Brookings Health System’s surgical specialists perform pediatric procedures at Brookings Hospital, allowing your child to recover close to home, near the comfort of your family and friends. Common pediatric procedures our team performs include:
- PE tube insertion in the ear canal
- Adenoidectomy to remove adenoids
- Tonsillectomy to remove tonsils
- Appendectomy to remove the appendix
- Minor orthopedic procedures
- Minor eye procedures
What to Expect Before, During & After Surgery
Our short animation below will help you and your child to understand what to expect for surgery.
Preparing for Your Child's Surgery
To prepare for your child's surgery:
The Day of Surgery
The day of your child’s procedure, our surgery team will keep your child safe and comfortable. Our team will also keep you well informed. On the day of surgery:
After surgery, the nursing team will continue to monitor your child’s vital signs. Once your child can drink liquids by mouth without vomiting, is pain free, and meets all other discharge criteria, they will be ready to go home. At discharge, our nursing staff will explain any care instructions your need to know for your child.
The next day, a nurse will call to check on your child, answer any questions and confirm any follow-up appointments.
You can talk to our staff anytime about questions or concerns by calling (605) 696-8075. After hours, please (605) 696-9000 and ask for the Nursing Supervisor.