“To be a good orthopaedic surgeon, you have to have a compassion and a commitment to the patient and strive for perfection.”
A founding member of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Dr. Thomas F. Gleason is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in treating spinal problems in adults and performing hip and knee joint replacements.
He offers patients an array of treatment options for spine conditions, including cervical and lumbar disk replacements, laminectomy, spinal fusion, microendoscopic discectomy, intradiscal electrothermal therapy and kyphoplasty. Dr. Gleason also performs other procedures including arthroscopy, total knee replacement and total hip replacement.
In providing care, Dr. Gleason looks at the patient as a whole, rather than focusing just on the spine or joint. He views his work as a partnership with his patient and educates them about their condition and treatment. The son of an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Gleason was inspired by the difference his father made in patients’ lives and the satisfaction he took from it to follow in his footsteps.
He keeps informed of the latest developments in his field through his work as a reviewer of articles submitted for publication to the research journal Spine and as an assistant clinical professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.