Silver Cross offering health classes in January

1/2/2018, 4:44 p.m.
Check out the classes available from Silver Cross Hospital in the New Year.
Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox received an A grade in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, a national, nonprofit hospital safety watchdog group.

Looking to lose weight? Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons with Bariatric & Minimally Invasive (BMI) Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, for a free informational session about Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? The program is held on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. at BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, including the ReShape® gastric balloon placement, gastric sleeve, and the REALIZE® and LAP-BAND® gastric band systems, and find out who is a candidate for the procedure. Silver Cross and BMI’s weight loss surgery comprehensive program has received national accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Silver Cross Hospital and BMI Surgery are also a Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register to attend a free informational session at


Robotic Total Knee Replacement

Knee arthritis is extremely debilitating. When conservative treatment fails, robotic knee replacement may be the answer. Dr. T. Andrew Ehmke, orthopedic surgeon with The Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross, will talk about a cutting-edge technique that combines all of the benefits of a minimally invasive approach to knee replacement along with the laser precision of robotic assisted surgery. This free Robotic Total Knee Replacement informational session will be held on Jan. 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org.