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Surgical Services

Northwestern Medicine provides the highest quality surgical care from minimally invasive procedures to emergency surgery.

Caring for your surgical needs

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.

Northwestern Medicine Surgical Services provides the highest quality surgical care to patients, from minimally invasive procedures to more complex surgical procedures. Northwestern Medicine Surgical Services is dedicated to serving patients' specific needs with high-quality care and safe practices.

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Downtown Chicago Surgical Services

Northwestern Medicine provides the highest quality surgical care to patients, from minimally invasive procedures to emergency surgery.

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Northern Suburbs Surgical Services

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital offers the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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Western Suburbs Surgical Services

Northwestern Medicine offers advanced surgical care using innovations that offer greater precision, faster healing and less pain.

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Greater DeKalb County Surgical Services

Our specially trained surgeons are skilled and experienced with a wide range of procedures to ensure you have the best possible outcome from your operation.

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Northwest Suburbs Surgical Services

The experienced team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in McHenry County offer the dedicated care you need before, during and after surgery.

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Southern Suburbs Surgical Services

At Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital, your surgical team will include highly skilled, specially trained medical professionals, including your surgeon, registered nurses, certified technologists, and anesthesiologists.

Treatments

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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.