The Future of Surgery

Physicians from the University of Chicago Medicine discuss the future of surgery, specifically robotic surgery and the benefits to their patients.

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Valluvan Jeevanandam, MD

Chief, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam specializes in the surgical management of heart failure, and is an expert in high-risk cardiac surgery. He has performed more than 1,000 heart transplants -- including the total artificial heart -- and countless ...

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Ariel Shalhav, MD

Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Urology
Director, Minimally Invasive Urology

Arieh Shalhav, MD, is a pioneer in minimally invasive laparoscopic/robotic urologic surgery. He has extensive experience in laparoscopic surgery of the kidney. He is also an expert in performing prostate cancer surgery with the Da Vinci ...

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Nita Lee, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Nita Karnik Lee, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of women with gynecologic malignancies. Her focus is on providing comprehensive and compassionate care to women diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar or vaginal ...

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Husam Balkhy, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery

Husam H. Balkhy, MD, is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery. He specializes in the treatment of coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, atrial fibrillation and other cardiac diseases, using ...

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