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CORE orthopedics

Onsite Surgical Center - Prairie States Surgical Center

Prairie States Surgical Center is committed to being a leader in providing the highest quality surgical and recovery care services in our region. A place where patient care is sensitive and friendly and each patient is treated like a guest. This level of care is best delivered in a small, highly specialized setting. Prairie States Surgical Center is such a place. Every aspect of our facility has been designed with the patient in mind. We understand that patients deserve to be treated with respect and compassion! 

At Prairie States Surgical Center we are quickly establishing ourselves as one of the premier outpatient facilities for orthopedic procedures in the area. Some of the more prominent surgeries provided here at Prairie States Surgical Center are surgeries on the foot and ankle. Our Orthopedic surgeons exemplify high qualifications, experience, and quality to all of their patients.

Our Staff

Health care professionals will agree that it can be difficult, if not seemingly impossible, to find a surgical center with a staff that possesses the skills, training, and experience specifically suited to our field of practice. The fact is, there is a very small number of dedicated specialists in this field and the majority of them practice here.

Physician and patient surveys demonstrate that from admissions, to our surgical staff who perform the procedures, to our post-operative care, Prairie State Surgical Center is where the best and brightest are changing the lives of our patients.

Quality of Care

Our field is constantly evolving and we are always evaluating our own performance to find ways to improve the care we give our patients. Each patient is given a questionnaire regarding waiting times, admission process, nursing care, and more so we can stay in touch with our patients and address their needs and desires.

Cost-effective Health Care

Prairie States Surgical Center does not incur the overhead expenses associated with hospitals and their emergency rooms, intensive care units, or diagnostic laboratories; therefore, we are better able to control our expenses.

Prairie States Surgical Center’s fee covers the use of the surgery center facilities, nursing care, most supplies and anesthetics. We do not increase our fee if your recovery period takes longer than anticipated. If you have questions about this fee, call our billing department at (605) 336-8647. Charges for anesthesia care and your physician are not included in the facility fee. Charges for x-ray, lab and pathology are contracted services and are billed separately.

Insurance and Billing

  • The Surgery Center will bill your insurance as a courtesy, however, the balance due is the patient’s responsibility and payment will be requested from you unless your insurance company pays within 60 days.
  • MasterCard, Visa and Discover are accepted.
  • Uninsured and/or cash patients will be asked to pay for services on or before the surgery date unless other arrangements are made.
  • Prairie States Surgical Center recognizes its obligation to remain flexible in financial arrangements. In the event that any of the above statements cannot be met, we will attempt to make other financial arrangements. These arrangements must be made prior to admission and must be approved by the administrator. Please call (605) 336-8647.

Pre- and Post Surgical Care

Preparing for Your Surgery

In Advance of surgery…

  • Arrange for someone to drive you home from the Surgery Center
  • Make sure that a responsible adult stays with you for the rest of the day and through the night following surgery.
  • If a child is having surgery, we require at least one parent or guardian to be at the Surgical Center at all times.
  • Due to the limited size of the waiting and recovery areas, we ask that the number of friends or relatives be limited.
  • We ask that children who are not patients, have other arrangements made for their care on the day of surgery, so that we can focus on your needs.
  • Someone from the Surgery Center will be calling you a few days prior to your date of surgery to remind you of your appointment date and time. A brief medical history will be taken at this time. While the staff makes every attempt to contact you, they are sometimes not able to do so. If you have not heard from the staff by the day before surgery, please call them between 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. at (605) 977-0867.

The night before surgery…

  • After midnight, do not eat any solid food or drink any liquids - this includes water, coffee and chewing gum. When you brush your teeth, rinse your mouth without swallowing any liquid.
  • If you normally take medications during this period, check with your surgeon to see if you should take them the night before or the morning prior to surgery.

The morning of surgery…

  • Shower or bathe to minimize the chance of infection.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Wear flat shoes. Slip on styles are best.
  • Leave jewelry and other valuables at home.
  • Please do not wear contact lenses.
  • Bring your completed insurance card/form, Medicare or Medicaid card.

When to arrive…

  • Please check in at the reception desk one hour prior to your scheduled surgery time.

Special Instructions…

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages and smoking for 24 hours before and after surgery.
  • Avoid wearing fingernail and toenail polish or heavy makeup.
  • If you develop a cold, cough, fever, or sore throat before surgery, please call your physician.
  • If you are a woman of childbearing age and suspect you may be pregnant, please notify your surgeon. Anesthesia and medications may be harmful to a developing fetus.
  • All women of childbearing age, who have not had a hysterectomy, will be asked to submit a urine sample to test for pregnancy.
  • If you take Aspirin, Persantine, Coumadin, Lovanox, Plavix, Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin or any drugs for blood thinning purposes, please inform your physician. Your physician may ask that you discontinue these medications five to seven days prior to surgery.

What to Expect When You Arrive

Prairie States Surgical Center is located east of CORE Orthopedics. Parking is on the North side of the building for the Surgical Center. You will enter through the North door. Upon arrival you will be welcomed at the reception desk. You will then be escorted to the pre-operative area. There, your nurse will greet you, prepare you for surgery, and provide whatever assistance is needed for your comfort. A member of the anesthesia team will discuss the type of anesthesia you will have.

On occasion your surgery may be delayed, due to circumstances beyond our control. Should delays occur, we will keep you informed.

Recovery and Discharge

After surgery is complete, you will remain in the recovery room under observation by registered nurses, who will observe you closely and monitor your vital signs frequently until you are alert and ready for discharge. Most patients are discharged within one to two hours following surgery, but this time may vary depending on the type of surgery and anesthesia you have.

As soon as you are ready, our nurses will take the time to explain discharge instructions to you and your caregiver. Do Not Drive, Operate Machinery, or Drink Alcoholic Beverages the first 24 hours after surgery! Any urgent questions or emergencies should be referred to your physician.

Onsite Overnight Rooms

Should your surgery require an overnight stay, the CORE INN is a special program that has been set up to provide home care nursing to post-surgical patients. There is a home care nurse present 24 hours a day to assist our patient's with postoperative symptoms when needed.

Prior to your surgery

  • An adult is required to stay with you overnight at the INN. Please make appropriate arrangements.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.


  • Light meals and snacks provided for the surgical patient.
  • Each overnight room has a microwave and refrigerator for your convenience.
  • Pizza delivery and other restaurants in the area are available at your own expense.


  • Telephones are available in each room.
  • Family members may reach you by dialing 605-336-2639. After 5 p.m. an answering service will direct you in how to reach the appropriate room. Please tell family members which room you are in.
  • Phone cards may be purchased at the front desk for those who do not have a cell phone to make long distance calls.

Alarm system

  • The building will be alarmed after 5 p.m. You will be given a card that serves as an entrance key to the building.


  • A billing representative will call and visit with you prior to surgery to discuss fees. A small charge will be added to your room stay that will cover yourself and your companion as well as all meals for the surgical patient.
  • The nursing care, which is almost always covered by insurance, is billed separately. A representative from State Home Care will visit with you concerning their fee.

Going home

  • You physician will visit you at the Inn prior to checkout. Checkout is usually expected between 9 and 10 a.m.

If all the rooms at the INN are full the day of your surgery we will arrange for you to stay at the Center Inn Motel which has the same services. If there are unoccupied rooms, we do allow patients who are coming from a distance to rent the INN. Please inquire if you have this need.