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Same Day Surgery

Avera Same Day Surgery Center

As the region’s health care leader for more than a century, Avera Sacred Heart's expansion of its same day surgery services continued that trend of medical excellence.

The Avera Same Day Surgery Center redefines the health care experience, treating people as customers rather than patients. Our new facility - opened in 2004 - streamlines delivery of services and makes it easier for people to navigate through the same day surgery process. Special attention has been paid to safety, privacy and comfort. And family members can enjoy a snack at the Garden Spot café upstairs while waiting for their loved one.

Market research clearly indicates that consumers prefer hospital-based, same day surgery centers. Located on the ground floor of the Avera Surgery Center, the Avera Same Day Surgery Center is within seconds of critical and emergency services – just in case extra care is ever needed.

We want to be your surgery center of choice.

From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be greeted by our friendly receptionist and discover a pleasing environment in our reception area featuring extra touches such as a computer with high speed Internet (Wi-Fi is also available) access for patients and families, a special coffee bar and a large aquarium.

Advanced Care

Technologically Advanced Health Care

The Avera Same Day Surgery Center features three operating suites plus a procedure room. Two of our spacious surgical suites are “Endosuites” featuring the most advanced endoscopic equipment available, which allows for less invasive procedures and faster, less painful recovery times.

In addition to the superior technology you will find at the Avera Same Day Surgery Center, our highly skilled team of health care professionals has over 750 years of combined experience. Our board-certified medical doctors of anesthesiology, nurse anesthetists, nurses and technicians offer the kind of quality care and compassion you’ve come to expect from the region’s health care leader.


Specially Designed for Your Utmost Privacy and Comfort

Connected with immediate access to a full-service hospital, the Avera Same Day Surgery Center features the latest innovations for patient privacy, comfort and convenience.

Special amenities only at Avera Sacred Heart

  • Eleven completely private rooms for pre- and post- surgery care; complete with separate baths, TV’s and telephones
  • A separate exit that helps ensure patient confidentiality
  • Special warming gowns
  • The Garden Spot Café, located on the second floor of the building, is a welcome respite for family and offers snacks and full meal options.

Extra Care Nearby

Extra Care Nearby: Only at Avera Sacred Heart

As a full-service hospital, Avera Sacred Heart offers a variety of extra care options on site – just in case special services are needed.

Physician coverage is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in our Emergency Department. By the way, the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Emergency Department is approximately a 90-second walk from the Same Day Surgery Department.

National JCAHO Accreditation: Only at Avera  Sacred Heart

A Quick Look at Quality

Selecting quality health care services for yourself, a relative or friend requires special thought and attention. Knowing what to look for and what to ask will help you choose a facility that provides quality care and best meets your needs. It's also important to know that where you have your surgery is YOUR choice.

Accreditation Reports

One way to compare quality is to use information about accreditation. Accreditation is a "seal of approval." The Avera Same Day Surgery Center is the only Yankton surgical facility accredited by the nationally recognized accrediting body, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). JCAHO is an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets the standards by which health care quality is measured in America and around the world. Avera Sacred Heart voluntarily seeks accreditation and meets national health and safety standards every three years through an extensive on-site review by a team of JC health care professionals.

Quality Reports

Quality reports go by different names, including performance reports and report cards. One type of quality report is a patient satisfaction report. Same day surgery patients are surveyed throughout the year at Avera Sacred Heart by a national firm.

Contact Us

For more information or questions to ask if you are facing surgery, call 605-668-8180.