Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Loyola gains expert in urologic robotic reconstructive surgery

MAYWOOD, Ill. (June 4, 2014) – Alex Gorbonos, MD, brings his expertise in the treatment of urologic cancer through robotic surgery and urologic robotic reconstructive surgery to Loyola University Health System. In addition, he is an assistant professor in the Department of Urology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Gorbonos’ medical interests include minimally invasive urologic surgery, urologic robotic reconstructive surgery, prostate cancer, urologic cancers and robotic surgery.

He is active in urology and cancer research and has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Urology, Langmuir and The Journal of Urology. He has made presentations at national and international medical conferences.

Before joining Loyola he was the director of robotic surgery at SIU HealthCare, affiliated with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York. His urology residency was completed at Loyola University Medical Center and his fellowship in urologic cancer and robotics at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, Calif.

He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Association of Clinical Urologists, Endourological Society, American Urological Society and Illinois Urological Society.

Dr. Gorbonos sees patients at Loyola’s main medical center campus in Maywood as well at the Loyola Center for Health in Park Ridge, located at 1030 W. Higgins Road.
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About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.