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Weiss Memorial Hospital Appoints Carlos Rotman, M.D., to Medical Director of Women's Health

Nov 15, 2010

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CHICAGO (Nov. 15, 2010) — Weiss Memorial Hospital has appointed Carlos Rotman, M.D., to the position of medical director of Women’s Health. Dr. Rotman, who is also chief of gynecology at Weiss, will lead a new program that specializes in laparoscopic surgery, gynecological oncology, urological gynecology and robotic surgery of the pelvis and abdomen.

Dr. Rotman is a board-certified gynecologic surgeon who specializes in advanced operative laparoscopy. As director of the Oak Brook Institute of Endoscopy, he has created and advanced new techniques and instrumentation in the field of laparoscopic surgery. He performs minimally invasive surgeries to treat many gynecologic conditions, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis and hysterectomy. He is also one of few doctors who offer laparoscopic tubal reversal, for which he has one of the highest academically published success rates (pregnancy after reversal) in the world.

“Dr. Rotman is one of the finest surgeons in his field,” said Frank Molinaro, chief executive officer at Weiss. “His leadership at Weiss will provide our patients with innovative treatments, as well as compassionate medical care in Women’s Health.”

The Women’s Health program at Weiss includes experts in complex gynecological and urological conditions: Edgardo Yordan, M.D., a specialist in gynecologic oncology; Jonathan Song, M.D., a specialist in robotic-assisted gynecological surgery; and Bruce Rosenzweig, M.D., a specialist in urological gynecology.

Last year, Dr. Rotman, Dr. Song and Dr. Yordan were awarded First Prize by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for their video presentation, “Alternatives to Hysterectomy.” This is the latest in a long series of awards won by Dr. Rotman and his associates, including the Golden Laparoscope from the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

Additionally, the Women’s Health group includes Nasir Rana, M.D., M.P.H., a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and laparoscopic and reproductive surgeon that will offer Weiss patients the highest level of expertise in the management of infertility, as well as diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain and endometriosis.

Dr. Rotman also works closely with Dr. Bernardo Duarte, chief of general surgery at Weiss, which offers our patients the unique interdisciplinary approach to their care not commonly seen at most institutions around the city.

“I look forward continuing my work with the medical-surgical team at Weiss to treat patients,” Dr. Rotman said. “These surgeries provide immense relief for patients, and the laparoscopic, minimally invasive techniques provide shorter, less difficult recoveries.”

The Women’s Health office will be located on the sixth floor of Weiss Memorial Hospital, where patients have convenient access to primary care physicians, pain management, radiology and imaging, and oncologists. 

Dr. Rotman, a native of Argentina, earned his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires and continued training with his residency and internship at Cook County Hospital. In addition to his surgical practice, he serves as Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rush Medical College.