Hello, my name is S. Andrei Ostric, and I want to welcome you to my website! I hope you find my blog and podcast both informative and useful on many levels.
I am a Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon practicing on the Northwest side of Chicago. As a reconstructive surgeon, I have a special interest in the treatment of hand problems, such as fractures, cysts, and carpal tunnel surgery.
As a plastic surgeon, I am interested in both surgical and non-surgical methods for maintaining and restoring youth and beauty. In particular, I have a strong passion for restoring health and beauty that goes beyond the average plastic surgeon.
- “I realized early in my practice that many of my patients were not necessarily looking for plastic surgery, but a way to lose weight and feel better about themselves.”
I realized early in my practice that many of my patients were not necessarily looking for plastic surgery, but a way to lose weight and feel better about themselves. This led me to the study of nutrition as a means of achieving weight loss, restoring vitality, and slowing down the aging process. I try to share this with all my patients, and even my hand patients have benefited from nutritional modification. Many have seen their hand pain lessen when they adopt a low-carb lifestyle that includes whole foods, and elimates things like gluten, dairy, sugar and processed foods. And they lose weight too!
As a doctor, I feel a particular responsibility to be the best advocate I can be for my patient’s health, and use all tools I have available to make this happen. As a father, I want my kids to lead long, healthy, and happy lives that are not limited by their diabetes.
Whether it’s complicated reconstructive surgery of the hand, wound care,breast reconstruction after cancer surgery, or aesthetic surgery, I am always looking for natural, non-surgical methods that can can help you heal. The body has an amazing ability, no matter whether you are young or old, to resist disease and heal itself. And crucial to this process are a good diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Trying to find ways to integrate dietary and lifestyle measures in my patients care has been a passion of mine for a while now, and I am always investigating new ideas and techniques that can help patients heal without the need for surgery as well as look and feel their very best.
I am more than just a plastic surgeon, and you are more than a just a patient.
Please contacts us to book an appointment today!
Srdjan Andrei Ostric, MD
Director, Midwest Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, SC
Knox College, Galesburg, IL
September 1991-June 1994, Dean’s list 1991-1994
Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society), Phi Beta Kappa
Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
September 1994-June 1998
Activities: Active participant in St. Basil’s Community Clinic
General Surgery, July 1999-July 2003
Rush Hospital , Chicago, IL
Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, July 2003-July 2005
Rush Hospital , Chicago, IL
Hand and Microsurgery July 2005-July 2006
Southern Illinois University
American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Candidate member
- American Society of Hand Surgery, Candidate member
- American Association of Hand Surgery, Candidate member
- American Society of Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Candidate member
- International Brachial Plexus Society, Candidate member
SA Ostric, J Greager (2003). Leiomyosarcoma of the femoral vein. Surgical Rounds, 2003 16(5), 217-222. (cover article)
SA Ostric, GJ Kouris, SV Theodoru, JW Polley (2004). A Simplified intraoral prosthesis, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 2004 Jan. 15(1), 20-2.
SA Ostric, J Lampert, GJ Kouris WJ Martin, AA Figueroa. JW Polley (2004). The Sardine Can Technique: Its application in the removal of rigid internal fixation. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 2004 Nov.15(6), 1025-26.
SA Ostric, WJ Martin, CT Stock, S Bittar (2006). The Model Graft: Use of Redundant Fibular Bone for a Maxillary Template. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 2006 Jan;17(1):145-7.
SA Ostric, WJ Martin, R Bajnrauh, S Bittar (2005). Free Flaps: The Hemophilia Factor. Accepted for publication in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, April 2005.
SA Ostric, WJ Martin, GJ Kouris (2006). Abdominal Wall Endometrioma Found during Abdominoplasty. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2006 Mar-Apr;30(2):249-50.
S Bittar, SA Ostric, WJ Martin (2006). Abdominoplasty in the Free TRAM. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2006 Mar-Apr;30(2):253-4.
Sant’Anna EF, Ostric SA, Theodoru S, Polley JW (2006). Micro-computed tomography evaluation of the glenoid fossa and mandibular condyle bone after bilateral vertical ramus mandibular distraction in a canine model. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 2006 May;17(3):611-9.
Gomez DF, Sant’Anna EF, Leven RM, Ostric SA, Figueroa AA, Royston TJ, Sumner DR, Polley JW (2005). Microstructural and strength evaluation of regenerate tissue during the consolidation period after vertical mandibular ramus distraction. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 2005 Sep;16(5):805-11.
Ostric SA, Martin WJ, Derman GH (2007). Intersecting the intersection: a reliable Incision for the treatment of de Quervain’s and second dorsal compartment tenosynovitis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2007 Jun;119(7):2341
Russell RC, Neumeister MW, Ostric SA, Engineer NJ (2007) .Extremity reconstruction using nonreplantable tissue (“spare parts”). Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 2007 Apr;34(2):211-22, viii.
Martin WJ, Paresi RJ, Ostric SA, Paik E, Figueroa AA, Polley JW (2006). The pubic bone graft. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 2006 Nov;17(6):1150-2.
S Dingeldein MW, Lu CY, Kim AW, Ostric SA, Liptay MJ, Holterman MJ (2009). Simultaneous costal cartilage-sparing modified Ravitch procedure and latissimus dorsi transfer for chest wall deformity repair in Poland’s syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2009 Jan;44(1):e29-32.