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Comprehensive Care for Every Type of Patient
Today’s joint replacement patients are as different as the injuries that bring them to seek treatment, but all have the same goal; to get back to a healthy lifestyle. At Mercy’s Comprehensive Orthopedic Center, highly skilled orthopedic surgeons perform hip, knee and shoulder joint replacements for people of all ages, while a multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists provides personalized, compassionate support from before surgery through recovery. READ MORE



I can do everything now “I can do everything now.”

If there's anyone who "earned" a new knee, it's James Brodzinski. The 60-year-old Chicago resident had joint replacement surgery at Mercy in 2010, after years of running, competitive tennis, kickboxing and a generally active lifestyle took its toll on his knee. Previous knee surgeries and osteo-arthritis caused the cartilage in his right knee joint to wear away and left Brodzinski with severe pain, stiffness and swelling. READ MORE



Why having a primary care doctor is important Why having a primary care doctor is important

If you're like a lot of adults, you probably never miss your kids' check-ups, but aren't so vigilant about your own doctor visits. And that's too bad, because having a relationship with a primary care provider is important no matter what your age. A primary care doctor can treat your temporary ills and ailments, but also help you prevent or catch health issues before they become serious health challenges. READ MORE



A Clear Treatment Alternative for Glaucoma Patients A Clear Treatment Alternative for Glaucoma Patients

For the millions of people living with cataracts and glaucoma, an innovative new procedure performed by Mercy ophthalmologist, Raj Goyal, MD, could change how they view the world. The iStent® measures approximately 1 millimeter in length and is the smallest medical device ever implanted into the human body. READ MORE