Surgical Services at NCH

Outpatient Surgery

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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 typically 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) at the hospital. 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.

Learn what to expect and how to prepare for your outpatient surgery.

Two location options for outpatient surgery

Main Operating Rooms at the Hospital

Some outpatient procedures will be performed in one of NCH's main operating rooms within the hospital. Here there are 14 operating rooms 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.

Download our Main Operating Room brochure.

Day Surgery Center II, LLC - convenient, modern option for outpatient surgery 

The Day Surgery Center, one of Illinois' largest day surgery providers, has 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.

Download our Day Surgery Center brochure.

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.

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Precision-skilled teams of surgeons, nurses and technicians

  • All NCH operating rooms are staffed by Magnet®-designated nurses, surgical technologists, and board-certified anesthesiologists and surgeons.
  • Multidisciplinary teams meet weekly to discuss patients' medical history, diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, treatment options and pain management.
  • Dedicated nurse specialists coordinate treatment and answer questions.
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Robert Rao, M.D.

Robert Rao, M.D.

Chief of Surgery

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