Through the years, we’ve performed tens of thousands of surgical and non-invasive procedures on patients ranging from infants to senior citizens. Each has a story to tell; we invite you to read about a few recent Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute patients.
Lisa h., Valparaiso
Lisa couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of her elbow surgery to alleviate tendonitis. “By the time I went to Dr. Gruszka, I was in a lot of pain. He explained to me that 80 percent of the time, surgery isn’t needed and that we would try conservative treatments first.
ron b., Valparaiso
“If I hadn't had the knee replacement six months ago, I'd be in a wheelchair right now,” says Ron B., a semi-retired electrician who can again climb ladders and work on his two 57 Chevys. ::
harold h., Valparaiso
Harold is a repeat patient with Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute, with two knee surgeries and a finger surgery listed in his records. The first time he made an appointment with us was several years ago, soon after his knee locked up without warning as he sat working at his desk. ::
martin and harriet s., Valparaiso
With more than a half-dozen procedures between the two (Harriet’s records list surgery on both rotator cuffs and treatment for a broken foot, while Martin’s shows several foot operations, epidural treatments for back pain, finger surgery, and total knee replacement), this retired Valparaiso couple is well known to LBJI doctors and staff. ::
tim n., hobart
Tim’s experience with Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute began in 2002 when two herniated disks in his back became too painful to ignore. “I opened the yellow pages and made an appointment,” he recalls. ::
bill m., valparaiso
Painful hips brought Bill M. to the office of LBJI’s Dr. Michael Leland. “From the first time I met the doctor and his nurse, Jill, I felt comfortable,” he said. The diagnosis called for hip replacements. ::
ester m, valparaiso
For more than a year, Esther did her best to cope with increasing hip pain brought on by arthritis. She had resigned herself to using a cane when a friend of a friend told her about the new hip replacement procedure being performed by Dr. Michael Leland at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute. ::
In 2008, union carpenter Gary S. tripped over an electrical cord while carrying a roll of carpeting during a job assignment at McCormick Place. He got up and, ignoring the pain in his twisted back, finished the day and returned to work the next day. ::