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New Device Treats Acid Reflux Leaving No Scars

[caption id="attachment_23753" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr. Kamran Ayub holds an endoscope that he uses when performing the TIF procedure. The procedure helps to manage acid reflux disease without making any incisions in the patient’s abdomen.[/caption] A new device at Silver Cross Hospital is helping patients with GERD...

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 performed 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...

Free Screenings to Detect Diabetes – March 22

In recognition of the American Diabetes Association’s American Diabetes Alert, the Silver Cross Diabetes Center, Walgreens and Joliet Noon Lions Club will offer free screenings to detect diabetes on Tuesday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside Silver Cross Hospital’s Season’s Dining Room, 1900...

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...

Snoring: Nuisance or Serious Problem?

If snoring is keeping you up at night, you are not alone.  About half of all people snore at some point in their lives. It is more common among men and those who are overweight, but snoring is a problem of both genders.  Snoring appears...