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General surgeons at Loyola University Health System (Loyola) perform all routine general surgical procedures, including routine colorectal procedures. They also possess special expertise in breast surgery, surgical treatment of burns, cancer surgery and transplantation surgery. General surgery includes the sections of colon and rectal surgery, endocrine surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery and surgical oncology.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Surgeons in this section treat patients with complications of inflammatory bowel disease or unusual gastrointestinal cancers in need of specialized surgical interventions.
Among the conditions treated are thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, familial endocrine disease, neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and adrenal disorders.
Pediatric surgeons work in conjunction with Loyola’s other pediatric subspecialists to provide specialized surgical treatment of newborns and children.
Surgical Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive procedures performed include laparoscopically assisted banding for obesity and laparoscopically assisted colon resection.
A multidisciplinary team evaluates and treats patients with cancers, including of the breast, liver, pancreas, endocrine system and gastrointestinal tract.
Surgeons at Loyola are studying the effects of shock on organ system functions, causes of thyroid and parathyroid tumors and wound healing.