Pediatric preoperative assessment is when your child is examined before – and then prepared for – surgery. The preoperative (pre-op) program at Children's Health℠ customizes each assessment for each patient. That way, the team can meet your child’s specific needs before, during and after surgery.
Your child’s pre-op appointment will always include a physical examination and a discussion of your child’s medical history. Knowing your child’s complete medical history is important for your child’s care during and after surgery. Sometimes, your child’s care team will perform some testing before surgery, such as blood tests and imaging.
Our nurses have deep experience caring for patients with all types of conditions, from the most straightforward to the most complex. Our team of experts, including Child Life services, will help ease your child's fears and help you prepare your child for their surgery. This helps to ensure the best possible experience for you and your child.
Our team understands that it can be scary when your child is scheduled for surgery. We are here to listen to your concerns and answer all your questions. Your child's safety and comfort are our priority.
Medical procedures are scary and impactful for anyone, but especially for children. Our trusted experts specialize in making even the smallest children safe and comfortable during surgery.