I aim to enhance the quality of life for my patients by offering them the highest standard of care through a minimally invasive approach. It`s incredibly fulfilling when patients recover quickly after surgery, so they can concentrate on life’s joys.
Dr. Pavelko has always been passionate about helping others. Working at OSF HealthCare gave him the opportunity to do so on a larger scale. He is committed to innovation and medical technology. Local communities consist of hard-working people who make our country better every day, and they deserve cutting edge treatment.
“During an appointment, I will take time to understand a patient’s concerns and diagnose them correctly,” he said. “Treating a patient means entering into a partnership. I always give my patients options and guide them through those choices.”
Dr. Pavelko is a fourth generation physician and always knew he would have a career in medicine. His grandfather was a general surgeon, and he would tell Dr. Pavelko stories about surgeries he performed, including technical details. Surgery is his greatest passion. After working with his mentor, world-renowned robotic surgeon Pier Giulianotti, Dr. Pavelko knew that robotic surgery was the future of surgery.