Surgeries Performed at Loyola | Loyola Medicine

Surgeries Performed at Loyola

Loyola Medicine’s surgical specialists have received specialized training to diagnose complex conditions and provide the most advanced treatment options. Loyola offers state-of-the-art interventions that are not available at other medical centers. Frequently, we are able to offer minimally invasive procedures that result in smaller incisions for the patient and, in some cases, no incision. Minimally invasive approaches mean less blood loss, less pain, less time in the hospital and shorter recovery times for our patients.

Loyola is pleased to offer the following surgical treatments to our patients:

Abdominal Transplant Surgery

Abdominal transplant surgery is used to perform organ transplantation of either the kidney or liver, for either a transplant recipient or transplant donor. Surgeons at Loyola’s Transplant Center have the medical expertise and technological resources to care for the most difficult conditions, whether you need a kidney, liver or a multi-organ transplant. 

For more information or to request an appointment, call 708-327-4TXP (kidney and liver patients) or 85-LiverDoc (liver patients).

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, involves surgical changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight by limiting how much you eat, reducing the absorption of nutrients, or both. Loyola’s multidisciplinary team of weight loss experts may recommend bariatric surgeries when diet and exercise have not resulted in weight loss or when you have serious health problems because of your weight.

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Adjustable gastric banding surgery
  • Gastric bypass
  • Gastric sleeve (gastrectomy)
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gastroscopy (Endoscopy)
  • Liver resection
  • Surgery for GERD or ulcerative colitis for children

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Cardiothoracic

Cardiothoracic surgery is a treatment option for adult and pediatric patients with heart or lung disease, as well as conditions in the esophagus, other organs in the chest, or in the structure and tissues that make up the chest cavity.

  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Peripheral bypass
  • Pulmonic valve repair and replacement
  • Septal myectomy
  • Subcutaneous ICD
  • Valve-sparing aortic root replacement (David procedure)
  • Ventricular assist device (heart pump)​

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Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular surgery treats disorders or diseases of the heart or blood vessels. Cardiovascular surgeons work to repair damage to these areas with minimally invasive or open procedures, including the implantation of devices to help the heart pump blood through the body.

  • Bypass surgery
  • Cardiac (open heart) surgery
  • Cardiac closure device implantation
  • Cardiac defibrillator implantation

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Colorectal

Colorectal surgery treats a variety of problems of the colon, rectum and anus, from benign (non-cancerous) to malignant (cancerous). Our colon and rectal surgeons work with gastroenterologists, radiologists, surgical oncologists and other specialists to provide the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques for many colorectal issues.

  • Abdominoperineal resection surgery (APR)
  • Anal sphincteroplasty
  • Bulking agent therapy
  • Colectomy
  • Colonic stent placement
  • Colostomy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Fistula repair
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA)
  • Ileostomy
  • Low anterior resection surgery (LAR)
  • Polyp removal (polypectomy)
  • Polypectomy
  • Primary bowel resection
  • Sphincter-sparing treatment
  • Strictureplasty
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)
  • Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)​

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Dermatology

Loyola offers comprehensive surgical treatment for skin cancer from an interdisciplinary team of Mohs surgeons, medical and surgical oncologists, reconstructive surgeons, radiologists and dermopathologists.

  • Mohs micrographic surgery

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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology surgery treats conditions and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Our highly experienced gastrointestinal surgeons partner with interventional endoscopists, endocrine surgeons, hepatologists, radiologists, oncologists, transplant surgeons and other specialists to provide advanced surgical techniques for many gastrointestinal conditions.

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
  • Colectomy
  • Colonic stent placement
  • Colostomy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Esophagogastric fundoplasty
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gastroscopy
  • Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA)
  • Ileostomy
  • Liver resection
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Polyp removal (polypectomy)
  • Polypectomy
  • Strictureplasty
  • Surgery for GERD or ulcerative colitis for children​

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General Surgery

General surgery is for the treatment of patients who need surgery for conditions of the thyroid, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. Loyola’s general surgery program includes colon and rectal surgery, endocrine surgery, pediatric surgery, interventional endoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology, GI/bariatric surgery, transplant surgery, plastic surgery and trauma/critical care surgery.

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Biliary surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Burn scar revision procedures
  • Cancer surgery (surgical oncology)
  • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Esophagogastric fundoplasty
  • Exploratory surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gastroscopy (Endoscopy)
  • Hernia surgery
  • Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA)
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND)
  • Thyroidectomy​

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Gynecologic Oncology

Gynecologic oncology surgery treats cancers of the female reproductive system. At Loyola, we perform minimally invasive robotic surgery whenever possible, as well as offer reconstructive techniques and compassionate support from an interdisciplinary team of gynecologic surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists and social workers.  

  • Endometrial treatments
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Pelvic exenteration
  • Supracervical hysterectomy

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Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is used to treat a wide range of conditions in the brain, skull, spinal cord and nervous system. This includes surgery to treat neurological trauma, tumors, stroke, infections, degenerative diseases and vascular disorders. 

  • Brain mapping surgery
  • Cranial base surgery
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Diskectomy or microdiskectomy
  • Endoscopic cranial base surgery
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
  • Foraminotomy
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminotomy/laminectomy
  • Lumbar decompression
  • Lumbar microdiskectomy
  • Nerve graft
  • Nerve release
  • Nerve transfer
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Sacral nerve stimulation (neuromodulation)
  • Spinal fusion (arthrodesis)
  • Spinal reconstruction
  • Spine decompression surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Tendon transfer
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)
  • Vertebroplasty​

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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and gynecology treatment may include surgery for conditions and disorders of the female reproductive system, as well as for pregnant patients and their developing babies. Gynecologic surgeons use minimally invasive, robotic techniques whenever possible, as well as reconstructive procedures to provide quality of life after surgery.

  • Circumcision
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Endometrial treatments
  • Fistula repair
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Myomectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Prophylactic mastectomy
  • Supracervical hysterectomy​

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Ophthalmology

Eye conditions and diseases that require surgery are approached with the highest quality care and consideration at Loyola. Ophthalmic surgeons provide reconstructive, ophthalmologic and cosmetic eye surgery for the eyelids, eyes, eyebrows, orbital cavity and lacrimal (tear duct) system, as well as the cheeks and forehead. 

  • Canaloplasty
  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal transplant
  • Diabetic retinopathy laser surgery
  • Drainage implants
  • Endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP)
  • Evisceration and enucleation
  • Eye surgery (oculoplastics, ophthalmologic and orbital surgery)
  • Eyelid lesion surgery
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Lacrimal surgery (endoscopic tear duct surgery)
  • Laser vision correction
  • LASIK
  • Macular degeneration surgery
  • Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pneumatic retinopexy
  • Retina surgery
  • Scleral buckling
  • Strabismus surgery
  • Trabectomy
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Vitrectomy​

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Oral and Maxiofacial Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery treats injuries, diseases and defects of the head, neck, face, mouth and jaw. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons work closely with trauma, cancer, otolaryngology and dental medicine teams to coordinate care for dental and facial deformity, dental injury and facial trauma.

  • Dental implants
  • Maxillofacial deformity reconstruction surgery
  • Mouth surgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Reconstructive facial and jaw surgery after trauma
  • Reconstructive jaw surgery after cancer
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) surgery
  • Tooth extractions for impacted teeth

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Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic surgery involves the treatment of conditions and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons. Specialists in orthopaedic surgery may focus on the foot and ankle, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, hip, knee or spine.  

  • Pediatric orthopaedics

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Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology (ENT) surgery treats conditions, diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck, including traumatic head injuries and head and neck cancers. Our otolaryngologists and head and neck surgeons partner with audiologists, neurologists and other specialists to provide leading-edge surgical techniques and minimally invasive approaches for many types of ENT surgery. 

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Audiology surgery
  • Bone-anchored cochlear Implants
  • Cleft lip and palate repair
  • Cochlear implants
  • Correction of airway obstruction
  • Cranial base surgery
  • Ear abnormality correction (otoplasty)
  • Endoscopic cranial base surgery
  • Facial paralysis surgery
  • Fully implanted hearing aids
  • Hearing and balance surgeries
  • Mouth surgery
  • Nasal and sinus surgery
  • Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty)
  • Orbital surgery (eye socket surgery)
  • Otolaryngology (head and neck) surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinus surgery
  • Throat, voice box and esophageal surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transoral robotic surgery (TORS)​

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Pediatric Gastroenterology

Surgical treatments for pediatric gastroenterology patients address issues of children with gastrointestinal, liver, nutrition and pancreatic diseases. Whenever possible, our surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures to ensure less scarring, a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery time for your child. 

  • Colectomy and proctocolectomy for children
  • Removal of bowel obstruction in children
  • Removal of intestinal polyps or fistulas in children
  • Surgery for GERD or ulcerative colitis for children

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Pediatric Gynecology

Pediatric gynecology surgery treats concerns and problems of the female reproductive system (including the uterus, ovaries and vagina) of young and adolescent girls. 

  • Vaginal reconstruction and vaginal septum surgery for children

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Pediatric Otolaryngology

Pediatric otolaryngology (ENT) surgery addresses children’s’ ear, nose or throat conditions that have not been well controlled by other medical treatments. Loyola’s expert team of pediatric otolaryngologists works with general pediatricians, pediatric audiologists, pulmonologists, allergists, head and neck surgeons, plastic surgeons and other specialists to provide compassionate care for your child’s ENT issues. 

  • Ear drainage tubes for children
  • External ear and middle ear reconstruction in children
  • External hearing aids for children
  • Middle ear implants for children, including stapedectomy and ossiculoplasty
  • Nasal surgery for children
  • Septoplasty
  • Tonsillectomy

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Pediatric Plastic/Reconstructive

The pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery team restores form and function for newborns, infants, children and adolescents faced with congenital malformations (existing from birth) or problems due to an injury, tumor or disease of the head, neck, face, body, perineum, arms and legs. 

  • Cleft lip and palate repair
  • Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery

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Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric surgeons treat children from infancy to teenage years who require surgical treatment for congenital and developmental conditions or diseases, as well as injuries and trauma.

  • Kidney and bladder surgery in children
  • Removal of bowel obstruction in children
  • Removal of intestinal polyps or fistulas in children
  • Surgical treatments for pediatric reproductive problems
  • Undescended testicle repair

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Pediatric Urology

Pediatric urologic surgeons treat congenital and acquired problems of the urinary tract, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra in children. Minimally invasive procedures are used whenever possible to ensure a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery time for your child.

  • Circumcision
  • Kidney and bladder surgery in children
  • Reconstructive surgery of the genitals and urinary tract in children
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Surgical treatments for pediatric reproductive problems
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Undescended testicle repair

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Plastic/Reconstructive

Plastic and reconstructive surgeons treat patients seeking cosmetic surgical care, as well as those with wounds, congenital abnormalities, burns, trauma, deformity or disfigurement. Our plastic/reconstructive surgeons specialize in treating the breasts, abdomen, face and hands. 

  • Arm lifts (brachioplasty)
  • Breast augmentation through breast implants or fat transfer
  • Breast lifts (mastopexy)
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reconstruction with flap surgery
  • Breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty)
  • Brow lifts 
  • Burn scar revision procedures
  • Circumferential body lift
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Eyelid lifts
  • Eyelid lesion surgery
  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • ​Eyelid weakness surgery
  • Facelifts (rhytidectomy)
  • Forehead and brow lift
  • Liposuction
  • Lower body lifts (buttocks, groin and outer thighs) 
  • Microsurgery of the hand
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Neck lifts
  • Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty)
  • Orbital surgery (eye socket surgery)
  • Perforator flap breast reconstruction
  • Reconstructive facial and jaw surgery after trauma
  • Reconstructive jaw surgery after cancer
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) ​

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Podiatry

Podiatry surgeons treat problems of the foot, ankle and lower leg to relieve pain from conditions and injuries with minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. 

  • Bunion surgery
  • Fracture repairs in the foot
  • Hammer toe repair

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Pulmonology

Pulmonary and critical care specialists are trained to surgically treat a wide range of acute and chronic lung issues, from patients who need help breathing easier to those requiring a lung transplant.

  • Correction of airway obstruction

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Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology surgery targets tumors to kill cancer cells using advanced image guidance and motion sensitive technology. Radiation oncologists at Loyola are specially trained in equipment and procedures that deliver radiation directly to tumors, avoiding healthy surrounding tissue as much as possible. 

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

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Radiology

Interventional radiology uses advanced imaging and minimally invasive techniques to treat diseases in the musculoskeletal system, vascular system, pulmonary system and abdomen.

  • Uterine artery embolization (UAE)

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Surgical Oncology

Surgical oncology, or cancer surgery, involves the surgical removal of cancer. Loyola’s cancer surgeons work closely with doctors in medical oncology, hematology and radiation therapy to remove the cancer, or as much of the cancer as possible with the most progressive cancer treatments are available, including robotic surgery and other advanced procedures.

  • Breast surgery
  • Cancer surgery (surgical oncology)
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph node removal
  • Mastectomy
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Whipple procedure for pancreatic and gastric cancers

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Thoracic

Thoracic surgeons treat congenital and acquired conditions of the heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, chest wall and great vessels. Thoracic surgery options at Loyola include minimally invasive, robotic and video-assisted procedures, according to the best treatment plan for each patient. 

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Trauma

Patients with acute, life-threatening surgical conditions receive advanced care at Loyola. These conditions include trauma, burns, infections, ischemia, acute inflammation and post-operative complications. 

  • Critical care surgery

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Urogynecology/Reconstructive

Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery treats female patients with urogynecological and pelvic-floor dysfunction, as well as all patients with pelvic conditions or urinary/fecal issues. Laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries are performed whenever possible. 

  • Colpocleisis
  • Fistula repair
  • Rectopexy
  • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Sacrohysteropexy
  • Sacrospinous fixation
  • Urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery
  • Uterosacral ligament suspension

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Urology

Urology surgery treats conditions of the genitourinary tract (including the bladder, kidneys, gallbladder, penis, prostate, testicles and urinary tract) and the adrenal glands. Urology surgeons are also trained to treat cancers in this area of the body, using laparoscopic/minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. 

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder augmentation
  • Bladder neck suspension
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Genitourinary reconstruction
  • Kidney transplant surgery
  • Lithotomy
  • Microsurgical varicocelectomy
  • Mitrofanoff appendicovesicostomy
  • Monti procedure
  • Nephrectomy
  • Nephropexy
  • Nephrostomy
  • Penectomy
  • Penile plication surgery, plaque incision and grafting
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Radical orchiectomy
  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND)
  • Suprapubic cystostomy
  • Ureterneocystostomy
  • Urinary diversion
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Vasoepididymostomy for vasectomy reversal​

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Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy

Vascular specialists at Loyola surgically treat diseases and conditions of the circulatory system to clear blockages from arteries and keep blood flow functioning. Vascular surgeons perform open surgical repair and reconstruction, as well as minimally invasive endovascular therapy interventions (performed inside the blood vessels), depending on the appropriate option for each patient.

  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm stent graft repair
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Arterial bypass surgery
  • Arteriovenous access surgery
  • Atherectomy
  • Carotid body tumor resection
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Inferior vena cava filter placement and retrieval
  • Mesenteric and renal aneurysm repair
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement
  • Popliteal aneurysm repair
  • Stenting
  • Thrombectomy
  • Thrombolysis

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