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BMI Surgery Relocates to New Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox

Drs. Chris Joyce and Brian Lahmann now seeing patients at I-355/Route 6

New Lenox, IL (March 7, 2012) — Board certified laparoscopic and bariatric surgeons Christopher Joyce, M.D. and Brian Lahmann, M.D. with BMI Surgery have relocated to the new Silver Cross Hospital campus at 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 260, Pavilion A, New Lenox, IL 60451.  The Hospital opened on Feb. 26, 2012.

Dr. Christopher Joyce completed his medical education and surgery residency with Loyola University Medical Center where he was awarded “Intern of the Year” and “Outstanding Chief Resident.” He has served as a clinical instructor at Loyola University, Assistant Professor of Surgery as University of Chicago, and Academic Director of Surgery and Chief Academic Officer at McNeal Hospital in Berwyn. Dr. Joyce also served as the Assistant Dean for University of Chicago's Biological Science Division and Pritzker School of Medicine at McNeal Hospital.

p1050874Photo Caption:  Bariatric surgeons Drs. Chris Joyce and Dr. Brian Lahmann performed the first bariatric surgery at the new Silver Cross Hospital on Feb. 27, 2012.  These experience weight loss surgeons have recently relocated their office to Pavilion A on the Silver Cross replacement hospital campus at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox.

As a Fellow of the American Society for metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Joyce specializes in weight loss and minimally invasive surgery. As the Medical Director of Silver Cross Hospital’s bariatric surgery program, Dr. Joyce performed the first open and laparoscopic gastric bypass, LAP-BAND™, REALIZE BAND™, and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in Will and Grundy counties. He also founded and developed the bariatric surgery program at Silver Cross Hospital. Dr. Joyce has been recognized for several years as a “Top Doc” for outstanding patient satisfaction by Silver Cross Hospital. He currently serves as President of the Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons.

Dr. Brian Lahmann received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of medicine and then completed a general surgery residency at University of Kentucky where he was recognized with several awards. He also completed a laparoscopic and bariatric surgery fellowship in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Specially trained in minimally invasive surgical procedures, Dr. Lahmann is a past winner of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeon’s Laparoscopic Skills Competition, as well as the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons TOP GUN Laparoscopic Skills Competition..  He has also been consistently recognized as a “Top Doc” for outstanding patient satisfaction by Silver Cross Hospital since 2005.

pavilion aBMI Surgery has performed over 2,500 surgeries including laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and Lap-Band, and REALIZE gastric band systems at Silver Cross Hospital.  The program is a Bariatric Center of Excellence as well as a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Drs. Joyce and Lahmann are dedicated to helping patients win their personal battles with obesity and enjoy healthier lives. The new location provides patients with enhanced access to state-of-the-art technology and expanded space including more exam rooms, band adjustment rooms, and seating in the waiting area.

To find out more about the bariatric surgery program at Silver Cross Hospital, attend a free informational session on both traditional and laparoscopic surgery on any Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at BMI Surgery located at 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 260, Pavilion A, New Lenox.  To attend, visit www.bmisurgery.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for the last seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices and recently opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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