Brian Robert Braaksma , MD

Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery Of Spine

(815) 398-9491

Orthoillinois
5875 E Riverside Blvd
Rockford, IL 61114

Overview

Dr. Brian Braaksma is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. Fellowship training is the highest level of medical education in the U.S. Dr. Braaksma earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at Texas Christian University in 2002 with Summa Cum Laude honors. He obtained his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2006. He completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery where he received clinical distinction honors in his clinical rotations. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York. He is Board-eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Braaksma grew up on a farm in the rural Midwest, where he feels learning the values of hard work and dedication were instrumental to his ability to pursue and complete a medical education. He realized early on while in high school, a desire to become an orthopedic surgeon after observing surgeries with local physicians. During his medical education and orthopedic residency, Dr. Braaksma was most intrigued by the specialty of spine and decided to specialize in that niche. As a spine surgeon, he emphasizes non-surgical treatment options in advance of surgery, holding that as the last resort for patients. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Braaksma is trained in the latest minimally invasive spine surgery techniques that reduce the length of the incision, the time in the hospital and the time needed for recovery. Many patients can have their surgery in the morning and be home later the same day to recover in their own home.

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 15 Years

Languages Spoken: N/A

Education & Training

Medical School: Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons

Graduation Date: in 2006

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Rush University Medical Center

Specialties: Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery Of Spine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS IL BlueCare Direct
  • BCBS IL PPO
  • Blue Choice Preferred PPO
  • Blue Choice Select PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Gundersen Health Plan Select Network
  • Health Alliance HMO/POS
  • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • Quartz Performance
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • Unity Health Commercial HMO / POS

Braaksma's Office Information

Fax: []
Website: www.orthoillinois.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Doctor Braaksma's Other Office Information

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-5850

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

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Orthoillinois Surgery Center
346 Roxbury Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 381-7400

Fax:(815) 522-7421
Website:www.orthoillinois.com
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Orthoillinois
650 S RANDALL Rd
Algonquin, IL 60102
(815) 398-9491

Fax:
Website:www.orthoillinois.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM-4:00 PM
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