Surgical Services

St. Margaret's offers same day surgery and special procedures units. Laparascopic and minimally invasive procedures using the latest technology are available.

Same Day Surgery

Numerous outpatient surgeries, such as biopsies, arthroscopies and some hernia repairs and laparoscopic cholecystectomies (gallbladder surgeries), are performed in Same Day Surgery, where the patient is allowed to go home the same day after a short recovery period. For further information, call (815) 664-1400.

Special Procedures Unit

Privacy and patient comfort are important at St. Margaret’s. In the Special Procedures Unit, patients are allowed to leave almost immediately after the procedure has been completed. Colonoscopies, endoscopies, epidural injections and minor surgeries are some of the services performed in this department. For further information, call (815)664-1407.


The surgery suite at St. Margaret’s consists of three major surgery rooms and two cystoscopy rooms. St. Margaret’s is home to the latest technology, including the C-Arm, Fiber-Optic Scope and Computerized Anesthesia Units.

Surgical Services Contact Numbers

  • Same Day Surgery
    (815) 664-1400
  • Special Procedures Unit
    (815) 664-1407
  • Surgery
    (815) 664-1555

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Pertaining to COVID-19 Testing:

Due to critical shortages of supplies, St. Margaret’s Health is no longer testing walk-in patients for COVID-19; a physician’s order IS REQUIRED. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please isolate at home, wear a mask and IF symptoms develop, contact your physician to request an order to be tested.

Having symptoms? In order to be tested for COVID-19, Influenza (Flu), Strep, RSV, or to receive a Respiratory Array test, patients MUST have a doctor’s order. Contact your medical care provider. Please DO NOT visit the testing center in Spring Valley without a physician’s order, OR visit an Emergency Department for testing.

There are many sites throughout the Illinois Valley that are still currently testing without physician’s orders, although appointments may be required.  Please refer to local pharmacies and health departments websites, or visit for more information.

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