OSF Holy Family Medical Center

Monmouth, Illinois

General Surgery

The general surgery department at OSF Holy Family Medical Center provides patients with access to the latest surgical treatments available as well as follow-up appointments and rehabilitation coordination.

General Procedures

Endoscopy Procedures

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your healthcare provider check the inside of your entire large intestine or colon.

The procedure is done using a long, flexible tube (a colonoscope). The tube has a light and tiny camera on one end. It is put in your rectum and moved into your colon.

In addition to letting your provider see the inside of your colon, the tube can be used to:

  • Clean the lining of your colon with a water jet (irrigate)

  • Remove any liquid stool with a suction device

  • Inject air in your bowel to make it easier to see inside

  • Work inside your bowel with surgical tools

  • During a colonoscopy, your provider may remove tissue or abnormal growths (polyps) for further examination. He or she may also be able to treat problems that are found.

Upper GI Endoscopy (EGD)

An upper GI endoscopy or EGD is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in your upper GI (gastrointestinal) tract.

The upper GI tract includes your food pipe (esophagus), stomach, and the first part of your small intestine (the duodenum).

This procedure is done using a long, flexible tube called an endoscope. The tube has a tiny light and video camera on one end. The tube is put into your mouth and throat. Then it is slowly pushed through your esophagus and stomach, and into your duodenum. Video images from the tube are seen on a monitor.

Small tools may also be inserted into the endoscope. These tools can be used to:

  • Take tissue samples for a biopsy
  • Remove things such as food that may be stuck in the upper GI tract
  • Inject air or fluid
  • Stop bleeding
  • Do procedures such as endoscopic surgery, laser therapy, or open (dilate) a narrowed area

Locations

Practice Name Address City Phone Today's Hours
1000 W. Harlem Avenue Monmouth (309) 734-1543

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (*By Appointment Only)
Open again today at 8:00 AM

1000 W. Harlem Avenue Monmouth (309) 343-7775

Closed
Open again Wed at 1:00 PM

1000 W. Harlem Avenue Monmouth (309) 734-3141

Always Open

1000 W. Harlem Avenue Monmouth (309) 734-1406

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open again today at 8:00 AM

1000 W. Harlem Avenue
Outpatient Entrance Near Gift Shop
Monmouth

6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Open again today at 6:00 AM

Making an Appointment

To make an appointment please call (309) 734-1543.