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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Conditions and services

The Children’s Minnesota surgical team is trained in a wide variety of surgical specialties to care exclusively for the needs of children – infants, teens, young adults and even babies who are still in the womb. Surgical specialties include, but are not limited to:

  • General surgeryFor a range of surgical care, from appendectomies and hernia repairs to repair of complex birth defects and cancer surgery.
  • Cardiology
    For conditions of the heart.
  • Cleft and craniofacial For conditions of the face and skull.
  • Dental, oral and maxillofacial For conditions of the teeth, mouth and jaw.
  • Dermatologic For conditions of the skin.
  • ENT
    For conditions of the ears, nose, throat and face.
  • Fetal For congenital diseases and high-risk conditions before a baby is born. Through the Midwest Fetal Care Center, our survival outcomes are among the best in the country.
  • Gastrointestinal For conditions of the stomach, intestines and associated organs.
  • Gynecologic For conditions of the female reproductive organs.
  • Neurosurgery For conditions of the brain and the spinal cord.
  • Newborn For conditions in premature babies to infants up to one month old.
  • Ophthalmologic For conditions of the eye.
  • Orthopedic For conditions of the bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.
  • Plastic and reconstructive For problems with appearance or function caused by birth defects, injuries, tumors and other conditions.
  • Pulmonary For conditions of the lungs and airways.
  • Spinal For conditions of the spine.
  • Thoracic For conditions of the organs inside the chest (other than the heart).
  • Urologic For conditions of the kidneys, bladder and genitals.
  • Vascular anomalies For abnormalities of the blood vessels.

COVID-19 safety at Children’s Minnesota

Learn how we’re changing health care to keep your family safe.

Getting ready for surgery

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

Getting ready for surgery

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