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Diego Villacis, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

Practices In: Bloomingdale, Glen Ellyn, Winfield
Patients Seen: Adults and Children

My goals are sim­ple — all my patients leave clin­ic with a com­plete under­stand­ing of their diag­no­sis, ful­ly aware of their treat­ment plan and hav­ing all ques­tions answered. My clin­i­cal spe­cial­ty is the per­for­mance of shoul­der and elbow surgery on patients rang­ing from the elite ath­lete to those hop­ing to return to the activ­i­ties of dai­ly life with­out pain. Despite being a sur­geon, the real­i­ty is most orthopaedic con­di­tions can be suc­cess­ful­ly treat­ed with­out surgery. I eval­u­ate many patients who come for sec­ond opin­ions where we can suc­cess­ful­ly man­age their con­di­tion with­out an oper­a­tion. If con­ser­v­a­tive man­age­ment has failed or is not appro­pri­ate, I will dis­cuss with the patient the best sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure for their diag­no­sis and help them under­stand what to expect, the risks, the ben­e­fits and alternatives.

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Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages
English
Awards & Accolades
Finalist for Neer Award, Clinical Science, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2016
Resident Research Award, Department of Orthopedic Surgery University of Southern California 2014
T. David Sisk Award, Best Original Research Paper, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2014
Medical Interests

Car­ti­lage preser­va­tion, elbow arthri­tis, elbow frac­tures, elbow lig­a­ment injuries, elbow lig­a­ment recon­struc­tion, elbow replace­ment, rota­tor cuff injury, shoul­der arthri­tis, shoul­der arthroscopy, shoul­der dis­lo­ca­tions, shoul­der frac­tures and shoul­der replacement.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spend­ing time with my wife and three young chil­dren. My hob­bies include soc­cer, golf, ten­nis, ski­ing, and any­thing that allows me to spend time out­side. I love what I do and feel for­tu­nate every­day I come into work.

Memberships
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Edward Hospital
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Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
25 North Winfield Road Winfield, Illinois 60190 630-933-1600 Get Directions
School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Graduation Date: 2009 Degree: MD
Residency
University of Southern California Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowships
Columbia University Medical Center Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine