Dr. Nickolas Garbis, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 39

Dr. Garbis
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
2160 S 1st Ave Ste 17 Maywood, IL 60153

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Dr. Nickolas Garbis, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Maywood, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as 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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    Excellent Surgeon
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    Paul Wucka – Jun 16, 2021
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    Left reverse shoulder replacement. Very little pain, no physical therapy.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    No results
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    David Wilson – Feb 19, 2021
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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
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    No results
    3 people found this helpful
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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.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    No results
    5 people found this helpful
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    Phil Ganser – Aug 20, 2019
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    An excellent surgeon!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    5 people found this helpful
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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
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    8 people found this helpful
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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
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    5 people found this helpful
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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.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    4 people found this helpful
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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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    Care Philosophy

    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. ...Read more

    Biography

    Dr. Nickolas G. Garbis is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.   He has interests in complex reconstruction of...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

    • English
    • Greek
    • Spanish

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Does Dr. Nickolas Garbis, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Garbis has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    What are Dr. Nickolas Garbis, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Garbis frequently treats Joint Pain, Shoulder Arthroscopy, and Osteoarthritis of Shoulder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Garbis treats.

    Where is Dr. Nickolas Garbis, MD's office located?

    Dr. Garbis' office is located at 2160 S 1st Ave Ste 17, Maywood, IL 60153. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. Nickolas Garbis, MD speak?

    Dr. Garbis speaks Spanish, Greek, and English. View profile to see all.

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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 Arthroscopy
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Garbis performs Shoulder Arthroscopy more than 100% of his peers

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

    Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Garbis treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 99% of his peers

    Dr. Garbis treats this condition more than 99% 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
    • Arthritis of the Elbow
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Avascular Necrosis
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • 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)
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Disorders
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Replacement Revision
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Excision of Humerus
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Sprain
    • Humerus Fracture
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Lupus
    • Musculoskeletal Function Test
    • 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
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • 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
    • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
    • Sacrum Disorders
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • 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
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
    • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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    (708) 216-3834

    Dr. Garbis accepts the following insurance:

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    2160 S 1st Ave Ste 17 Maywood, IL 60153
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