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General Surgery

Our focus at Advanced Surgical Care of Northern Illinois is the medical specialty of General Surgery which encompasses providing care in relationship to your abdominal organs, esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, and thyroid gland.  In addition, we possess extensive sub-specialty experience which includes breast surgery, upper GI surgery, colorectal surgery, bariatric surgery, and thyroid surgery.  We care for patients with many of the types of problems and procedures below:

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery encompasses a variety of procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant conditions. 

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery is defined as the surgical treatment of conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus.  Dr. Ondrula, our board certified expert colorectal surgeon, specializes in evaluating and treating colitis, hemorrhoids, Crohns, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, obstruction, ischemia, colonic endoscopy, and colonic neoplasms such as polyps, and cancer.

Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery describes the procedures involved in combating morbid obesity via alteration of the gastrointestinal tract.  It is increasingly used in the cases of patients who have tried other weight loss regimes and have failed to sufficiently reduce their body weight to acceptable levels.  Dr. Chang is at the forefront of leading Barrington Bariatric Center as the premier bariatric surgery program in Northern Illinois.  She performs the following procedures:

Minimally Invasive Surgery       

At Advanced Surgical Care of Northern Illinois, many procedures are performed laparoscopically, with the advanced minimally invasive skills of our expert surgeons. Minimally invasive surgery, also known as MIS, minimal access, keyhole surgery, laparacopic surgery or endoscopic surgery, is a major advance in surgical technique bringing patients excellent results in comparison to traditional ‘open’ surgical procedures.  MIS involves having minimum interference with the body’s normal physiological function thus allowing surgeons access to complex anatomy through very small incisions instead of the large incisions associated with traditional ‘open’ surgery.  Patients often experience less pain, faster recovery, and a shorter length of stay at the hospital.

How is minimally invasive surgery performed?

A tiny camera is introduced into the body through a small incision and transmits images back to a video monitor, thus enabling us to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions.  We insert surgical instruments and devices such as irrigation and drainage devices through the small incisions to assist in treating the condition. 

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

What are the risks associated with minimally invasive surgery?

Complications of any surgery include:

What are commonly performed MIS procedures?

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)

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