Robotic Surgery

Thanks to a breakthrough surgical technology, there is a new category of minimally invasive surgery.

An effective alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy, the da Vinci® Surgical System is a minimally invasive option for complex surgical procedures offering definitive treatment with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay, faster return to normal daily activities and better clinical outcomes.

The advantages of robotic surgery include:

  • 3-D visualization during surgery;
  • 10x the magnification for better identification of structures resulting in less blood loss; and
  • 360° rotation capability during surgery.

These advantages translate into a more comfortable and successful surgical experience for patients.

Our surgeons offer many types of laparoscopic and open gastrointestinal and general surgeries including:

  • Cholecystectomy (including single-site)
  • Gastrectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Right Colectomy
  • Left Colectomy
  • Hernia
  • Rectal Resection
  • Sigmoid Colectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Partial Gastroesophagectomy
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Low Anterior Resection
Surgical Specialist at Silver Cross uses advanced techniques to treat colon cancer. Read Article
Dr. Kakarla, robotic surgeon, talks with Vera Boyland about her recovery after repairing her hiatal hernia in February. Read Article
Dr. Laura Ragauskaite is the first female surgeon in Illinois to perform a Robotic Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (SILC). This will throw off the balance of this area. Maybe they can be listed in a row with the caption to the right, although a better creative idea would be welcomed. Read Article
(I to r) R.A. Gamagami, MD, general surgeon at Silver Cross Hospital; David Litkak, MD, surgical oncologist with Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center in Good Year, AZ; Steve Good, Intuitive surgical associate; Julie Hildebrand, Physician’s Assistant with Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center. Dr. Litkak and Hildebrand met with Dr. Gamagami on July 24 at Silver Cross Hospital to observe how to perform colorectal surgery using robotic techniques. Read Article
Surgical Specialist at Silver Cross uses advanced techniques to treat esophageal cancer Read Article

We serve all communities and are conveniently located near Frankfort, Homer Glen, Joliet, Mokena, Morris, Orland Park and Tinley Park.