COVID-19 info: Surgeries are being scheduled at our surgery centers. 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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Meet the team

Each of our surgical team members, from anesthesiologists to nurses to surgeons, is a specialist trained exclusively in the care of children.

Our close-knit team performs the most pediatric surgeries in the region — on infants, teens, young adults and even babies who are still in the womb. We’re passionate about kids and work together to ensure your child is as comfortable and safe as possible. Your surgical team includes the following members.

Child life specialists are trained in child development, psychology and counseling. They provide children and families with emotional support and coping strategies to lower stress and anxiety.

Pediatric anesthesiologists are physicians who manage sedation and anesthesia before, during and after surgery to help children stay calm, comfortable and safe.

Pediatric-certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) provide anesthesia to patients for surgeries or procedures.

Pediatric critical care specialists are specially trained doctors who provide expert 24/7 care in our pediatric intensive care units.

Pediatric nurse practitioners diagnose, treat and manage the health needs of children. They order and interpret lab tests, prescribe medicine and educate.

Pediatric pain specialists work with patients and families to help manage kids’ pain and symptoms.

Pediatric surgeons specialize in surgeries for children of all ages, from before birth into young adulthood.

Registered nurses (RNs) identify, plan and coordinate care that effectively meets a child’s needs. They assess, reassess, educate and bring together the child’s plan of care.

Social workers support families by connecting them to resources at Children’s Minnesota and in the community, providing crisis intervention, short-term counseling and more.

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.