Dr. Gregory Nicholson, MD

Dr. Gregory Nicholson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
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Dr. Gregory Nicholson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Westchester, IL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

2450 Wolf Rd Ste F

Westchester, IL 60154

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Nicholson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicholson performs Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicholson performs All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Arm Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicholson performs Arm Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

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 personal...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1992
New York Hospital At Columbian Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University Hospitals Of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
1987
University Hospitals Of Cleveland
Internship Hospital
1986
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
Indiana University / School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1992
1991
1987
1986
1982

Awards

Dr. Nicholson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nicholson

4.5

Based on 66 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Nicholson is friendly, thorough & a straight shooter a quality I definitely want out of a good Doctor who’s going to manage my bones! I recommend him especially because of this.
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They don’t come any better than Dr. Gregory Nicholson. He is an excellent surgeon and I am extremely happy with the outcome of my reverse shoulder surgery. He is the best and I would certainly recommend him to any one having shoulder issues.
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I was extremely pleased with my surgery, office visits .... I’m a Rush Doctor supporter for sure I highly recommend Dr Nicholson
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I made an appointment based on researching orthopedics with great shoulder reputation. I have been dealing with shoulder issues for years and have consistent pain and figures surgery would be best option . He was what you want in a urgeon; confident, knowledgeable, and still took time to listen and explain recommended procedure. I also look at Midwest at Rush Orthopedics first. My son had surgery within this group previously.
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The resident performed a thorough checkup, after x-rays had been taken. Dr. Nicholson followed up with a short review, prescribed medication, PT therapy and asked to schedule an appointment in one month. The whole process was profesdional, smooth, and pleasant.
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Dr. Nicholson was great assessing my injury and discussing treatment plan. The clinic was efficient and did not waste time. This was a great health care experience,
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Prompt efficeint accurate and friendly
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Very Excellent Physician and Surgeon Operated on my Arm requiring a Shoulder Replacement after I fell At home
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Efficient, friendly service. Thorough examination and explanation of diagnosis plus options.
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Very straight up ,Easy to talk to and explains things well
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I have the utmost respect for Dr. N's abilities. He's always patient & reassuring during followup appointments. He can describe precisely what you experience during the recovery process. His manner is casual, yet totally reassuring. Should I ever need surgery on my other shoulder, he would be my first & only choice.
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Knowledgeable and thorough explanation. Takes time to address concerns
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Dr. Nicholson has a unique style of patient care. He is incredibly knowledgable, exceptionally skilled, and very patient oriented, all incorporated in a very thorough yet targeted intervention. His staff are excellent and courteously professional in their job roles well. I went from signing in to x-ray to waiting room to exam room to being gently yet firmly examined in half an hour. Not just this latest appointment, but this is MOR's usual responsiveness, and Dr. Nicholson's drive.
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Excellent Physician and staff!
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My first Time meeting with Dr. Nicholson was Great , & along with his Assistant as well!! They Both were very Concerned with My Health Issue of my Left Shoulder & Were ready to do what needed to be done to get it taken care of to get me out of the Pain I’m in . They were very Polite and very Professional to me . I was very comfortable talking to them and asking questions about my Health Issues I would Recommend Dr. Nickelson to anyone ! I would also recommend Midwest Orthopedics for anyone !!
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I had an issue with my shoulder. He reviewed everything in detail and was greatly helpful. He explained the treatment options thoroughly and explained the next steps and asked if I had any questions or concerns. I would definitely recommend him. Aside from the visit the only thing I would recommend is making sure you are there early, the parking can be a little difficult.
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Excellent he has done shoulder surgery on several members of my family with great results. He listens to me and eases my anxiety and comes up with a course of action I never feel rushed.
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Dr Nicholson and staff are thorough in the examination, take time to explain the findings and recommended course of action, and make sure all questions are answered.
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He was very thorough on explain what my problem was and did not just reconmend surgrey like a lot of doctors do
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