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Surgery Center

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

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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. Joseph's Hospital Highland.

Our Surgery Center features 12 private rooms for patients before and after surgery and for outpatient procedures, as well as 25% larger operating suites. With the increase in space, we are able to have the latest technology. This includes new high-definition video cameras for arthroscopic and laparoscopic procedures.

All scheduled surgeries take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, we also provide coverage for emergency surgeries 24 hours a day. Talk to your doctor about scheduling your upcoming surgery at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital. We offer the "hometown advantage." For more information, please call 618-651-2680.  

Highly Skilled Surgeons

Our Surgery Center offers state-of-the-art procedures as well as an outstanding team of highly skilled surgeons and compassionate nurses. Both inpatient and outpatient surgical care is available, with a focus on the following specialties:

  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Laparoscopy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery
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Outpatient surgery

The greatest benefit of outpatient surgery is you get to return home the same day a surgical procedure is performed. This results in reduced stress and quicker recovery times because most people prefer to be in the comfort of their own home, rather than in the hospital while recuperating.

Don't think you have to travel to a larger facility in the city for great care. You can receive the same care - if not better - at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland.

Because of these added benefits, HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital has made many minor and intermediate procedures available through our Outpatient Care Department. This includes urologic, gynecologic, ophthalmologic and ENT (ear, nose and throat) procedures, as well as many minimally invasive procedures.

Common outpatient procedures:

  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Knee Arthroscopy (orthopedic)
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy (orthopedic)
  • Balloon Kyphoplasty (orthopedic) - In fact, St. Joseph's is one of the only hospitals in the metro-east to offer balloon kyphoplasty, a minimally invasive treatment for repairing spinal and compression fractures.
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pain Management

Preparing for your surgery

Thank you for choosing HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Highland for your procedure. Our expert team will work hard to ensure that you feel at ease and comfortable while you are with us. 

Our goal is to provide you wtih the best, most effective care so that you can return to your normal activities as quickly as possible. If you have any questions or concerns while you are in our care, we encourage you to ask any member of our team. We will be happy to answer your questions or assist you. 

See our Pre-Surgery Guide for tips to prepare you before your surgery.

See our Post-Surgery Guide for tips on post surgery care.