At Children's 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.