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Surgical Services

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Pekin Hospital Surgical Services

When you have surgery at UnityPoint Health - Pekin, you are in caring, competent hands. Physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses and surgical technicians work as a team to see that your surgery experience is as easy and painless as possible. And when it comes to recovering after surgery, you will discover that a personal touch goes a long way.

We do all we can to make you comfortable and speed your recovery. For more information, call (309) 353-0360.

What is the Patient Service Center?

The Patient Service Center brings outpatient services to the patient instead of making the patient go to several different locations. Patient convenience is the key. A specially trained patient representative will assist you with registration, as well as answer questions and guide you through the rest of your hospital visit.

Services include:

  • Registration for inpatient and outpatient services
  • Laboratory services including drawing blood for tests and collecting urine samples
  • Outpatient EKGs
  • Cashier to accept payment on bills or payment for classes or services offered
  • Pre-registration for select services such as obstetrics, surgery and ambulatory surgery
  • Patient relations to answer questions and concerns patients, visitors and family members may have about hospital and physician services

The Patient Service Center is located on the first floor of the hospital next to the Radiology Department. For further information about UnityPoint Health - Pekin's Patient Service Center, please call (309) 353-0423.

What types of surgery does UnityPoint Health-Pekin perform?

With the exceptions of brain and heart surgery, UnityPoint Health - Pekin can aptly perform many surgical procedures. Some of these include:

  • General surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Urological surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Otolaryngologic (ENT) surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery such as breast surgery
  • Obstetrics surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Podiatric surgery
  • Maxillofacial (dental and oral) surgery
  • Ophthalmologic surgery
  • Laser treatments

What types of anesthesia does UnityPoint Health-Pekin offer?

Before surgery, your anesthesiologist will explain what type of anesthesia you will be receiving, whether it be general anesthesia, local, topical, IV-administered or a block.

How should I prepare for surgery?

One to seven days prior to surgery, you will have what is called a "pre-test." During this visit to UnityPoint Health - Pekin, you will meet with a nurse who will explain what your day of surgery will be like and how you will need to prepare for it. The nurse will give you any special instructions you must follow. You will also receive a booklet that contains helpful information for preparing for your day of surgery.

During your pre-test, a nurse will ask you questions about your medical history. You might have lab work done if necessary. Your pre-test is also a time for you to meet with your anesthesiologist and discuss what type of anesthesia you will receive and what to expect.

Finally, you will be given the date and time of your surgery.

Where should I park?

Parking for surgery patients is most convenient in the main parking lot across the street from the main hospital entrance, as patients will be discharged on this side of the building.

Will I be able to drive home after having surgery?

No. After surgery, you cannot drive for at least 24 hours. You should plan on having someone with you for your day of surgery, to drive you home as well as accompany you for the remainder of the day.

Where will I recover if I am having inpatient surgery?

Patients rest and recover from surgery on one of our patient care floors. These areas are comfortable, have relaxing environments, and are staffed by caring and attentive nurses who are trained to help patients recover from surgery. We strive to offer pre-operative teaching and post-operative care and pain control, which contributes to early ambulation and a quick return to the activities of daily living. Once you have recovered, our staff will educate you and your family about managing your condition before you are discharged.