'We Get Out There and Do'Thousands of students, resident physicians and faculty members volunteer each year as part of the Rush Community Service Initiatives Programs, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.
Physician, Reveal ThyselfRush has begun including patient survey results in individual physicians' online profiles. It's among few U.S. medical centers, and the only one in the Midwest, to make this information available to potential patients.
In the last 30 years there is such a dramatic evolution of what’s available in treating infertility that it is totally different from what it used to be.
Some couples may not have a very complicated problem, and they can be helped by a general gynecologist. But often that’s not enough. We have a lot of technology available. We have surgery — minimally invasive procedures that can very often correct problems that have to do with inability to have children. So for example, there are women that — either by medical condition or their preference — prefer their egg cells placed in the fallopian tubes where they undergo fertilization in the body, as opposed to in the incubator. This is done through microlaparoscopy, which we do, and virtually no other programs — as best as I know — can do it — in this area.
It is not a visit only or not even just a procedure only. It’s a relationship that’s established with the patients, which we thoroughly enjoy.