“A passion for transcending the expected, serving with humility and engaging people with care, through beautiful and sustaining ways.”
Joseph Elias, Co-Optim Founder.
Dr. Michael Gitelis
As an orthopedic surgeon and medical physician, I have treated thousands of patients following my protocol of being dedicated to conservative treatment. I am an innovator and inventor. An expert in all aspects of the musculoskeletal infrastructure as well as ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction. I assess the needs of my patients in order to offer the best treatment plan for them. I also have profound knowledge and am an expert in arthroscopic surgery. My extensive experience comes from performing over ten thousand arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgeries.
Biologics increase the natural ability to reduce pain and heal. Over the last 5 years, our understanding of Biologics has advanced dramatically. Patients need a well qualified professional in this field to choose the most effective treatment for them personally. Medical Biologics is the “new frontier”.
My patients have benefited from successful outcomes without the need for surgery. Biologic treatment modulates inflammation, allowing for pain reduction and promotes faster healing thereby, helping joint mobility.
An accomplished orthopedic surgeon, I have three decades of professional experience. Received my undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and Medical Degree from Rosalind Franklin University at Chicago Medical School. I completed orthopedic training at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital and went on to complete an Arthroscopic Fellowship with Dr. Lanny Johnson, the forefather of the arthroscopic technique.
- Dr. Gitelis was recently selected by Castle Connolly Medical as a Top Doctor in 2018 for Orthopedic Surgery.
- Dr. Gitelis won the Castle Connolly Top Doctor award for the 17th time this year. This is a great honor, voted by his colleagues.