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Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital hosts knee, shoulder pain talk
Bolingbrook – A free discussion this June at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gregory Markarian will focus on knee and shoulder pain.

The hospital, 500 Remington Blvd. in Bolingbrook, will host Markarian’s discussion on knee and shoulder pain starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6. To register, call (630) 856-7525.

Markarian will discuss new treatment options available for cartilage restoration and joint resurfacing.

“With the various opportunities for care, there is no reason anyone should have to try to live with pain in their shoulder or knee,” Markarian said. “I want to make sure everyone is aware of the different options available.”

In his practice, Markarian uses the Arthrosurface approach to knee surgery, which allows physicians to place small implants into small defects in knee cartilage, making it smooth again. Markarian said he has done between 100 and 150 surgeries using this approach.

This past March, Markarian hosted 26 doctors from Brazil to demonstrate the Arthrosurface approach.

Markarian is also the only doctor in the country using a hybrid of Arthrosurface along with an approach known as Tissue Guided Surgery to complete partial knee replacements, preserving patient ligaments and focusing on diseased bone.

A diplomat with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Markarian previously served as a consultant to the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins for seven years. He was also head team physician for the XFL’s Chicago Enforcers. He’s a 1987 graduate of the University of Michigan and received his medical degree from Northwestern University in 1991.


Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit

Physicians on the medical staff of Adventist Midwest Health Hospitals are independent contractors, and are not agents of the hospitals.

Media contact: Chris LaFortune, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,; (630) 856-2354.