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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

If your child is having surgery, our pre-surgery tours are recommended. These programs are designed to help patients, parents, siblings, and other family members to learn what to expect before, during, and after the surgery day (including care at home). Choose the location where your child will have surgery to learn more about pre-surgery tours and how to register:


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