Appointment Icon

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

00 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

00 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

00 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine | Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

00 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

00 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

00 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

00 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

01 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

00 Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

00 Patients
Waiting Now
Blank Children's Hospital

Surgery Center

Advanced surgical care has been a part of Blank Children's Hospital for many years. Our pediatric surgeons perform surgeries in a state-of-the-art surgery center, located at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children's Hospital. This is a surgery "Center of Excellence" and features a dedicated pediatric surgery area.

What to Expect When You're Having Surgery

Take a tour of the surgery center with Macy. She explains the process and what you can expect when you come in for your outpatient procedure. 

If you have questions or would like additional information after watching the video, please contact our Child Life team. You can reach Child Life by calling 515-418-8658. Please leave a message if no one answers. They will return your call within 24 hours unless it's the weekend. 


The surgery center offers:

  • Separation of adult and pediatric patients, acute and non-acute patients.
  • Dedicated pediatric pre-operative area which allows for parents to stay with their children until they are taken into surgery.
  • Patient and family amenities - a dedicated pediatric surgery waiting area separate from the adult waiting area.
  • Enhanced patient confidentiality and privacy.
  • Child Life staff to help prepare children for what to expect before, during and after the surgery process.
  • On-site cafe for convenience of family members waiting for their loved ones.
  • Elevator with direct access to the cafeteria for meals.
  • Pagers to alert family members when their child is out of surgery.