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David R. Guelich, MDAssistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

President/Chicago Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Program Director UIC Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor Orthopaedic Surgery UIC School of Medicine

David R. Guelich, MD

Dr. David Guelich was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and raised in Park City, Utah. After graduating with honors from the University of Utah, he received his medical doctorate from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University School of Medicine and furthered his training in Houston, Texas.

19 Years of Experience
Practice Intro

Conservative and compassionate Orthopaedic care with subspecialty training in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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Publications & Presentations
June 2019
  • Guelich DR The Routine Use of TXA to Reduce Postopreative Effusion in ACL Reconstruction. A randomized control study. UIC Thesis day.
  • Guelich DR; Return to Play after ACL Reconstruction; A prospective study evaluating post ACL rehabilitation protocols. UIC Thesis Day. June 2015.
Specialties
Patient Reviews
  • Guelich repaired my torn rotator cuff. He did a great job and the shoulder has healed marvelously. Glad I did it. I'm planning on having him fix my other shoulder as well. He's professional and thorough and explains exactly what to expect. He's not easy to get an appointment which demonstrates the faith patients have in him... Read More

  • Even though I'm a 71 year old woman and no athlete at all dr. Gulick took great care of me. He always had an upbeat and positive attitude. And now, after replacement of both knees, I am getting around just great. Wish I had had these knees years ago... Read More

  • I have had and continue to have amazing care. He's very clear and open takes time to answer question and from what I've noticed has a good bed side manner. I was concerned after reading the reviews here but I personally found them not what I experienced. Wait time and ease of a scheduling appoints us always hard do to speciality... Read More

Treating Surgeon
What’s New in Sports Medicine?
Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure during which the internal structure of a joint is examined for diagnosis and treatment of problems inside the joint.

Benefits
  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster healing time
  • Minimal soft tissue trauma
  • Earlier mobilization
  • Less pain and scars
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Lower infection rate
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • University of Illinois
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Major League Baseball
  • U.S. Soccer
  • National Football League
Practice Locations
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

3000 North Halsted Street.
Suite 525
Chicago, IL 60657

Amita St. Joseph's Hospital

331 W. Surf Street
Suite 6400
Chicago, IL 60657