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Here are some helpful tips to prepare for your child’s surgery. Children’s National recommends reviewing this checklist as soon as your child’s surgery is scheduled.

One Month Before Surgery

Have I discussed my child’s medical history with the surgeon?

Have I done the following?

One Day Before Surgery

What should I go over?

Day of Surgery

What important documents do I bring?

What items can I bring for the comfort of me and my child?

What should I not bring?