MidAmerica Physicians

Compassion. Integrity. Confidentiality. Respect. Experience. 

At MidAmerica Orthopaedics, your experience and the quality of care you receive will be defined by these qualities. Our physicians are recognized leaders in our community and each has undergone fellowship training to specialize in their respective subspecialty including sports medicine, joint replacement, hand and upper extremity care. Through communication and education we will all realize the best of outcomes. This is our pledge to you. We look forward to earning your trust and confidence.

To make an appointment with one of our specialists, please call (708) 237-7200.

Anton J. Fakhouri, MD, FICS, FACS

Anton J. Fakhouri, MD, FICS, FACS

Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Specialist

As a hand and upper extremity physician, I am passionate about my area of specialty and the optimal health care of my patients. I enjoy and take pride in educating my students and resident doctors as I enjoy educating my patients. The more you know the more you can take care of yourself and participate in your health care decisions.

Thus, a partnership developed between a doctor and a patient based on mutual respect combined with a caring and skillful orthopedic doctor will lead to a patient's optimal experience. It is a privilege and an honor to treat you and I pledge to give you the best care possible.

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Gary A. Kronen, MD

Gary Kronen, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon

Dr. Gary Kronen has been recognized by “The Leading Physicians of the World” and America's Top Surgeons as one of the Premier Hand Surgeons in the United States. This signifies that he is one of the most distinguished and sought after professionals in the field of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

He has been selected for his experience and for providing the highest quality of medical and surgical care to his patients.

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Beverlee A. Brisbin, MD, FAAFP

Beverlee A. Brisbin, MD, FAAFP

Sports Medicine and Non-Operative Orthopaedics

Dr. Brisbin is team sports medicine doctor to USA women’s Soccer Team and many area high schools.

At MidAmerica Orthopaedic Clinic, Dr. Brisbin works closely with her patients in Sports Medicine and Non-Operative Orthopaedic Care.

She believes it’s all about improving the quality of life by getting people back to the activities they enjoy.

Read more: Beverlee A. Brisbin, MD, FAAFP

Sarkis M. Bedikian D.O.

Sarkis M. Bedikian D.O.

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Adult Reconstruction
Hip and Knee Replacement

Improving quality of life.

Dr. Bedikian believes in doing all he can in the pursuit of returning his patients to a full, active lifestyle. Whether the issue is a worn hip or knee in need of replacement or revision, Dr. Bedikian strives to dramatically improve the quality of life for his patients. He views himself as a partner and counselor in helping his patients achieve their optimum health and sense of well-being.

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Adam F. Meisel, MD, FAAOS

Adam F. Meisel, MD

Sports Medicine and
Arthroscopy Specialist

Dr. Meisel truly enjoys the art and science of Sports Medicine. He strives to help his patients regain and maintain their active lifestyles—from high level competitive athletes, to the recreational weekend warrior—by offering both operative and non-operative approaches to treatment.

He is active in research and has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters regarding topics such as meniscal tears, ankle cartilage injuries, and transplants. He continues to be active in research related to hip arthroscopy and rotator cuff repairs.

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Prasad Gourineni, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist

Dr. Gourineni completed orthopaedic residencies in India and at Northwestern University in Chicago and a fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Gourineni developed a deep interest in hip preservation and underwent informal training with several experts including a short visiting fellowship with Professor Reinhold Ganz in Bern, Switzerland and Marc Phillippon in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Gourineni acquired a lot of experience with open surgical dislocation and hip osteotomies before performing several of these procedures using arthroscopic techniques.

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Chris Chapman, DO

Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist

"As a pediatrician and sports medicine specialist, I take care to allow the body to heal itself in the least invasive way. Working with a young mostly healthy patient population, I emphasize healthy alternatives to surgery such as therapy and rehabilitation. I am comfortable working with sports related injuries such as strains, sprains and even simple fractures."

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Svetlana Zats, DPM

Zvetlana Zats, DPM

Foot and Ankle Specialist

I love what I do and I am passionate about my patient care! I provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions, including common to complex disorders and injuries that affect people of all ages.

I specialize in surgical and non-surgical treatments of foot and ankle conditions, including heel pain, sports medicine, trauma, ankle reconstruction, diabetes, and dermatological conditions.

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Gurpal Pannu, MD

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

I am a Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric and adult spinal conditions. Back pain, and other spinal disorders, can have a tremendous impact on an individual’s quality of life. I strongly believe in the importance of educating my patients about their condition, prognosis, and treatment options. This allows my patients to make well-informed decisions.

The vast majority of spinal conditions can be treated without surgery. However, when those treatment options have failed, surgical management can play an important role. I am very passionate about what I do and I feel incredibly blessed to be able to help my patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Robert Metzler, MD, FAAPMR

Robert Metzler, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Pain Management)

Dr. Metzler is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician which means that he is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions that affect muscles, bones, ligaments, and the entire nervous system. His aim is to find out what goals are important to his patients, and ultimately help them achieve their goals.  He prides himself on listening to his patients, and will always treat you with compassion and open-mindedness.

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Danil A. Rybalko, MD

Danil A. Rybalko, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Specialist

Dr. Rybalko is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Rybalko is committed to providing compassionate and individualized care to his patients. His philosophy is to pursue medically proven conservative treatments before considering surgery. When surgery is needed, he uses minimally invasive, state of the art techniques to help expedite the healing process.

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Aimee Bobko, MD

Aimee Bobko, MD

Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

Dr. Bobko is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. The shoulder and elbow joints offer the largest and most complex range of motion within the human body. If either your shoulder or elbow stop functioning normally, it can prevent you from participating in sports or work. If more severely affected, activities such as combing your hair, getting dressed, cooking, or sleeping can become difficult. Dr. Bobko focuses on restoring mobility with compassionate care and shared decision making with her patients. She pursues medically proven nonoperative treatments and operative options when necessary that include the latest medical technology and techniques to provide the best possible outcome.

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