Swift Institute Expands, Adds Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon Dr. Michael Lilyquist to the Team

Reno, NV, April 12, 2023 — Swift Institute, Nevada’s premier spine and orthopedic practice, has announced the addition of board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic hand surgeon Dr. Michael Lilyquist to their practice.  To request an appointment with Dr. Lilyquist or another Swift Institute provider, please complete the form here.

Hand surgeon Reno, Dr. Michael Lilyquist


Dr. Michael Lilyquist, Orthopedic Surgeon Specialized in Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Lilyquist comes to Swift Institute with experience in treating various hand and upper extremity conditions. He specializes in total shoulder replacement, total elbow replacement, and advanced hand and wrist surgeries. Dr. Lilyquist fulfilled his undergraduate studies in Biological Chemistry and medical school training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. After medical school, he completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, followed by fellowship-training in hand and upper extremity at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.

“We are excited to have Dr. Lilyquist join our team,” says Swift Institute CEO, Ty Windfeldt, MBA. “He enhances our capacity at Swift Institute to serve patients with hand and upper extremity injuries.”

Swift Institute President, James Lynch, MD added, “In looking to expand our hand and upper extremity department, Dr. Lilyquist was a natural choice. His exceptional training and experience will greatly enrich our comprehensive orthopedic and spine specialized physicians team.”

Dr. Lilyquist has practiced in the Reno area since 2016. He enjoys exploring the Nevada outdoors with his family. To request a future appointment with Dr. Lilyquist, please complete the form available here.

About Swift Institute

In partnership with HOPCo, Swift Institute includes over 60 specialists and multiple locations across Nevada. Swift Institute includes orthopedic, spine, neurosurgery, imaging, and vein specialists and serves residents of Nevada and beyond with innovative and patient-focused healthcare. The physicians and specialists at Swift Institute are among the top specialists in the United States to help ensure the highest quality patient care, whether in the medical clinic, the procedure suite, or the surgery suite. In addition, the Swift Institute spine, orthopedic, and vein specialists are focused on helping patients achieve their goals for recovery and activity.

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