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Michael J. Gibbons, M.D.


Cartilage Restoration

When Dr. Michael Gibbons joined Midwest Orthopaedic Center, he brought several firsts with him. As a sports medicine specialist with a focus on knee and shoulder conditions, he was one of the first surgeons in the area to perform a meniscus repair procedure, and he was also the first to do a meniscus transplantation and an autologous chondrocyte implantation –– necessary operations when treating damaged knee cartilage.

For Dr. Gibbons, practicing medicine and surgery at Midwest Orthopaedic Center was an easy decision. Not only does he fully trust his medical partners, he’s found a group of health care professionals as collaborative and committed as the sports teams for which he’s played. In fact, it’s his athletic experience that’s made him ideally qualified to treat sports-related injuries as well as knee and shoulder issues. He knows what it’s like to be an athlete as well as the parent and spouse of one.

To Dr. Gibbons, Midwest Orthopaedic Center is a family affair — his wife and kids have all been treated by his fellow doctors. And now, his son is a medical student training to become an orthopaedic surgeon while his daughter is a clinical dietitian at UnityPoint Health – Methodist.

These days, Dr. Gibbons still practices what he preaches, recently completing three full-length marathons.

Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia

Fellowship: Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery, Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

Certification: Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Southern Professional Hockey League, Peoria Rivermen, Team Physician
  • Arena Football League 2, Volunteer League Medical Director
  • Arena Football League 2, Peoria Pirates, Volunteer Team Physician
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Volunteer
I was a four-year starter for Brown University's football team in Providence, RI. I understand an athlete's desire to get back in the game after an injury and will help you play again.

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Meet Our Patients

At Midwest Orthopaedic Center, I trust Dr. Gibbons completely with my care. He's the very best there is.

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I'm a referring physician and a patient. Throughout my career, I worked with several different orthopaedic groups and Midwest Orthopaedic Center was the absolute best.

Dr. Marty Stachniw

A retired orthopaedic surgeon and hand, knee and shoulder patient who loves the outdoors –– from Galesburg, IL.

I wish I had my surgery years ago. I've been so surprised and so elated that I have gotten that full motion back. Within six months, I was walking all around Arches National Park.

Michèle Marshall

A knee replacement patient who loves to hike –– from East Peoria, IL.

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