Department of Surgery
Surgery is the practice of treating diseases and disorders through incisions (surgical openings) in a patient's body that allow surgeons to remove or change parts of the body.
The Department of Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital provides the highest quality of surgical care to patients, from minimally invasive procedures to emergency surgery. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 12 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery and No. 10 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery in 2020–2021 by U.S. News & World Report.
Our team includes physicians on the staff of:
- Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
- Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Organ Transplant Center
- Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center
- Digestive Health Center
Our surgical programs are dedicated to serving our patients' specific surgical needs. Northwestern Medicine is also committed to ensuring safe surgical procedures. To improve patient safety, efficiency and satisfaction throughout the surgical experience, all patients are required to undergo a pre-surgical evaluation at our Preoperative Clinic.
Surgical procedures performed at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University include:
- Surgical Oncology
- Plastic Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Trauma and Critical Care
Surgical procedures are also performed at Olson Pavilion (Prentice Surgical Services), Galter Pavilion, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute (Cardiac and Vascular Surgery), Digestive Health Center (GI Surgery), and Lavin Family Pavilion (Preoperative Clinic).