Friday, January 30, 2015

New orthopedic surgeon brings sports medicine expertise to Wyandotte County

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Nick Aberle II, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with expertise in sports medicine and shoulder surgery, has joined Providence Medical Group Orthopedics, Kansas City, Kan.

His office is located on the Providence Medical Center campus at 8919 Parallel Parkway, Suite 360. He is accepting new patients at 913-596-3940.

Dr. Aberle is excited to join the new practice dedicated to serving the orthopedic needs of Wyandotte County.

“One of the things that appealed to me about Providence is that the hospital has the advanced resources necessary to perform state-of-the-art orthopedic surgery, yet has a close-knit, collegial staff,” Dr. Aberle says. “Together, we can meet the community’s needs for orthopedic care.”

A native of North Dakota, Dr. Aberle became interested in science and medicine early on.

“I decided to specialize in orthopedics because it is a wonderful blend of technology and patient care,” Dr. Aberle adds. An athlete in high school, he played hockey and football, golfed, hiked and skied. “I enjoy sports medicine and helping my patients get back to the activities they love.”

Dr. Aberle earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and performed a residency in orthopedics at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery with the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he served as the assistant team physician for the University of Colorado Buffalos football team, and the Denver University hockey team.

While there, he also received special training in arthroscopic shoulder surgery and shoulder joint replacement, a procedure about 53,000 people have performed each year in the United States.

“Between aging baby boomers and the rising incidence of shoulder injuries in young athletes, there is an increasing demand for shoulder surgery,” Dr. Aberle says. He is a candidate for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Aberle is practicing with Timothy J. Monahan, M.D. Dr. Monahan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certificate in sports medicine. He currently serves as the team doctor for William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo. During a sports medicine fellowship, he also has assisted the University of Pittsburgh physicians with coverage of the Pittsburgh Penguins and junior hockey teams.

Dr. Monahan completed medical school at the Medical College of Virginia; completed a residency with Geisinger Medical Center; and completed a sports medicine and arthroscopic fellowship at Orthopaedic Research of Virgina.

Dr. Aberle and his family are relocating to the Kansas City area. They enjoy outdoor activities including biking, golfing and skiing.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Aberle or Dr. Monahan, call 913-596-3940.