Supporting You During COVID-19

Making Telehealth Work for You

All of us in the University of Chicago Department of Surgery are here to support you throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. While many aspects of our lives have changed in the past few months, your health care does not have to be one of them: our physicians are still available to meet with you virtually and discuss your plan of care.

We are excited to offer innovative telehealth visits where you can meet with your physician virtually, either on the phone or through video conferencing software. We offer the tools for you to connect with our surgeons from the safety of your home and still receive the high standard of care for which our department is known. Our surgeons can help you plan for any upcoming operations, answer your questions, and prepare you for future in-person visits to our medical center.

Many sections are reaching out to scheduled patients in advance, but we welcome your calls and encourage you to reach us through our call center at 773-702-1000 to set up your virtual visit. You can also reach specific sections through the numbers below:

Section Phone Number

Bariatric Surgery

Breast Center 773-834-7032
Cardiac Surgery 773-702-2500
Colorectal Surgery 773-702-4300
General Surgery 773-834-3524
Neurosurgery 773-702-2123
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 773-702-1865
Pediatric Surgery 773-702-6169
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 773-702-6302
Thoracic Surgery 773-702-2500
Trauma Surgery 773-834-3524
Urology 773-702-1860
Vascular Surgery 773-702-6128

Please do not hesitate to reach out—we are always here for you, and want to help ensure your health and safety during this time. We also encourage you to visit the University of Chicago COVID-19 Resource Center to find the latest updates and answers to common questions about COVID-19.