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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.

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Get to know Children’s – Minnetonka patient care manager, nurse

Erin Curtis, RN, BSN, is the patient care manager for the surgery center in Minnetonka, where teams perform more than 3,200 outpatient surgeries each year.

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.


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

Meet the Team

Surgical specialists at your service

Outcomes and Research

The pediatric surgery teams know the score

Conditions and Services

Surgery that's tailored to fit kids


At Children's Minnesota, specialists come together to perform more than 24,000 surgeries each year on unborn babies, infants, children, teens and young adults. We do it all, from appendectomies and ear tubes to heart and brain surgeries. And we do it extremely well. Our surgery program has some of the best outcomes and highest family satisfaction rates of any pediatric surgical program in the United States.