Bloodless Medicine and Surgery
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
5645 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60634
The Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center provides treatment for patients, who for various personal and religious reasons, choose not to receive blood or blood products in their medical procedures. The Center, the first of its kind in the nation, has gained international recognition since it opened in 1987 and has served as a model for similar facilities throughout the world. Alternative procedures and a conservative approach to controlling blood loss are hallmarks of this innovative program.
Advanced Medical Technology
The center's medical team of physicians, surgeons, nurses and technicians keeps abreast of the latest advances in bloodless medicine. Our capabilities include:
- Cell saver - This procedure re-circulated blood during surgical procedures, eliminating the need for blood transfusions.
- Argon beam coagulator - Through this technology, blood is clotted at the surgical site, thus reducing blood loss.
- Laser surgery - This approach is used whenever laser beam surgery is appropriate.
- GreenLight Laser - This new technology bloodlessly treats BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), a condition that affects more than 13 million men in the United States.
- Endoscopy - This non-surgical procedure is often used to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disorders.
- Emergency Department - The Emergency Department staff at Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center is committed to meeting the special needs and sensitivities of those who choose bloodless surgery.
- Nursing Units - Bloodless medicine and surgery patients receive round-the-clock nursing services in Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center's critical care, cardiac care and extended care units.
The Center for Bloodless Medicine is located within Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center at 5645 West Addison Street in Chicago, Illinois. The Center is easily accessible from the Kennedy Expressway, and O'Hare International and Midway Airports. Free enclosed parking is available for patients.
Center representatives are available to answer questions about bloodless medicine and surgery.