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Carle Foundation Hospital

Based in Urbana, Ill., the Carle Foundation Hospital is a 413-bed regional care hospital that has achieved Magnet® designation. It is the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center.

611 W. Park Street, Urbana, IL 61802   |   (217) 383-3311

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center is comprised of a 24-bed critical access hospital and medical clinic based in Hoopeston, Illinois.

701 E. Orange Street, Hoopeston, IL 60942   |   (217) 283-5531

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

Located in Olney, Ill., Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is a 134-bed hospital with nearly 600 employees serving portions of eight counties in southeastern Illinois.

800 East Locust St, Olney, IL 62459   |   (618) 395-2131

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Uretz J Oliphant, MD

Trauma Surgery, General Surgery, Bariatrics, Critical Care

4.7 out of 5 (68 Ratings, 8 Comments)

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Profile

Joined Carle: 1992

Contact

Urbana (Main Campus) (primary)

611 W. Park Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3240

Medical Interests

  • Breast surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Trauma surgery

Medical Training

Fellowship

  • Trauma/Critical Care, Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, Ill.,

Residency

  • General Surgery, University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago, Ill.,

Internship

  • General Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 1983-1985

Qualifications

Education

  • BA, Boston University, Boston, Mass., 1976
  • MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minn., 1983

Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
  • ATLS course director
  • American Board of General Surgery

Professional Societies

  • Admissions Committee; University of Illinois
  • American College of Physician Executives
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Associate Fellow of College of Chest Physicians
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • Clinical Affairs Committee; University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • Fellow American Society of Abdominal Surgeons
  • Illinois State Committee on Trauma, ACS
  • Illinois Surgical Society
  • International College of Surgeons
  • Member Eastern Association for Surgery of Trauma
  • Member Western Surgical Society
  • Societe’ Internationale De Chirurgie
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Warren Cole Surgical Society
  • Western Surgical Society


10/26/2017

The surgeon seemed quite expert. However, he is much more CERTAIN (sense of certainty) about some things, which I believe are uncertain and subject to debate.


10/24/2017

All was good.


07/07/2017

Already have recommended *Dr. Oliphant.


The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.


10/26/2017

The surgeon seemed quite expert. However, he is much more CERTAIN (sense of certainty) about some things, which I believe are uncertain and subject to debate.


10/24/2017

All was good.


07/07/2017

Already have recommended *Dr. Oliphant.


06/16/2017

... He met me w/ understanding & offered solutions. I left there having hope.


06/01/2017

*Dr. "O" is extraordinary!


05/14/2017

I have already recommend *Dr. Oliphant to others.


04/28/2017

When he came into ... & said he would be my surgeon - I smiled, called him by name, I went into surgery with no fear. I knew I had the best!


03/29/2017

*Oliphant is great.