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.
To make an appointment, please call (888) LUHS-888/(888) 584-7888 or visit loyolamedicine.org.

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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the 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 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.