Perioperative Services

At Children’s over 19,000 surgeries are performed each year on fetuses, newborns, children, adolescents, and young adults from throughout the Upper Midwest.  Board-certified pediatric surgeons and pediatric anesthesiologists perform general, gynecological, hand, cardiovascular, dental/oral, ophthalmologic, oncologic, otolaryngologic, orthopedic, pulmonary, spine, thoracic, neurologic, gastroenterologic, urologic, plastic and reconstructive, and vascular anomaly surgeries.  Intraoperative nursing care is provided to all patients receiving diagnostic and therapeutic surgical procedures in a highly technical and safe environment. Advanced surgical technologies such as the DaVinci Robot and interoperative MRI are available either at Children’s or via strategic partnerships.

Outpatient surgeries are performed in operating rooms of the outpatient surgery center in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Children’s – Minneapolis has nine inpatient operating rooms, full pre- and post-operative care facilities, plus two operating rooms as part of the cardiovascular care center. 

Children’s – St. Paul has seven surgery suites, full pre- and post-operative care facilities, and short-stay/observation care.