Your Child's Surgery

Resources From Our Pediatric Surgical Specialists
Everything you need to know before, during and after your child's surgery at a Children's Healthcare of Atlanta location:
SurgeryTimeline
  • FAQ

    Every parent has questions about their child's surgery. Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

  • Three Things to Look For If Your Child Needs Surgery

    It's scary to think of your child going under the knife or receiving anesthesia. Surgery, even outpatient surgery, is a big deal—whether your child is a toddler or a teen.

  • Before Surgery

    There are many ways parents can help make a surgical visit easier for their child.

  • Preparing for an Overnight Stay If you're child will be staying overnight, here are some helpful tips on what to bring with you.

  • Day of Surgery

    There will be lots of activity–both at home and when you arrive. The more you plan ahead, the fewer surprises there will be.

  • Checking In

    Check in by signing your child's name at the receptionist's desk. You will be given directions as to where you should wait for the doctor or nurse.

  • After Surgery

    The best way to comfort your child is with quiet words and gentle touches. Most children will probably be somewhat uncomfortable. They may feel sick to their stomachs from the anesthesia. They may be feeling pain that requires medicine.

  • After Surgery at Home

    When you get ready to go home, we will give you an updated copy of the list of medicines that we made. It will include anything new that your child’s doctor orders.

  • Surgery Safety

    Our goal at Children’s is to provide the safest possible surgical care for all of our patients.

If you're traveling, we want to make your stay at Children's as easy and comfortable as possible. Please let us know if you have any questions about your family's stay.