Surgical care

    Our approach to surgical care

    Our highly skilled team of surgeons provide a wide array of surgical options, including plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, general surgery, surgical oncology, vascular surgery, urologic surgery, burn and wound surgery, gynecologic surgery, heart and lung surgery, neurosurgery and more. We perform routine surgeries, like gallbladder removal surgery, as well as advanced procedures, including hand transplants and facial reanimation surgery. 

    We specialize in providing minimally invasive procedures, often through the use of the da Vinci surgical system, a state-of-the-art robotic system. Smaller incision sites allow you to heal more quickly, with less pain and scarring and with a lower risk of infection. Our surgeons work closely with your primary care provider and other specialists to manage your pain and optimize your recovery.  


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    Dr. Dana Crosby, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and neurosurgeon Dr. Devin Amin recently completed the first transorbital skull base surgery in central Illinois.
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    Innovative technique saves man's hand

    After a farming accident, reconstructive surgeon Tim Daugherty saved a man's hand through "ectopic banking," a first in the Midwest.
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    Vala family, Memorial Health gift $2M to create endowment at SIU

    Local business owners and philanthropists Frank and Linda Vala have established an endowed chair to support research and training in urology at SIU School of Medicine.
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    Skin Engineering

    Within an operating room, surgeons sometimes notice little things that they wish they could do better. A change that could improve the medical outcome or the patient’s post-op convalescence is not to be ignored.

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    Bariatric surgery procedures and outcomes

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