Surgical services gets makeover at Edward: State-of-the-art technology, emphasis on minimally invasive procedures highlighted in this Sun story. August 12, 2009
The major makeover of Edward Hospital's Naperville campus continues with the modernization of surgical services.
The renovation and upgrade of Edward's operating rooms and redesign of surgical support areas will enhance Edward's reputation as a leader in general surgery and minimally invasive techniques, such as gynecologic laparoscopic and orthopedic arthroscopic procedures.
The work is taking place in phases so patients can continue to be treated.
PHOTO: Greg Grant (left foreground), chairman of the surgery department at Edward Hospital, performs surgery in one of Edward's renovated operating rooms. Submitted by Edward Hospital
Edward performed more than 14,500 inpatient and outpatient surgeries in 2007, according to the 2007 IDPH Survey. This was seventh most of all hospitals in the Chicago area (teaching and non-teaching) and second among hospitals in DuPage and Will counties.
"Surgeons here have the skill set to do what's typically done at the teaching hospitals in Chicago," said Greg Grant, M.D., chairman of the surgery department at Edward Hospital and general surgeon with DuPage Surgical Consultants. "For example, a patient doesn't have to travel 30 miles to have a laparoscopic colon procedure. She can have it done at a hospital right in her own backyard."
For patients, Edward's expertise in minimally invasive surgery means: a procedure typically done without a hospital stay; less pain; speedier recovery; lower wound infection rates; quicker return to work and/or daily activities; less scarring.
"It's about volumes and success," said Grant. "We do the most of many types of these minimally invasive procedures in the area and we send most patients home the same day so they can get back to their regular activities as soon as possible."
When complete in the spring of 2011, the 20,000-square-foot surgical services area will include: 16 renovated/upgraded operating rooms; two renovated/upgraded minor procedure rooms; and state-of-the-art lighting that produces more light, less heat and requires bulbs that only need to be changed every 10 years
The surgical services modernization is just one element of Edward's five-year, $100 million-plus investment in its Naperville campus. The addition of facilities and expansion of services also continues on Edward's campus in Plainfield at 127th Street and Van Dyke Road.
On Sept. 14, residents will have access to Edward Plainfield ER, an upgrade of the current immediate care facility. Edward Plainfield Cancer Center begins seeing medical oncology patients Sept. 1 while radiation therapy will open in December.
Edward continues to review the regulatory and economic environment to determine the best time to submit another proposal to build Edward Plainfield Hospital.
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