Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer of the last several inches of the colon. Together, they're often referred to as colorectal cancer.
We offer many of the same leading-edge treatments for colorectal cancer found at renowned academic medical centers throughout the country. Through our unique partnership with The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, our patients benefit from the newest chemotherapy and radiation treatment options as well as ground-breaking clinical trials right here at Silver Cross Hospital. We use the most advanced equipment and techniques to achieve maximum treatment benefit with the fewest side effects.
If surgery is needed, we are dedicated to using minimally invasive approaches whenever possible. This results in smaller incisions, less pain, and a shorter recovery time. Silver Cross is part of an elite group of nationally recognized General Surgery Epicenters due to the demonstrated excellence of Dr. R.A. Gamagami, an educator for general colorectal surgery. Physicians from all over the U.S. and South America travel to Silver Cross Hospital to learn advanced robotic techniques from Dr. Gamagami and the Silver Cross surgical team. Since 2013, Dr. Gamagami has performed the most robotic colorectal surgeries in Illinois. At Silver Cross, we have performed twice as many as than any other local hospital.