Little Company of Mary Hospital Renovates State-of-the-Art Surgical Suites

Last month, Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) celebrated the opening of its newly renovated operating suites.

The new state-of-the-art operating advancements provided in the new suites include integrated connectivity along PACS, which is a cutting-edge technology that provides a live, high resolution imaging feed to the surgical team throughout operation. Access to imaging at the operative field allows surgeon to increase patient safety and help the team to deliver highest level of surgical care. Additionally, the new suites also include: new ceiling-mounted surgical lights for lighting optimization, display monitors with equipment and service booms in each operating room designed to support the surgical team in providing optimal patient care, and enhanced HVAC, medical gas, electric, and communication systems.

“Little Company of Mary Hospital is committed to providing our community with the best possible care involving the latest technology,” said Andrey Ibragimov, Manager of Surgical Services at LCMH. “These renovated suites will allow us to honor this commitment by providing the most up-to-date advancements in surgical care for our patients.”

L to R: Mary Ryan, Director of Patient Care Services at LCMH; Dr. Brian Farrell, ENT specialist and member of the Little Company of Mary Hospital Board of Directors; Dennis Reilly, President and C.E.O. of LCMH; Dr. David Roth, Anesthesiologist at LCMH; Andrey Ibragimov, Manager of Surgical Services at LCMH; Lisa DiMarco, Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNO at LCMH; Mary Freyer; Chief Operating Officer at LCMH; Dr. Ronald Bonaguro, Surgery Department Chair at LCMH

L to R: Mary Ryan, Director of Patient Care Services at LCMH; Dr. Brian Farrell, ENT specialist and member of the Little Company of Mary Hospital Board of Directors; Dennis Reilly, President and C.E.O. of LCMH; Dr. David Roth, Anesthesiologist at LCMH; Andrey Ibragimov, Manager of Surgical Services at LCMH; Lisa DiMarco, Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNO at LCMH; Mary Freyer; Chief Operating Officer at LCMH; Dr. Ronald Bonaguro, Surgery Department Chair at LCMH

While the technology is impressive, LCMH celebrates the capable hands performing in these renovated operating suites. LCMH gained national attention in 1950 when surgeons made history by performing the world’s first human organ transplant. Little Company of Mary’s surgical capabilities remain relevant today, with dedicated expert surgeons performing minimally invasive, life-saving procedures that reduce surgery and recovery times, such as hernias, colorectal, laparoscopic, hemorrhoids, cysts, gall stones and more. Furthermore, LCMH provides both elective and emergent procedures and our experienced team provides a tailored care plan for every patient.

When it comes to any aspect of healthcare, experience makes all the difference. LCMH has had an established robotic surgery program for nearly a decade. Not only are the board-certified urologists and gynecologists experienced, but so is the surgical team who assist with these cases.

Little Company of Mary has the da Vinci Si Surgical System, which is the most current technology available.  Launched in April 2009, the da Vinci Si introduces several enabling features, including an enhanced high-definition 3D vision for superior clinical capability.

Industry leaders at the Regional Robotics Center at LCMH offer patients in Chicago’s southwest area – a minimally invasive approach, using state-of-the-art robotic technology. The surgical robot allows surgeons to perform complex surgeries through tiny openings. The surgeon has the benefit of greater visualization and control of the instruments. The patient typically enjoys a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, minimal scarring, and an earlier return to full activities.

Additionally, LCMH is home to an elite group of surgeons in the United States to use fluorescence technology in robotic-assisted kidney surgery. The Regional Robotics Center at LCMH was the first non-academic hospital in Illinois to perform a groundbreaking robotic surgical procedure using a new technology called fluorescence imaging. Fluorescence imaging used in the da Vinci Si Surgical System offers real-time, image-guided identification of key anatomical landmarks using near-infrared technology.

LCMH strives for clinical excellence and is proud to be home to The Little Company of Mary Bariatric Surgery Center, which has been rated an American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) Center of Excellence by Surgical Review Corporation, an independent not-for-profit organization that rates bariatric surgery centers on quality and overall excellence. The ASBS Center of Excellence designation recognizes surgical programs with a demonstrated track record of favorable outcomes in bariatric surgery. LCMH has met or exceeded the requirements of practicing proven and effective surgical procedures with expert, experienced staff to deliver care at the highest levels of efficiency and safety.

By working to meet and surpass the high standards of this rating, LCMH consistently demonstrate our commitment to delivering safer care with a lower rate of complications while giving you a better chance of success and a happier, healthier life ahead. For more information, log on to www.LCMH.org.

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