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Surgical Services in the Northwest Suburbs

What to Expect for Your Surgery

This guide includes information about pre-surgery preparation, what to expect on the day of your surgery, and visitor guidelines.

What to Expect After Surgery

Depending on if your surgery is an inpatient or outpatient procedure, you will either recover at the hospital or at home. Learn more about the after-surgery process.

For Children Having Surgery

If your child is having surgery, plan ahead for the pre-surgery wait and post-surgery recovery.




    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.

    For Physicians: Northwest Suburbs Surgical Order Forms

    Order forms for surgery, cath/IR and other procedures in the Northwest Suburbs.

    Care Where You Need It

    Northwestern Medicine offers surgical services conveniently located near you.