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Two Hip Replacements – One Surgical Robot – Quicker Recovery

[caption id="attachment_23655" align="alignright" width="200"] Cindy Kittle feels great after Dr. Ehmke replaced both of her hip at Silver Cross Hospital. The second surgery was peformed using the Hospital's with using new Mako arm-assisted surgical robot.[/caption] Walking, taking a bath, getting dressed, and even putting on socks...

Stroke Scare Leads to Successful Sinus Surgery

[caption id="attachment_23604" align="alignleft" width="372"] Dr. Patel (left) recently performed outpatient surgery to remove a non-cancerous mass known as a frontoethmoid mucocele providing Anthony Apostolou (right) with much needed relief[/caption] Anthony Apostolou was suffering from a sinus infection that got worse after a few days. As he...

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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...