The Department of Surgery's core mission to improve the quality of surgical health care through clinical practice research and education to our service area population.
As clinicians, educators and researchers - we strive to foster a rich environment for our patients, students and staff.
Located in Illinois' Capitol City, with outreach clinics throughout the state, our program has eight divisions, comprised of over 140 award winning faculty and resident physicians.
We are an emerging program, with roots and steep lineage in innovation and quality.
The SIU Surgery Program:
- SIU General surgeons have advanced the care of patients through minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, with emerging programs in bariatrics and hernia revision
- SIU Orthopaedics has led the nation in outcome studies and quality measures for orthopedic related surgeries including major joint replacement and sports medicine.
- SIU Otolaryngology faculty are national leaders in tinnitus and voice related surgeries.
- SIU Neurosurgeons are world experts in brain tumors and deep brain stimulation.
- SIU Cardiothoracic surgeons are known internationally for our volume reduction surgical expertise.
- SIU Vascular surgeons are broadly recognized as the leaders in endovascular interventions for the last decade.
- SIU Emergency medicine physicians are leaders in clinical simulation
- SIU Institute for Plastic Surgery is internationally recognized as one of the premiere hand and microvascular re- and transplant programs.
- 32nd Annual Folse-Birtch-Sumner lecture...more
- 15th Annual Resident Research Day...more
- Dr. John Sutyak, General Surgery, was honored with the Sangamon County Medical Society Alliance 2016 Humanitarian Award.
- New treatment offers outpatient option for enlarged prostate more...
- Congratulations to Ashim Gupta, PhD, director of the Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine and research assistant professor in the Institute for Plastic Surgery, and Michael Neumeister, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and Elvin G. Zook Endowed Chair of the Institute for Plastic Surgery along with their co-PI SIUE’s Sohyung Cho, PhD, on being the recipients of the FY2016 B Concept Development Award and the inaugural SIUE Concept Commercialization Award.
- Congratulations to Dr. Mellinger, and the team of General Surgery for being the first Surgery department to use TeleHealth.
- Dr. Bradley Schwartz (Urology) chosen as the recipient of the 2016 University-Level Teaching Excellence Award. more...
- 2nd annual Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance (MHQA) symposium. The event will be held on September 22, 2016 at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).