According to the Washington Post, rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday. The operation will be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum with Nationals team doctor Wiemi Douoguih assisting. The top pick in the 2009 amateur draft has gone through two arthrograms, both revealing a significant tear in the ulnar collateral ligament. Following the surgery, Strasburg will rehab at the Scripps Clinic outside San Diego and is scheduled to be able to throw again in four months. (leeinks.weei.com)
Dr. Lewis Yocum is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Elbow Surgeries, according to a physician website, Vitals.com. He completed his medical degree at University Of Illinois College of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Lewis Yocum has a 5-minute waiting time in the his practice, as per patient reviews.