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At Northwest Community Hospital, we believe that when you're having surgery, the more you know about what to expect, the better you'll feel and the faster you'll recover. So, whether you're having back surgery, breast surgery, gallbladder surgery, heart surgery, orthopedic surgery or any other general surgery procedure, take the time to visit the section that relates to your type of surgery.

Outpatient surgery

Outpatient surgery means you will not be staying in the hospital overnight. Outpatient surgeries may be scheduled at the NCH Day Surgery Center or one of the main operating rooms—depending upon availability and type of procedure. Your surgeon's office will tell you where you should go for your surgery. Learn what to expect and how to prepare for your outpatient surgery.

Inpatient surgery

If you will be staying in the hospital for at least one night after your procedure, then you are scheduled for inpatient surgery. Inpatient surgery is performed in one of the main operating rooms. Learn what to expect and how to prepare for your inpatient surgery.

Pediatric surgery

If your child is having surgery at NCH, we will do everything possible to put both you and your child at ease. Depending upon the type of surgery your child is having, the operation will be scheduled at either the Day Surgery Center or in one of NCH's main operating rooms. Learn what to expect and how to prepare for your child's surgery.

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

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Last Updated 2013/03/13