Roy Halladay's surgery is set. According to Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News, Halladay will have surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles. The surgeon who will be performing the surgery is Neal ElAttrache. ElAttrache is part of the same practice that the famed Lewis Yocum works and did Halladay's consultation.
The Kerlan-Jobe Orthoepaedic's website has quite the bio for ElAttrache, who has received many honors for his work in Major League Baseball:
Selected 2011 "Super Doctor of Southern California" - SuperDoctors.com
Voted a 2010 "SUPER DOCTOR" - Los Angeles Magazine
Neal S. ElAttrache, M.D., is a Sports Medicine Surgeon and is member of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic board of directors. Dr. ElAttrache is Chairman of the Board of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation and Program Director for the Kerlan-Jobe Fellowship. After completing his studies at the University of Notre Dame, he earned his medical doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed his orthopaedic surgery residency before becoming a Sports Medicine Fellow at Kerlan-Jobe. Dr. ElAttrache is the team physician for the LA Dodgers and is an orthopaedic consultant to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, St. Louis Rams, LA Lakers, LA Kings and the PGA Tour.
He is frequently recognized as a Sports Medicine specialist, having been listed among 2006 - 2011 "Best Doctors in America," named a "Super Surgeon" by Baseball Prospectus, selected 2011 "Super Doctor of Southern California" by SuperDoctors.com and voted a 2010 "Super Doctor" by Los Angeles Magazine. He is active in a number of professional organizations, including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, NFL Physicians Society, National Orthopaedic Education Society, Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society, Herdicus Sports Medicine Honor Society, American Orthopedic Association and AOSSM. Dr. ElAttrache is a prolific author of professional literature and is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences.
Certainly his resume is attractive, so let's hope for the best. If indeed this is something that can be fixed, Doc can return to at least somewhat of his old self. He does not appear ready to let a 9-0 shellacking by the Marlins be the last people have seen of Roy Halladay.