The Spine Center at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute now offering back and neck pain relief with the new Venom  Radiofrequency Technology

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Dedicated to the practice of spine pain management, Dr. Jacinthe Malalis (far left) and Dr. Christopher Faubel (far right)  are continuously working to offer the most advanced therapeutic modalities and minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of low back and neck joint pain.

The MOI Spine Center is the only facility in the region performing the proven Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) procedures, now with the advanced and innovative Venom Technology.

What is Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)?

RFA, is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of neck and low back pain due to arthritis, providing efficient and precise pain relief. This is a commonly used and highly successful treatment option for those individuals suffering from chronic back pain, neck pain, and pain related to degenerative joints.

Radiofrequency ablation involves applying heat to certain nerve pathways to “shut off” the transmission of pain signals to the brain. It is performed on an outpatient basis and requires only a local anesthetic.  Live x-ray (fluoroscopy) is used to guide the Venom  probe to the target site with precision.

Benefits of using the NEW Radiofrequency Ablation Venom Technology include:

  • Pain relief lasting up to 2 years
  • Significant and longer lasting pain relief compared to steroid injections
  • Venom Technology provides a larger treated area at the target nerve site
  • Reduced or eliminated need for analgesics or pain medication afterward
  • Improved quality of life
  • Short recovery time

To learn more about RFA and Venom Technology and other treatment options, contact Midwest Orthopaedic Institute at 815-758-0000 to schedule a consultation with our Spine Center.


Dr. Jain Mentors International Joint Replacement Specialists from Finland

Dr. Jain is a local board certified joint replacement orthopedic surgeon who specializes in total knee replacement and total hip replacement.  In collaboration with Kishwaukee Hospital, Dr. Jain is acting medical director and developed a Joint Replacement Center of Excellence.  This center has received accreditation through the Joint Commission and has achieved “Premiere Site” status through Stryker Performance Solutions.  Through Stryker Performance Solutions, Dr. Jain was asked to meet with a joint replacement team from Finland to discuss best practices and the latest evidence.  These visitors included a CEO, Medical Director and Development Director of the Hospital for Joint Replacement Coxa located in Tampere, Finland.  Performing over 3000 procedures per year and specializing in performing only joint replacements, Coxa is the largest joint replacement hospital in Western Europe.  It is due to positive trends in safety, quality, performance improvement and patient satisfaction that the Coxa leadership team made the visit to DeKalb from Finland.  Medical Director, Dr. Nieminen and Dr. Jain discussed all facets of care including preop preparation, acute management and follow up care.  The two exchanged and shared a sincere concern to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient and to keep the patient at the center of the joint replacement process. Coxa’s medical director, Dr. Nieminen stated, “Kishwaukee Hospital should be proud of the excellent joint replacement program outcomes and we are looking forward to bringing some of these approaches back to Finland.”  Dr. Nieminen and his team expressed gratitude for the welcome and information that they received during their visit.  Dr. Jain stated, “I am pleased to learn that the Finland team supports our focus to keep the patient at the center of care and to treat all patients like they are family.”

Pictured – left to right -Marjo Uusitalo, Development Director, Dr. Rajeev Jain, Medical Director Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center, Jyrki Nieminen, MD Medical Director Coxa, , Tarmo Martikainen, CEO Coxa.

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MOI had the opportunity to partner with NIU Athletics to raise funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund . An inaugural girl’s youth basketball was held for ages K-8, and hosted by NIU Women’s Basketball team . All Proceeds from the camp and  T-shirt sales were donated on behalf of MOI and NIU Athletics. A total amount of $1845 was raised for the cause.   We had the opportunity to present the game sponsorship ball to a cancer surviving NIU Alumni. Congrats to Tammy on beating Cancer!

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Midwest Orthopaedic Institute Now Offering Full Line-Up of Services in Sandwich

Sandwich, IL Midwest Orthopaedic Institute is now offering its full service line-up in Sandwich, Illinois, and appointments are available Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm.

Patients in Sandwich and the surrounding areas can enjoy the comprehensive care MOI provides, now closer to home. Services available in the Sandwich facility include general orthopaedics, rheumatology, surgical podiatry and routine podiatry, as well as orthopaedic subspecialties including foot/ankle, shoulder/elbow, sports medicine, and joint replacement.

Several MOI physicians and surgeons are currently offering new patient appointments in the Sandwich location: Dr. Thomas Dwyer (routine podiatry), Dr. Shane York (surgical podiatry), Dr. Tony Choi(shoulder/elbow),  Dr. Steve Glasgow (sports medicine and joint replacement), and Dr. Russell Bodner (sports medicine and joint replacement.)

MOI’s Sandwich clinic is located at 1310 N. Main Street, in the medical office building behind Valley West Community Hospital. This state-of-the-art, 8,000 sq. ft. facility also offers rehabilitation services, fracture care, and durable medical equipment. Same-day appointments are available.

About Midwest Orthopaedic Institute:

Midwest Orthopaedic Institute strives to provide the highest quality of care for our patients, in a compassionate and professional environment. We are committed to meeting the needs of our patients, physicians, medical staff, and community through continuing initiatives and innovations in patient care, education, research, and community service.


RCH acquires Toshiba’s new vantage Titan MRI System

Rochelle Community Hospital installed a state-of-the-art MRI following the deliver of the new Toshiba 1.5T Vantage Titan unit last week.

Rochelle Community Hospital installed a state-of-the-art MRI following the deliver of the new Toshiba 1.5T Vantage Titan unit last week.

ROCHELLE – State-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) will be available at Rochelle Community Hospital (RCH) with the delivery of a new Toshiba 1.5T Vantage Titan unit.

“The new MRI will offer our patients access to MRI services five days a week with a scheduled appointment and 24/7 for emergencies,” Joy Miller, RCH Radiology Manager, said. “With this addition, our radiology department now has the most up-to-date equipment in the region.”

A crane lowered the 10,000-pound magnet into a room designated for a future MRI during the hospital’s capital campaign in 2004-2005. Currently, RCH is using a portable MRI a few days a week through an agreement with OSF Healthcare. The room was built with a skylight which was removed to lower the magnet into its new home. The skylight brings unique natural light into the room which should also add to the comfortable environment for patients.

The Vantage Titan is built for patient comfort with a large 71-centimeter opening, offering more space for patients inside the machine. In addition, MR acoustic noise is limited by using Toshiba’s patented Pianissimi technology, which creates a better imaging experience for all patients, especially those with claustrophobia. The outstanding image quality and largest available field of view also help to provide the highest level of patient care and diagnostic capability in an MRI.

“To see this dream become a reality is such a plus for our patients,” Mark J. Batty, RCH Chief Executive Officer, stated. “Our partnership with Midwest Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) made this upgraded service available. Patients, physicians and specialists will all benefit from the increased availability of MRI services at RCH.”

Additional testing, setup and training will be taking place before the new MRI is available for patient diagnostics in early June.

Dr. Rajeev Jain Named Amongst Health System Doctors Of The Year

Source: Daily Chronicle

rajeev-k-jain-mdKishHealth System has named Dr. Rajeev Jain, Dr. Sabet Siddiqui and Dr. Michael Monfils its 2013 Acclaimed Physicians. Jain received the award for Outstanding Service to Patients, Siddiqui received the award for Promotion of Quality Care and Monfils received the award for Humanitarian Community Service.

The winners were chosen from 32 members of the KishHealth medical staff who were nominated by patients, colleagues and the public.

Jain, an orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute, was nominated by patients who noted he takes the time to listen and make patients feel “cared about,” not just “cared for.” Jain says his philosophy is to treat every patient as if they were a member of his own family.

“I love my family, and I keep that in mind when someone walks through the door of my office,” he said. “If that is where my focus is, I can provide the best possible care for every individual.”

Jain, medical director of the Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s Joint Center, is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, fellowship-trained in total joint replacement, and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2007.

Siddiqui, an oncologist at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, was nominated by fellow physicians who said he has worked tirelessly to achieve a relationship with Loyola University Medical Center so that patients have access to the latest treatments and clinical trials without traveling. He is known for his excellent communication with his patients and families and is always accessible to review a treatment plan or change in condition of patient when needed.

Siddiqui, medical director of the Cancer Center, is board-certified in medical oncology and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2000.

Monfils, a surgeon in Sycamore, received the award for Humanitarian Community Service, an award given to doctors who donate their time and expertise to help those in need. In addition to providing care for patients any time of the day without regard for their ability to pay, Monfils has taken yearly trips for the past seven years to provide medical care to children in Haiti, where most childhood deaths are preventable. He and his wife have worked to support the efforts of the Three Angels Children’s Relief as volunteers and are the adoptive parents of two Haitian children.

Monfils is board certified and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2004.


  • Not only did Dr. Glasgow save my leg, he saved my career.

    Joe C.

  • I am so blessed for all of the support I was given from MOI . MOI took care of me like I was their main priority and I am grateful for that.

    Dalton P.

  • MOI has always done a phenomenal job taking care of me and my orthopedic issues. All the physicians I have seen have always put me at ease and made me feel at home.

    Lauren H.

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