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Outpatient Surgery

Having outpatient surgery?

Find out how to prepare and what to expect if you are having outpatient surgery.

Download our Day Surgery Center brochure.

Download our Main Operating Room brochure.

A leading provider of outpatient surgery services

Nearly half of the surgical procedures we perform each year at Northwest Community Hospital are done on an outpatient basis—which means the patient being operated on goes home the day of the surgery.

Depending on the type of outpatient or minimally invasive surgery you are having, it will be scheduled at either the Day Surgery Center or at one of NCH's main operating rooms (MORs). Your surgeon's office will tell you where your surgery will take place. All NCH operating rooms are staffed by Magnet®-designated nurses, surgical technologists, and board-certified anesthesiologists and surgeons.

NCH Day Surgery Center

Chances are, your outpatient surgery will take place at the Northwest Community Day Surgery Center II, LLC--one of Illinois' leading day surgery providers, with more than 200 doctors who perform more than 7,000 general surgery procedures annually.

Our facility offers 10 technologically advanced surgical suites, private recovery bays and full-service waiting rooms with a children's area and computer access including wireless Internet service. We provide a comfortable and supportive environment for both patients and their loved ones.

The Day Surgery Center is owned and operated by Northwest Community Healthcare and a group of surgeons. The Center is nationally recognized for its outstanding quality of care and is accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Main Operating Room

Some outpatient procedures will be performed in one of NCH's main operating rooms. The main operating room features 14 operating room equipped with the latest surgical technologies and private recovery bays. There are also comfortable, full-service waiting rooms with children's area and wireless Internet service for your visiting loved ones.


  • If you are unable to keep your surgery appointment, please notify the Day Surgery Center as soon as possible at 847.618.7009.
  • If you develop a fever, rash, cough, cold or other illness, please call your surgeon as soon as possible; it may be necessary to postpone your surgery.

If you are having surgery, visit the Patient section for all the pre-op information you need.

For a physician referral, please call HealthConnection at 847.618.4YOU (4968), or view a list of surgeons at Northwest Community Hospital.

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Last Updated 2012/12/27