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  • One of the operating rooms.
  • One of the operating rooms.

Operating Rooms

We have a highly trained, dedicated staff of nurses, surgical technicians, instrument technicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists providing your individualized care during surgery and recovery. We have eight operating rooms - five general multi-use suites, two GI endoscopy suites, and one urology suite.

Same Day Surgery

Approximately 80% of surgeries performed at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital are same day surgeries. Our dedicated staff of nurses, patient care technicians, anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists provides patients with personal and individualized care. We have 13 private rooms, each with its own television. The surgical suites are adjacent to the Same Day Surgical area, decreasing patient transport distance before and after surgery. With a spacious waiting room, families and visitors are welcome to the snacks, coffee and other goodies that may be provided. During regular hours of operation, there is a volunteer hostess available in the waiting room to help or to answer any questions that may come up from the families or visitors.

A phone interview is usually conducted one to two days prior to the surgical procedure to review instructions about that procedure. Generally, patients are asked to abstain from eating or drinking after midnight the day of surgery (please refer to specific instructions given to you by your doctor). Arrival time is approximately 90 minutes prior to scheduled start (please refer to specific instructions given to you by your doctor).

General Surgeries

Dr. Mike Haley, Dr. Jerome Howe, Dr. Dennis Leland, Dr. Aaron Baas

  • Hernia repairs
  • Surgeries to treat small bowel obstructions
  • Colon resections
  • Colostomy placement and takedowns
  • Breast biopsy
  • Mastectomies
  • Breast radiation catheter placements (brachytherapy)
  • Vascular cases
  • Thyroid surgeries
  • Limb amputations
  • Pacemaker placements
  • Skin graftings
  • Appendix removal
  • Gall bladder removal
  • Hemorrhoid procedures
  • Portacath placements
  • Liver biopsies
  • Tonsil and adenoid surgery
  • Vericous vein surgery

Ears, Nose and Throat Procedures

Dr. William Graham

  • Thyroid surgery
  • Tonsils and adenoids removal
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Open nasal reconstruction
  • PE tubes (ear tubes)
  • Parotidectomy
  • Balloon sinuplasty

Endoscopy - General Surgeons

  • Video capsule endoscopy
  • EGD (scoping of the stomach)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Feeding tube insertion
  • Bronchoscopy (scoping of the lungs)
  • Hemorrhoid repair

General Surgery - Laparoscopic Procedures

  • Appendectomies
  • Nissen procedure (treatment for gastric reflux)
  • Gastric bandings
  • Hernia repairs
  • Exploratory procedures
  • Bowel resections

Obstetrician/Gynecologcial Procedures

Dr. Michael Krause, Dr. Elizabeth Campbell, Dr. Ron Anderson

  • Bladder Sling
  • C-section
  • Cervical cerclage
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Treatment of uterine abnormalities
  • Diagnostic laparoscopies
  • Laser cone biopsy

Urology Procedures

Dr. Dileep Bhat

  • Treatment of urinary incontinence
  • Cystoscopy
  • Kidney stone basketing
  • Kidney stone shockwave treatment
  • Circumcision
  • Nephrectomy (kidney removal)
  • Penile implants
  • Prostate radiation seed implants (brachytherapy)
  • Placement and removal of ureteral stents
  • Bladder tumor removals

Orthopedic Procedures

Dr. Chris Krouse, Dr. Brian Kampmann

  • Treatment of bone fractures, both open and closed
  • Total replacement of hips, knees and shoulders
  • Patient-specific knee available
  • Carpal tunnel releases
  • Casting of extremities
  • Shoulder and knee scopes
  • Ulnar nerve transpositions
  • ACL repair (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)
  • Bunionectomy
  • Surgeries of the hand and foot

Podiatry Procedures

Dr. Jeffery Schmidt

  • Bunionectomies
  • Hammer toe repair
  • Surgery of the foot and ankle

Ophthalmic Surgery

Dr. Jessica Claussen
  • Cataract surgery
  • Blepharplasty (surgery of the eye lid)
  • Tear duct probing

Plastic Surgery

Dr. Richard Howard

  • Breast reconstruction post-mastectomy
  • Lesion and skin repair

Learn about these surgeries and many more in the Avera Health Library.