Orthopaedic Surgeon Paul Prinz, MD, Joins Loyola | Loyola Medicine
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Orthopaedic Surgeon Paul Prinz, MD, Joins Loyola Medicine

Paul Prinz, MD
MAYWOOD, IL – Paul Prinz, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon who treats a range of orthopaedic conditions, has joined Loyola Medicine.
As a general orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Prinz treats conditions including adult and pediatric fractures, rotator cuff injuries, knee injuries and sports injuries. He also performs hip and knee replacements and has subspecialty training in hand surgery, including carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist injuries, fractures and reconstructive surgery.
For the past 24 years, Dr. Prinz has been in private practice, treating patients at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park. Dr. Prinz will continue to see patients at Gottlieb, which is a member of Loyola Medicine.
"We provide patients with the experience and expertise of an academic medical center, along with the convenience of a local community hospital," Dr. Prinz said.
Dr. Prinz also sees patients at the Loyola Center for Health in Burr Ridge.
In treating patients, Dr. Prinz first tries conservative treatments, with surgery as a last option. For example, he treats knee arthritis with treatments such as lifestyle modification, anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone injections and viscosupplementation injections before recommending surgery.
"I take time to communicate with patients, and listen to them closely," Dr. Prinz said. "I consider patients to be partners in the treatment process."
Dr. Prinz earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and a fellowship in hand surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, Ca.
Dr. Prinz is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and hand surgery. He is an assistant professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.