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Dr. Erik Borncamp

Wound care
New Lenox, IL
26 years experience male

Locations

progressive Surgical

new lenox, IL

Address

1890 silver cross blvd, suite 410, new lenox, IL, United States
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

8157178729

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Medicare

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

Tricare

Office

New Lenox, IL

About

Bio

Originally from California I trained at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center on the West side of Chicago. There we saw a vast diversity of pathologies, every conceivable type of Trauma, and some very sick patients. I now practice General Surgery in the South Western Suburbs of Chicago. We cover all of general surgery from the simplest cysts to complex hernias and cancers. We do both open and minimally invasive Robotic surgery. We are one of the busiest robotic hospitals in the Chicago area.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Wound care

Breast Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery

General Surgery

Trauma Surgery

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Doctor Q&A

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Not always : Traditionally the symptoms are felt in the right upper quadrant, under the ribs or at the bottom of your sternum . And traditionally radiate to the b... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Ruptured cyst?: ruptured cyst cause significant pain in the abdomen and can give you nausea , chills and lots of other symptoms. Make sure you are drinking enough fl... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Depends. : Soft tissue heals within weeks. A GSW to bowel may result in a fistula with drainage for months to years.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Why would you go?: Are you havin pain? Musculoskeletal problems can give you neck pain (strain, joints, arthritis, pinched nerve). A disc bulge can be minor or serious. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Depends: If just fat and skin, days to weeks. If muscle tendon joint or bone was involved could take weeks to months and may require surgery
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Depends. : Most common would be skin bacteria like staph or strep entering the wound. But if the bowel was struck E. coli or other intestinal bacteria could domi... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Unusual: Can bleed if the infection ruptures thru skin but you may want to have it seen to make sure it is just a cyst. If so, a surgeon can excise it for you
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Yes: If you are talking about premenstrual bloating this is mainly due to water-gain. Things you can do to help are avoid added salt or high salt foods as... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Yes: Rest is fine. As are nsaids (ibuprofen or alleve). If this helps anfd the pain resolves it was probably nothing. If the pain persists, or worsens, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Depends on cause: Musculoskeletal problems can give you neck pain (strain, joints, arthritis, pinched nerve) but many other things can "refer" pain to the neck (heart,... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Depends: If u have surgery quickly, not much. However, if not treated quickly u may develop a bad system wide infection and may actually die. If not, you may... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Add ibuprofen ?: The recommended limit is less than 4 grams per day. Can u take ibuprofen? This may work better for knee pain. You could alternate the 2 drugs. An... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better?... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
How does she act?: Does she act like a child in pain? Is she playful? Active? Does she eat well? Drink? When does she say she has the pain? During activity? Eating? ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
How big?: Many small hernias are stable and never change. Does the lump change in size? Does it disappear when you sleep overnight and recur throughout the da... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Yes. : Traditionally right side but many people feel on the left
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
See a doctor ?: Have you considered seeing a doctor ? Usually it’s a good idea to see someone if injured to make sure there is nothing serious. ? Chiros will just ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Depends on cause: Many stomach aches will get better on their own with time. Gas pain, gallstone pain, reflux etc may last for 20 min to a couple hours and then resolv... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Depends : One possibility is that your hernia came back immediately. ( not good but rare ). More commonly there is old blood or fluid (seroma) there that feels ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Question ? : Not sure what you are asking. Perhaps you have a viral illness that should resolve in 2-5 days. If not or if getting worse see an MD
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
?????: Why would you see a chiro for headaches ? Have you seen a real doctor ? If headaches are intractable you may need a headaches specialist like a neuro... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Dont panic!: shaving can cause itching.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Jock itch : Jock itch is a yeast or fungal infection. Yeast or fungal infections can develop iand cause very itchy rashes on the skin. Usually improve with antifu... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
More info?: Have you had an US of your gallbladder? Are there stones? Is your pain related to eating or activity? Is it worse before a BM or relieved after you... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Any pain?: Could be a simple virus. Could be something more serious. Any history of asthma? If you haven't been seen by MD recently probably a good time to go.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Get seen: Need to know WHY it’s not responding. ? Resistant bacteria ? Physical blockage. ? Other source of infection.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Injury?: Did you bump it ? Or did it just occur spontaneously ? as bruises heal they turn all sorts of colors. the blood in your tissue breaks down, it wil... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better?... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
More info?: Did you injure yourself? How long does it last? Does it happen every day? Or just once? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How l... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Depends. : The fruit has the same benefits of vitamins and fiber etc. but some people feel that organic fruits and vegetables have less toxic pesticides on them ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Bile duct stone?: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are cl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Bile duct stone?: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are cl... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
X-ray ?: If it's getting better daily and you can bend it it is probably ok If it is very swollen, unable to bend or very painful if bumped you may have a fr... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does i... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Serious : Cancer is deadly!!! Hopefully you do NOT have it. But if you do stick to proven regimens to treat it. Reserve holistic methods to deal with side eff... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
? retained stone: There are a number of tests, ultrasound, mrcp that you could have to rule out a retained or new primary gallstone in your bile ducts. If these are cl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Pain!: Right abdominal pain under your ribs, fevers , nausea bloating, vomiting. Tender to the touch. These are all symptoms of gallbladder pathology. But o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Stop binging ? : Liver stomach gallbladder and pancreas can all be inflamed and in the long term damaged by heavy alcohol consumption. Have you considered the fact th... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Fear?: When one realizes how infinitesimally, insignificant we really are in the scope of the whole universe I think one finds it frightening. God provides a... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
No: Scar tissue does not migrate.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
More info. : Most likely just a muscle strain but if not improving with ibuprofen , stretching, heat etc or if worse should see MD
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A female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Yes: Those are just advertising gimmicks. There is really no medical difference in which supplements you take. More importantly, how is your diet? Always ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
More info?: Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Running makes it worse? Does ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Yes: repetitive high volume injury to your hearing can eventually cause permanent hearing loss. If you cannot turn down the volume try ear plugs to lower ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Constipated?: Are you taking mineral oil for constipation? Increasing fluids (water, juice , milk) can help with constipation as can adding fiber. Avoid high fat ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
See below: Holistic implies that the complete individual is treated, not just the disease. That is, the stress, living situation, nutrition etc are taken into c... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
More info?: Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Infection. : Especially if wet or draining. Have the home health nurse take a look or your md. If redness is spreading or she is looking sicker call for ambulance ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Anything apparently: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scient... Read More
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Mar 16, 2017
I enjoy reading Dr. Borncamp's responses. He meets patients where they are, and does not talk down to them, nor does he retreat into the safety of medical jargon. He collaborates well with colleagues,...Read More
Dr. Borncamp answered my question immediately and with stunning accuracy in his prediction. He then followed up to enquire about the outcome of the problem. What a caring and conscientious act that ...Read More
Dr Borncamp is a very knowledgeable surgeon who thoughtfully helps his virtual patients on HealthTap. I am pleased to include him in my network. Dr Stachler Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Pain was 10 out of 10 today. I went back on the norco. I guess I will just cont w/daily min oil to combat narcotic induced constipation. Worst most painful surgical r...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! He seems to be doing good neurologically but is suppose to follow up with a neurologist. Just sharp pains in that area and bleeding. Thank you for your suggestion and ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! Symptoms havent returned yet. Scope showed small ulcer(s) but not sure if that is reason for blood loss, still awaiting biopsy results from scope. Thanks agai...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
MD

Residency

MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2001

Residency

HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Completed 1996

Awards

2009 RISE AWARD -- Respect
Director Of Trauma Surgery
2010 RISE AWARD -- Respect

Affiliations

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons
SAGES

Publications

Large abdominal wall endometrioma following laparoscopic hysterectomy.
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