to the doctor during a busy workweek. I want to make myself as accessible as possible for those experiencing orthopedic issues." During a sports fellowship with the Ochsner Clinic Foundation Program in New Orleans, Dr. Omotola also had the opportunity to work with the New Orleans Hornets and the Superbowl Champion New Orleans Saints. "That was a great experience," he said. "Being on the sideline in the NFL was humbling. It was great to work with the players to treat their injuries and watch them get back out and play. We took care of the whole team, from Reggie Bush to Drew Brees." "I really enjoy teaching residents and medical students," he said. "I hope that I can inspire young athletes to strive for excellence in everything they do and maybe even pursue careers in medicine.""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Omotola "Patient centered care. Evidence based medicine. I treat my patients like I would treat my family."

15  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Sports Preventive Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

104  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fractured Lower Leg
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Metatarsal Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
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109  Procedures

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Surgery
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Mini TightRope® CMC Technique
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Xavier University Of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Harbor UCLA Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Lsuhsc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Intern of the Year Harbor-UCLA Department of Surgery, 2005
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Omotola's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Omotola to family and friends
39 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
    (34)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Omotola's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

This was my second knee surgery I had 5-15-18. I'm so glad that he did my surgery, he came highly recommended by a friend.
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Dr. Omatola was an excellent choice for my total knee replacement surgery. It was amazing that the first time I got up on my feet after surgery, I had NO pain in my knee, and no, I was on no pain medicine stronger that extra strength Tylenol. That was eight months ago and my knee is wonderful.
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I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Omatola and his staff. I was referred to him by many friends before I had my knee replacement surgery. I am eight weeks out and doing well. I am already scheduled to have my other knee replaced. We are blessed to have such a highly skilled,...more
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Dr. Omotola did a knee replacement on my husband. He had been told by people how awful it was and even put it off a year. When he finally got it done he went to Dr. Omotola. He was up and walking the same day, off the walker in a few days and cutting grass 10 days post op. All the staff at the...more
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As long as you aren't 19 minutes late to your appointment you might get to see Omotola. If you are they'll ask you to leave. And not in a nice way. The women at the desk are snotty and condescending. Now if you're fortunate enough for them to deem you worthy, then you will get to see a doctor's...more
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