Peoria Surgical Group

Peoria Surgical Group

Providers

Robin Alley, MD

Robin Alley, MD


Description

Dr. Alley comes to our community eager to raise the level of surgical care available to our patients. She takes special interest in minimally invasive surgery, including both laparoscopic and robotic techniques.
 
She is trained in the latest technology, including Single-Site Robotic Cholecystectomy, which involves a virtually scar less post-operative result. She also is available to care for diseases of the foregut (reflux) and colon utilizing Robotic Surgery.
 
In addition, she is well skilled in traditional techniques for a wide variety of surgical problems including complex hernia repair and also takes a special interest in endocrine surgery, including treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
 
She is currently the Director of the Illinois Hernia Center.

Personal

Dr. Alley was born and raised in Illinois and seeks out slopes and sand when not at work. You will soon come to find that she is a pleasure to work with and be around, and we are very excited to have her with us.

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    Education
    Doctorate in Medicine — Rush Medical College, Chicago IL
    Residency Training in General Surgery — University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria IL
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    Academic Appointment
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Additional

Licensed In: General surgery, Robotic Surgery
Licensed In States: IL
Richard C. Anderson, MD

Richard C. Anderson, MD


Description

Education

Dr. Richard Anderson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry.

He received his doctorate in medicine from the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois, and also completed his surgical internship there.

His residency in general surgery was completed at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Dr. Anderson has also completed a Fellowship program in thoracic surgery at Washington University, Barnes Hospital, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Experience in Specialized Care

In addition to general surgery procedures, Dr. Anderson specializes in thoracic surgery including pulmonary resection and esophageal surgery as well as minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

He is a Professor of Clinical Surgery and Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP).

Dr. Anderson is board certified with the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and is a member of numerous surgical and thoracic societies and associations including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Cancer Society. He was president of the Peoria Medical Society from 2007-2008.

Personal

An Illinois native, Dr. Anderson was born in Yorkville. He currently lives in the Morton with his wife and six children.

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    Sub-Specialties
    Thoracic
    Trauma and Critical Care
    Varicose and Spider Veins
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    Education
    MD and Surgical Internship — Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
    General Surgery Residency — University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP)
    Thoracic Surgery Fellowship — Washington University, Barnes Hospital
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    Academic Appointment
    Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery — UICOMP
    Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery — UICOMP
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    Honors
    Outstanding Service Award, UICOMP (2004-2005)
    Outstanding Teaching Award, UICOMP (2006-2007)
    Faculty Teaching Award, UICOMP (2005)
    Teacher of the Year Award, UICOMP (2002, 2007, 2008 co-recipient 2003, 2004, 2005)
    Faculty of the Year, UICOMP (2006-2007)
    Golden Apple Award, UICOMP (2003, 2008 and 2010)

Additional

Licensed In: General surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care, Varicose and Spider Veins
Licensed In States: IL
Julius P. Bonello, MD

Julius P. Bonello, MD


Description

Education

Dr. Julius Bonello received his undergraduate degree from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He completed his doctorate and postgraduate studies at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

After finishing his internship at University of Minnesota Hospitals, he continued his residency there followed by residency at University of Vermont Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.

Prior to joining Peoria Surgical Group in 2003, he had 24 years experience in treating patients.

Specializing in Colon and Rectal Surgery

As a colorectal surgeon, Dr. Bonello has expertise in evaluating and treating anal fissures, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer and other colon and rectal disorders.

He is a member of the Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

He is a faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is on staff at all three Peoria Hospitals.

Personal

In addition to more than 25 years of experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Bonello is also an expert in Civil War Medicine. His numerous lectures on the history of medicine have been presented nationally, and he is currently editing a book on the subject. He lives in Peoria with his wife and eight children.

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    Sub-Specialties
    Colon
    Rectal
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    Education
    MD and Postgraduate Studies — University of Minnesota Graduate School
    Internship and Residency — University of Minnesota Hospitals and University of Vermont, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
    Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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    Academic Appointment
    Faculty Member, University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOMP)
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    Honors
    Raymond B. Allen Instructorship Award for Teaching Excellence (1983, 1985)
    Teacher of the Year, UICOMP Department of Surgery, 1998
    Best Teacher of GI Segment, UICOMP, 1999 – 2002, 2004
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    Presentations & Publications
    Shahwan, T., Dajani, N., Bonello, J.P., Dynda, D.I., Nixon, J.B.: A Case of Juvenile Polyposis Coli. Practical Gastroenterology. Vol. 29, No. 11: 80-83. 2005
    Bonello, J.C.: Total Hemorrhoidectomy. Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids. Springer. P. 105-108. 2001.
    Seminar on Common Ano-Rectal Diseases — Loyola School of Medicine, 1992
    Bonello, J.C. and Howerton, R.A.: Single Stage Resection Without Colostomy in Acute Diverticulitis. Seminars in Colon & Rectal Surgery. Vol. 1, No. 2. June 1990.
    Bonello, J.C.: Classics in Colon & Rectal Surgery: John Hilton. Dis Colon & Rectum. Vol 30 (4): 304-13. 1987.
    Bonello, J.C., Kasten, M.J. and Slezak, F.A.: Large Bowel Obstruction Following Colonoscopic Polypectomy. Contemporary Surgery. Vol. 29 (5): 39-41. 1986.
    Third Annual Colon & Rectal Skin Seminar American — Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, 1984

Additional

Licensed In: Colon and Rectal Surgery
Licensed In States: IL
Years Experience: 25
David L. Crawford, MD

David L. Crawford, MD


Description

Education

Dr. David Crawford received his undergraduate degree from Hanover College in Indiana, and his doctorate in medicine from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky.

He performed his surgical internship and residency at the Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Crawford completed a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery fellowship program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Hernia Expertise

Dr Crawford applies his minimally invasive training to the majority of his practice when the disease process allows.  Dieases of the esophagus and stomach make up over half of his practice. 

These include GERD/acid reflux, motility disorders of the esophagus, hiatal hernias and benign disease.  Dr Crawford has extensive experience in hernia, adrenal gland and spleen surgery.

His area of special expertise and interest is robotic surgery.   Dr Crawford  has over 15 years of experience with the da Vinci surgical system beginning in 2002 when Peoria Surgical Group was the first private practice group in the nation to purchase the device. 

He has performed over 1000 cases with the robot.  He has published several book chapters and numerous peer reviewed articles on various topics in the field of robotic surgery. 

He travels nationally and internationally lecturing on and teaching robotic surgery. 

Currently his robotic practice includes foregut, colon, solid organ, hernia and biliary disease processes.

He is currently the Director of Robotic Surgery for OSF St. Francis Medical Center and Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP), Peoria, Illinois.

Personal

Dr Crawford is a native of Indiana. He has three children. He is actively involved in the community.  He is a staunch supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouting programs.

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    Sub-Specialties
    Robotic-assisted
    Minimally Invasive
    Hernia
    General
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    Education
    MD — University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
    Internship and Residency — Abington Memorial Hospital, PA
    Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Surgery — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA
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    Academic Appointment
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, UICOMP (1998-2002)
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, UICOMP (2002-2007)
    Associate Professor Of Clinical Surgery, UICOMP (2007-2015)
    Professor Of Clinical Surgery, UICOMP (2015-Present)
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    Honors
    Teaching Award, Surgery Residency Program, 2006
    Forty Leaders Under Forty, Class of 2002
    Chairman’s Award, Abington Memorial Hospital, 1997
    Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital, 1997
    Rosenfeld Surgical Scholar, Abington Memorial Hospital, 1996
    Outstanding Laparoscopic Resident, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 1995-2006
    Outstanding Teaching Award For UICOMP, 2007-2008
    Research Award, Surgery Residency Program UICOMP, 2011
    Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America, 2013
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    Presentations & Publications

     

    A Critical Examination of Robotic General Surgery: A Retrospective Analysis of 14 years of Resident Training 2002-2016. AMA Research Symposium. Baltimore, Maryland, November 9th 2018
    14 Year Analysis of Educating Robotic Surgeons. Lecture at Surgical Education through Simulation session of Festival Internazionale della Robotica, Pisa Italy, September 29th, 2018
    Residents and Robots: The Peoria Curriculum. Lecture at Illinois Surgical Society Fall Meeting, September 16th, 2017
    A Novel Curriculum Framework for Education in Robotic Surgery, Poster presentation at American College of Surgeons, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Annual Meeting (ACS NSQIP) July 23rd, 2017
    Residents & Robots – Do They Mix?  Invited lecture at The Surgical Experience, Peoria and Beyond.  Surgeons Travel Club, Peoria Illinois, April 17th, 2015
    Robotic Foregut Surgery: Applications and Outcomes. Invited lecture at Robotic Surgery Symposium, Peoria,  Illinois, June 15th, 2013
    Our 10 Year Experience in Training GS Residents with da Vinci: Nissen, Heller and Colon cases. Invited Industry lecture at American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois, October 3rd, 2012
    Single Incision Robotic Cholecystectomy, Invited lecture at 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Illinois Chapter of American College of Surgeons, Peoria, Illinois, May 11, 2012
    Introduction to Robotic Surgery.  Illinois State Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists, Peoria, IL, November 6, 2010.
    Robotic Foregut Surgery and Resident Education.  Multispecialty Robotic Surgery Symposium for Primary Care Physicians, East Peoria, IL, November 6, 2010.

Additional

Licensed In: General surgery, Hernia Surgery
Licensed In States: IL
James R. DeBord, MD

James R. DeBord, MD


Description

Education

Dr. James DeBord attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received his undergraduate degree. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.

He did both his internship and surgical residency at the University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago.

An Accomplished Surgeon

Dr. DeBord is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. He also has a Certificate of Special Qualifications in General Vascular Surgery from the American Board of Surgery.

He holds memberships in various surgical and vascular societies.

He is on the staff of all three Peoria hospitals and is on the consulting staff at four hospitals in surrounding areas.

Dr. DeBord is a Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP).

At the 50th meeting of the Midwest Surgical Association, Dr. DeBord was elected president of the group.

Personal

Born in Chicago, Dr. DeBord was raised in Peoria and attended grade school and high school here. He and his wife Margaret reside in Peoria and have two sons and two daughters.

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    Sub-Specialties
    General
    Vascular
    Endovascular
    Bariatric — Gastric Bypass
    Bariatric — Open Duodenal Switch
    Hernia
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    Education
    MD — University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago
    Surgical Internship and Residency — University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago
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    Academic Appointment
    Chief of Division of Vascular Surgery — UICOMP
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    Honors
    Midwest Surgical Association, President
    Midwest Surgical Association, Board of Governors (1990-1992, 2000-2003)
    Illinois Surgical Society, Past President
    Peoria County Medical Society, Past President
    Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
    Fellow of American College of Surgeons
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    Presentations & Publications
    Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Leak Complications. Archives of Surgery
    Cystic Adventitial Disease of the Popliteal Artery: An Illustrative Case and Literature — Review
    Blunt Carotid Arterial Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome. The American — Journal of Surgery
    Benefit of Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with Symptomatic Moderate or Severe Stenosis. The New England Journal of Medicine
    Tertiary Vascular Access Surgery for Chronic Hemodialysis. Seminars in Dialysis

Additional

Licensed In: General surgery, Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery,
Licensed In States: IL
Stephen Marshall, MD

Stephen Marshall, MD


Description

Education

Dr. Stephen Marshall received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his doctorate of medicine from Southern Illinois University in Springfield.

He completed a surgical internship and began a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) and completed his general surgery residency at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.

Diverse Proficiency

Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Marshall is a highly competent surgeon who performs a wide range of general surgery procedures.

With a special interest in bariatric medicine, Dr. Marshall was instrumental in establishing a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence in Peoria. He is skilled in Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch procedures.

In addition, Dr. Marshall is experienced in Trauma and Critical Care, and he has received a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care.

He also holds membership in various surgical societies and is on active staff at all three Peoria hospitals. He recently served as President of the Illinois Surgical Society.

Personal

Originally from Serena, Illinois, Dr. Marshall resides in Peoria with his wife Michele who is actively involved in various organizations. They have five children.

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    Sub-Specialties
    General
    Bariatric — Gastric Bypass
    Bariatric — Open Duodenal Switch
    Hernia
    Trauma & Surgical Critical Care
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    Education
    MD — Southern Illinois University, Springfield
    Surgical Internship and Residency — University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP)
    General Surgery Residency — Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago
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    Academic Appointment
    Trauma Chief, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
    Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, UICOMP
    Chief, Section of Trauma, UICOMP
    Director of the Trauma M & M Case Conference, UICOMP
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    Honors
    Faculty Teaching Award, UICOMP Department of Surgery, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2001

Additional

Licensed In: General surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical
Licensed In States: IL
Sonia Tewani Orcutt, MD

Sonia Tewani Orcutt, MD


Description

Education

Dr. Sonia Orcutt earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree at Boston University. She graduated with the College Prize for Excellence as the top student in her major, as well as summa cum laude and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University as well, where she graduated magna cum laude and as a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

She completed her residency in General Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

She won several awards during her time there, including the McCollum Academic Achievement Award, the Outstanding VA General Surgery Chief Resident Award, and the Raleigh Ross Scholarship Award from the Texas Surgical Society.

She then completed fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, where she was administrative fellow and won a merit award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology for her research.

Surgical Oncology Specialization

Dr. Orcutt is board certified in general surgery, and is the first board certified surgical oncologist in northern and central Illinois outside of Chicago and its suburbs. Her primary areas of interest include cancers of the liver, pancreas, small bowel, appendix, and stomach.

Within these cancer types, she has a focus on liver metastases from colorectal and neuroendocrine cancers as well as liver cancers originating in the liver.

She also has a keen interest in skin cancers and cancers of the soft tissue (sarcomas).

She is well-trained in complex surgical treatment of these patients, but just as importantly in the multidisciplinary treatment of these patients.

Especially for patients with cancer, the knowledge of how and when to coordinate care for these patients with other specialties (including medical and radiation oncology, gastroenterology, and interventional radiology) is of vital importance in providing streamlined and effective cancer care.

She is passionate about using a team approach to personalize care for each patient. Her goal is to provide top-notch surgical specialty care to patients of this community without the need to travel great distances.

Personal

Dr. Orcutt grew up in New Jersey, and has spent time in the northeast and south prior to moving to Illinois.

She is happy to make Peoria her new home. She lives here with her husband Jeff, who is a pediatric cardiac electrophysiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

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    Sub-Specialties
    General
    Surgical Oncology
    Liver
    Pancreas
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    Education
    MD – Boston University School of Medicine
    Residency in General Surgery – Baylor College of Medicine
    Fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology – Moffitt Cancer Center (University of South Florida College of Medicine)
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    Academic Appointment
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine
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    Recent Publications
  1. Orcutt ST and Anaya DA. Surgical management and onco-surgical strategies for primary liver cancer. Cancer Control. 2018 Jan-Mar;25(1):1-15.
  2. Perez M, Orcutt ST, Zager J. Current standards of surgical management in primary melanoma. Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia. 2018 Feb;153(1):56-67.
  3. Orcutt ST, Abuodeh Y, Naghavi A, Frakes J, Hoffe S, Kis B, Anaya DA. Kinetic analysis of contralateral liver hypertrophy following radioembolization of primary and metastatic liver tumors. Surgery. 2018 Jan. [Epub ahead of print].
  4. Orcutt ST, O’Donoghue C, Smith P, Laronga C. Expanding eligibility criteria for nipple-sparing mastectomy. Southern Medical Journal. 2017 Oct;110(10):654-659.
  5. O’Donoghue C, Orcutt ST, Pal T, Laronga C. Risk reducing surgery for BRCA 1/2 genetic mutation carriers. In: Chagpar A, editor. Managing BRCA Mutation Carriers. New York: Springer; 2017.
  6. Orcutt ST, Kis B, Malafa M. Case report: irreversible electroporation for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 2017 Sept;40:54-57.
  7. Orcutt ST, Anaya DA, Malafa M. Case report: minimally invasive appendectomy for resection of appendiceal mucocele. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. 2017 May;37:13-16.
  8. Li LT, Lau KSW, Ramanathan V, Orcutt ST, Sansgiry S, Albo D, Berger DH, Anaya DA. Ileostomy creation during colorectal cancer surgery: acute kidney injury-related readmission and risk of chronic kidney disease. Journal of Surgical Research. 2017 Apr;210:204-212.
  9. Orcutt ST, Gangi A, Hodul P, Anaya DA. Resectable pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor with liver metastases. Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Case of the Month. February 2017. https://ahpba.org/case-month.phtml.
  10. Orcutt ST, Massarweh NN, Li LT, Artinyan A, Richardson PA, Petersen NJ, Albo D, Berger DH, Anaya DA. Patterns of care for colorectal liver metastasis within an integrated healthcare system: secular trends and outcomes. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2017 Jan;24(1):23-30.
  11. Permuth JB, Choi J, Balarunathan Y, Kim J, Kim J, Chen D, Chen L, Orcutt ST, Dopeker M, Gage K, Zhang G, Latifi K, Hoffe, S, Jiang K, Coppola D, Centeno BA, Magliocco A, Li Q, Trevino J, Merchant N, Gillies R, Malafa M; Florida Pancreas Collaborative. Combining radiomic features with a miRNA classifier may improve prediction of malignant pathology for pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms. Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 27;7(52):85785-97.
  12. Orcutt ST, Coppola D, Hodul PJ. Colloid Carcinoma of the Pancreas: Case report and review of the literature. Case Reports in Pancreatic Cancer. 2016 June:2(1):50-52.
  13. Orcutt ST, Li LT, Balentine, CJ, Artinyan A, Naik AD, Petersen NJ, Albo D, Awad SS, Berger DH, Anaya DA. Ninety-day readmission after colorectal cancer surgery in a Veterans Affairs cohort. Journal of Surgical Research. 2016 Apr;201(2):370-7.
  14. Orcutt ST, Kobayashi K, Sultenfuss M, Hailey BS, Sparks A, Satpathy B, Anaya DA. Portal vein embolization as an oncosurgical strategy prior to major hepatic resection: anatomic, surgical and technical considerations for successful outcomes. Frontiers in Surgical Oncology. 2016 Mar 11;3:14.
  15. Orcutt ST, Sultenfuss MA, Anaya DA. A large liver mass with acute hemorrhage. JAMA Surgery. 2016 Jan 1;151(1):83-4.
  16. Artinyan A, Orcutt ST, Anaya DA, Chen GJ, Berger DH. Infectious post-operative complications decrease long-term survival in patients undergoing curative surgery for colorectal cancer: a study of 12,410 patients. Annals of Surgery. 2015 Mar;261(3):497-505.
  17. Li LT, Barden GM, Balentine CJ, Orcutt ST, Naik AD, Artinyan A, Sansgiry S, Albo D, Berger DH, Anaya DA. Postoperative transitional care needs in the elderly: an outcome of recovery associated with worse long-term survival. Annals of Surgery. 2015 Apr;261(4):695-701.
  18. Fernandez R, Anaya DA, Li LT, Orcutt ST, Awad SA, Berger DH, Albo DA, Artinyan A. Laparoscopic versus robotic rectal resection for rectal cancer in a veteran population. American Journal of Surgery. 2013 Oct;206(4):509-17.
  19. Kougias P, Orcutt ST, Pak T, Lin PH, Pisimisis G, Barshes NR, Bechara CF. Impact of postoperative nadir hemoglobin and blood transfusion on outcomes after operations for atherosclerotic vascular disease. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2013 May;57(5):1331-7.
  20. Orcutt ST, Artinyan A, Li LT, Silberfein EJ, Berger DH, Albo D, Anaya DA. Postoperative mortality and need for transitional care following liver resection for metastatic disease in the elderly: a population-level analysis of 4,026 patients. HPB (Oxford). 2012 Dec; 14(12):863-70.

Additional

Licensed In: Surgical Oncology, General Surgery,
Licensed In States: IL
Thomas R. Rossi, MD

Thomas R. Rossi, MD


Description

Education

Dr. Thomas Rossi received his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and his doctorate in medicine from Chicago Medical School at North Chicago.

He completed his internship and surgical residency at Cook County/University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago.

Leadership and Expertise

With a special interest and extensive experience in bariatric surgeries including Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch, Dr. Rossi is a board-certified general surgeon who performs a full range of surgical procedures.

He has served as an instructor of surgery as well as an assistant clinical professor at Cook County/University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago.

He is currently Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP), and is on the active staff at the three Peoria hospitals as well as Pekin Hospital.

Dr. Rossi is also the managing partner of Peoria Surgical Group.

Personal

Dr. Rossi resides in Morton with his wife, Dr. Janice Takata-Rossi. They have nine children.

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    Sub-Specialties
    General
    Hernia
    Bariatric — Gastric Bypass
    Bariatric — Open Duodenal Switch
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    Education
    MD — Chicago Medical School
    Internship and Surgical Residency — Cook County/University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago
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    Academic Appointment
    Instructor of Surgery, Cook County/University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Cook County/University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, UICOMP

Additional

Licensed In: General surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery
Licensed In States: IL
Steven Stergios Tsoraides, MD

Steven Stergios Tsoraides, MD


Description

Dr. Tsoraides was born and raised in Illinois and has called Peoria home for half of his life.

He earned his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Illinois after graduating from Loyola University Chicago with studies in biology and history.

He is Board Certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery as well as General Surgery after training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP).

He is the Director of Illinois’s first Nationally Accredited Rectal Cancer Program at OSF Healthcare St. Francis Medical Center.

He also serves as the Program Director of the Surgery Residency at UICOMP, overseeing the education of the next generation of surgeons who will serve our communities.

He conducts research through the University and has presented this work nationally and globally.

Dr. Tsoraides has a busy practice treating a large number of cancer patients from all over Illinois. His experience in Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery is one of the largest in Central Illinois.

He has extensive experience in many techniques including laparoscopy, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, and endoscopy in order to best tailor treatment for each patient.

  • Sub-Specialties

    General, Colon, Rectal

    Certifications

    Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
    Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider
    Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
    American Board of Surgery – Surgery
    American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
    Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery

  •  Education

    2001 – Bachelor of Science, Honors
    Major in Biology, Minor in History
    Loyola University Chicago, IL

    2005 – Master of Public Health
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Peoria, IL

    2005 – Doctor of Medicine
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Peoria, IL

     

  •  Post Graduate Training

    July 2005 – June 2009 – General Surgery Residency
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Peoria, IL

    July 2009 – June 2010 – Administrative Chief
    General Surgery Residency
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Peoria, IL

    July 2010 – June 2011 –  Colorectal Surgery Residency
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Springfield, IL

     

  •  Academic Appointment

    2006 – 2010 – Assistant
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Department of Surgery
    Section of General Surgery

    2011 – 2017 – Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Department of Surgery
    Section of General Surgery

    2017 – Present – Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    Department of Surgery
    Section of General Surgery

    2014 – 2015 – Associate Program Director
    General Surgery Residency Program
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

    2015 – Present – Program Director
    General Surgery Residency Program
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL.

    2016 – Present – Teaching Faculty
    OSF St. Francis Medical Center Supervisor/Local Director
    Colorectal Residency/Fellowship Program
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL.

     

  •  Awards

    2015/2016 – UICOMP Outstanding Service Award
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL

    2018 – Rock Doc
    Honors Peoria area physicians who excel in cancer care and research.
    Illinois Cancer Care Foundation/CUREageous, Peoria, IL

    2018 – 40 under 40
    Annual Celebration of young leadership in Greater Peoria.
    iBi magazine, Peoria Magazines, Peoria, IL

    2019 – Teaching Award
    Surgery residents select an educator annually for . . . “outstanding abilities and . . .  interest in their personal and professional growth.”
    Surgery Residency Program, Department of Surgery
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL

Additional

Licensed In: General surgery, Colon Surgery, Rectal Surgery
Licensed In States: IL
Justin Fischer, MD

Justin Fischer, MD


Description

Dr. Fischer’s arrival marks the first time any practice or hospital in Peoria has been able to offer 3 Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeons to serve the needs of patients in Central Illinois. In fact, we are the only multi-surgeon team of colorectal surgeons available in Peoria hospitals.
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    Education
    A native of the Peoria area, Dr. Fischer graduated from Roanoke Benson High School. Go Rockets! He attended Illinois State University majoring in biology, minoring in chemistry, and graduating magna cum laude.
  • He received his doctorate of medicine (MD) from Southern Illinois University. He then took his medical education to the West coast and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California where he won awards for resident research.
  • It was here that his surgical education flourished under the guidance of surgeons from both the University of Southern California and the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • He quickly developed a passion for the care of patients with colon and rectal cancers.
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    Colorectal Specialization
    Dr. Fischer completed a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Southern Illinois University. He is skilled in the advanced care of colon and rectal cancer with an emphasis on prevention but also benign colorectal disease, anorectal disease, pilonidal disease, and fecal incontinence. 
  • His skill sets include minimally invasive and robotic surgery.

     Exposed to the medical field at the age of 5 with his younger sister’s diagnosis of leukemia, Dr. Fischer has relentlessly pursued a career in medicine and is an advocate for the patient physician relationship.

    He’s excited to give back to the medical community that has helped his family.

    He has already made a great impression on patients and colleagues and we know you will find him to be a great addition to our medical community.

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Julius P. Bonello, MD

Julius P. Bonello, MD


Description

Education

Dr. Julius Bonello received his undergraduate degree from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He completed his doctorate and postgraduate studies at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

After finishing his internship at University of Minnesota Hospitals, he continued his residency there followed by residency at University of Vermont Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.

Prior to joining Peoria Surgical Group in 2003, he had 24 years experience in treating patients.

Specializing in Colon and Rectal Surgery

As a colorectal surgeon, Dr. Bonello has expertise in evaluating and treating anal fissures, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer and other colon and rectal disorders.

He is a member of the Midwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

He is a faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and is on staff at all three Peoria Hospitals.

Personal

In addition to more than 25 years of experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Bonello is also an expert in Civil War Medicine. His numerous lectures on the history of medicine have been presented nationally, and he is currently editing a book on the subject. He lives in Peoria with his wife and eight children.

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    Sub-Specialties
    Colon
    Rectal
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    Education
    MD and Postgraduate Studies — University of Minnesota Graduate School
    Internship and Residency — University of Minnesota Hospitals and University of Vermont, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
    Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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    Academic Appointment
    Faculty Member, University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOMP)
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    Honors
    Raymond B. Allen Instructorship Award for Teaching Excellence (1983, 1985)
    Teacher of the Year, UICOMP Department of Surgery, 1998
    Best Teacher of GI Segment, UICOMP, 1999 – 2002, 2004
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    Presentations & Publications
    Shahwan, T., Dajani, N., Bonello, J.P., Dynda, D.I., Nixon, J.B.: A Case of Juvenile Polyposis Coli. Practical Gastroenterology. Vol. 29, No. 11: 80-83. 2005
    Bonello, J.C.: Total Hemorrhoidectomy. Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids. Springer. P. 105-108. 2001.
    Seminar on Common Ano-Rectal Diseases — Loyola School of Medicine, 1992
    Bonello, J.C. and Howerton, R.A.: Single Stage Resection Without Colostomy in Acute Diverticulitis. Seminars in Colon & Rectal Surgery. Vol. 1, No. 2. June 1990.
    Bonello, J.C.: Classics in Colon & Rectal Surgery: John Hilton. Dis Colon & Rectum. Vol 30 (4): 304-13. 1987.
    Bonello, J.C., Kasten, M.J. and Slezak, F.A.: Large Bowel Obstruction Following Colonoscopic Polypectomy. Contemporary Surgery. Vol. 29 (5): 39-41. 1986.
    Third Annual Colon & Rectal Skin Seminar American — Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, 1984

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James R. DeBord, MD

James R. DeBord, MD


Description

Education

Dr. James DeBord attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received his undergraduate degree. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago.

He did both his internship and surgical residency at the University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago.

An Accomplished Surgeon

Dr. DeBord is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. He also has a Certificate of Special Qualifications in General Vascular Surgery from the American Board of Surgery.

He holds memberships in various surgical and vascular societies.

He is on the staff of all three Peoria hospitals and is on the consulting staff at four hospitals in surrounding areas.

Dr. DeBord is a Professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP).

At the 50th meeting of the Midwest Surgical Association, Dr. DeBord was elected president of the group.

Personal

Born in Chicago, Dr. DeBord was raised in Peoria and attended grade school and high school here. He and his wife Margaret reside in Peoria and have two sons and two daughters.

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    Sub-Specialties
    General
    Vascular
    Endovascular
    Bariatric — Gastric Bypass
    Bariatric — Open Duodenal Switch
    Hernia
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    Education
    MD — University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago
    Surgical Internship and Residency — University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago
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    Academic Appointment
    Chief of Division of Vascular Surgery — UICOMP
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    Honors
    Midwest Surgical Association, President
    Midwest Surgical Association, Board of Governors (1990-1992, 2000-2003)
    Illinois Surgical Society, Past President
    Peoria County Medical Society, Past President
    Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
    Fellow of American College of Surgeons
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    Presentations & Publications
    Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Leak Complications. Archives of Surgery
    Cystic Adventitial Disease of the Popliteal Artery: An Illustrative Case and Literature — Review
    Blunt Carotid Arterial Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome. The American — Journal of Surgery
    Benefit of Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with Symptomatic Moderate or Severe Stenosis. The New England Journal of Medicine
    Tertiary Vascular Access Surgery for Chronic Hemodialysis. Seminars in Dialysis

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Dr.  Mammolito

Dr. Mammolito


Description

Primary care physician, Dr. Denise Mammolito specialized in breast surgery and surgical oncology. She likes to follow direct primary care practice model to provide complete care.

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Dr.  Hopping

Dr. Hopping


Description

Dr. Hopping is a board certified general surgery who has practiced in Illinois since 2015. He is also a Medical Officer in the Illinois Air National Guard, CERFP Det 1 in Peoria, Illinois.
 
Dr. Hopping and his wife are both Bradley University graduates and he attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency program at St. Louis University in Missouri. He resides in Peoria, Illinois with this wife and children.

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Education

St Louis University School of Medicine – Residency, General Surgery
University of Illinois College of Medicine – Medical School

   

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David L. Crawford, MD

David L. Crawford, MD


Description

Education

Dr. David Crawford received his undergraduate degree from Hanover College in Indiana, and his doctorate in medicine from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky.

He performed his surgical internship and residency at the Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Crawford completed a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery fellowship program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Hernia Expertise

Dr Crawford applies his minimally invasive training to the majority of his practice when the disease process allows.  Dieases of the esophagus and stomach make up over half of his practice. 

These include GERD/acid reflux, motility disorders of the esophagus, hiatal hernias and benign disease.  Dr Crawford has extensive experience in hernia, adrenal gland and spleen surgery.

His area of special expertise and interest is robotic surgery.   Dr Crawford  has over 15 years of experience with the da Vinci surgical system beginning in 2002 when Peoria Surgical Group was the first private practice group in the nation to purchase the device. 

He has performed over 1000 cases with the robot.  He has published several book chapters and numerous peer reviewed articles on various topics in the field of robotic surgery. 

He travels nationally and internationally lecturing on and teaching robotic surgery. 

Currently his robotic practice includes foregut, colon, solid organ, hernia and biliary disease processes.

He is currently the Director of Robotic Surgery for OSF St. Francis Medical Center and Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP), Peoria, Illinois.

Personal

Dr Crawford is a native of Indiana. He has three children. He is actively involved in the community.  He is a staunch supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouting programs.

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    Sub-Specialties
    Robotic-assisted
    Minimally Invasive
    Hernia
    General
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    Education
    MD — University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
    Internship and Residency — Abington Memorial Hospital, PA
    Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Surgery — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CA
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    Academic Appointment
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, UICOMP (1998-2002)
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, UICOMP (2002-2007)
    Associate Professor Of Clinical Surgery, UICOMP (2007-2015)
    Professor Of Clinical Surgery, UICOMP (2015-Present)
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    Honors
    Teaching Award, Surgery Residency Program, 2006
    Forty Leaders Under Forty, Class of 2002
    Chairman’s Award, Abington Memorial Hospital, 1997
    Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital, 1997
    Rosenfeld Surgical Scholar, Abington Memorial Hospital, 1996
    Outstanding Laparoscopic Resident, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 1995-2006
    Outstanding Teaching Award For UICOMP, 2007-2008
    Research Award, Surgery Residency Program UICOMP, 2011
    Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America, 2013
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    Presentations & Publications

     

    A Critical Examination of Robotic General Surgery: A Retrospective Analysis of 14 years of Resident Training 2002-2016. AMA Research Symposium. Baltimore, Maryland, November 9th 2018
    14 Year Analysis of Educating Robotic Surgeons. Lecture at Surgical Education through Simulation session of Festival Internazionale della Robotica, Pisa Italy, September 29th, 2018
    Residents and Robots: The Peoria Curriculum. Lecture at Illinois Surgical Society Fall Meeting, September 16th, 2017
    A Novel Curriculum Framework for Education in Robotic Surgery, Poster presentation at American College of Surgeons, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Annual Meeting (ACS NSQIP) July 23rd, 2017
    Residents & Robots – Do They Mix?  Invited lecture at The Surgical Experience, Peoria and Beyond.  Surgeons Travel Club, Peoria Illinois, April 17th, 2015
    Robotic Foregut Surgery: Applications and Outcomes. Invited lecture at Robotic Surgery Symposium, Peoria,  Illinois, June 15th, 2013
    Our 10 Year Experience in Training GS Residents with da Vinci: Nissen, Heller and Colon cases. Invited Industry lecture at American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois, October 3rd, 2012
    Single Incision Robotic Cholecystectomy, Invited lecture at 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of Illinois Chapter of American College of Surgeons, Peoria, Illinois, May 11, 2012
    Introduction to Robotic Surgery.  Illinois State Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists, Peoria, IL, November 6, 2010.
    Robotic Foregut Surgery and Resident Education.  Multispecialty Robotic Surgery Symposium for Primary Care Physicians, East Peoria, IL, November 6, 2010.

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Chad Evans, MD

Chad Evans, MD


Description

Education

Dr. Chadrick Evans earned his undergraduate degree at Illinois State University (ISU) in biochemistry and molecular biology. While attending ISU he was named a Presidential Scholar and graduated magna cum laude.

Dr. Evans received his doctorate of medicine (MD) from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) where he was named a James Scholar and graduated with honors.

He completed his general surgery residency at UICOMP. Dr. Evans completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Colorado Hospital/Denver Health in Denver, Colorado.

Specialization

Dr. Evans is well versed in the latest techniques to care for patients with surgical illnesses.

He has a special interest in minimally invasive techniques, including robotic surgery using the da Vinci robotic system and endocrine surgery, including diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

In addition to treating patients with general surgery needs, Dr. Evans completed a fellowship in surgical critical care in Denver, Colorado.

There he learned the latest techniques in caring for patients with traumatic and critical illnesses. Dr. Evans looks forward to using his critical care expertise in caring for the residents of Central Illinois who have been critical injured.

Personal

Dr. Evans is a native of Central Illinois. He grew up in El Paso, Illinois and now resides in Morton, Illinois with his wife.

When not in the hospital or clinic, you will likely find Dr. Evans enjoying outdoor activities with his wife and two dogs.

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