5 surgeons treating professional athletes


Here are five surgeons performing sports medicine procedures on professional athletes that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 20: 

1. Marty Isbell, MD, is set to perform knee surgery on Andrei Svechnikov, a forward for the Carolina Hurricanes in the National Hockey League.

2. Robert Watkins, MD, performed a procedure to repair a disc in the lower back of Luis González from the San Francisco Giants. 

3. Evan Ellis, MD, operated on the left knee of Ibou Badji of the Portland Trailblazers in the National Basketball Association.

4. Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed knee surgery on Gavin Lux, a shortstop for Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers and Jonah Williams, an offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League.  

5. Peter Millett, MD, performed shoulder surgery on professional hockey player Arber Xhekaj of the Montreal Canadiens.

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