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Preparing for Surgery

If your child is having surgery, or a procedure requiring anesthesia, we can help you prepare. Download our Countdown to Surgery & Procedures with Anesthesia book in English or Spanish for more information.

Discussing surgery with your child may be challenging. Download our Getting Ready for Surgery book written by our Child Life Specialists for more information.

The below videos walk parents and kids through what they can expect before, during and after a patient's surgery. 

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View more resources below about scheduling your child's procedure, what to expect during your visit and post-procedure care. 

Scheduling Your Child's Procedure

Get more information about how to schedule your child's procedure:

What to Expect During Your Visit

Get more information on what to expect the day of your child's visit:

Post-procedure Care

Get more information for after your visit: