Practice Information

At Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center, our bariatric surgeons and other surgical care experts serving Chicago, and all of Illinois have established an outstanding reputation for excellent surgical care for all patients. Our practice has, however, taken special steps to accommodate the unique needs of bariatric surgery patients with the establishment of Kane Center. Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center is proud to be recognized by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence and by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois as a Designated Center for Bariatric Surgery. Our practice spares no effort in catering to both the physical and emotional needs of bariatric surgery patients. We provide educational seminars for patients in the process of deciding whether weight loss surgery is the right weight loss solution to suit their needs. For current and post-bariatric surgery patients, we also provide weekly support groups featuring discussion topics such as “Problematic Eating,” “Self-Image and Self-Esteem,” and “Stress Management.”

Serving the Health of the Community

Prior to his retirement, founder and senior member Dr. James M. Kane had been in practice in the northwest suburbs community for over 60 years. Since then, his son, Dr. James M. Kane, Jr., along with physicians Dr. Peter C. Rantis, Jr., Dr. Paul J. Guske and Dr. Jonathan W. Wallace, has continued to honor his commitment to performing surgeries that conform to the highest standards of safety and precision.

In addition to caring for bariatric patients, the surgeons at our Northwestern Suburbs Chicago, Illinois practice offer all aspects of general surgery, including breast, hepatobiliary, hernia, removal of varicose veins, and gastrointestinal surgery. Our practice also has a special interest and extensive experience in endocrine, colon, and rectal surgery.

The Latest Surgical Techniques and Technologies

At Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center, our goal is to provide the latest technologies that will best serve the needs of our patients, such as minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, 3-D imaging, stereotactic imaging, and robotic technology. Whenever possible, our surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures to facilitate a quicker and easier healing process. We perform laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disorders, hernias (both inguinal and ventral), gastroesophageal reflux disease, and colon and rectal disease, as well as for surgical treatment of obesity and breast cancer.

Meet Our Talented and Knowledgeable Surgeons

At Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center, our surgeons – Dr. James M. Kane, Jr., Dr. Peter C. Rantis, Jr., Dr. Paul J. Guske, and Dr. Jonathan W. Wallace are all board certified and serve as fellows of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Peter C. Rantis Jr. is also fellowship trained in colon and rectal surgery. Dr. James M. Kane Jr., as a member of the American Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, has obtained special recognition in the field of minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Kane Jr.’s outstanding qualifications are complemented by the fact that all of our surgeons at Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center are laparoscopic-surgery trained. Thus, our practice is proud to be able to offer most patients this innovative surgical technique.

Professional Memberships

Dr. James M. Kane Jr. and Dr. Peter C. Rantis, Jr., as well as Dr. Paul J. Guske and Dr. Jonathan W. Wallace, are members of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and all of our surgeons are long-term members of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center is a member of the Alexian Brothers Health Network, a distinction which our surgeons feel is a great privilege.

Experience and Continuing Education

Our practice has handled more than 10,000 surgery cases during the past 60+ years. The professionals at our practice ensure that they stay abreast of the latest advancements in their fields by conducting and participating in continuing medical education and special training programs on an ongoing basis.

Contact Our Bariatric and General Surgeons Serving Chicago, and all of Illinois

Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center invites you to spend some time getting to know our surgeons and their specialties. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment with one of our bariatric surgeons in the Chicago, Illinois area — Dr. James M. Kane Jr., Dr. Peter C. Rantis Jr., Dr. Paul J. Guske, or Dr. Jonathan W. Wallace — please feel free to call our offices or contact us via our website.