What patients and families need to know
Having Surgery: What to Expect
When your child has been scheduled for surgery, our compassionate care team of pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses will help you understand the upcoming procedure and guide you through the entire process.
Our resources — created specifically for families — connect you with the information you need the most:
For questions concerning insurance, visit Insurance and Billing. If you have additional questions, please contact your surgical scheduler.
This video will help you and your family prepare for surgery at Children's National. We're here to help you understand your upcoming procedure and guide you through the process.
Learn more about the critical steps parents and guardians must take before a surgical date can be set.
Children’s National recommends reviewing these checklists as soon as your child’s surgery is scheduled.
For your child's health and safety during surgery, please follow these pre-surgery restrictions for eating food and drinking liquids.
Find out what to expect as you plan an appointment for your child, what will happen on the day of surgery and what to do after surgery.
Our pre-surgical tour video helps families understand our process for surgery preparation.
We want to make the perioperative experience as seamless as possible, assuring you that your child’s safety is always our number one concern.
Your Child's Surgery
View our guide to prepare for your child's surgery.Read more