HSHS St. John'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

At HSHS St. John's Hospital we are equipped to handle advanced procedures with state-of-the art equipment and board-certified physicians who are experts in the latest techniques. After your surgery, you will have access to a multidisciplinary care team which includes outstanding registered nurses, physicians, physical and occupational therapists, clinical educators, nutritional services and spiritual advisors. 

Our surgery center is on one floor to allow for better communication and collaboration among all members of the patient's care team. Private pre-operative rooms help reduce anxiety and improve comfort. The separate kid-friendly pediatric surgery area puts young patients and their families at ease.

Treating you like family

When 1,000 miles separated Astrid from her daughter Molly, who was suddenly hospitalized and undergoing surgery, Astrid was so grateful for our care team, who was there for her daughter. They supported and treated her like family.

Patient undergoing anesthesia

Anesthesia services

An anesthesia provider will talk with you prior to your surgery, perform an exam and go over your past history or experiences with anesthesia. 

The anesthesia provider will discuss the types of anesthesia and what will be used during your surgery. This will depend on your current health, the type of surgery and personal wishes. The anesthesia provider and the surgeon will determine the best type of anesthesia for you. 

There are several types of anesthesia techniques available:

  • General Anesthesia. You will be unconscious. A breathing device may be used to assist your breathing during surgery. If you have this type of anesthesia, you may have some soreness in your throat after surgery.
  • Regional or Spinal Anesthesia. This is an injection that creates numbness in the area where you are having surgery. Epidural or spinal blocks help numb the abdomen and legs at the same time. Other types of nerve blocks may be done to numb the arms or legs. With regional or spinal anesthesia, you should feel no pain. You may be awake or be given IV sedation to maintain your comfort level.
  • Monitored Anesthesia Care. Uses both local anesthetic at the incision site and medicine injected into your IV.
  • Local Anesthesia. Medicine is injected around the incision site creating a feeling of numbness. You will feel numb only in the area of the surgery. You may be given other medication to help you relax, but you will be awake during the procedure. The surgeon often administers this type of anesthetic when operating on smaller areas of the body.

Outpatient surgery option for cataracts and glaucoma

Montvale surgery suites


It is recommended that you contact your insurance company as coverage may be different for services provided in a hospital outpatient department location.

We combine expert care, the latest in diagnostic and surgical technologies and the ease and convenience of an efficient outpatient facility to offer specialized surgical treatments for many eye diseases including cataracts & glaucoma.

Outpatient cataract and glaucoma surgeries are performed at the HSHS St. John's Surgery Suites - Montvale, located at 2020 W. Iles in Springfield. To learn more, call 217-814-8054.