Robotics Campaign – St. Anthonys

Providing robotic-assisted surgery to
the region since 2015

A Trusted Team of Experts

The Doctors at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham are experts in their fields with a heart for the local community. Now, those experts have added the power of the da Vinci® Surgical System to their repertoire. Often called a “robot,” the da Vinci® assists your surgeon by enhancing their vision and precision leading to smaller incisions, reduced pain and trauma, less scarring and faster recovery.

An extension of your surgeon’s hands and eyes, the addition of da Vinci® is just another reason to choose HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

A Surgeon’s Magic Wand

Through advanced robotic surgery utilizing technology like the da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System, our surgeons are able to implement a streamlined surgical approach with a faster healing time for every patient, including less pain.

HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital offers da Vinci® assisted surgery for many procedures, including colorectal and gynecological procedures.

Surgical Colorectal Procedures

Colon and Rectal Cancer

Diverticular Disease


Crohn’s Disease

Ulcerative Colitis

Gynecologic Procedures

Gynecologic Cancer

Benign Tumors


Uterine Fibroids

Ovarian Cysts

Benign Cervical Disorders

Conditions Requiring Hysterectomy

Removal of Ovaries and Staging of Lymph Nodes

Benefits of Choosing Minimally Invasive Technology

Small Incisions – Minimal Surgical Scars

Faster Return to Daily Activities

Reduced Trauma to the Body

Reduced post-operative complication

Reduced Risk of Infections

Less Post-Operative Pain

Quicker Recovery Time

Shorter Hospitalization

Fewer Complications

Little or No Blood Loss

Meet Our Robotics Surgical Team

Millie Sullivan Nelson, MD

Board Certified-Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Nelson is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago with a Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Master’s Degree in Medical Management from the University of Southern California.

Iyoob Ilyas, MD

Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

Dr. Ilyas is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India with a Bachelor’s in Medicine & Bachelor’s in Surgery as well as a Master’s in Surgery from Kilpauk Medical College. He held a Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and has served General Surgery Residencies at the University of Arizona, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Kilpauk Medical College.

Abbie Massengill, MD

Board Eligible-Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Massengill is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Illinois – Peoria.

What Our Patients are Saying

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About Us

Since 1875, the health care needs of the sick and poor have been met by the Sisters, Medical Staff, colleagues, and volunteers of St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital. The hospital serves the Effingham community and the south-central region of Illinois.

St. Anthony’s approach to health care combines the compassion and human touch of more than a century of caring with the most modern technologies available today.

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HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital



HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital
503 N Maple St.
Effingham, Illinois 62401