Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health and Breast Center Recognized for Achieving NAPBC Accreditation

The Breast Center in the Center for Women’s Health at Silver Cross Hospital Receives National Accreditation by the NAPBC, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons

Laura Ragauskaite, M.D., F.A.C.S., Medical Director

The Breast Center at the Center for Women’s Health at Silver Cross Hospital receives accreditation on behalf of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). NAPBC Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence for breast centers.

To achieve NAPBC accreditation, a breast center demonstrates compliance with the NAPBC standards that look at a center’s leadership, clinical services, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement.

The Breast Center is located inside the Center for Women’s Health at Silver Cross Hospital. Here, patients can receive multi-disciplinary treatment for smooth continuity of care and convenient access to pre and post-surgical services.

Elwood Woman goes from being the Patient to becoming a Caregiver at Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross is the First and Only Hospital in Will County to Offer Revolutionary Anti-Reflux Surgery

Surgeon Reza Gamagami, M.D., F.A.C.S. with Lemont resident Christine Guzior, who had innovative anti-reflux surgery with LINX implantation at the Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.

Dr. Laura Raguaskaite is named Medical Director at Silver Cross Hospital’s Breast Center in the Center for Women’s Health.

Physician on Staff at Silver Cross Hospital is the First Female General Surgeon in Illinois to Perform Robotic Single-Incision Gallbladder Surgery

Venkata R. Kakarla, M.D. Helps Local Woman Quickly Regain Quality of Life by Robotically Repairing Large Hiatal Hernia:

Dr. Gamagami Performs Colorectal Robotic Surgery at Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital

Colon Cancer Cured with Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital

Colorectal Specialist R.A. Gamagami, M.D., F.A.C.S. uses advanced
techniques to save New Lenox Man’s Life

Dr. Gamagami, who specializes in colorectal cancer surgery, is a leader in advanced minimally invasive procedures using the da Vinci robot. Silver Cross has been designated as part of an elite group of nationally recognized General Surgery Epicenters due to the demonstrated excellence of R.A. Gamagami, M.D. as an educator for general colorectal robotic surgery.

Dr. Gamagami Recognized as Top Doc – Rated in the Top 1% of Physicians Nationally in Patient SatisfactionR.A. Gamagami, M.D., F.A.C.S. is one of 34 physicians on staff recognized by Silver Cross recently for outstanding patient satisfaction from April 2012 to March 2013.” The Top Docs ranked in the top 1% compared to all other physicians throughout the country,” says Paul Pawlak, President/CEO of Silver Cross Hospital. “It is because of the service and care these doctors provide, Silver Cross continues to be recognized as one of America’s most friendly hospitals with the Hospital of Choice award from the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.”

To read more about this distinction, the article can be found here:

January 2012 Appointment

NiTi Surgical Solutions appoints Dr. R.A. Gamagami as an international delegate for NiTi’s World Conference for Compression Anastomosis (WCCA), a consortium whose aim is to identify best practices for facilitating optimal surgical outcomes for patients undergoing colon surgery requiring compression anastomosis.

Kii Fios First Entry for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Dr. R.A. Gamagami demonstrates the use of Kii Fios First Entry for this critical part of laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery.

Breast Self-Exam

Posted on October 27, 2010
Because early detection is a key factor in the fight against breast cancer, Dr. R.A. Gamagami explains how and when to administer self-examination.