You can count on The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital to have you feeling better in no time. Home to some of the most highly skilled surgeons in the United States, we perform more surgeries – including hysterectomies and complex procedures to treat colorectal cancer – using robotic-assisted technology than anyone else in the Chicago area.
Surgeons from around the world train with us. Our vast experience means better outcomes for you such as less pain and risk of complications, a shorter hospital stay, and virtually scar less results. Learn More.
The Midwest Institute of Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital performs more da Vinci surgical procedures than any other hospital or surgery center in the Chicago Metropolitan area.
A new surgical tool combined with experienced spinal surgeons can significantly improve life for patients who have been debilitated by back pain. In July 2018, the Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital became the first hospital in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky to use navigational robotic spine surgery for patients who need a spinal fusion.-
Ken Lehmann of Tinley Park lived with an inguinal hernia for more than a year. It wasn’t until he went in for his regular checkup last December that his doctor recommended surgery.
Every March, Tammy Zeiter and her family vacation in Mexico, but when they were there last year, the Morris business owner started noticing increased pain in her right knee.
Jessica Noble felt so good after spinal fusion surgery in July, she attended her cousin’s bachelorette celebration just two weeks later!
Earlier this year, Tom Welsh, a talented musician who also happens to be a Silver Cross Hospital volunteer, noticed an uncomfortable ache in his back. When it persisted for more than a week, he made a visit to the hospital’s emergency department.
Christine Guzior, 65, enjoys an active lifestyle, working, vacationing, and spending time with her seven children and 16 grandchildren. But severe heartburn and acid reflux took a toll.
After four years filled with painful abdominal cramps and exhaustion, Dr. Gamilah Pierre relieved Terese Brennan’s discomfort with a robotic hysterectomy at the Midwest Institute of Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital. More robotic–assisted hysterectomies are performed at Silver Cross than anywhere else in the Chicago area.
John Jawor suffered with pain from a walnut-sized hernia in his abdomen. He sought out Dr. Thomas Vasdekas who repaired the hernia using robotic surgical techniques allowing John to return to work much sooner than if he had traditional open or even laparoscopic surgery.
For two years, as Robert Della Penna, 74, rode his bike through many scenic trails, he would become extremely short of breath at the beginning of his rides, but then the sensation would disappear.
Bill Nehart competed in the Hot Chocolate 15K in Las Vegas just 90 days after undergoing robotic-assisted surgery with Dr. Thai Nguyen at Silver Cross Hospital to remove his prostate cancer.
After surviving a heart attack and having a stent inserted, Terri Giorgi discovered within a few weeks that she had a tumor the size of a lemon in her colon. After consulting with a University of Chicago Medicine cancer specialist at Silver Cross Hospital, she was referred to Dr. R.A. Gamagami, is known for his expertise in treating colorectal cancer using the da Vinci surgical robot. Surgeons from around the country visit Silver Cross to gain from his experience in treating patients with colorectal diseases.
On Aug. 8, 2016, Dr. Tom Antkowiak performed the first partial knee replacement robotic surgery using the new Mako™ System at The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital on Hope Marsden. Within just a few weeks after surgery, Hope was able to fully move her knee without any pain and walk really well! Silver Cross is the only facility in Will, Grundy and Kankakee Counties offering Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis.