Children's surgery teams deliver next-generation care in an award-winning environment that is exclusively dedicated to pediatrics. Health professionals of many disciplines work together to provide your child with the best possible surgery experience.
With children, there's no such thing as routine surgery. Children's bodies are different than adult's. For example, they often require specially-sized surgical equipment. They react differently to anesthesia and to pain. Their bodies respond differently to illness and treatment, in part because they are still growing.
That's why children benefit from our highly accomplished, pediatric-specific surgery teams. At Children's, over 20,000 surgeries are performed each year on fetuses, newborns, children, adolescents, and young adults from throughout the Upper Midwest.
Surgical treatment results rank Children's among the top hospitals in the U.S. in pediatric surgical care. Children's has some of the lowest rates in the U.S. of post-surgery complications and some of the highest rates of patient and family satisfaction.
At Children's, our approach is to:
- Involve parents in all aspects of care. We know that family members play a vital role in a child's ability to recover. For example, whenever safely possible, parents have the option of being present when anesthesia is administered in order to minimize children's anxiety.
- Prevent pain and anxiety before it occurs. Children's nationally renowned pain management team and child life staff work closely with each child to ensure s/he is physically and mentally prepared before surgery and heals as quickly and comfortably as possible.
- Constantly generate and apply new knowledge that can help children. At Children's, our priority is research and innovations that makes a difference at the bedside. Children's is a national leader in developing new pain management approaches and conscious sedation practices, and in adopting cutting-edge technologies like robotic surgery,intra-operative MRI, and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Choose a Pediatric Surgical Specialty
For more information, visit the pediatric specialty site that applies to your child.
Surgeries and invasive procedures are performed at:
- Children's – Minneapolis
- Children's – St. Paul
- Children's - Minnetonka