Dr. Gregory P. Nicholson, MD

Dr. Gregory P. Nicholson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 56 years old

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Care Philosophy

Shoulder and elbow problems are a little bit different. You're not visibly limping when you have a shoulder or an elbow problem, but it's a quality of life issue. And night pain is a huge issue in shoulder problems. People don't sleep, their personality changes, they've stopped working out, or they've stopped doing something they love. So I try to educate them on why this may be happening and set up a treatment plan for them. Now the vast majority of people I see, we can get better with conservative management, but we give them the surgical options also. We can always improve our conservative management, our surgical technique, our surgical results. And at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, we have a tremendous translational research program where what we're doing in the bench lab, we can translate to the operating room - to the patient - but at the same time we're always clinically following our patients. So if we find a technique or result that's better than something else we can always improve. For me that's the satisfaction of it, to get somebody back and give them the options to do what they want to do, not this is the only thing you can do but to get back to do what they want to do.Read more

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in Bolingbrook, IL |
Dr Nicholson repaired a large tear to my rotator cuff and I have full range of motion and feel as good as new.
in Orland Park, IL |
I visited Jan of 2015 for a shoulder injury. He did a few tests, x-rays, and sent me home with pills and 6weeks pt for what I was told was a fluke. Made a follow up because it still hurt only to get 4 more weeks pt. Made a 3rd follow up and was yawned at by a fellow who I didn't even make an appointment with. No diagnosis. Felt hopeless and they made me feel it was all in my head. I waited a year to seek another opinion. The 2nd ortho did a scope and found a large tear + tenodesis...
in Saint Charles |
Very good and straight forward will tell you how it is.
in Elgin, IL |
All aspects were excellent
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Dr. Nicholson's Care Philosophy

Shoulder and elbow problems are a little bit different. You're not visibly limping when you have a shoulder or an elbow problem, but it's a quality of life issue. And night pain is a huge issue in shoulder problems. People don't sleep, their personality changes, they've stopped working out, or they've stopped doing something they love. So I try to educate them on why this may be happening and set up a treatment plan for them. Now the vast majority of people I see, we can get better with conservative management, but we give them the surgical options also. We can always improve our conservative management, our surgical technique, our surgical results. And at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, we have a tremendous translational research program where what we're doing in the bench lab, we can translate to the operating room - to the patient - but at the same time we're always clinically following our patients. So if we find a technique or result that's better than something else we can always improve. For me that's the satisfaction of it, to get somebody back and give them the options to do what they want to do, not this is the only thing you can do but to get back to do what they want to do.

Dr. Nicholson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University Hospitals of Cleveland

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospitals of Cleveland

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York Hospital at Columbian Presbyterian Medical Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Indiana University / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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