Having surgery can be frightening and overwhelming for children. If your child is scheduled to have surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia or one of our surgery centers, parents and caregivers can use these surgery prep books to help prepare them and ease their fears.
- Having Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: A Cartoon for Kids
- Having Surgery: Mia's Story
If there is a section that feels scary to your child, stop and talk about how you can work together to make it less scary. And remember you can reach out to the members of your child’s healthcare team at any time — we are here to improve your child’s surgical experience in any way we can.