Thursday, April 24, 2014

Well-known general surgeon joins Loyola's surgery team at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

MAYWOOD, Ill. (April 24, 2014) – Loyola University Health System is pleased to welcome Michael R. DeHaan, MD, FACS, to its general surgery team at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Dr. DeHaan is well known in the western suburbs for his outstanding surgical technique and patient care.

His clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, hernia, dialysis access vascular surgical procedures, minimally invasive surgery, colorectal cancer, peripheral vascular diseases and wounds.

Before joining Loyola, DeHaan held numerous leadership roles at suburban hospitals, including as president of the medical staff and chairman of the Department of Surgery at West Suburban Hospital.

He is a sought-after lecturer and teacher and has received several teaching awards, including one from the American Academy of Family Physicians for his excellence in teaching.

DeHaan is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of General Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Rockford College of Medicine and completed a residency in general surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, now Rush University Medical Center. He received training in laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery from Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and Tufts New England Medical Center.

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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 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.