Beyond Downtown: Lurie Children’s Outpatient Surgical Programs Available in Westchester, Northbrook

September 17, 2019

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In the north suburbs, Lurie Children’s now has a surgical center, which is used for outpatient procedures. The 26,000-square-foot facility at 1121 Techny Road in Northbrook is adjacent to the Lurie Children’s Outpatient Center there.

Young patients and their families don’t have to travel to downtown Chicago for access to Lurie Children’s premier surgery programs.

For many in Chicago’s suburbs, Lurie Children’s is already in their backyard, with locations in Northbrook and Westchester.

“Children and families who live outside Chicago have many options for accessing the best pediatric health care Illinois has to offer,” said Marleta Reynolds, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Surgery. “Lurie Children’s suburban locations in Northbrook and Westchester provide the same board-certified surgical and medical subspecialists and advanced practice providers, including pediatric anesthesiologists, who are downtown.”

Pediatric anesthesiologists are best equipped to safely care for children, especially babies and toddlers, because of their specialized understanding of how children’s bodies work, how children react to medications and anesthesia and how the illnesses children suffer from differ from those in adults.

State-of-the-art Facilities

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In the west suburbs, Lurie Children's Outpatient Center in Westchester, 2301 Enterprise Drive, doubles as a medical and surgical center.

Both Northbrook and Westchester, like the downtown hospital, offer state of-the-art equipment, operating rooms, private rooms for pre- and post-operative care and experienced nursing staff. Free parking is available at both locations.

Specialist from multiple services perform outpatient procedures and surgeries. They include Audiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Urology. 

The MRI and medical imaging suites at both Northbrook and Westchester are seamlessly connected to the radiologists at Lurie Children’s, allowing for immediate communication between the radiology technician and radiologists.

New appointments can be made by calling 1.800.KIDS DOC (1.800.543.7362).

Lurie Children’s is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. It is the pediatric training ground for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the first children’s hospital in Illinois to be named a Level 1 children’s surgery center by the American College of Surgeons. Last year, the hospital served more than 212,000 children from 49 states and 51 countries.