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.
Chances are, your outpatient surgery will take place at the Northwest Community Day Surgery Center—one of Illinois' leading day surgery providers, with more than 200 doctors who perform more than 8,000 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 Hospital, and nationally recognized for its outstanding quality of care. The Center is accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
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 having surgery, visit the Patient section for all the pre-op information you need.