Spine/Orthopedic Surgery

Spine/Orthopedic Surgery

The Orthopaedic Surgery team at Fullerton Surgery Center, is dedicated to the treatment and repair of bone related conditions and injuries. Our board certified, extensively trained, surgeons include physicians that have served as Team Physician for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Wolves ice hockey teams, and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University. An emphasis is placed on communication and trust between patient and doctor, with the goal of establishing the most effective form of treatment for that individual.


Dr. Sean Salehi
Dr. Salehi was one of the early adopters of the minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery employing small incisions to performing the most complicated spine surgeries, hence reducing post-op pain and shortening the rehabilitative period. This has given him a 10 year experience in such operations as of 2013. He received his medical degree from Temple University and completed his residency at Northwestern University.

Dr. Chandrasekhar Sompalli

Dr. Sompalli graduated from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1992. He completed residency programs at Loyola Medical Center and the University of Illinois Hospital.Dr. Sompalli is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Midwest Orthopaedic Association and the American Medical Sports Society.

Dr. John O'Keefe
Dr. O’Keefe received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. He participated in extensive sports medicine training and worked with world-renowned doctor teachers. He learned advanced arthroscopic techniques and skills which in present day allow him to manage injuries involving shoulders, knees, hips, ankles, elbows, and wrists.  He uses surgical and non-surgical methods to treat musculosckeletal trauma, sports injuries and degenerative diseases. His personal commitment to excellence and dedication to patient’s wellbeing is the cornerstone for the extremely high rate of success in the treatment of his patients’ medical conditions.

Procedures Offered

Ankle Arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy

ACL Surgery

Treatment of Achilles Tendonitis

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Rotator Cuff Repair

Total Shoulder Replacement