NCH Robotics Institute: Where leading-edge technology and highly trained experts come together

Monday, September 25, 2017

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has three robotics systems and ranks among Illinois’ top facilities for robotic procedures, with more than 800 procedures performed each year. The NCH Robotics Institute is home to nationally recognized surgeons who perform the latest, advanced robotics procedures for the following specialties: thoracic, general surgery, colorectal, gynecological, gynecologic oncology and urology.

Compared to conventional surgery, potential benefits of da Vinci® Single-Site procedures include smaller incisions, minimal scarring, less pain, less blood loss and faster recovery from surgery. The da Vinci technology is used to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures for a variety of conditions. 

Michelle Luthringshausen, M.D., Gynecologist and Medical Director of the NCH Robotics Institute, and Gary Chmielewski, M.D., Thoracic Surgeon and Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center, explain the benefits of robotic surgery and some of the surgeries being performed at NCH. Watch below to learn more.

  • Michelle Luthringshausen
  • Gary Chmielewski


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