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Overview

Greater DeKalb surgical services are performed by caring surgical professionals who strive to meet your needs before, during and after surgery. Our services include personal attention and quality care in modern, high-tech facilities. Our skilled, experienced physicians and staff strive to ensure you have the best possible outcome from your operation.

Services

Our specially trained surgeons perform a wide range of inpatient and outpatient procedures including:

What to expect

To ensure you feel prepared for and confident about your operation, we recommend reviewing our patient resources prior to your visit. You will learn what to expect before, during and after your surgical procedure.

Recovery rooms

Many procedures allow you to return home the same day of your surgery. If your procedure does require you to stay in the hospital overnight, we offer spacious, private recovery rooms with numerous amenities.

Preparing for your surgery

Before Your Surgery

Before your surgery learn about pre-surgical testing, the pre-admission assessment, and our pre-surgery checklist. Plus, learn how to prevent surgical site infections.

What to Expect for the Day of Surgery

Learn what to expect on the day of your surgery, including what will happen upon arrival, information about anesthesia, and general information about surgical procedures.

After Your Surgery

After surgery you should expect to either recover in the hospital or at home. Plus, learn about pain management and how to prevent infections.

Preparing for Endoscopy Procedures

If you have been scheduled for an upper GI procedure or colonoscopy, you'll need to change your diet a few days in advance to ensure the best possible results.

Pre-operative tests

Surgical procedures

Locations
    Machine that measures a patient's vitals while in surgery

    Types of Anesthesia

    There are four main types of anesthesia used during surgery and other procedures. Your anesthesiologist will discuss with you the type of anesthesia that would be appropriate for your surgery or procedure.

    Care Where You Need It

    Northwestern Medicine offers surgical services conveniently located near you.

    Related Resources

    Patient Bill of Rights: Your right to personal and informational respect, privacy and confidentiality regarding your condition and care.

    Advance Directives: Provide accurate and complete information, particularly as it relates to your treatment plan.