Our experienced physicians perform nearly 10,000 surgeries each year. Today, a growing number of these procedures are being conducted on an outpatient basis. Surgeries that once required days of recovery are now being performed through laser and endoscopic techniques -- minimizing potential for scarring and reducing the patient's recovery time. Complicated orthopedic procedures, such as total knee and hip replacements, are also performed on a regular basis. In addition, our orthopaedic surgeons are skilled in joint replacements, spinal surgery, carpal tunnel, and sports medicine. Surgery centers at both hospitals are equipped with the latest innovations in technology -- ensuring patients in Southern Illinois have access to the most advanced treatment, while staying close to home.
We pre-register all scheduled surgical patients so the paperwork is complete, reducing any delays on the day of the surgery. Otherwise, a staff person from our surgical department will call you directly to complete the pre-registration.