Comprehensive Bone, Joint or Connective Treatments
When it comes to orthopedics, Weiss Memorial Hospital has done something extraordinary.
We’ve gathered experts in every orthopedic specialty to create the Chicago Center for Orthopedics (CCO). From hips to hands, from spine to feet, our specialists offer surgical and nonsurgical care.
These doctors are pioneers in orthopedics. They have designed the prosthetics and tools surgeons use, created innovative techniques to repair damaged tissue and discovered new ways to get patients moving again. They take on routine procedures, as well as cases that are referred by other orthopedic surgeons. Their areas of expertise are varied, but they all share one philosophy: to provide quality care for all types of orthopedic problems and revisions.
Our full line of services now includes a community orthopedic clinic located on the 8th floor, Elevator C. From injury through treatment, doctors are onsite during the week to provide care for all types of orthopedic problems.
The Lakeshore Medical Center is a beautiful facility attached to the hospital that houses doctor offices. An atrium area and a Walgreens drug store are part of this Wi-Fi equipped space. Valet parking is available at the main hospital entrance.
An accurate diagnosis often requires X-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, vascular imaging or other technology. CCO is proud to offer all this digital diagnostic technology on site for fast access. Patients often can have imaging done immediately following their initial consultation.
Physical and occupational therapy is often the first treatment prescribed. We have both inpatient and outpatient programs located in the hospital. The therapy team includes physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses and case managers.
CCO doctors have access to a personal care coordinator for their orthopedic patients. Often called the orthopedic concierge, the care coordinator is the “safety net” for each patient’s care.
CCO offers a dedicated inpatient unit for orthopedics, with private rooms overlooking Lake Michigan. The recently remodeled unit has its own physical therapy gym, providing an environment that is pleasant and conducive to healing.
The nurses, therapists and other professionals at CCO all have extensive experience working with orthopedic patients and help to provide a comfortable and caring environment.
By pinpointing the top doctors for each of the body’s 206 bones, we’ve built a team of experts in orthopedic care with a depth and breadth of experience that few other hospitals can match.
The Chicago Center for Orthopedics (CCO) handles the full spectrum of orthopedic cases.
CCO specialists work towards detecting the early stages of diseases that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities, as well as manage foot conditions that can pose an ongoing threat to a patient’s overall health. Common cases include tendonitis, joint reconstruction, ankle arthroscopy, and fracture care and trauma. Learn more about foot and ankle conditions and treatments.
CCO has experienced staff and surgeons trained in both orthopedic and plastic surgery. Follow-up occupational therapy is often critical and is part of this specialty. Common cases include carpal tunnel syndrome, congenital hand deformities, microvascular procedures, and traumatic injuries. Learn more about hand and wrist conditions and treatments.
The CCO team includes experienced hip surgeons. And our Joint University program encourages a supportive “coach” approach, which helps to accelerate healing. Common cases include hip revision, total hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, cartilage restoration, and hip traumatic disorders. Learn more about hip conditions and treatments.
CCO is home to Joint University, a joint replacement program that utilizes minimally invasive, rapid-recovery techniques plus patient education and family involvement. We also offer limb salvage programs. Common cases include knee revision, knee replacement, limb salvage, cartilage restoration, and the latest arthroscopic procedures. Learn more about knee conditions and treatments.
CCO specialists are skilled in the treatment of complex spinal conditions (including deformities and cancer) to chronic neck and back pain. Common causes include spinal degenerative disorders, adult scoliosis, herniated disc, and spinal trauma. Learn more about spine conditions and treatments.
From professional athletes to weekend warriors, we begin with noninvasive treatments, and if surgery is needed, we use outpatient and minimally invasive procedures when possible. Common cases include torn cartilage or ligaments, advanced techniques in cartilage preservation, minimally invasive procedures with accelerated rehabilitation and sports injury prevention. Learn more about sports-related conditions and treatments.
Innovations in shoulder surgery enable more people to have the damage repaired. The recovery period is often faster now because of new surgical techniques. Common cases include advanced arthroscopic procedures, shoulder replacement, overuse/repetitive injuries, and traumatic injuries. Learn more about upper extremity conditions and treatments.