Graham Health System’s general surgeons, Erin Bailey, M.D. and Rozana Dwyer, M.D. are highly skilled professionals who combine modern technology and compassionate care to offer quality surgical services close to home.
A General Surgeon is a highly skilled surgeon, and the word "general" should not be confused with a lack of specific training. It is more appropriate to think of the General Surgeon as a specialist of commonly performed procedures, such as diseases, injuries and conditions affecting the abdomen, breasts, digestive system, endocrine system and skin. Surgeons also evaluate biopsies, lab tests, and imaging tests as part of delivering care.
We are excited to offer robotic surgeries with our DaVinci Robot for those patients who qualify. Robotic surgery can offer benefits to patients such as smaller incisions, less pain and a faster recovery.
We have listed a few reasons to see our Board Certified General Surgeons; however, other conditions may also be treated:
- Anti – Reflux (GERD)
- Upper Endoscopy
- Removal of Skin Lesions
- Port placement
- Breast biopsies
Repair or Removal of Diseased:
- Small Intestine
Patients are welcome to call our scheduling department at 309-647-0201 during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment. Patients are encouraged to call their insurance plan to verify requirements. If an insurance referral is required, patients may need to call or make an appointment with their primary care provider first.
Graham Medical Group – Canton
180 S Main Street, Canton, IL
State-of-the-Art Surgical Facility
Graham recently completed a full renovation and the addition of 17,000 square feet to our surgery suites. This renovation allowed us to bring in all new State-of-the-Art equipment and two highly sophisticated surgical robots. Graham made this commitment to the community so patients can stay right here in Canton to receive their high quality surgical care.
The Surgical Services department located on the second floor of Graham Hospital includes 15 pre-operative stations, five Operating Rooms, and six Post Anesthesia Care Unit beds, where both inpatient and outpatient care is provided. Graham Hospital also offers a dedicated Pain Management Suite with two procedure rooms and five pre and post-operative beds.
Our skilled Surgery Services Team works closely with patients; their primary care doctors and their families to offer an individualized care plan to ensure the best outcome.
Having surgery is stressful enough without the added pressure of travel. Our goal is to provide high quality surgical care right here in Canton!
Our robot-assisted surgical program helps to reduce scarring and get you recovering faster.
This minimally invasive surgery is nothing short of amazing! Our trained surgeons use Robotic Surgery’s pinpoint control and accuracy to offer many patients smaller incisions, therefore reducing scarring and promoting a faster recovery. Our goal is to get you back to your day-to-day activities faster.
The DaVinci Robot offers our general surgeons enhanced abdominal surgery and provides our Gynecologist the opportunity to preform hysterectomies. Our orthopedic surgeons use our Rosa Robot to assist with knee replacements.
Advantages to using the robotic assisted surgery:
- Less pain and blood loss for the patient
- Smaller incisions allow for less noticeable scars
- Faster recovery for the patient
- Fewer complications
Talk with your surgeon to see if robotic assisted surgery is right for you. Discuss the benefits and the risks to see how they compare to conventional surgery.
Before your surgery, you may be asked to complete a series of steps to help you be prepared.
Within 30 days of your scheduled surgery
- Obtain a physical examination from your primary care provider
- Should you need approval from a cardiologist, make an appointment to obtain clearance.
One to two weeks before your scheduled surgery
Pre-Operative Testing: Your physician and or anesthesiologist may order tests prior to your procedure. If you completed testing anywhere other than Graham Health System, your test results will need to be faxed to 309.649.6871.
Pre-Admission Consultation: A nurse from Graham will contact you to complete a pre-operative interview. The interview will include a review of your health history and your current medications.
Some Insurance payers often require pre-authorization for payment of services. Please verify your benefits with your insurance company to see if pre-authorization is needed prior to your procedure.
Day of surgery
Registration: Takes place the day of the surgery in Patient Access, located right inside the hospital entrance doors. We want to be sure you are able to capture the best benefits possible. To help us, please bring your driver’s license and insurance card.
How We are Serving You:
I had a heart procedure three years ago and came to Graham Cardiopulmonary Rehab and when I finished rehab, I stayed on because I wouldn’t have the willpower to do the workout at home. I feel better now then when I started. The staff is very helpful and pleasant and make working out here an enjoyable experience.