Steven S. Tsoraides MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS

Residency Program Director Associate Professor of Clinical SurgeryDepartment of Surgery
Work 624 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Second Floor Peoria IL 61603 Work Phone: 309-655-3971
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Biographical Info

Education

Dr. Steven Tsoraides earned his undergraduate degree at Loyola University Chicago with a major in biology and minor in history. He received both his doctorate of medicine (MD) and Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP). He completed his General Surgery Residency at UICOMP, where he also served as administrative chief. He completed his Colorectal Surgery fellowship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.

Professional Career

Dr. Tsoraides is board certified in General and Colorectal Surgery. He has taken many leadership roles, including the State Cancer Chair for the Commission on Cancer and American College of Surgeons Illinois Chapter. As Program Director, his focus is training the best skilled surgeons with excellent clinical judgement and a commitment to life-long learning and evidence-based practice. Along with his research and publications, Dr. Tsoraides values mentoring young surgeons and students. Adding practice preparedness and wellness curriculums to the training are examples of his commitment to ensuring surgeons trained at our program are well rounded and able to achieve peak performance. His practice focuses largely on the treatment of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, as well as benign anorectal conditions. He is highly skilled in robotic and laparoscopic surgery and is passionate about passing these skills onto future surgeons.

Personal

Dr. Tsoraides has always called Illinois home and takes pride in befriending and caring for the good people of Central Illinois. He lives in Peoria with his wife and young son and attends All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. Dr. Tsoraides actually grew up in an auto repair shop, and he has worked with his hands from a young age. Although his hands have taken on different tasks over the years, he continues to enjoy the art and science of the profession, which he has joined. He also enjoys any time spent on a Greek island.

Sub-Specialties

General, Colon, Rectal

Education

MD and MPH — University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
General Surgery Residency — University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Colorectal Surgery Fellowship — Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Presentations & Publications

Peer Review Journals

  1. Tsoraides SS, Gupta SK, Estes NC. Splenic Rupture Following Colonoscopy: Case Report and Literature Review. Journal of Trauma-Injury, Infection, & Critical Care. 62(1):255-257. Jan 2007.
  2. Tsoraides SS, Cha AI, Crawford DL. Postcholecystectomy Biliary Symptoms. Journal of Surgical Education. 64(4):228-233. Jul 2007
  3. Tsoraides SS, Pearl RH, Stanfill AB, Wallace LJ, Vegunta RK. Incision and Loop Drainage: A minimally invasive technique for subcutaneous abscess management in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 45(3):606-609. Mar 2010.
  4. Yong FA, Tsoraides SS. Salvage of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis after recurrent prolapse. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 30(3):433-434.2014. Mar 2015.
  5. Ahmed Z, Rossi ML, Yong S, Martin DK, Walayat S, Cashman MD, Tsoraides SS, Dhillon S. Behçet’s Disease Departs the “Silk Road”: A case report with geographical comparison. Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives. 17;6(1):30362. Feb 2016.
  6. Qayyum I, Bai D, Tsoraides SS. Loop Drainage After Debridement (LDAD): Minimally invasive treatment for pilonidal cyst. Techniques in Coloproctology, 20(8):591-4. May 2016.

Open Access Peer Review Publications

  1. Tsoraides SS, Pacheco PE, Pearl RH. Concordant VACTERL Anomalies in Identical Twins. Clinics in Surgery. Sept 2016.

Book Chapters

  1. Tsoraides SS, Huettner F, Rawlings A, Crawford DL. Robotic Surgery of the Colon. in Robot Surgery, Baik SH, Intech, Jan 2010.
  2. Tsoraides SS, Rakinic J. Antibiotics, Approaches, Strategy, and Anastomoses in Shakelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 7th Edition, Chapter 177. 2216-2230. Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 2013.

Other Publications

  1. Tsoraides SS. Understanding Colorectal Cancer. InterBusiness Issues. June 2014.

Abstracts

  1. Tsoraides SS, Thomas M, Rakinic J, Hassan I, Firilas A. Does Percutaneous Drainage of Diverticular Abscesses Allow for Elective One Stage Surgery? Proceedings from Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, May 2011, Vancouver BC.
  2. True E, Tsoraides SS, Wang H, Farrell JJ, JBonello JP. Predictors of Failure with Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis. Norman C. Estes Surgery Symposium, May 2014, Peoria IL.
  3. Venkateswara PP, Tsoraides SS, Rakinic J. Percutaneous Drainage of Diverticular Abscess is Definitive Management in Some Patients. Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, May 2014, Hollywood FL.
  4. True E, Tsoraides SS, Wang H, Farrell JJ, JBonello JP. Predictors of Failure with Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis. Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, May 2014, Hollywood FL.
  5. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS. Don’t Fear the Learning Curve for Robotic Colorectal Surgery: A Young Surgeon’s Experience. Scientific Session of the SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting. April 15-18, 2015, Nashville, TN.
  6. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Crawford DL, Bonello JP, Doubet J. The Intraoperative Use of Laser Induced Fluorescence Angiography in the Evaluation of Colorectal Anastomoses: A Randomized Study. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons. June 18-20, 2015 Peoria, IL.
  7. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Bonello JP, Doubet J, Wang H, Crawford DL. The intraoperative use of laser induced fluorescence angiography in the evaluation of colorectal anastomoses: a randomized prospective study. 15th Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology Congress, October 5, 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
  8. Ahmed Z, Rossi M, Yong S, Walayat S, Martin D, Tsoraides S, Dhillon S. Behcet’s Disease Departs the “Silk Road”: A case report with geographical comparison. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, October 16-21, 2015. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  9. Tsoraides SS, Asfour RH, Scheidt MJ, Marshall JS. Safety & Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastases. Scientific Session of the SAGES 2016 Annual Meeting. March 16-19, 2016, Boston, MA.
  10. Tsoraides SS, Asfour RH, Scheidt MJ, Marshall JS. Safety & Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastases. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons. May 19, 2015 Springfield, IL.
  11. Tsoraides SS, Spradling J. Program Director Assessment of General Surgery Graduate Competency for Surgical Practice and Fellowship. Surgical Education Week/Association of Program Directors in Surgery Annual Meeting. April 18-20, 2017, San Diego CA.

Podium Presentations at Scientific Meetings: International

  1. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Bonello JP, Doubet J, Wang H, Crawford DL. The intraoperative use of laser induced fluorescence angiography in the evaluation of colorectal anastomoses: a randomized prospective study. 15th Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology Congress, October 5, 2015, Melbourne, Australia. Presented by Qayyum I.

Podium Presentations at Scientific Meetings: National

  1. True E, Tsoraides SS, Wang H, Farrell JJ, JBonello JP. Predictors of Failure with Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis. Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Benign Abdominal and Colonoscopy Session, Monday May 19, 2014, Hollywood FL. Presented by True E.
  2. Tsoraides SS, Spradling J. Program Director Assessment of General Surgery Graduate Competency for Surgical Practice and Fellowship. Surgical Education Week/Association of Program Directors in Surgery Annual Meeting: APDS “Quick Shot” Paper Session V. Thursday April 20, 2017, San Diego CA. Presented by Spradling J.

Video Presentations at Scientific Meetings: National

  1. Tsoraides SS, Cha AI, Crawford DL. Robotic Right Colectomy. Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Video Session, May 6, 2009, Hollywood FL.

Poster Presentations at Scientific Meetings: National

  1. Tsoraides SS, Thomas M, Rakinic J, Hassan I, Firilas A. Does Percutaneous Drainage of Diverticular Abscesses Allow for Elective One Stage Surgery? Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, May 2011, Vancouver BC.
  2. Venkateswara PP, Tsoraides SS, Rakinic J. Percutaneous Drainage of Diverticular Abscess is Definitive Management in Some Patients. Annual Scientific Meeting, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, May 2014, Hollywood FL.
  3. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS. Don’t Fear the Learning Curve for Robotic Colorectal Surgery: A Young Surgeon’s Experience. Scientific Session of the SAGES 2015 Annual Meeting. April 15-18, 2015, Nashville, TN.
  4. Ahmed Z, Rossi ML, Yong S, Martin DK, Walayat S, Cashman MD, Tsoraides S, Dhillon S. Intestinal Behcet’s Disease Does Not Follow the Silk Road. American College of Gastroenterology 80th Annual Meeting. October 18, 2015. Honolulu, HI.
  5. Tsoraides SS, Asfour RH, Scheidt MJ, Marshall JS. Safety & Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastases. Scientific Session of the SAGES 2016 Annual Meeting. March 16-19, 2016, Boston, MA.

Poster Presentations at Scientific Meetings: Regional

  1. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Crawford DL, Bonello JP, Doubet J. The Intraoperative Use of Laser Induced Fluorescence Angiography in the Evaluation of Colorectal Anastomoses: A Randomized Study. Resident Competition, Order of St. Francis Healthcare Annual Research Symposium. May 18-20, 2015, Peoria, IL.
  2. Tsoraides SS, Asfour RH, Scheidt MJ, Marshall JS. Safety & Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastases. Resident Competition, Order of St. Francis Healthcare Annual Research Symposium. 2017, Peoria, IL.

Peer Reviewed Papers Read at Scientific Meetings: Regional

  1. Tsoraides SS, Cha AI, Crawford DL. Postcholecystectomy Biliary Symptoms. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Founders’ Competition, May 16, 2008, Grafton, IL.

Podium Presentations at Scientific Meetings: Regional

  1. Tsoraides SS, Gupta SK, Geiss D, Marshall SJ. Challenging Injury of the Abdominal Aorta. Annual Meeting, Midwest Surgical Association, Spectacular Problems in Surgery, August 2, 2009, Lake Geneva, WI.
  2. Tsoraides SS, Pearl RH, Stanfill AB, Wallace LJ, Vegunta RK. Incision and Loop Drainage: A minimally invasive technique for subcutaneous abscess management in children. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Founders’ Competition, May 29, 2009, Peoria, IL.
  3. Tsoraides SS, Thomas M, Rakinic J, Hassan I, Firilas A. Does Percutaneous Drainage of Diverticular Abscesses Allow for Elective One Stage Surgery? Annual Resident Competition, The Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, March 18, 2011, Chicago, IL.
  4. True E, Tsoraides SS, Bonello JP. Fecal Microbiota Therapy in the Treatment of Clostridium dificile diarrhea. 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Founders’ Competition, June 7, 2013. Springfield, IL. Presented by True E. First Place Awarded.
  5. True E, Tsoraides SS, Wang H, Farrell JJ, JBonello JP. Predictors of Failure with Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis. UICOMP Surgery Research Day, June 6, 2014, Peoria, IL. Presented by True E.
  6. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS. Don’t Fear the Learning Curve for Robotic Colorectal Surgery: a young surgeons’ experience. 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Founders’ Competition, September 20, 2014. Champaign/Urbana, IL. Presented by Qayyum I.
  7. True E, Tsoraides SS, Wang H, Farrell JJ, JBonello JP. Predictors of Failure with Fecal Microbiota Therapy for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Colitis. The Surgeon’s Travel Club/The Surgical Experience, Peoria and Beyond. April 18, 2015. Peoria IL.
  8. Qayyum I, Bai D, Tsoraides SS. Loop Drainage After Debridement (LDAD): Minimally Invasive Treatment for Pilonidal Cyst. Annual Resident Competition, Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. April 24, 2015 Chicago, IL. Presented by Qayyum I.
  9. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Crawford DL, Bonello JP, Doubet J. The Intraoperative Use of Laser Induced Fluorescence Angiography in the Evaluation of Colorectal Anastomoses: A Randomized Study. Resident Competition, Order of St. Francis Healthcare Annual Research Symposium. May 20, 2015 Peoria, IL. Presented by Qayyum I.
  10. Qayyum I, Tsoraides SS, Crawford DL, Bonello JP, Doubet J. The Intraoperative Use of Laser Induced Fluorescence Angiography in the Evaluation of Colorectal Anastomoses: A Randomized Study. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Founders’ Competition. June 19, 2015 Peoria, IL. Presented by Qayyum I.
  11. Tsoraides SS, Marshall JS. Safety and Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Resection for Colorectal Metastases. Central Illinois Surgical Week 2015, 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2nd Annual Norman C. Estes Surgery Symposium, Robotics Symposium, Jump Trading Center, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, June 19 2015, Peoria, IL.
  12. Tsoraides SS, Asfour RH, Scheidt MJ, Marshall JS. Safety & Efficacy of Synchronous Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastases. Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons. May 19, 2015 Springfield, IL. Presented by Asfour RH.
  13. Almzayyen M, Tsoraides SS. Multimodal Narcotic Limited Perioperative Pain Control with Colorectal Surgery as Part of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol: A randomized prospective single-center trial. Illinois Surgical Society Fall Meeting 2017. September 15, 2017. Peoria, IL. Presented by Almzayyen M.

Invited Lectures at Scientific Meetings: Regional

  1. “Colorectal Surgery, State of the Art Presentations.” 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, May 11, 2012. Peoria, IL.
  2. “The Impact of Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes on a Surgeon’s Practice.” 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter, American College of Surgeons, June 7, 2013. Springfield, IL.
  3. “Colorectal Disease – Transforming Open Surgery to the Robotic Technique” Robotics Symposium 2013. OSF St. Francis Medical Center and Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center, June 15, 2013. Peoria IL.
  4. “Reducing SSI Rates in Colorectal Surgery.” Central Illinois Surgical Week 2015, 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, Illinois Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2nd Annual Norman C. Estes Surgery Symposium, Robotics Symposium, Jump Trading Center, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, June 19 2015, Peoria, IL.
  5. “Update on National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer.” Illinois Surgical Society Fall Meeting 2017. September 16, 2017. Peoria, IL.

Lectures and Presentations

  1. “M3 Career Day” Guest Speaker for the Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, 2007, Peoria, IL.
  2. “M2 Orientation” Guest Speaker, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, 2007 and 2008, Peoria, IL
  3. “The History of Surgery in Peoria” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, May 30, 2008. Peoria, IL.
  4. “Gastrointestinal Conference” Coordinate and present monthly educational conferences on topics related to surgical gastrointestinal disease under faculty direction. Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, 2007-2010. Peoria, IL.
  5. “Stomas” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, February 19, 2010. Peoria, IL.
  6. “What’s Going On Down There Doc? The Difficult Diagnosis” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Southern Illinois School of Medicine, February 17, 2011. Springfield, IL.
  7. “Anal Melanoma” Case Presentation Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, September 15, 2011. Peoria, IL.
  8. “Metastatic Rectal Cancer” Case Presentation, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, October 27, 2011. Peoria, IL.
  9. “Managing Diverticulitis: Update in Management Options for Primary Care Physicians” Department of Family Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, January 12, 2012. Peoria, IL.
  10. “Abdominal Wall Closure.” UICOMP Department of Surgery M4 elective, Surgery Residency Preparedness Practicum. March 1, 2012. Peoria, IL.
  11. “Locally Aggressive Rectal Cancer in a Noncompliant Patient” Case Presentation, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, May 3, 2012. Peoria, IL.
  12. “Cancer of the Small Intestine in the Setting of Crohn’s Disease” Case Presentation, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, June 21, 2012. Peoria, IL.
  13. “Rectal Cancer and Transanal Resection” Case Presentations, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, August 30, 2012. Peoria, IL.
  14. “Rectosigmoid Colon Cancer” Case Presentations, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, December 20, 2012. Peoria, IL.
  15. “Rectal Cancer: one size does not fit all” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, February 8, 2013. Peoria, IL.
  16. “Coding from a Colorectal Surgeon’s Perspective” American Academy of Professional Coders, Peoria Chapter Meeting, August 20, 2013. Proctor Professional Building, Peoria, IL.
  17. “Stage IV Colon Cancer with Multiple Liver Metastases” Case Presentations, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, August 22, 2013. Peoria, IL.
  18. “Rectal Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the setting of Ulcerative Colitis” Case Presentations, Tumor Board, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, October 17, 2013. Peoria, IL.
  19. “Colorectal Surgery: Robotics, Techniques, and other Pearls,” American Academy of Professional Coders, Canton Chapter Meeting, February 11, 2014. Graham Medical Center, Canton, IL.
  20. “Colorectal Surgery: Robotics and Ostomy Creation” United Ostomy Association, Peoria Area Chapter, September 16, 2014. Proctor Professional Building, Peoria, IL.
  21. “Colorectal Surgery: Robotics, Techniques, and Other Pearls ” Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter, Peoria Affiliate, August 27, 2015, OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL.
  22. “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Best Practices in Colorectal Surgery” Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, April 29, 2016. Peoria, IL.
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