DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — DuPage Medical Group (DMG), the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois, is the first freestanding ambulatory surgical center (ASC) in Illinois to perform minimally invasive, outpatient prostatectomies using the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system.
Located in Lombard, Ill., the Surgical Center of DuPage Medical Group, the busiest ASC in the state of Illinois, functions independently as a freestanding ASC, providing patients access to outpatient surgical care without requiring a hospital stay. While robotic radical prostatectomies using the da Vinci Xi system are still predominately performed in a hospital setting, DMG urologist, Dr. Amit Patel, performed the first robotic radical prostatectomy at the ASC, allowing his patient to return home the same day conveniently and safely.
Patients who require a radical prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer, can benefit in several ways from the da Vinci Xi surgical system. Dr. Patel operates at lower abdominal pressures, which can minimize discomfort from physiological changes. After surgery, patients not only return home the same day, but they also experience lower infection rates, decreased pain and swelling and accelerated mobility, enabling a faster recovery.
“DMG is changing the way medicine is practiced to improve patients’ quality of life and decrease cost of care,” said Dr. Amit Patel, chairman of DMG’s urology department. “A lot has changed in the surgical treatment of prostatectomies. Moving from a traditional open radical approach to a robotic radical technique, enables patients to safely return home just a few hours after their procedure, getting them back to normal activities sooner.”
The Surgical Center of DuPage Medical Group, located in Lombard, was created to provide patients with outpatient surgical procedures in a safe and comfortable environment. The ASC is one of three DMG surgical centers to feature the latest and most advanced technology and anesthetic techniques.
Along with Dr. Patel, DMG urologist, Dr. Ranko Miocinovic, will also perform prostatectomies at the ASC. Drs. Miocinovic and Patel see adult patients at several suburban locations across the Chicagoland area. Dr. Miocinovic sees patients in Hinsdale, Itasca, Lisle and Lombard, and Dr. Patel sees patients in Hinsdale and Lisle. Patients can schedule an appointment online or by calling (630) 790‑1221.
To learn more about the Surgical Center of DuPage Medical Group, visit https://www.dupagemedicalgroup.com/services/surgical-center-lombard.
About DuPage Medical Group
DuPage Medical Group (DMG) is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois with more than 750 primary care and specialty care physicians in over 100 suburban Chicago locations. For more than 20 years, DMG has focused on making healthcare better for its patients and communities by offering high quality, compassionate healthcare. As a physician-led organization, DMG’s physicians work together – utilizing leading-edge technology and innovative treatment options – to ensure that each patient receives accessible and efficient healthcare. For more information, visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com.