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At Hillsboro Area Hospital we are committed to providing you with outstanding, compassionate care in a medically advanced environment.   

Our Department of Surgery team is comprised of highly-skilled surgeons, surgical nurses, technicians and anesthetists, all of whom have extensive experience in performing a variety of surgical procedures.  From same-day to general surgery, you can expect a positive experience and an exceptional level of care.

Our Services:

From general surgery to a variety of specialized surgical procedures, we look forward to serving your needs. Below is a general listing of surgery we can accommodate. If you have a specific question about a procedure, we invite you to contact us for more details.

  • Appendectomy
  • Biopsies (breast, muscle)
  • Bunion removal
  • Cataract removal
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Cosmetic Procedures (ex, breast augmentations, liposuction)
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Hemorrhoid removal
  • Hernia repair
  • Orthopedic procedures
  • Plastic Surgical Procedures
  • Podiatry
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tubal ligation
  • Urologic procedures

If you have additional questions, please contact, 217-532-4152. We look forward to being of assistance.

How to Prepare for Surgery at Hillsboro Area Hospital

Thank you for choosing Hillsboro Area Hospital.  We want you to know that patient safety, comfort and satisfaction come first. Before your scheduled surgery date, you will be contacted by one of surgery coordinators to assist you in completing necessary paperwork so that pre-admitting details are taken care of prior to arrival for surgery.   You may also be required to complete some lab work, perhaps have an x-ray, follow a special diet or shower with a special soap.  Again, your HAH surgical coordinator will provide you with precise details on what time to arrive at the hospital on the day of surgery.

For Patients Receiving General, Regional or IV Sedation, Click here to download printable instructions.

Day of your Surgical Procedure

Upon arrival for surgery, simply stop by the front registration desk and finalize any remaining registration paperwork and then you and your family member or significant other will be escorted to the surgery area.  At this time, your coordinator and the pre-op nursing team will take over, helping to prepare you and make sure that you are as comfortable as can be.  You can expect that your vital signs will be taken and a nurse will start an IV (Intravenous Therapy administering liquid substances directly into a vein).  From here, the anesthesia provider will meet with you to discuss the anesthesia procedures.  It is very important to discuss any past reaction to anesthetics or concerns you have at this time. Next, your surgeon will greet you and make sure that any remaining questions you have about your procedure are answered.  

It’s very important that you remove any dentures/ partials, jewelry, and contact lenses/ glasses. 

After the Surgical Procedure

After surgery, your doctor will meet with the family (if authorized by the patient) and discuss the outcomes.  The patient will be transferred to the Post Anesthesia Recovery area.  Here, a recovery nurse will attend to your needs and administer medication as ordered by the surgeon for pain.  Once fully awake and recovered from surgery, you may be transferred back to the same area you were in prior to entering surgery, reunited with your family and discharged home or admitted to the in-patient floor as applicable.  If discharged home, you will receive detailed instructions on proper diet, activity, pain control, dressing care, when to follow-up with your doctor, and information on possible side effects.

If at any time you have a question about your surgery or any concerns about how you’re feeling, remember, we are here for you. 

Preparing Your Child For Surgery

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