Having Surgery at Children’s

Children's understands that when a child needs surgery, it is a stressful time for families. Children's has many resources to help families prepare for the experience.

Children's encourages families to visit the hospital for a pre-surgical tour so children can familiarize themselves with the process. Tours take place on the First and Third Sunday at 2 pm in the hospital Atrium. The tour takes approximately 1 1/2 hours. Pre-registration is necessary to attend the tour.

Children's also offers an online pre-surgical tour in language that is easy for kids to understand.

Our child life specialists can offer tips for preparing children for surgery.For more information, we have a comprehensive section on Having Surgery at Children's.