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Pre-surgical Tour

Having Surgery at Children's National brochure
Having Surgery at Children's National brochure
We encourage families to visit the hospital for a pre-surgical tour so children and caregivers can familiarize themselves with the process. The tours, which take place every Sunday at 2 pm, end with refreshments and a question-and-answer period.

There is also an our online pre-surgical tour in language that is easy for kids to understand.

On the tour you and your child will:
• Tour the Surgery Preparation and Recovery Center
• Learn what to expect on the day of surgery
• Learn about anesthesia

Registration is required to attend a pre-surgical tour.  It is recommended that you attend the tour the Sunday before your child’s surgery.  Please fill out the registration form completely and e-mail it to Volunteer Services. If you arrive later than 15 minutes after the tour start time we cannot guarantee that we can provide you with a tour.

Sunday at 2 pm. Please arrive at 1:45pm
Length of tour: 1- 1.5 hours
Where: Sign in at Information Desk in the hospital Atrium.
Children’s National Medical Center
Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
More information: (202) 476-3812


Video Guide to Having Surgery
Watch the videos in English or Spanish.


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