Surgicenter

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phtPatientPrivacyChildren’s Hospital of Wisconsin - Surgicenter is an outpatient surgery center that offers the latest technology, serving adults and children. You can have just about any kind of outpatient surgery performed here, and at a lower cost than the same procedures done at area hospitals.

We offer:

  • A medical staff of more than 150 surgeons who are board certified or eligible for certification
  • Pediatric and adult anesthesiologists who specialize in outpatient surgery and pediatric care
  • Registered nurses certified in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support; many of the registered nurses are certified in their areas of specialty, such as operating room and recovery room nursing
  • Surgical technologists and assistants who are specially trained to assist the physicians
  • We are Joint Commission certified

Depending upon your surgeon’s availability, most surgeries can be scheduled within days. Our facility is right off of I-894 with parking just steps from our front door. Our waiting area is designed to look as much like home as possible and includes a television, comfortable seating, complimentary coffee and sodas, a wide selection of reading materials, and free wireless Internet access.

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Pricing and financial help

You can request our price information by filling out the online form.

Families who live in our primary service area are eligible for discounts and payment plans. Application forms are available in English and Spanish. For more information, call (414) 266-6262 or email FinancialAssistance@chw.org.

phtQualityFinancial counselors are available 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. Translation services also are available.

Contact your insurance company before the day of surgery. They may need to authorize the care before it is provided.

Your bill from Surgicenter will cover the use of the operating room, recovery room, nursing staff and supplies for surgery and anesthesia. Your surgeon, and when applicable, your radiologist, anesthesiologist and pathologist will bill you separately.
We accept most HMOs, many other health plans, Medicare and Medicaid. Some types of surgical procedures, such as cosmetic and dental, may not be fully covered by insurance. Please bring insurance information with you. Our staff is available to answer questions and help with your payment arrangements prior to surgery.

We accept credit cards, cash or money orders. Patients not fully covered by their insurance plans should make financial arrangements before the day of surgery.

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Surgical procedures

phtPediatrics3Nearly any surgical procedure that does not require an overnight stay can be performed at Surgicenter for patients of all ages. For example:

  • Dermatology
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) 
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Hand surgery
  • Lap-band 
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Physiatry
  • Plastic/cosmetic surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Urology

Support services offered at Surgicenter include: 

  • Anesthesiology, adult and pediatric
  • Pathology
  • Radiology

Pediatric patients seen at Surgicenter receive the same child-friendly, high quality care as patients who visit Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. A special children's play area, including books, games and a television, keep children busy before surgery or while they wait for a sibling.

What to expect

phtTourORPatients and family members register when they first arrive, 60-90 minutes prior to surgery. General patient and insurance information is verified and forms are signed. Learn more about how to prepare for surgery.

Pre-operative

The surgical procedure is reviewed with patients, who are encouraged to ask questions. The patient and family meet the anesthesiologist and their surgeon. Important information is reviewed, such as whether the patient has any allergies and when he or she last ate or drank. Family members may stay with the patient in this area until he or she is taken to the operating room.

Operating Room

Once in the operating room, patients are placed under anesthesia by one of the full-time anesthesiologists. Some of the same pediatric anesthesiologists who practice at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin are available to assist with the pediatric surgeries.

Phase 1 Recovery

This is the first place patients go after surgery if they have been given general anesthetic. Patients begin waking up, while their vital signs are monitored closely. Discomfort or nausea is treated with medications and other techniques. The surgeon updates the family in a private consultation room, answering any questions they might have.

Phase 2 Recovery

Here, family members and patients are reunited prior to discharge. Patients will be awake and their vital signs are checked again. When ready, patients change into their street clothes. Patients and family members will receive information about medications or other instructions to follow once they return home. Questions are encouraged.

Our staff

Arundhathi Shetty Ahluwalia

Arundhathi Shetty Ahluwalia MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
John J Aiken

John J Aiken MD

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
Marjorie J Arca

Marjorie J Arca MD

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
Richard J Berens

Richard J Berens MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Cameron M Best MD

Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Brian E Black

Brian E Black MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedics, Pediatric
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Norman D Buebendorf MD

Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Steven F Butz

Steven F Butz MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Casey M Calkins

Casey M Calkins MD

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
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Bruce H Campbell MD

Otolaryngology
Rose J Campise-Luther

Rose J Campise-Luther MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Marquita D Castillo DDS

Dentistry, Dentistry, Pediatric
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Lewis Chamoy MD

Hand Surgery
Diana M Choren

Diana M Choren PAC

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
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Thomas Y Chua MD

Surgery
William R Clarke

William R Clarke MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Rosanne B Clement DPM

Podiatry
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Roger A Daley MD,PhD

Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
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Steven K Dankle MD

Otolaryngology
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William A Darling MD

Otolaryngology
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Randall L Dei DPM

Podiatry
Kenneth D Dembny

Kenneth D Dembny MD

Plastic Surgery
Yulia M Demidovich

Yulia M Demidovich MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Arlen D Denny

Arlen D Denny MD

Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery
John C Densmore

John C Densmore MD

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
Terrance E Derks

Terrance E Derks PAC

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
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Jeffrey A Derus MD

Urology
Christina D Diaz

Christina D Diaz MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Allison D Duey-Holtz

Allison D Duey-Holtz APNP

Orthopedics, Orthopedics, Pediatric
Charles T Durkee

Charles T Durkee MD

Urology, Urology, Pediatric
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William W Dzwierzynski MD

Plastic Surgery
Herodotos Ellinas

Herodotos Ellinas MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Neda Esmaili MD

Ophthalmology
Maya C Evans

Maya C Evans MD

Physical Medicine & Rehab, Physiatry
Neil E Farber

Neil E Farber MD,PhD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Melissa L Fischer SA

Plastic Surgery
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Jeffrey A Fischer DPM

Podiatry
Roger A Fons

Roger A Fons MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Christy L Frady DMD

Dentistry, Pediatric
Lisa C Gamalski

Lisa C Gamalski PAC

Orthopedics, Orthopedics, Pediatric
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Anna L Ganju PAC

Plastic Surgery
David M Gourlay

David M Gourlay MD

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
Travis W Groth

Travis W Groth MD

Urology, Urology, Pediatric
Robert J Havlik

Robert J Havlik MD

Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery
Amy M Henry

Amy M Henry MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Melissa A Hertler MD

Otolaryngology
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Patrick C Hettinger MD

Plastic Surgery
Jennifer A Hickman

Jennifer A Hickman MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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John B Hijjawi MD

Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
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Mark E Hodgson MD

Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
George M Hoffman

George M Hoffman MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Katherine M Holsclaw SA

Podiatry
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Kenneth M Jacobsohn MD

Urology
John N Jensen

John N Jensen MD

Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery
Jeffrey W Kalenak

Jeffrey W Kalenak MD

Ophthalmology
Latha N Kampalath

Latha N Kampalath MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Edward G Kass

Edward G Kass MD

Otolaryngology
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Fahimuddin Kazi MD

Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, Pediatric
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Elizabeth A Kelly MD

Otolaryngology
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Alan A Kimmel DDS

Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
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Thomas E Kinney MD

Plastic Surgery
Krista M Kitzerow

Krista M Kitzerow PAC

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
Frederick T Klingbeil

Frederick T Klingbeil MD

Physiatry, Physical Medicine & Rehab
Jodi M Kornak

Jodi M Kornak MD

Otolaryngology
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Lisa G Kornely DPM

Podiatry
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Mark J Kortebein DDS

Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
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Lorelle L Kramer MD

Plastic Surgery
John V Kryger

John V Kryger MD

Urology, Urology, Pediatric
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Patrick A Krzyzewski DPM

Podiatry
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Sarah B Kuranz MD

Gynecology
Dave R Lal

Dave R Lal MD,MPH

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
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Barbara J Lamping MD

Gynecology
Anne M Lange

Anne M Lange PAC

Orthopedics, Orthopedics, Pediatric
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David S Lee MD

Otolaryngology
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Glenda M Lee MD

Gynecology
Danielle N Leranth

Danielle N Leranth PAC

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
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Todd A Loehrl MD

Otolaryngology
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John A LoGiudice MD

Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
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Christopher M Long MD

Otolaryngology
Lindsey M Loveland Baptist

Lindsey M Loveland Baptist MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Roger M Lyon

Roger M Lyon MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedics, Pediatric, Orthopedic Surgery
Valerie B Lyon

Valerie B Lyon MD

Dermatology
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Michael J Malan MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Bruce M Massaro

Bruce M Massaro MD

Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
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Hani S Matloub MD

Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
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Robert D Matteucci DPM

Podiatry
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Alberto A Maya MD

Anesthesiology
Edith A McFadden

Edith A McFadden MD

Otolaryngology
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John R McGuire MD

Physical Medicine & Rehab, Physiatry
Hrair-George O Mesrobian

Hrair-George O Mesrobian MD

Urology, Urology, Pediatric
Steven J Millen

Steven J Millen MD

Otolaryngology
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Amy J Miller McCarthey MD

Gynecology
Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff

Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff MD

Physical Medicine & Rehab, Physiatry
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Michael R Nordstrom MD

Otolaryngology
Keith T Oldham

Keith T Oldham MD

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
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David W Olson MD

Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
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Julie C O'Reilly MD

Gynecology
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Jeffrey A Osbourne DPM

Podiatry
Maria Portellos Patterson

Maria Portellos Patterson MD

Ophthalmology
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Thomas A Pietrocarlo DPM

Podiatry
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David M Poetker MD

Otolaryngology
Lester T Proctor

Lester T Proctor MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Linda G Rabinowitz MD

Dermatology, Pediatrics
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Anthony L Ragonese DDS

Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
Susan M Retzack

Susan M Retzack MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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John S Rhee MD

Otolaryngology
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Anthony A Rieder MD

Otolaryngology
Franklin J Ruiz

Franklin J Ruiz MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Lynn M Rusy

Lynn M Rusy MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Thomas T Sato

Thomas T Sato MD

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
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Debra L Schell MD

Gynecology
Jeffrey P Schwab

Jeffrey P Schwab MD

Orthopedics, Pediatric, Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery
John (Jake) P Scott

John (Jake) P Scott MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Critical Care, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Polisetty C Sekhar MD

Anesthesiology
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Mary A Setlock MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Karen S Shimshak

Karen S Shimshak MD

Ophthalmology
Daniel Siker

Daniel Siker MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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David J Siverhus MD

Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
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Richard A Smith MD

Anesthesiology
Kimberly K Somers

Kimberly K Somers PAC

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
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Philip L Sonderman MD

Plastic Surgery
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Debora J Sportiello MD

Gynecology
Susan R Staudt

Susan R Staudt MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology
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Lawrence A Sterkin MD

Plastic Surgery
Tatyana C Strong

Tatyana C Strong MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Astrid G Stucke

Astrid G Stucke MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Eckehard A E Stuth

Eckehard A E Stuth MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Vaqarruddin Mansoor Syed

Vaqarruddin Mansoor Syed MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
J Channing Tassone

J Channing Tassone MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedics, Pediatric
Susan P Taylor

Susan P Taylor MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
John G Thometz

John G Thometz MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedics, Pediatric
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Mark A Timm MD

Surgery
Todd J Troshynski

Todd J Troshynski MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Matthew L Ubell MD

Otolaryngology
Scott E Van Valin

Scott E Van Valin MD

Orthopedics, Orthopedics, Pediatric
Jaya L Varadarajan

Jaya L Varadarajan MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Amy J Wagner

Amy J Wagner MD

Surgery, Pediatric, Surgery
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Peter L Wagner DDS

Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
Eric J Walbergh

Eric J Walbergh MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Critical Care, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
Steven J Weisman

Steven J Weisman MD

Anesthesiology, Pediatric, Anesthesiology
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Timothy S Wells MD

Ophthalmology
Kimberley L Zvara

Kimberley L Zvara MD

Physical Medicine & Rehab, Physiatry