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Surgical Services

By the time your health problem needs surgery, you're likely ready to do anything needed to feel better. But facing surgery is still scary. At UI Health, we combine the most advanced surgical techniques with a caring, concerned team in order to give you peace of mind.

Our goal is to help you achieve your best level of health following surgery. Whether you're having a simple surgery or a complex procedure for critical problem, we plan your surgery with your individual needs in mind.

Head to Toe Solutions

UI Health surgical specialists provide expert care for every type of surgical procedure you may need. This includes:

Bariatric Surgery
UI Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program has been designated as a Bariatric Center of Excellence (BSCOE). Our program includes surgeons, physicians, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the treatment of obesity.

Breast Cancer Center
The Breast Cancer Center uses a team approach to care for women with breast cancer. We provide surgical and medical treatment for women with genetic predisposition to breast cancer, new diagnosis of breast cancer, or previous diagnosis of breast cancer. This includes immediate or delayed reconstruction or treatment of secondary deformities following breast cancer. We also offer mammography, genetic counseling, clinical research trials, patient advocate services, and the latest imaging technologies.

Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery provides specialized care for conditions affecting organs in the chest, heart, lungs, ribs, esophagus, and diaphragm. We perform adult and pediatric cardiac surgery and offer management of lung cancer, emphysema, esophageal cancer, and mediastinal diseases.

Colon and Rectal Surgery
UI Hospital offers surgical care for diseases and symptoms related to the small and large intestines, the rectum, and anus.

Craniofacial Center
The Craniofacial Center provides evaluation and treatment for infants, children, adolescents, and adults with congenital (born with) or acquired conditions of the oral cavity, face, and head. The Craniofacial Center is one of the largest facilities in the country dedicated to the team approach for the care of infants, children, adolescents, and adults with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other congenital craniofacial conditions. We also provide surgical and prosthetic rehabilitation for those with head and neck cancer or who have suffered craniofacial trauma. We also offer dental care for medically compromised and developmentally challenged adults.

Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
The Ear, Nose, and Throat Cancer surgeons at UI Health are unique to the Chicago area in their ability to offer certain patients robot-assisted surgery. This surgery is minimally invasive, meaning your recovery is quicker you will be able to eat and breathe more quickly. In addition, we are experts in providing microvascular surgical reconstruction, if needed, at the same time of removing your cancer.

Minimally Invasive, General & Robotic Surgery

UI Hospital is the nation's leading practitioner of robotic surgery. We have performed thousands of surgeries and robotic procedures using the most advanced techniques and equipment available.

Pediatric Surgery
UI Hospital performs all types of pediatric general surgical, thoracic surgical, and urologic procedures. We have particular expertise in less invasive laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery, and also in the management of children with congenital abnormalities.

Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery
We provide patient care in all areas of adult and pediatric plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery. We also collaborate with other specialists to manage patients with congenital anomalies, difficult wounds, and complex reconstructive problems.

Surgical Oncology
The Division of Surgical Oncology provides screening, surgical treatment, and coordination of care for cancer patients with solid tumors. Our areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: tumors of the head and neck, breast, liver, gastrointestinal tract, melanoma, sarcoma, and complex surgical procedures for cancer.

Transplant Surgery
We have one of two programs worldwide offering living donors for all abdominal organs: kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine, combined liver/bowel, combined kidney/pancreas, and the only program offering combined, liver/bowel living donor transplant from parent to child less than five years of age. Our transplant team includes pharmacists, respiratory therapists, dietitians, social workers, and nurses who specialize in organ transplantation.
 
Urologic Oncology
The Department of Urology at UI Health offers the most advanced therapies available for urologic cancers, including open and laparoscopic surgery, robot-assisted surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and combination therapies.   

Vascular Surgery
The Division of Vascular Surgery provides surgical treatment of vascular disease, including aortic aneurysm, aortoliac occlusive disease, and venous disorders. Additional procedures include carotid surgery and lower extremity revascularization, and treatment of non-healing ulcers of the lower extremities. Our vascular surgeons work with a team of specialists, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, thoracic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and critical care specialists.

Wound Healing and Tissue Repair  
Our goal to provide the highest quality of care possible through personalized treatment with a focus on saving your limbs and improving your health. We offer comprehensive evaluation, management, and treatment of all types of chronic non-healing wounds on both an outpatient and inpatient basis. We are home to the first and only medical fellowship in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair and partner with the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR), a physician-based non-profit organization in Illinois.

Our Locations

Outpatient Care Center 
1801 West Taylor Street
Surgery Center, Suites 1E, 3F
Chicago IL, 60612

Craniofacial Center
811 South Paulina
Chicago, IL 60612

General Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
840 S. Wood St., Suite 435E
Chicago, IL 60612

Transplant Center 
1855 W. Taylor St, Suite 1077
Chicago, IL 60612