Dr. Nickolas Garbis, MD

Dr. Nickolas Garbis, MD

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Age 37
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Dr. Nickolas Garbis, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Burr Ridge, IL and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine in 2007 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

6800 N Frontage Rd

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Garbis' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garbis treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Garbis treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • 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

About Me

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 ...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2008
Rush University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2007
University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine
Medical School
2003
Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
2013
2012
2008
2007
2003

Languages

  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Garbis' Reviews

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4.8

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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