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Countdown to Surgery: Checklists for Parents

Here are some helpful tips to prepare for your child’s surgery. Children’s National recommends reviewing this checklist as soon as your child’s surgery is scheduled.

One Month Before Surgery

  • Have I discussed my child’s medical history with the surgeon?
  • Have I done the following?

One Day Before Surgery

  • What should I go over?

Day of Surgery

  • What important documents do I bring?
  • What items can I bring for the comfort of me and my child?
  • What should I not bring?