Brookings Health System


OR.jpgBrookings Health System offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient (same-day surgery) and emergency surgical treatments to allow you to recover close to home, near the comfort of your family and loved ones.

Our new state-of-the-art operating rooms and procedure rooms offer the latest technology in a safe, sterile environment. Our skilled surgeons and professional support staff provide personalized care to patients.


Watch & Learn

See the improvements to our surgical care unit from our recent expansion and watch Sara Larson of Elkton talk about her experience with an unexpected gallbladder surgery and the results.

Surgical Staff

Our surgical staff are Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified and work with physicians, nursing staff, therapists and other specialists to provide high-quality, post-operative care and support to our patients and their families.

Surgical Unit

We have three surgical suites, two procedure rooms and five post anesthesia care units (PACU) with state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation. Our surgical unit is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients and families find comfort receiving the best care close to home.

Preparing for Surgery

When scheduled for a procedure, you will receive a pre-operative phone call the day before the procedure. Staff will review your pre-operative instructions and answer any questions you may have.

Once you are at the hospital, the surgical floor nursing staff will prepare you for your procedure. They will answer your questions and provide your nursing care for your inpatient/outpatient stay. They will prepare you for your discharge and review all instructions with you and a designated family member or support person.

After Your Surgery

If you are an outpatient, a nurse will contact you by phone one or two days after your procedure to see how you are doing and if you have any questions or concerns. If we are unable to reach you by phone, we will contact you through the mail.

Contact Surgical Services

Please call (605) 696-8075 for more information. After hours, please call (605) 695-5766 and ask for the Nursing Supervisor.

Surgical News

Brookings Health Upgrades to Latest Robotic Surgical Technology

This week Brookings Health System’s operating room team performed the first robotic-assisted surgery using the newly acquired da Vinci Xi surgical system.

Stauffacher Promoted to Director of Surgical Services

Terri Stauffacher, RN, was recently promoted to director of surgical services at Brookings Health System. She served as interim director over the summer upon the retirement of Candace Johnson, RN.

Image-Guided Sinus Procedures Now Performed at Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System’s surgery team is now performing minimally invasive image-guided sinus surgery using the newly acquired Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgical platform and navigation system.

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