Preparing for Surgery

At Children’s National, we know that going to the hospital can be a scary experience for children – and their siblings. This information will help your family understand the process ahead and to talk about cardiac surgery with your children. Additionally, our child life specialists and social work team can provide additional, helpful support.

Pre-Operative Care Clinic

Pre-Operative Care Clinic

When your child is having surgery at Children’s National Health System, the Pre-Operative Care Clinic’s (POCC) team of pediatric professionals screens patients for surgery and creates a specific care plan for each patient.

Virtual Tours

Our online tours will help prepare you and your child for care at Children's National.

Having Surgery Information

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View our informational PDF to prepare for your child's surgery.

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