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Preparing for Surgery

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What happens before surgery?

What happens before surgery?

Self Care Tips for Parents

Self care tips for parents

Questions for your child’s care team

Questions for your child's care team

Parent’s Checklist

Parent's Checklist: a list of things to do to prepare for surgery

Getting Ready – Parents

Pre-register for your child's surgery online.

Planning for Surgery

We recognize how much thought and preparation goes into planning for surgery. To help you get ready a team of parents, teens and staff created and compiled resources to answer your questions and provide information about the surgery experience.

Pre-Surgery Tours

Due to Level 0 visiting standards, pre-op tours will be suspended until further notice. Review our visiting guidelines here.


We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

What to Expect

Helping kids feel calm and prepared