Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center
Saint Mary Campus
2233 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Saint Elizabeth Campus
1431 North Claremont Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60622

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To schedule a consultation with a surgeon at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, call 815.725.7133.

World-Class Surgical Care in West Town & Ukrainian Village

The thought of facing surgery can feel overwhelming—but the surgeons at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center have the skill, compassion, and expertise to put your mind at ease. Backed by industry-leading technology with a focus on minimally invasive approaches, our patients enjoy alternatives to overnight hospitalization for many surgical procedures, including general, cosmetic, ear, nose and throat (ENT), orthopedic, gynecological and urological surgery. From admission through recovery, we’ll provide the personalized care you deserve and ensure a safe and swift return to the life you love.

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Less Pain, Faster Recovery

In minimally invasive surgery, tiny incisions 0.20 of an inch are made near the surgical site. Through these incisions, our highly trained surgeons insert specialized tools and cameras to perform the surgery inside of the body without having to make a traditional large incision. This results in less cutting of the skin, muscle, tissue and organs, which results in less pain and a quicker recovery.

Minimally invasive procedures we perform include:

  • Appendectomy
  • Colon surgery
  • da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery
  • Endoscopic Nasal Sinus Surgery
  • Gall bladder removal
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Tumor removal
  • Bone and joint repair
  • Single-incision laparoscopic surgery
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery

Advanced Robotic Surgery for Greater Precision

Equipped with the high-definition da Vinci® Surgical System—the most advanced robotic system available—our surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures with even greater precision. This advanced technology can be used for general surgery, colorectal, gynecology, and urology resulting in less blood loss, pain and scarring, plus shorter hospital stays and recovery time. Ask your doctor today if robotic surgery is right for you.

Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine

With multiple board-certified orthopedic surgeons, we offer the latest treatment options for all of your bone and joint issues. Our specially trained surgeons can treat fractures, joint replacements, and hand, foot, knee, and hip pain using the latest technology and procedures.

Cutting-Edge Neurosurgery

At our Neuroscience Integrative Center, patients benefit from the combined expertise of our neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain specialists, radiologists, oncologists and physical therapists, who use the latest techniques and technology to treat conditions of the brain and spine. Working seamlessly as a team, our specialists develop personalized treatment plans that may include therapy, medication and/or surgery, such as:

  • Minimally invasive procedures: Fewer complications, decreased recovery time and less pain and scarring are just a few of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. Our neurosurgical team uses a variety of techniques such as microsurgery, which uses a microscope and a tiny one-to-one-and-a-half inch diameter incision to perform traditional spine procedures.

  • Image-guided neurosurgery: Leveraging stereotactic technology, high-resolution neuroimaging and advanced computer systems, our surgeons conduct delicate brain and spine surgeries with laser-like precision and optimal safety.

  • Complex spinal instrumentation: Complex spinal fusion surgeries increase stability at a specific vertebral segment and eliminate pressure on the spinal nerves by removing abnormal disc and bone structures and securing hardware that promotes fusion of the bones.

Surgical Oncology

Our fellowship trained surgical experts have received an additional year of instruction, usually under a nationally recognized expert or experts. They provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment solutions for our patients, including specialties in medical surgical, gynecological and urological oncology. With a multispecialty approach, our surgical team works closely with you and your current physicians to find the best treatment.

Cardiac, Vascular, and Thoracic Services

Cardio, vascular, and thoracic surgery focuses on the surgical treatment of the chest, heart, arteries and veins, lungs, esophagus and diaphragm. Our team of specialized surgeons uses state-of-the-art techniques to treat serious conditions and improve the quality of our patients’ lives.

West Town’s Colo-Rectal Specialists

Led by fellowship-trained surgeon, Dr. Tim Heilizer, our team diagnoses and treats a wide variety of colon, rectal and anal diseases. In addition to screenings and non-surgical care plans, we address cancer and issues such as hemorrhoids, infections, diverticulitis and more.

Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases (GI)

We provide advanced diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, including the small and large intestine, colon, esophageal, stomach and rectal cancers. Our specialized physicians provide individual approaches to each patient, including non-surgical treatment of gallstones with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) technology.

Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery

Our hospital provides plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery to our patients in our community and beyond.  Our dedicated surgeons specialize in breast reconstructive surgery for women.

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