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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...

Frankfort Woman Survives Heart Attack, Beats Colon Cancer

[caption id="attachment_23610" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. BrookePhillips, medical oncologist with theUniversity of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross, talks with Terry Giorgi about her options to treat her colon tumor.[/caption] Terry Giorgi couldn’t wait to see her grandchildren over spring break after enduring a heart...

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...

How Healthy is your Heart? Find out for $40

[caption id="attachment_23465" align="alignright" width="225"] Silver Cross Hospital Cardiovascular Technician Sherrye Woods checks Kathleen Rehr's blood pressure during a baseline cardiac risk assessment.[/caption] According to the American Heart Association, each year, about 635,000 people in the U.S. have a new heart attack and about 300,000 have a...

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...

Specialist Spotlight: Thoracic Surgery

[caption id="attachment_23442" align="alignright" width="240"] Dr. David Cziperle, cardiothoracic surgeon[/caption] David Cziperle, M.D. spends the majority of his days making sure patients with or suspected of having lung cancer receive quick, coordinated care. Son of a steel mill worker, Dr. Cziperle was the first in his family to...

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...