Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery

A Guide to Your Child's Surgery

Our Surgery Guide will help you and your family prepare for your child's upcoming surgery, outlining what to expect from the first pre-op visit all the way through to her discharge.

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After Your Patient's Surgery

While surgery — especially a child's surgery — is a major stress for any family, your patients and their parents can be reassured that at Children's Hospital, our pediatric surgical specialists, together with pediatric anesthesiologists, perform more than 26,000 operations each year on children.

Whether your patient needs a common or rare procedure, he'll receive the same care and attention from pediatric surgeons, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric nurses and other ancillary specialists exclusively devoted to the health of children from before birth through adolescence.

In addition, your patient's family will find many services to make their time at Children's Hospital more comfortable. Families may visit the Connelly Resource Center, located on the eighth floor of the Main Building. This beautiful facility offers a family learning center, family library, children's library and a place to attend to business needs — as well as many home-like amenities, such as laundry facilities.

Before, during and after surgery, your patient will receive the highest quality nursing care from an all-pediatric nursing staff, who will reinforce the preoperative education to ensure parents are comfortable taking their child home.

We'll also maintain open lines of communication with you, the referring physician. On the day of surgery, the attending pediatric surgeon will let you know the operative findings and subsequent plans. You will also receive a letter when the child is seen in follow-up after discharge.

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