COVID-19 info: Surgeries are being scheduled at our surgery centers in Minneapolis and St. Paul. We are taking precautions to keep your family safe.  Learn more about what to expect for surgery »

Some surgeries are being scheduled at Children’s Minnesota Surgery Centers in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Children’s Minnesota Surgery and Specialty Center in Minnetonka continues to be temporarily closed.

A COVID-19 test is needed before scheduled surgeries at Children’s Minnesota. The COVID-19 test is important to ensure we can provide the best care and determine the timing for your child’s care and treatment.

If your child is scheduled for surgery at Children’s Minnesota, click here for more information about preparing for surgery at this time:
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A Level I Pediatric Surgery Center: Setting the standard

Children’s Minnesota is special. Very few surgery programs in the country can meet the national quality and safety standards that allow them to be recognized as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center. Level I is the highest level of distinction awarded by the American College of Surgeons for health systems that perform routine to complex surgical procedures in newborns, children and teens. Children’s Minnesota is the first and only hospital in Minnesota to earn this honor.

This means at Children’s Minnesota you can expect:

  • The highest quality and level of pediatric specialized care.
  • A tailored approach to care based on your child’s personal needs.
  • Dedicated teams of pediatric professionals who genuinely care about kids.
  • Exceptionally skilled and experienced surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, pain specialists and more.
  • Compassionate child life specialists working one-on-one with your family throughout the surgery process.
  • A gentle, kid-focused kind of care.

Our interactions with our patients reflect a belief that kids should still be able to feel like kids, no matter what they’re facing.

Getting ready for surgery

Planning checklist, what to pack, what to expect, and how to explain surgery to your child.