Leaders in Surgical Innovation
At Wheaton Franciscan - Elmbrook Memorial Campus, our team of surgical experts, coupled with the most advanced surgical technology and minimally invasive surgical options, provides patients with innovative solutions to their health care needs.
Our surgical leadership is further demonstrated through two approaches in particular:
- Single Incision Laparoscopy Surgery (SILS), featuring the da Vinci® robot
- Collaborative surgery
Our surgeons utilize the advanced da Vinci® robot to perform robot-assisted surgeries. The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to perform complex procedures through 1-2 cm incisions, which means that minimally invasive surgical therapies are now available to millions of patients.
For most patients, minimally invasive robotic procedures can offer numerous potential benefits over open-abdominal surgery, including: smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, reduced pain, shorter hospital stays, minimal scarring and fewer post-operative infections and complications.
Single Incision Surgeries
Single Incision Laparoscopy Surgery (SILS): At Elmbrook Memorial, surgeons perform procedures through a single, tiny incision using the da Vinci robot. This minimally invasive approach provides the benefits of increased options and improved benefits, such as no visible scars, shorter recovery times and reduced risk of complications.
Instead of scheduling a patient for two separate procedures for two separate needs, our surgeons often collaborate and work together to plan and perform procedures in tandem. The benefits of this for a patient include a single anesthetization, one surgery visit, less “down time,” less cost and just one recovery period rather than several.
Tiny Incisions. Big Benefits.
Minimally invasive surgery is performed through tiny incisions rather than through a large, open incision. The procedure is sometimes referred to as laparoscopic or arthroscopic surgery, and robotic surgery also qualifies.
There are many significant benefits of minimally invasive surgery, including:
- Less post-operative pain
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery
Personalized Care & Attention
Our wide range of available surgical options allows our caring staff to find the one that’s right for you. A personalized care plan is created for each surgical patient to provide options best suited to each individual’s needs and situation. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing patients and their loved ones with the highest quality of care in diagnosis, treatment and recovery, using the most advanced and safest surgical techniques available.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Elmbrook Memorial offers a wide range of minimally invasive procedures for many areas of the body, including but not limited to:
- Ears, nose and throat
- Gall bladder
- Joints - hips and knees
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Reproductive organs
- Urologic system
Nationally Recognized Surgical Excellence
Elmbrook Memorial Campus is a national leader in surgical outcomes and clinical excellence. In fact, Elmbrook Memorial Campus is consistently named as one of the top hospitals in the nation for surgical excellence by HealthGrades®.
Our surgical specialties include minimally invasive, robotic, single incision, collaborative surgeries and much more.