Welcome to the Department of Surgery at SIU Medicine. We provide surgical services in multiple locations throughout central and southern Illinois and have helped thousands of patients manage acute and chronic health conditions through advanced surgical techniques and technologies. Our department is home to more than 140 award-winning faculty and staff members. In addition to providing patient care and conducting life-changing research, our faculty also educate the next generation of compassionate, skilled surgeons.

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Surgery Divisions

Learn more about our teams and all the ways that we are organized to optimize patient care and educational experiences.
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Institute for Plastic Surgery

 Located in Springfield, Illinois, our team of plastic surgeons maintains the highest standard of care for our patients. The Institute for Plastic Surgery provides surgical treatment and management of a variety of health conditions, including burns, varicose veins, lymphedema, cleft lip and cleft palate and cancers of the skin, breast, tongue, throat and mouth.

We offer both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help restore and improve a person's appearance, function, comfort and confidence. With continuing education opportunities, our surgeons remain up-to-date on the latest innovations in plastic surgery and utilize state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to promote optimized patient outcomes.

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Group wins international sim training contest

SIU surgeon Melanie Barnard, MD, was part of an international team of clinicians who won the $700,000 grand prize to design low-cost simulation surgical training in the Global Surgical Training Challenge.
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Innovative technique saves farmer's hand

Reconstructive surgeon Tim Daugherty saved a farmer's hand through "ectopic banking," a first in the Midwest.
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Traditions Return: Division of Orthopedic Surgery hosts annual lecture

The Division of Orthopedic Surgery was delighted to host the 38th Annual E. Shannon Stauffer Visiting Professor Lectureship at an in-person gathering on June 24, 2022. This year’s visiting professor