Surgical Services

Brookings Health System SurgeryThe thought of surgery can be frightening, but may be a necessity at some point in your life. That's why it is important to find the right surgeon and treatment options for you.  Brookings Health System's mission is to offer you the choice of recovering close to home, near the comfort of your family and loved ones by offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient (same-day surgery), and emergency surgical treatments paired with state-of-the-art technology and clinical excellence provided by our skilled surgeons and the personalized care of our professional support staff.

Our comprehensive surgery services include:

Consult with your medical health practitioner for appropriate referral.

Surgical Services Patient Testimonials

Watch long-time Brookings resident Barb Murra talk about her double knee replacement surgery.

Watch Sara Larson of Elkton talk about her experience with an unexpected gallbladder surgery and the results.


Watch Vikki Robertson of Brookings talk about her surgery experience with Dr. Oey-Devine.


Watch SDSU professor Tom Chase talk about his emergency hernia surgery experience.


Find a Surgeon

To find out more information about the physicians and surgeons who are part of the medical team at Brookings Health System, please search our online physician finder.

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 a three-room surgical suite and a three-unit Post Anesthesia Care Unit (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.

Contact Surgical Services

Please call (605) 696-7777 for more information. After hours, please call (605) 696-7720 and ask for the Nursing Supervisor.

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.