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Rush University Medical Center is a major academic center in this country. As a part of that, the division of gynecology embraces robotic technology, which is the newest sort of technology that we utilize in performing gynecologic surgery on patients.
A lot of the times when I speak of robotic surgery to patients they’ll say, “Oh my gosh, a robot’s going to be doing surgery on me?” And I think it’s important that patients who are about to have robotic surgery understand that their doctor is doing the surgery. The robot is helping the physician do the surgical procedure.
Traditionally, we used to perform surgeries with large incisions, but with this new robotic technology, what we’re finding is that patients leave the hospital sooner and get back to work much quicker.
Not all conditions require surgery, and patients who come to see me have the understanding that we will look at all sorts of modalities and therapies to help treat their condition. It’s important for the patients to know that when they come to Rush University Medical Center that they will get the best care and the best care tailored to their condition.
Patient feedback information is available for physicians employed by Rush University Medical Center who have received
30 or more patient surveys. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
Number of Patient Surveys
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
Information the care provider gave you about medications
Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care
Your confidence in this care provider
Degree to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
Amount of time the care provider spent with you
For more information about patient feedback, see the Quality Care section of the Rush University Medical Center website.