If you or a loved one needs surgery, Blessing offers the most comprehensive surgical care in the region. Our surgeons and their teams have years of training and expertise to treat a variety of health conditions.

Experience the Blessing Difference: Our Surgical Department

People throughout our region trust Blessing for high-quality, compassionate care. We do everything we can to make your surgery safe and your recovery as quick and painless as possible. Our surgical department includes:

  • Multiple specialties: From general surgery to robotics-aided prostate surgery, our experienced surgeons and their surgical teams combine experience from several fields of medicine. Learn more about the surgeries we perform.

  • Advanced operating rooms: At Blessing Hospital at 11th Street, we have 10 fully equipped, modern operating rooms, including 2 new specialty operating rooms. The new operating rooms house our latest, most advanced surgical technologies:

    • Our hybrid operating room has advanced imaging equipment that allows us to image, diagnose and treat a condition in one room. That means less time for you under anesthesia, a quicker procedure and a shorter recovery time.

    • The large multipurpose operating room provides plenty of space for all the equipment and specialists needed for complicated surgeries. Our trauma patients receive the best care in our region.

  • Advanced technologies and training: At Blessing, you benefit from the latest surgical innovations and techniques. We invest in the latest surgical equipment and imaging and diagnostic technologies. Learn more about our da Vinci robotics system.

  • Patient safety: We do everything we can to make your surgery safe and your recovery as quick and painless as possible. That’s why we are a proud member of the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® (ACS NSQIP) and the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC). These programs analyze our surgical data to ensure that we continue to provide the best surgical care possible.

  • Grade A hospital: Blessing earned its sixth consecutive grade A for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group. This organization analyzes safety data from hospitals across the country and compares outcomes. You know you are in safe hands at a top-rated hospital.

  • Leading-edge surgical techniques: Our surgeons can perform many procedures using minimally invasive techniques. Because we operate through tiny incisions, you have less pain and a shorter recovery time after surgery.

Surgery at Blessing: What to Expect

Our skilled and compassionate staff will be with you throughout your treatment journey. You can expect:

  1. Preparation for success: The nurses at our prep clinic make sure everything you need is ready before you arrive for your procedure. We call you days before to tell you exactly what to expect and help you prepare for your surgery. Read our patient checklist.

  2. Professional, warm welcome: When you arrive for outpatient surgery, a nurse takes you to a private area to help you change for surgery. We measure your vital signs, such as temperature and blood pressure, to make sure you are physically ready for surgery.

  3. Pre-procedure consultation: Your surgeon and anesthesiologist or certified registered nurse anesthetist talk with you about the procedure so that you are fully informed and feel comfortable. They answer any questions you have.

  4. Keeping family informed: During surgery, if you choose, we can keep your family or friends up to date on your progress. We provide you with a private code number. Your family members or friends can follow your progress on monitors in the waiting area using this code. If you are undergoing a complicated procedure or if your surgery is taking longer than expected, a nurse will call your family members from the operating room to keep them informed.

  5. Recovery: After surgery, you begin your recovery in our recovery room. There, a nurse monitors your vital signs, assesses your pain levels and adjusts pain medications accordingly. An anesthetist will decide when you are able to go home.

Contact Us

For more information about our surgical department or our services, call (217) 223-1200.