Erin Curtis, RN, BSN, is the patient care manager for the surgery center in Minnetonka, where teams perform more than 3,200 outpatient surgeries each year.
We recognize how much thought and preparation goes into planning for surgery. To help you get ready a team of parents, teens and staff created and compiled resources to answer your questions and provide information about the surgery experience.
We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.
Helping kids feel calm and prepared
Surgical specialists at your service
The pediatric surgery teams know the score
Surgery that's tailored to fit kids
At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, specialists come together to perform more than 24,000 surgeries each year on unborn babies, infants, children, teens and young adults. We do it all, from appendectomies and ear tubes to heart and brain surgeries. And we do it extremely well. Our surgery program has some of the best outcomes and highest family satisfaction rates of any pediatric surgical program in the United States.
When a child needs surgery, the focus of preparation usually is with the child. It's important for parents to be ready, too.
The Marincel family of Rice Lake, Wis., wrote about their experience during their daughter and sister's stay at Children's.