Measuring Surgical Outcomes through Research; Golfers Returning to Play after Surgery

Episode 16.16 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One: Dr. Cole and Dr. Nikhil Verma discuss how patient outcome results are evaluated at Rush University Medical Center through the collection and publication of data; tracking outcomes and value of various procedures vs. costs through research.Dr. Verma is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, has been named Professor and Director of Sports Medicine Research for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.

Dr. Verma has received recognition for his treatment of shoulder, elbow and kneeNikhil N. Verma, M.D. conditions using advanced and innovative surgical techniques. He performs more than 500 procedures yearly, in addition to serving as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park. His highly qualified clinical practice is complemented by his distinguished work in research and academic medicine.

Dr. Verma has written a number of book chapters and peer-reviewed manuscripts that have been published in orthopedic and sports medicine journals. He is often an invited speaker or guest surgeon for national and international sports medicine conferences. Additionally, he is the Associate Editor of the Arthroscopy Journal as well as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Knee Surgery. He has been elected yearly by his peers to “Best Doctors in America” since 2007, and U.S. News & World Report voted him among the top 10-15% of Top Doctors in America.”


 Segment Two: Golf Pro John Esposito talks with Dr. Cole and Steve about his observations with golfers returning to play after serious injury and-or surgery, providing perspective both from the pro and the surgeons point of view; limitations pre/post surgery; types and most common injuries; causes and symptoms; gradually returning to former level of play.

John Esposito is celebrating his 25th year as a PGA Professional and is also the Director of Instruction at Bowes Creek CC in Elgin Illinois. John has also been nominated 9 times for Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year.  In addition, this year he was also nominated for Illinois Junior Golf Leader for his commitment to growing the game and great success with his junior programs. Read more about John at http://www.illinoisgolfdoctor.com/.