Monday, April 16, 2012

Saclarides Named Director of Colorectal Surgery at Loyola

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Theodore J. Saclarides, MD, FACS, has been named director of the division of Colorectal Surgery at Loyola University Health System. Dr. Saclarides also will serve as professor of surgery at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Saclarides was recruited to Loyola from Rush University Medical Center.
“Nationally and internationally acclaimed for his demonstrated clinical excellence and compassionate patient care, Ted Saclarides will help reinforce Loyola’s reputation as a leader in colorectal surgery and research,” said Paul C. Kuo, MD, MS, MBA, chair of the Department of Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and director of the Oncology Institute. “Dr. Saclarides will offer inspiration and strong leadership within the surgical department and exceptional world-class care to our patients."

A graduate of Vanderbilt University in chemistry and mathematics, Dr. Saclarides received his medical degree from the University of Miami, Florida. He completed a residency in general surgery and also a surgical internship at Rush in Chicago.  Dr. Saclarides completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Dr. Saclarides has been on staff at Rush since 1988 and most recently served as head of the section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of General Surgery at Rush and professor of surgery at Rush Medical College.

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Dr. Saclarides is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American Medical Society. He has authored several books and more than 100 manuscripts, abstracts and chapters. He also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Surgical Oncology and is a reviewer for several medical journals.

Dr. Saclarides was recognized as a top surgeon this year by U.S. News & World Report and was ranked in the top 1 percent in his specialty by Castle Connelly. Dr. Saclarides is a funded investigator who led research studies at Rush focusing on colorectal and colon conditions. His clinical expertise includes laparoscopy, anal sphincter reconstruction, cancer prevention and screening, colorectal cancer, hereditary colorectal disorders, colorectal surgery, incontinence, inflammatory bowel disease, specifically Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, pelvic-floor disorders and transanal endoscopic microsurgery. 

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.