Preparing for Your Child’s Surgery

We want your family's experience at Johns Hopkins Children's Center to be a positive one. Therefore, we are providing you with the information and resources you need to know to prepare children of all ages for what occurs before, during and after surgery.

To speak to a child life specialist about your child's upcoming procedure, please contact the child life department at 410-955-6276 or [email protected].

Preparing for Surgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Children talk about what to expect when preparing for surgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Supporting Your Child on Surgery Day

A video for parents and caregivers to learn about ways they can support their child who is having surgery or a procedure under anesthesia.

Hopkins Kids Talk About Anesthesia

Hopkins kids talk about anesthesia and relate their personal experiences.

Surgery Prep Materials 

How to Prepare for Your Child's Surgery