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BMI Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital helps Ottawa Mom improve health after bariatric surgery

Trying to have an active lifestyle became more challenging for 38 year-old Nikki Lozano who weighed 238 pounds. Whether she was playing with her young children or caring for her beloved chickens in her backyard, her stamina quickly diminished. But it was after seeing herself in her sister’s wedding photos that she decided to find help to lose weight. For 15 years, she had high blood pressure and her body would ache in pain due to the extra weight she carried. Since losing 90 pounds after having laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery on March 2, 2015 with BMI Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, Lozano encourages others to take control of their weight and see if weight loss surgery is an option for them.

Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with US HealthVest plans a 100-bed behavioral health hospital to address the mental health and substance abuse crisis in Will and Grundy counties by expanding inpatient and outpatient services. An application for the proposed hospital will be submitted to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board in the near future. If approved by the state, the proposed $22 million Silver Oaks Hospital will be located on five acres of Silver Cross Hospital’s New Lenox campus.

Silver Cross Hospital’s resale shop—the Encore Shop, will hold its annual Antique and Collectibles Sale Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Some of the items that will be available to purchase include vintage clothing, fur coats and wraps, linens, hats and hat boxes, toys, Waterford and Belleek crystal, kitchen ware, books, records and jewelry like Swarovski.  All proceeds benefit Silver Cross Hospital, a not-for-profit health care provider. Cash and credit cards accepted.

For six months, Mokena resident Juliet Smith suffered with severe pelvic pain during her periods and after as well as intense cramping; especially after her ovulation. At the same time, she was trying to conceive a second child with no success. She then decided to see obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Nicole Gress, who discovered a large cyst on Juliet’s left ovary. Together they decided the best approach to relieve the 37 year-olds’ severe pelvic pain was to remove the large cyst by having a robotic cystectomy at The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital. To Juliet’s delight, after surgery she had no more pelvic pain during her periods, and now a mere few months later, she is thrilled to be expecting her second child. 

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross providing free low back pain screenings Jan. 23

It happens every winter. Temperatures drop and snow falls, leaving piles of the white stuff to clear from your sidewalks and driveway. But before you grab your shovel, get the “scoop” on moving snow safely from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross Hospital. It may help you avoid aches, pains or even serious injury.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.