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Pediatric appendicitis

Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons children visit the emergency department. Appendicitis is the most frequent surgical emergency in pediatrics, affecting approximately 80,000 children in the U.S. every year. At Children’s Minneapolis and St. Paul emergency departments our pediatric surgeons perform about 750 appendectomies every year.

Dr. Anupam Kharbanda Conducts Experimental Study to Test Electronic Clinical Decision Support Tools

Dr. Anupam Kharbanda from Children's Minnesota conducted a study to examine how an electronic clinical decision support tool could reduce the use of computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound in diagnosing children with appendicitis.

Native American use of the emergency department

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Minneapolis

For Health Professionals

Children’s Minnesota supports health professionals throughout the Upper Midwest who provide emergency and trauma care to children in several ways.

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Locations & Contact us

What to expect

At Children’s Minnesota, our staff understands how stressful an emergency visit can be. We’ll do our best to reduce anxiety for you and your child.

Meet the team

Our emergency care team is the largest and most experienced in treating childhood injuries and acute illness in the region.

Conditions and Services

Whether your child comes to us with a high fever or by ambulance after an accident, we’re ready to help. Take a minute to learn more about what we can do at Children's Minnesota.

Emergency Care

At Children’s Minnesota, we have approximately 90,000 visits to our emergency rooms each year. In fact, we care for more pediatric emergency and trauma patients than any other health care system in our region.

Care & Services

Caring for children is a privilege. And, we always do our best to live up to it. That’s why, whether it’s for a flu vaccination or a brain tumor, we will never stop trying to develop better ways to treat children. We will continually reimagine what it means to provide the best health care.