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Same-Day Surgery

When you're eligible for a same-day surgical procedure, choose Avera for top-quality surgical care, education and recovery support in one convenient location - all in a single day.

Expert Surgical Care

From the moment you schedule your same-day surgery to the moment you are discharged, we'll come alongside you and help you navigate the surgery process.

Our specially trained surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses provide quality care for same-day surgery patients in a comfortable setting where you also receive pre-operative and post-surgery recovery care.

Because our same-day surgery centers are hospital-based, you benefit from the support of a full-service hospital - including critical care and emergency services - if your routine surgery unexpectedly requires additional support. Your safety, privacy and comfort are our top priority.

Same-day surgery provides you with a safe, cost-effective, and convenient option for a variety of surgical needs, including:

Talk with your provider to find out if same-day surgery is a good option for your specific needs.

Advanced Technology for Faster Recovery

Your large operating suite allows for full integration. This means that your radiology images, medical records and consults are easily and immediately accessible within your suite to ensure surgeons and surgery staff have all of the information and resources they need at their fingertips. Your suite is also fully equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to enhance quality, safety and efficiency.

Depending on the type of surgery, you may also benefit from the use of advanced, minimally invasive techniques or robotic-assisted procedures that require fewer and smaller incisions and promote faster recovery.

Comfort & Convenience

Experience a comfortable and convenient - although short - stay with same-day surgery center features, that may include:

  • Electronic patient tracking system shows you exactly where the patient is at every point during surgery at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
  • Valet parking
  • Post-operative medications provided at the time of discharge
  • Comfortable waiting rooms equipped with televisions, computers, free WiFi, access to snacks and drinks, and more for family and friends

Choose Avera for Your Surgery

View all Avera surgical locations and find out more about surgery services at our regional facilities.

What Avera Surgery Patients Say

"When my son Luke needed ear and adenoid surgery, I chose Avera Sacred Heart Hospital because I wanted the best—and the assurance that any problem could be handled well. At Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton’s only full-service hospital, I knew Luke would get top-quality care."

–Katie Farmer


"After weight-loss surgery, everything in my life is better. I sleep better at night and wake up feeling refreshed and rested."

–Janet Mellema

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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