Chicago Magazine features the American Hip Institute - the first of its kind
The American Hip Institute (AHI) is the first clinic of its kind, dedicated exclusively to providing cutting-edge minimally-invasive treatment for patients with hip pain. AHI’s surgeons have developed unique techniques in Hip Arthroscopy, Robotic Hip Replacement, and state-of-the-art regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies. Together, they have performed over 10,000 hip surgeries – including the largest number of successful Hip Arthroscopy procedures to be published in the medical literature – and were the first in the nation to perform outpatient Robotic Hip Replacement.
Dr. Benjamin G. Domb, founder and medical director of the American Hip Institute, explained why having a center like this is so important.
“There has been an unmistakable trend in medicine over the last 100 years towards specialization. We have seen an evolution of two parallel fields, hip arthroplasty and hip preservation. It can get confusing for patients who only know they have a hip problem, and do not know whether they need a hip arthroplasty or a hip preservation surgery. They often bounce around between specialists until the right diagnosis and treatment is found. The goal is to take a comprehensive approach to the hip joint to solve this.”
The American Hip Institute’s team of orthopedic surgeons leads the fields of arthroscopic and minimally invasive hip surgery. They have been educated at Ivy League universities, top medical schools such as Johns Hopkins University, and world-renowned sports medicine institutions including the Andrews Sports Medicine Institute and the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic. They have treated numerous professional athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, and WNBA, Olympians, and Division I athletes, and have served as Head Team Physicians and 2nd opinion consultants for multiple professional sports teams.
Under Dr. Domb’s leadership, each surgeon at AHI devotes time to charitable medical endeavors, research and education. They have written over 300 peer-reviewed studies in internationally ranked medical journals, teach their innovative techniques to surgeons from around the world, and are regularly invited as Visiting Professors and Guest Lecturers at prestigious universities such as the Mayo Clinic, Harvard, and Mass. General.
“I hope the American Hip Institute is a resource to other orthopedic surgeons across the country who have challenging cases,” Dr. Domb said, “and that we can work collaboratively to help patients get the treatment they need a lot quicker.”
Patients come to Chicago from around the world to be treated at the American Hip Institute. The AHI team takes pride in caring for each patient like a professional athlete, using unique procedures to restore patients to top-level performance