HSHS St. Francis Hospital's Surgery Center

Whenever you need inpatient or outpatient surgery, you can be assured that you will receive the highest quality care.

a male and female surgeon looking down at patient

With more than 16,000 square feet of space, the Surgery Center has a spacious waiting/registration area; a private family consult room; four surgery suites and private pre- and post-operative patient rooms.

  • Two operating rooms are used for ear/nose and throat procedures and general and orthopedic surgeries. The other operating rooms are used for endoscopy and urology procedures.
  • The Ambulatory Surgery Unit within the Surgery Center has twelve private rooms for patients undergoing outpatient procedures.
  • For patient privacy and convenience, surgery patients are discharged through a separate exit near the visitor parking lot.
  • To learn more, call 217-324-8547

Waiting Area

A television monitor in the lounge displays a special code for each surgery patient. The monitor shows the patient’s progress every step of the way -- from registration, to surgery and discharge. Family members also can receive text messages about the patient’s progress during surgery.

The surgery lounge also has a water feature, a coffee bar, a private consultation room and two private registration rooms.

Woman receiving an eye exam

Cataracts surgery

Cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest operations in the United States as well as being highly effective. Many people report that they didn’t realize how bad their eyesight had gotten until they were able to see so clearly after surgery.

Cataract surgeries are performed locally at HSHS St. Francis Hospital. Call 217-324-8547 for an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for cataract surgery.

Cataract symptoms

Cataracts can cause very mild symptoms at first but as they grow, they can cause changes in your vision. Some things you could experience are:

  • Cloudy or blurry vision.
  • Colors looking faded.
  • You can’t see well at night.
  • Lamps, sunlight or headlights seem too bright.
  • You see a halo around lights.
  • Double vision (which can go away as the cataract gets larger).
  • You often have to change the prescription for your glasses or contact lenses.

If you have any of the symptoms, talk with your eye doctor as they could also be signs of other eye problems.