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Frank M. Phillips, MD

Frank M. Phillips, MD
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Specialty:
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of the Witwatersrand School of Clinical Medicine, South Africa
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - Spinal Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal instrumentation
  • Spinal reconstruction
  • Spine and back disorders
  • Spine surgery
  • Spine surgery, cervical
  • Spine surgery, minimally invasive
Research Interests:
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Cervical reconstruction
  • Intervertebral disc biology and regeneration
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  • 2450 S. Wolf Rd.
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  • Westchester, IL  60154
  • Phone: (312) 243-4244
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.

  1. Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Treated with XLIF: Clinical and Radiographic Results of a Prospective Multi-center Study with 24-Month Follow-Up.
    Phillips FM, Isaacs RE, Rodgers WB, Khajavi K, Tohmeh AG, Deviren V, Peterson MD, Hyde J, Kurd M
    Spine
    2013 Oct 1
    38(21):1853-61.
  2. Patient Perceptions of Physician Reimbursement for Spine Surgery.
    Badlani N, Foran JR, Phillips FM, Pelton M, Singh K, Garfin SR, Allen RT.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013
    2013 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. "Should an invasive treatment which lacks solid evidence on effectiveness and clear indication criteria, be recommended for low back pain patients?" "Should a treatment which has been shown by systematic literature review to provide clinically relevant improvements in pain, function, and quality of life be denied to patients suffering from debilitating low back pain?"
    Phillips FM
    Spine
    2013 Jul 10
  4. Defining the value of spine care.
    Rihn JA, Currier BL, Phillips FM, Glassman SD, Albert TJ
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg
    2013 Jul
    21(7):419-26.
  5. Biomechanical evaluation of stand-alone lumbar polyether-ether-ketone interbody cage with integrated screws.
    Kornblum MB, Turner AW, Cornwall GB, Zatushevsky MA, Phillips FM.
    Spine J. 2013
    2013 Jan 4. doi:pii: S1529-9430(12)01360-5. 10.1016/j.spinee.2012.11.013. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Investigation Comparing PCM® Cervical Disc Arthroplasty to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: 2 Year Results from the US IDE Clinical Trial.
    Phillips FM, Lee JY, Geisler FH, Cappuccino A, Chaput CD, Devine JG, Reah C, Gilder KM, Howell KM, McAfee PC.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013
    2013 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Lumbar spine fusion for chronic low back pain due to degenerative disc disease: a systematic review.
    Phillips FM, Slosar PJ, Youssef JA, Andersson G, Papatheofanis F.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013
    2013 Apr 1
    38(7):E409-22. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182877f11.
  8. Lumbar spinal stenosis.
    Lee JY, Whang PG, Lee JY, Phillips FM, Patel AA.
    Instr Course Lect. 2013
    2013
    62:383-96.
  9. Comparing effects of kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and non-surgical management in a systematic review of randomized and non-randomized controlled studies.
    Papanastassiou ID, Phillips FM, Van Meirhaeghe J, Berenson JR, Andersson GB, Chung G, Small BJ, Aghayev K, Vrionis FD.
    Eur Spine J. 2012
    2012 Sep
    21(9):1826-43. Epub 2012 Apr 29.
  10. A comparison of perioperative costs and outcomes in patients with and without workers' compensation claims treated with minimally invasive or open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
    Pelton MA, Phillips FM, Singh K.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012
    2012 Oct 15
    37(22):1914-9. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e318257d490.
  11. Factors affecting reoperations after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion within and outside of a Federal Drug Administration investigational device exemption cervical disc replacement trial.
    Singh K, Phillips FM, Park DK, Pelton MA, An HS, Goldberg EJ.
    Spine J. 2012
    2012 May
    12(5):372-8. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2012.02.005. Epub 2012 Mar 16.
  12. Orthopedic specialty hospitals: centers of excellence or greed machines?
    Badlani N, Boden S, Phillips F.
    Orthopedics. 2012
    2012 Mar 7
    35(3):e420-5. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20120222-31.
  13. Treatment of complex cervical spine disorders. Preface.
    Phillips FM, Khan SN.
    Orthop Clin North Am. 2012
    2012 Jan
    43(1):xiii. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2011.10.002. No abstract available.
  14. The current state of minimally invasive spine surgery.
    Kim CW, Siemionow K, Anderson DG, Phillips FM.
    J Bone Joint Surg Am.
    2011 Mar 16
    93(6):582-96
  15. Repeat use of human recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 for second level lumbar arthrodesis
    Singh K, Dumonski M, Stanley T, Ponnappan R, Phillips FM
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2011 Feb 1
    36(3):192-6
  16. Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion.
    Phillips FM, Garfin SR.
    Orthopedics.
    2011 Aug
    34(8):600-1. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20110627-20
  17. Disc Replacement Adjacent to Cervical Fusion: A Biomechanical Comparison of Hybrid Construct vs. Two-Level Fusion
    Lee MJ, Dumonski M, Phillips FM, Voronov LI, Renner SM, Carandang G, Havey RM, Patwardhan AG
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2011 Feb 1
  18. The current state of minimally invasive spine surgery.
    Kim CW, Siemionow K, Anderson DG, Phillips FM.
    Instr Course Lect.
    2011
    60:353-70.
  19. Index and Adjacent Level Kinematics After Cervical Disc Replacement and Anterior Fusion: In Vivo Quantitative Radiographic Analysis
    Park DK, Lin EL, Phillips FM
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2010 Jun 10
  20. The relationship of intrapsoas nerves during a transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine: anatomic study
    Park DK, Lee MJ, Lin EL, Singh K, An HS, Phillips FM
    J Spinal Disord Tech
    2010 Jun
    23(4):223-8
  21. Lower incidence of dysphagia with cervical arthroplasty compared with ACDF in a prospective randomized clinical trial
    McAfee PC, Cappuccino A, Cunningham BW, Devine JG, Phillips FM, Regan JJ, Albert TJ, Ahrens JE
    J Spinal Disord Tech
    2010 Feb
    23(1):1-8
  22. A prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter evaluation of extreme lateral interbody fusion for the treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis: perioperative outcomes and complications
    Isaacs RE, Hyde J, Goodrich JA, Rodgers WB, Phillips FM
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2010 Dec 15
    35(26 Suppl):S322-30
  23. Adult deformity correction through minimally invasive lateral approach techniques
    Mundis GM, Akbarnia BA, Phillips FM
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2010 Dec 15
    35(26 Suppl):S312-21
  24. Minimally invasive spine surgery
    McAfee PC, Phillips FM, Andersson G, Buvenenadran A, Kim CW, Lauryssen C, Isaacs RE, Youssef JA, Brodke DS, Cappuccino A, Akbarnia BA, Mundis GM, Smith WD, Uribe JS, Garfin S, Allen RT, Rodgers WB, Pimenta L, Taylor W
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2010 Dec 15
    35(26 Suppl):S271-3
  25. Effect of two-level total disc replacement on cervical spine kinematics
    Phillips FM, Tzermiadianos MN, Voronov LI, Havey RM, Carandang G, Dooris A, Patwardhan AG
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2009 Oct 15
    34(22):E794-9
  26. Spine care: evaluation of the efficacy and cost of emerging technology
    Smith HE, Rihn JA, Brodke DS, Guyer R, Coric D, Lonner B, Shelokov AP, Currier BL, Riley L, Phillips FM, Albert TJ
    Am J Med Qual
    2009 Nov-Dec
    24(6 Suppl):25S-31S
  27. An evidence-based approach to spine surgery
    Allen RT, Rihn JA, Glassman SD, Currier B, Albert TJ, Phillips FM
    Am J Med Qual
    2009 Nov-Dec
    24(6 Suppl):15S-24S
  28. Cervical disc replacement in patients with and without previous adjacent level fusion surgery: a prospective study
    Phillips FM, Allen TR, Regan JJ, Albert TJ, Cappuccino A, Devine JG, Ahrens JE, Hipp JA, McAfee PC
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2009 Mar 15
    34(6):556-65
  29. Primary bovine intervertebral disc cells transduced with adenovirus overexpressing 12 BMPs and Sox9 maintain appropriate phenotype
    Zhang Y, Markova D, Im HJ, Hu W, Thonar EJ, He TC, An HS, Phillips FM, Anderson DG
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil
    2009 Jun
    88(6):455-63
  30. Effect of the Total Facet Arthroplasty System after complete laminectomy-facetectomy on the biomechanics of implanted and adjacent segments
    Phillips FM, Tzermiadianos MN, Voronov LI, Havey RM, Carandang G, Renner SM, Rosler DM, Ochoa JA, Patwardhan AG
    Spine J
    2009 Jan-Feb
    9(1):96-102
  31. Point of view
    Phillips FM
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2009 Feb 15
    34(4):399
  32. Defining value in spine care
    Rihn JA, Berven S, Allen T, Phillips FM, Currier BL, Glassman SD, Nash DB, Mick C, Crockard A, Albert TJ
    Am J Med Qual
    2009 Nov-Dec
    24(6 Suppl):4S-14S
  33. The use of bone morphogenetic protein in lumbar spine surgery
    Rihn JA, Gates C, Glassman SD, Phillips FM, Schwender JD, Albert TJ
    Instr Course Lect
    2009
    58:677-88
  34. The use of bone morphogenetic protein in lumbar spine surgery
    Rihn JA, Gates C, Glassman SD, Phillips FM, Schwender JD, Albert TJ
    J Bone Joint Surg Am
    2008 Sep
    90(9):2014-25
  35. Hypothermia for spinal cord injury
    Kwon BK, Mann C, Sohn HM, Hilibrand AS, Phillips FM, Wang JC, Fehlings MG; NASS Section on Biologics
    Spine J
    2008 Nov-Dec
    8(6):859-74
  36. The action of resveratrol, a phytoestrogen found in grapes, on the intervertebral disc
    Li X, Phillips FM, An HS, Ellman M, Thonar EJ, Wu W, Park D, Im HJ
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2008 Nov 15
    33(24):2586-95
  37. Altered disc pressure profile after an osteoporotic vertebral fracture is a risk factor for adjacent vertebral body fracture
    Tzermiadianos MN, Renner SM, Phillips FM, Hadjipavlou AG, Zindrick MR, Havey RM, Voronov M, Patwardhan AG
    Eur Spine J
    2008 Nov
    17(11):1522-30
  38. The safety and efficacy of OP-1 (rhBMP-7) as a replacement for iliac crest autograft for posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis: minimum 4-year follow-up of a pilot study
    Vaccaro AR, Whang PG, Patel T, Phillips FM, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Brower RS, Kurd MF, Appannagari A, Patel M, Fischgrund JS
    Spine J
    2008 May-Jun
    8(3):457-65
  39. Cell therapy using articular chondrocytes overexpressing BMP-7 or BMP-10 in a rabbit disc organ culture model
    Zhang Y, Phillips FM, Thonar EJ, Oegema T, An HS, Roman-Blas JA, He TC, Anderson DG
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2008 Apr 15
    33(8):831-8
  40. Action of fibroblast growth factor-2 on the intervertebral disc
    Li X, An HS, Ellman M, Phillips F, Thonar EJ, Park DK, Udayakumar RK, Im HJ
    Arthritis Res Ther
    2008
    10(2):R48
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