general surgeon peoria il

Surgical Services

What We Do

General & Sub-Specialty Procedures

General surgery focuses on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and the thyroid gland. Surgeons also deal with diseases involving the skin, soft tissue and hernias, as well as long term vascul ...

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LINX® Reflux Management System

LINX: A Revolutionary Solution for GERD

Dr. Jay Salimath is the only surgeon in downstate Illinois to provide the LINX Reflux Management System.    The LINX ...

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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

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Are you over 50? Do you have a family history of colon cancer? Are you experiencing a change in your bowel habits?

Pre-Op Info

General Instructions the Day Before Surgery

Please follow these patient instructions prior to your surgery.  You may also be given additional instructions specific to your procedure by your MISA surgeon and nurse.

  • DO NOT eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery, unless instructed otherwise.  This includes water, food, gum, ice chips and mints.  You may have nothing by mouth prior to surgery.
  • For patients having anesthesia services, you will not be permitted to drive yourself, walk, or use public transportation to get home following outpatient surgery.
  • Please make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you during the first night after surgery.
  • DO NOT drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior to surgery.
  • DO NOT smoke 12 hours prior to surgery.
  • Please bathe or shower the night before or the morning of surgery.
  • DO NOT wear jewelry, makeup or contact lenses the day of surgery. 
  • If you use insulin or inhalers, please bring them with you to the hospital.
  • As a rule, dentures and glasses must be removed prior to surgery.
  • Leave valuables at home. 
  • Notify our office immediately if you have a change in your physical condition prior to surgery such as a cold, fever or sore throat. 
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at            309-672-5975


Failure to follow these instructions may result in surgery cancellation.


Post-Op Info

General Instructions for After Surgery

Please read these patient instructions prior to surgery to familiarize yourself with post operative care.

  • Call our office within a day or two after your surgery or discharge from the hospital to arrange a follow up appointment .
  • For patients having anesthesia services, DO NOT drive a motor vehicle, operate power tools, sign any legal documents, or drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours following your surgery.
  • You may resume your normal diet unless otherwise instructed.
  • Take pain medication with food (cracker, toast, etc). 
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at            309-672-5975           


IF OFFICE IS CLOSED and an EMERGENCY arises, please call 911 or go to the Emergency Department.  

A MISA surgeon is available every day after hours. 

              Call: 309-677-6019