OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center


When you choose OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center for your surgical procedures you can trust that your care will be provided by our surgeons and specially-trained nurses, whose specialties encompass over a dozen areas.

Comforting facts about Surgical Services at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center: 

  • With many elective procedures, same-day treatment is an option, where you can be home within hours of your operation.
  • Surgery involves more than the procedure itself; it begins with pre-surgical interviews and ends only when the last, post-op follow-up appointment is fulfilled to the satisfaction of both physician and patient.

Inpatient and Day Surgery

Day Surgery Nurse Patientr | OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center 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
  • 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.

Post Surgical Care Management

Specially-trained patient care coordinators and social workers work closely with the patient, family, physician and health care team to determine the post-hospital care that best meets the needs of each patient. 

The Care Management team helps facilitate communication and care, as well as coordinating resources. Patient Care Coordinators assist with discharge plans and provide clinical updates to insurance companies. They continually review a patient's stay to ensure that he or she is discharged to the appropriate setting at the appropriate time.

Licensed Social Workers

Licensed social workers help educate the patients and families about resources available to a patient after he or she leaves the hospital. They can also assist with arrangements for home services, such as home care, Meals-on-Wheels, and medical equipment. When needed, social workers help arrange for nursing home placement and educate families about the options of skilled nursing facilities. In addition, they educate patients and families about Advanced Directives (Living Wills, and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care).


Vertebroplasty is an outpatient, same-day,  minimally invasive procedure performed to manage persistently painful compression fractures after conservative treatment has failed. Most our patients report instantaneous pain reduction or resolution.

Vertebroplasty is performed using fluoroscopic monitoring under conscious sedation by specialists from Clinical Radiology group.