Dr. Baier Recognized as One of America’s Best Physicians

A major congratulations is due to Dr. Baier. He was just named one of America’s Best Physicians for 2017. We’ve known for years that he is one of the best doctors in America but it’s great to see him get the national recognition he deserves. Congrats Dr. Baier!

Cover of Americas Best Physicians 2017

Dr. Baier Continuing to See Good Results with Anterior Hip Replacements - Now Being Done Outpatient for Select Patients

anterior hip replacement

Thomas Baier, M.D. is continuing to perform the first anterior hip replacements at Advocate Condell Medical Center. This less invasive surgical technique, which replaces the hip joint through a smaller, anterior incision generally leads to a faster and less painful recovery time. Dr. Baier is now performing this surgery, in select patients, on an outpatient basis.

Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Offers Less Invasive Option for Greenleaf Patients

Patients requesting total hip replacement now have options for treatment at Greenleaf as Thomas Baier, M.D. is bringing less-invasive anterior approach surgery to Advocate Condell Medical Center. After 30 years of practice, Dr. Baier is excited to have the opportunity to learn and perform this new technique that will give patients options when deciding whether to pursue a total hip replacement. The anterior approach refers to the surgical approach used by the surgeon to access the hip joint during surgery.

Greenleaf Orthopaedics Welcomes Dr. Mark Smyth

Greenleaf Othopaedics welcomes new physician Mark Smyth, M.D., our new sports medicine specialist. Dr Smyth completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the esteemed Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN. Additionally, he spent a year sub specializing in orthopaedic sports medicine at the University of Chicago.

August 2015

Join Greenleaf Orthopaedics as we again participate as a sponsor in Libertyville’s Twilight Shuffle 5K. The race is scheduled for September 6, and Greenleaf physicians and staff will be participating for the eighth consecutive year. Nearly 1,000 runners are anticipated for this fun event which culminates with food and fun at Mickey Finn’s in downtown Libertyville. Come run or walk with us! We’ll be on site before the race at the Greenleaf sponsor booth. Stop by to say hello!

John Mayer, M.D. Recognized for Service

Greenleaf's John Mayer, M.D. recently received Advocate Condell's Service Excellence Award presented to those physicians who best exemplify any or all of Advocate's behaviors of excellence. Congratulations to Dr. Mayer on his outstanding work!

January 2015

Hockey is on the minds of many Chicagoans whether playing for fun during this icy start to 2015 or following the progress of the beloved Blackhawks. With hockey being one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S., Greenleaf is pleased that our new physician M. Mustafa Gombera, M.D. brings with him considerable expertise in treatment of hockey-related injuries. Dr. Gombera, with his specialty in sports medicine, has served as assistant team physician for the University of Michigan hockey team as well as for the Chicago Blackhawks.

May 2014

Dr. Thomas Baier recently spoke to a gathering of nurse case managers on ACL and other knee injuries as well as on his experience in the Army. Dr. Baier’s talk on the diagnosis, care and surgical treatment of injuries to the knee helped to educate the nurses involved in the care of workers injured on-the-job. He share pictures and stories about his three overseas Army deployments and how he uses many of the experiences and techniques learned in the care of our troops to benefit Greenleaf patients today.

Direct Anterior vs Mini Posterior Total Hip.

Direct Anterior versus Mini-Posterior Total Hip Arthroplasty with the Same Advanced Pain Management and Rapid Rehabilitation Protocol: Some Surprises in Early Outcome 
Date: Saturday November 9, 2013

Time: 10:41 am to 10:47 am


Kirsten Poehling Monaghan

Atul Kamath

Mark Pagnano

Michael Taunton

John Mayer, M.D. Appears on cable Channel 17 to Educate Seniors on Join Replacement Surgery

Greenleaf Orthopaedics' John Mayer, M.D., one of the leading joint replacement surgeons in Lake County, appeared on "Senior Issues, Etc.," a cable Channel 17 program, to educate area senior citizens about joint replacement surgery. Click on the link below to listen to Dr. Mayer discuss a patient's course of treatment during joint replacement surgery.


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