Single-Incision Robotic Gallbladder Surgery Puts New Lenox Woman in Good Mood
For years, Christina Fisher experienced episodes of heart burn, acid reflux and abdominal bloating that would last for hours or days at a time. Thinking that it would eventually go away, she coped with it best she could - avoiding chocolate and Italian food.
Plainfield Resident Pain-free thanks to MAKO Robotic-arm Knee Surgery
For years 68-year-old Gayle Kampe suffered from osteoarthritis in her right knee. The condition made walking down stairs and even a curb agonizing. Attempting to twist her knee or getting up from a sitting position became unbearable. The pain intensified so much that she couldn’t even find a position while sleeping that wasn’t painful. At the suggestion of a friend, Gayle met with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tom Antkowiak. Initially, a non-operative treatment was used to relieve her pain, but unfortunately was not successful. So together, they decided that the best course of treatment was for her to have surgery. So on Oct. 10, 2016, Gayle had partial knee replacement robotic surgery using the new Mako™ System at The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.
Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission offers Healthcare Scholarships to Local Residents
The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission is pleased to offer healthcare scholarships for individuals who reside in zip codes 60432, 60433, 60436, and the Lockport Grade School District #89.
Orland Park Couple Find Relief After Complex Robotic Surgeries
Midwest Institute of Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross #1 in Chicago area for surgeries performed
After 43 years of marriage, Orland Park residents Lillian and Abdiel Almodovar were accustomed to doing many activities together. However, having robotic surgeries the same year by the same surgeon was not something they thought they’d ever do together. But within months, the husband and wife duo had robotic procedures at the Midwest Institute of Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital. More robotic surgeries are performed at Silver Cross than any other hospital or surgery center in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Retired Woman Thrilled to Learn Her Heart is as healthy as a 40-year-old after Cardiac Screening at Silver Cross Hospital
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 repeat attack. With these statistics in mind, 69 year-old Kathleen Rehr decided to get a Baseline Cardiac Assessment at Silver Cross Hospital after reading about the screening in The Silver Cross Experience newsletter.