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Surgical Specialties

   

Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital offers a wide range of surgical specialties. To get more information about a particular area, visit our Health Library.

Thoracic

Thoracic surgery refers to the surgical treatment of organs inside the chest, such as the lungs, chest wall, esophagus and diaphragm. It excludes treatment of the heart.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Surgical techniques to change the appearance and function of a person's body. Procedures include both cosmetic enhancements as well as functionally reconstructive operations.

Vascular

Vascular surgery includes treatment of all vessels outside the heart

Ophthalmology/Retinal

Surgery of the eye

Gynecology

The surgical specialty deals with health of the female reproductive system (uterus, vagina and ovaries).

Urology

Urology focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males.

Spine

Diagnosis and treatment of the spine, including problems with the neck (cervical spine), mid-back (thoracic spine) and low back (lumbar spine).

General

This surgical specialty focuses on abdominal organs, e.g. intestines including esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland and hernias.

Orthopaedics

Orthopedic surgeons address most musculoskeletal ailments, including arthritis, trauma and congenital deformities.

Laparoscopic Procedures

Minimally invasive surgery within the abdominal or pelvic cavities

Otolaryngology

Surgery focused on the ear, nose, throat, head and neck.