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Avera St. Mary's realizes that to our patients, no surgery is ever "routine." Our interdisciplinary team is dedicated to providing surgical services with compassion for our patients and their families in a comfortable community hospital setting.

Avera St. Mary's is fortunate to have many physicians who are skilled at both minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures. With four fully equipped operating rooms and an endoscopy suite, we can accommodate most types of surgery.

In-Patient Surgery Procedures

Many of the sophisticated surgical procedures that some people associate with larger hospitals are available right here at Avera St. Mary's. A full complement of in patient, out patient and emergency services are provided by our skill surgeons and professional staff.

So when considering where to have your surgery, tell your doctor you'd like to stay home at Avera St. Mary's.

Some of these surgeries include:

  • General
  • Orthopedic
  • OB/Gyn
  • Ophthamology
  • Podiatry (foot surgery)
  • Spine

Skilled Staff

In addition to our skilled physicians, you will also receive care from our experienced professional staff including Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Registered Nurses, and Certified Surgical Technologists. They work closely with the surgeons, to facilitate the caring and compassionate environment of Avera St. Mary's.

Same Day Surgery

When having surgery, people just feel better when they are closer to home. With same day surgry, patients receive virtually all of their care, including education and recovery in one convenient setting.

Same Day Surgery Procedures

Some same day procedures offered at Avera St. Mary's include but not limited to:

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Tendon repair
  • Closed reduction of fractures
  • Arthroscopic orthopedic procedures
  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • D&C
  • Biopsies
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopies
  • Podiatric (foot) surgeries
  • Myringotomy (ear tube insertion)

Every step of the way patients undergoing same day surgery at Avera St. Mary's Healthcare Center are cared for by the experienced professional staff and the cutting edge technology our Same Day Surgery Department offers. There's no need to travel, when you can get all the big city advances with the small town care.

Same Day Surgery Suites

Avera St. Mary's seven bed Same Day Surgery Suite provides a convenient and comfortable environment for all out patient surgical procedures, right here in your backyard.

Our same day surgery department features technologically advanced operating suites, so that most all of the patient's needs can be met right in the rooms. However if there is something extra the patient needs they would never have to travel far from the unit for care.

What to Expect

Same Day Surgery includes prompt admission and simplified discharge procedures translating into lower medical expenses for the patient and less time separated from family, friends and home.

In fact, family members and friends are encouraged to participate in the patients' surgical experience during the admission process, and again as soon as possible after surgery, so that the only time a patient needs to be separated from the comfort of familiar faces, is during the procedure and in the main recovery room. Participation is also encouraged in patient's post operative care, discharged planning and education.

Once a patient has returned home from same day surgery, follow-up calls will be made by a registered nurse to monitor the patient's progress, problems, concerns and evaluate the patient's surgical experience and outcomes.