Dr. Gregory Nicholson, MD

Dr. Gregory Nicholson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Gregory Nicholson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Westchester, IL and has been practicing for 26 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

Contact Information

(312) 361-2111

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas


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Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arm Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Nicholson 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.


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nicholson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nicholson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nicholson to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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Dr. Nicholson's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

Dr. Nicholson saw me promptly, did not rush through my appointment, and gave me the information I need to decide which treatment option is best for me.
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Wonderful at communicating/describing the situation, options, and the reasons for his recommendation. Thorough but concise
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in Homer glen
I was treated great by everyone and I really appreciate how accommodating all the staff especially the doctor was. The surgery itself was totally painless I was under the gas before I even knew what was happening I never felt a thing. I was amazed at how clear-headed I woke up they walked me down...more
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in Indiana
Dr. Nicholson was an amazing doctor! I’ve been dealing with a shoulder problem for over 15yrs. No doctor could even tell me what was wrong with me. I walked into his office and he said you have Snapping scapula. He said it’s rare but fixable. I ended up having surgery to get it corrected. It was a...more
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in Chicago, IL
Knowledgeable with great and efficient bedside manner.
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