Father’s Injury Led Him to Surgeon Who Helped Save His Daughter’s Life

Although many would say that it was misfortune that led south suburban resident Paul Peebles, 53, to renowned spine surgeon Dr. Kern Singh at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Paul refers to it as “divine intervention.” It was the fall of 2011 and a normal day for Paul when an unfortunate accident severely injured him. Paul’s family doctor suggested he see Dr. Singh for treatment. Dr. Singh is known for his minimally invasive techniques for spine surgery, which is what Paul needed. [...]

Dr. Singh operates on a rare, benign giant cell tumor of the T12 vertebra

22-year-old, south suburban college student Heidee Peebles became immobilized with back pain earlier this year. While she had been noticing pain for about a year, her primary care physician had decided that her pain was muscular. Quickly, Heidee discovered the seriousness of her condition. She was walking to class when her back tightened up and she was unable to move, stand or walk. She called her father, Paul Peebles, who took her to the nearest emergency room where she was [...]