Pre-surgical Tour

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. Pre-registration is required. 

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 simple facts about anesthesia 

Sundays at 2 pm 

Length of tour: 1.2 hours 

Where: Sign in at Information Desk in the hospital Atrium.

Register: Pre-registration is required. To register for an upcoming tour, please call 202-476-3812 or fill out the form here. There is also an online pre-surgical tour video in language that is easy for children to understand. The video can be viewed in English or Spanish. Visit and look under “For Patients and Families.” 

Children’s National Health System 
Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Medicine 
111 Michigan Ave NWWashington, DC 

More information: Call 202-476-3812

Having Surgery Information

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

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