OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center

Alton, Illinois

Inpatient and Day Surgery

When you choose OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center for your surgical procedures you can trust that your care will be provided by surgeons and specially-trained nurses, whose specialties include:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery: Tonsillectomy; Adenoidectomy; Ear Tubes; Septoplasty; Laryngoscopy; Thyroidectomy
  • Eye Surgery: Cataracts
  • General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery: Hemorrhoids; Splenectomy; Hernia Repair; Gall Bladder; Appendectomy; Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Gynecological Surgery: D & C
  • Orthopedic Surgery: Rotator Cuff Repair; Hip, Knee, Shoulder Joint Replacement; Steroid Epidural Injections, Arthroscopy of Knee, Shoulder; Laminectomy
  • Day-Surgery-Nurse-Patient.jpg Podiatry: Bunionectomy; Arthroscopy
  • Plastic Surgery: Carpal Tunnel; Excision of Lesions, Cysts
  • Oral Surgery: TMJ
  • Pulmonary Procedures: Bronchoscopy
  • Urological Surgery: Prostate; Cystoscopy

Minimally invasive techniques are available for many General, Orthopedic, Podiatry and Gynecological procedures, usually performed on an outpatient basis or requiring only a short hospital stay. With state-of-the-art equipment in our operating rooms, plus the high quality professional care, many patients find themselves at home the same day of their procedure!

After a surgical procedure, patients recover on a specialized surgical nursing floor. Patient education is a focus, as your surgeon, nursing staff, social workers and other health care professionals want your hospital stay and recovery to be as comfortable as possible.

To help ensure a smooth transition to home, a registered nurse reviews written discharge instructions regarding your care at home with you and your family members. Instructions may also include prescriptions and a follow-up appointment with your surgeon.