Surgical Services

Our surgical teams work together, using the latest technology and modern facilities to provide excellent care close to home.

a male and female surgeon looking down at patient

These highly trained and experienced surgeons represent a wide range of specialties, so ask your doctor about receiving your surgical care from our team at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. 

Surgery is provided to inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients of all ages on an emergent, urgent and elective basis 24 hours daily.

We have 16 surgery suites where our surgical team will perform your surgery using the latest technology and least invasive procedures possible. Board certified anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists provide the latest evidence-based anesthesia techniques. 

Surgical Procedures

  • Cardiothoracic
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Endoscopy (upper and lower)
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic
  • Pulmonary
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Pain management
  • Urology
  • Vascular
Female surgical nurse standing in front of DaVinci surgical system

Our newest technology

The da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. We are truly thrilled to be a leader in this field and look forward to continue bringing Southwestern Illinois minimally invasive surgical options.

Woman receiving anesthesia during surgery

Anesthesia services

The latest, evidence-based anesthesia techniques are utilized in the operating rooms, delivery rooms and procedure areas. The anesthesia care team at St. Elizabeth's consists of an anesthesiologist and certified registered nurse anesthetist who will care for the patient throughout their visit. Prior to each planned procedure, the anesthesiologist scheduled to care for the patient will conduct a pre-operative evaluation to formulate an appropriate, individualized anesthesia plan.

The anesthesiologist and patient work together to develop the best plan for their care during the procedure. The type of anesthesia is chosen based on the safety of the patient, the ability to provide a speedy recovery and allow the patient to go home sooner. There are four major types of anesthesia utilized that can be combined to best meet the patient's needs.

Four major types of anesthesia

The patient is not conscious and has complete loss of sensation. This involves inducing sleep of the whole body, and the brain.
Local anesthetic is injected by the anesthesia care provider to provide numbness and loss of sensation to a region of the body. This could include spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, or upper and lower extremity blocks. Additional intravenous medication can be given to make the patient comfortable and drowsy. These techniques often assist with the management of post-operative pain.
During this type of anesthesia care the surgeon usually injects local anesthetic to the site of surgery to provide numbness and loss of sensation. The anesthesia care provider then supplements this with intravenous medication to make the patient comfortable and drowsy. The patient is monitored by the anesthesia care provider throughout the procedure.
Local anesthetic is injected by the surgeon to provide numbness and loss of sensation to a small area.