Rush-Copley Surgery Center performs many types of heart surgery including coronary bypass surgery, aortic stent grafting and heart valve repair and replacement surgery.
Coronary Bypass Surgery -- Because of the potential savings in cost, complications and trauma to the patient, cardiac surgeons at Rush-Copley are increasingly providing less invasive approaches to heart operations, including open heart surgery, whenever possible. Off-pump or "beating heart" procedures avoid using a heart-lung machine and are done through standard or small incisions. Patients with neurologic, liver, kidney or lung concerns benefit the most from off-pump surgery.
Aortic Stent Grafting -- Aortic stent grafting repairs aortic aneurysms by implanting a device into the damaged aorta, the largest vessel transporting blood from the heart, allowing blood to travel smoothly to the rest of the body. This is less invasive than traditional abdominal surgery and offers the patient a shorter recovery time.
Valve Repair and Replacement Surgery -- As part of the Ross procedure, the patient's own pulmonary valve and cylinder are removed and used to replace the defective aortic valve. A human cryo-preserved valve is then used to replace the patient's pulmonary valve. This double-valve replacement allows the patient to benefit from having his or her native valve in the high-stress aortic position and the cryo-preserved valve in the low-stress pulmonary position.
Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
Rush-Copley physicians perform many types of ear, nose and throat procedures. Otolaryngologists are head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of the ears, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck. The medical disorders treated by our physicians are some of the most common that afflict people of all ages. Common ear, nose and throat surgeries include procedures for chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancers.
Physicians at Rush-Copley perform upper endoscopies (also known as gastroscopy or EGD) to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestines). This procedures helps your doctors evaluate symptoms of persistent upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing or heartburn. Upper endoscopy can also detect early cancers or find the cause of bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract. Endoscopy is more accurate than x-rays for detecting inflammation, ulcers or tumors.
Eye and Retina Surgery
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine specializing in the anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. Ophthalmologists and retina specialists affiliated with Rush-Copley specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of eye and retina disorders including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal tears and detachment.
General Surgery and Laparoscopy
General surgery procedures at Rush-Copley include gastro-intestinal surgery, colon-rectal surgery, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, spleen, esophagus, breast surgery varicose vein and hernia repair. Or patients may require a diagnostic procedure called a laparoscopy to determine the cause of a particular medical disorder. During a laparoscopy, a small hollow tube containing a high intensity light is inserted into the abdominal cavity and the image from inside your abdomen is viewed on a television screen. A diagnostic laparoscopy procedure may be prescribed for you to help determine the cause of both acute and chronic abdominal pain, unexplained abdominal mass, fluid in the abdominal cavity, liver disease, or a second look at a previous cancer procedure or cancer staging progression.
In Vitro Fertilization
For couples struggling with infertility, the Rush-Copley Center for Reproductive Health is here to help. The on-site in vitro fertilization lab is located within the surgery center for close proximity when completing assisted reproductive technology cases. In addition to in vitro fertilization, the center also performs tubal embryo transfer, embryo transfer, gamete intrafallopian transfer and zygote intrafallopian transfer.
Orthopaedic Surgery including Joint Replacement
Orthopaedics is the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries or the musculoskeletal system in both children and adults. Injuries to the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons) or conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis rank highly for visits to physicians' offices. Other conditions that require the help of an orthopaedic physician or surgeon include back or spine injuries, sprains, dislocations or bone fractures, shoulder, foot or ankle injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Neurosurgery, including Spine, Brain and Trauma
Neurological surgery involves the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injury to, or diseases of, the brain, spine or peripheral nerves. Brain tumors, aneurysms, spinal conditions, head trauma and stroke are serious conditions that demand comprehensive neurological care. The Neuroscience Center at Rush-Copley offers experienced neurosurgeons and neurologists who may provide either surgical or non-surgical care depending on the nature of the injury or illness.
Technology, such as image-guided surgery, offers the safest and most precise approach to treating brain disease. The image-guided system, the most advanced in the area, allows surgeons to see a three-dimensional view of the brain. The surgical instruments are tracked by the system, allowing the surgeon to ensure the safe performance of difficult procedures.
The Pain Center at Rush-Copley offers treatment for acute and chronic conditions by a board certified pain mangagement specialist. Minimally invasive treatments include neuro blocks, neuroablation, neurostimulation and drug therapy to help patients return to their daily routines. These procedures are almost always done on an outpatient basis and may reduce or eliminate the need for more invasive surgery.
Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns and disease. The art and science of plastic surgery is also involved with the enhancement of the appearance of a person through such procedures as facelift, rhinoplasty (nose alteration), breast augmentation and liposuction.
Urology is a surgical specialty dealing with diseases of the male and female urinary tracts and the male reproductive organs. The specialty includes surgical care of the male and female adrenal glands. Urologists diagnose and treat both adults and children. Urinary obstruction, prostate enlargement (BPH), erectile dysfunction, unirary incontinence, urinary tract calculus disease (stones) and prostate, testicular and kidney cancer are all treated by urologists or urologic surgeons. Urologists also treat urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases.
The surgery center works closely AmeriVein Systems, a comprehensive vein treatment center, to provide a revolutionary, minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins.
The AmeriVein Systems practice, located within the hospital, has performed thousands of procedures since 1996. Today, the physicians who founded the center teach surgeons from around the world this innovative and less invasive technique for the removal of varicose.