Dr. Nickolas Garbis, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 38
  
Dr. Garbis
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Loyola University Medical Center

6800 N Frontage Rd Burr Ridge, IL 60527

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Dr. Nickolas Garbis, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Burr Ridge, IL. Dr. Garbis has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Garbis to book an appointment.


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My mom had issues with her arm. Dr Garbis has found the her muscle has fell off the shoulder. And needed to be reattached. Mom was very reluctant we have convinced her to get the surgery. He did a wonderful job. 10 months later mom has no pain and has full motion. We are so happy and would recommend this doctor
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Juan valdez – Oct 04, 2019
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I had a shoulder injury for about 1.5 years. I'd seen multiple doctors before Dr. Garbis who looked at my MRI's and did not see anything wrong. I continued to have pain so I went to Dr. Garbis and he stated that he saw a tear in my labrum and a ganglion cyst. He had treated both these injuries before and told me he felt comfortable a surgery could have a positive outcome. I felt very comfortable discussing my injury with Dr. Garbis and I emailed him any questions I had with legitimately immediate response times, it was very impressive and I almost appreciated that as much as anything. He updated me with what he saw in my shoulder after the surgery and that everything went well. He then connected me with an awesome physical therapist. I was back exercising 4-5 times a week after about 4 months post labrum tear surgery. This is extremely good recovery time. I'd recommend any one to Dr. Garbis and would be glad to share my experience with any future patient he sees.
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Phil Ganser – Aug 20, 2019
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An excellent surgeon!
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IL, IL – Jun 15, 2019
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Dr. Garbis is an experienced, accomplished, and caring surgeon. He took the time to listen and advise so that I had the best care for my case. I had an elbow replacement with months of infection management prior to surgery. Dr. Garbis involved a wonderful ID Doctor, and all of my care was well-coordinated. The result has exceeded my expectations. The entire staff is efficient and accurate, always executing top rate patient care. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Garbis and team.
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Linda K. in St. John, IN – Jan 08, 2019
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Dr. Garbis is without a doubt the best surgeon I have ever had. His responses to all my questions and concerns were always promptly answered. I had right shoulder surgery on 12-13-17, torn rotator, bicep, bone spur and labrum. June 19, 2018 I was released from therapy and my shoulder is almost 100%. I experienced very little pain. He is truly a professional and cares about his patients. I strongly recommend considering Dr. Garbis for shoulder surgery. He is a gem!!! TY Dr. Garbis Russ Nicoletti
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Russ Nicoletti in LaGrange, IL – Jul 18, 2018
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Dr. Garbis is extremely knowledgable shoulder problems. I went to heim for a second opinion and decided to have my rotator cuff surgery preformed by him. My reasons were his knowledge, detailed explanation of what was required during the surgery and the rehab following surgery. If I had any questions or concerns I could email Dr. Garbis and he would answer my email within 8 hours - that is a rarity these days. Thank you - Dr. Garbis
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Debra Tracy in river forest, IL – Jun 29, 2018
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Dr. Garbis got me through some pretty rough work-related injuries to the tune of three surgeries. He is a great listener and did a great job of explaining the chances of success and recovery times. I would definitely recommend him to others.
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C.S. in Brookfield – May 03, 2018
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Dr. Garbis has an excellent bedside manner, thorough and caring. He listens and didn't make assumptions about how I was feeling. I saw Dr. Belich at the same office who totally wrote me off without even doing an aMRI or anything in office. I immediately went for a second opinion as I'm in nursing and Dr. Garbis immediately identified my problem gave me an injection in my shoulder and I was immediately able to move it. He gave me many options to how I wanted care and explained in detail.
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Dana in Willowbrook – Jan 15, 2018
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Dr. Garbis is highly committed and a good guy. He is there to help and is very professional. He found a problem in my shoulder 6 other doctors couldn't so he thinks outside the box and I highly recommend.
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Brendan O'Malley in Chicago, Ill – Aug 04, 2017
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Dislocated my elbow and Dr Garbis is making this a tolerable injury by explaining my recovery in physical therapy and being realistic about the time it will take. He is very thorough and fortunately giving me pointers on everything to do to avoid surgery. Gives me hope!
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Dejuaii – Aug 02, 2017
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It is my pleasure to write a review about Dr. Garbis. He operated on my right primary arm shoulder to repair 3 completely torn rotator cuffs. Prior to my surgery, he took the time to thoroughly explain my sutgery in a professional and personable manner, and I knew that I was in good hands. My progress since surgery has been remarkable, and I truly feel this is reflective of the superior surgical skills of Dr. Garbis. I highly recommend Dr. Garbis and thank him for his care and genuine concern!
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Donna Smuskiewicz in Chicago, il – Feb 11, 2017
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Dr Garbis is very professional and personable. He is patient in listening to my questions and concerns and quite thorough in his answers and explanations. I particularly appreciate the time he takes reviewing my status including showing me the X-rays of the before and after surgery and subsequent followup evaluations. My treatment has been excellent and I feel I could not be in better care.
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John Oboikowitch in Libertyville, IL – Dec 17, 2016
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When visiting Dr. Garbis, he and his staff will work with you to make sure that you are getting the correct treatment individualized to your unique situation.  It's important to factor in all aspects of a patient's life to arrive at the correct ...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Garbis accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbis treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Garbis treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbis treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Garbis treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbis treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Garbis treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbis treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Garbis treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbis treats Elbow Injuries more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Garbis treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Elbow Sprain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbis treats Elbow Sprain more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Garbis treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

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Dr. Garbis' conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

Locations

Loyola University Medical Center

Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge6800 N Frontage Rd Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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Loyola University Medical Center2160 S 1st Ave Maywood, IL 60153
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Melrose Park, IL

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, IL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average