Spine Care

Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
5645 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60634
773-527-5839
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Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center’s board-certified specialists use advanced technology and the latest techniques to treat disease, injury or pain related to the spine. We offer complete care for the neck (cervical spine), upper back (thoracic spine) and lower back (lumbar spine).

We understand how back and neck pain can interrupt life or even stop patients from doing what they love. That’s why we go to every length to give our patients the care best prescribed for their healing. Our team of experts develops customized treatment plans and offers individualized care that help patients get back to their life as quickly and effectively as possible. And to optimize outcomes, we fully involve the patient in every treatment decision.

Diagnoses and Treatments

Our specialists use a wide range of strategies to treat the following conditions:

  • Neck, back and spine pain
  • Traumatic and overuse injuries of the spine
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spine dislocations and fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis

Our surgeons perform a variety of procedures, including:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Laminectomy and laminotomy
  • Degenerative disc surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Disc arthroplasty
  • X-stop spacer for spinal stenosis

Meet Our Specialists

Theodore Fisher, M.D.

  • Board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • M.D. degree, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center
  • Fellow, Spine Surgery, Brain & Spine Institute, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Doctor Fisher says, “My goal is to provide the highest quality of personal medical care in a warm, compassionate environment. I treat each patient as an individual with unique needs.”

Michel Malek, M.D.

  • Board-certified in Neurosurgery
  • M.D. degree, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Medicine
  • Resident, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
  • Resident, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Fellow, The Cleveland Spine and Arthritis Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Doctor Malek says, “My goal is to involve my patients in decisions about their treatment. They have my personal phone number to ensure 24/7 access. I stress conservative, non-invasive or minimally invasive management of spine and pain disorders.”

Benson P. Yang, M.D.

  • Board-certified in Neurosurgery
  • M.D. degree, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Resident, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Fellow, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Doctor Yang says, “My goal is to provide state-of-the-art care for all my patients. I am an expert in minimally invasive procedures, which can lessen pain and shorten recovery times.”

Wesley Y. Yapor, M.D.

  • Board-certified in Neurosurgery
  • M.D. degree, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Resident, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Doctor Yapor says, “My goal is to allow my patients the opportunity to understand their problem and to be a partner in treatment decisions. I provide confidentiality, compassion and personal attention to each patient.”

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