COSM adds two new physicians to staff

Dr. Shivani Batra is an Interventional Spine Non-operative specialist. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Emory University and her fellowship in Interventional Spine Pain Management at Beth Israel. She focuses on multi-modal management of spine conditions including therapeutic and preventative rehabilitation, medication and injection management. Her goal is to precisely diagnose, educate, and then utilize a combination of treatment options to reduce pain and improve activity. Dr. Batra partners with her patients and creates a customized treatment plan focusing on the least invasive treatments first. 

Areas of Interest/Specialties: 

  • Back Pain 
  • Neck pain 
  • Sciatica 
  • Spinal Stenosis 
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures

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Vasili Karas, MD, MS, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in rapid recovery hip and knee replacement and complex reconstruction surgery. He completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC and his Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center here in Chicago.

He has written over 30 peer reviewed publications and continues to research ways to improve patient outcomes and their experience during around joint replacement. At Chicago Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, he’s committed to empowering his patients to overcome their pain and resume the activities they love.

Areas of Interest/Specialties: 

  • Robotic Assisted Hip, partial knee, and total knee replacement
  • Rapid Recovery Surgery
  • Opioid Sparing Joint Replacement
  • Complex Revision Surgery
  • Second Opinion on painful joint arthroplasty

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Published 04/25/2019

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