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Does Walking Make Your Legs Hurt?

According to the American Heart Association, peripheral artery disease is a serious medical condition that affects 8.5 million American adults. However many people don’t know they have it. Are you one of them? What is Peripheral Artery Disease? Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral...

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Single-Incision Robotic Gallbladder Surgery Puts New Lenox Woman in Good Mood

[caption id="attachment_23505" align="alignright" width="300"] Christina Fisher feels great after Dr. Laura Ragauskaite removed her gallbladder through a single-incision in her belly button at The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.[/caption] For years, Christina Fisher experienced episodes of heart burn, acid reflux and abdominal...

Orland Park Couple finds Relief after Complex Robotic Surgeries

[caption id="attachment_23472" align="alignright" width="300"] Pictured with Thomas Vasdekas, M.D. (center), are Orland Park residents Abdiel and Lillian Almodovar, who both had robotic procedures at the Midwest Institute of Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.[/caption] After 43 years of marriage, Orland Park residents Lillian and Abdiel Almodovar...

Robotic Removal of Ovarian Cyst leads to Pregnancy for Mokena Mom

[caption id="attachment_23395" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Nicole Gress, OB/GYN and Juliet Smith, whose pelvic pain is gone due to a robotic cystectomy she had at The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.[/caption] For six months, Mokena resident Juliet Smith suffered with severe pelvic pain...

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Chicago’s Largest Robotic Surgery Program at Silver Cross Hospital

The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital  is performing complex procedures safely and with more precision than ever before. This means patients experience less pain and scarring, a shorter hospital stay, and recover quickly. With three da Vinci® surgical robots - including the...

First MAKO Robotic-arm Knee Surgery Performed on Mokena Woman

[caption id="attachment_23271" align="alignright" width="302"] Pictured with Tom Antkowiak, M.D., is Mokena resident Hope Marsden, who is now pain free after having partial knee replacement robotic surgery using the new Mako™ System at The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.[/caption] Hope Marsden suffered from...

Are Headaches Ruining your Life?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a headache is a major reason why people miss work or school and visit the doctor. Headaches cost the U.S. billions of dollars a year in direct costs and lost productivity. Without proper treatment, headaches...