January 1, 2008
At age 44, Libertyville resident Jeff Rizner has come a long way from the time seven years ago when he lay helplessly in the hospital suffering from a stroke. He has made great strides – in more ways than one – as a former patient at Condell Medical Center who now… Read More
April 30, 2007
First steps ahead for brave palsy twins
Of all the dreams John and Angela Gillen had for their adorable twin daughters, there is one they've wished for every day.
They simply want Brianna and Sascha, victims of cerebral palsy, to be able to walk.
Now, thanks to a… Read More
March 1, 2006
Jonathan S. Citow, M.D., FACS
Condell Medical Center
Neurosurgeon Jonathan Citow has accomplished a lot in a short amount of time.
The recipient of the second highest score in the country on his neurosurgical board exam and author of five textbooks, Dr. Citow proves himself as a reliable source… Read More
November 1, 2005
Imaging having back surgery and going home from the hospital the same day. It's a reality, because small-incision back surgery is now available at Condell Medical Center.
The new procedure is called minimally-invasive lumbar microdiskectomy and uses a surgical incision, or cut, that is much shorter than in conventional… Read More
May 11, 2005
Brain Surgery Can't Dampen Patient's Sense Of Humor
Minutes before she was to undergo lifesaving surgery, Rebecca Sweat kept her sense of humor.
“Tell them I'm here for a boob job,” joked the 35-year-old social worker from Florida.
If only it were that simple.
Sweat… Read More