We understand that surgery can be a stressful experience — for parents and kids.

Our surgeons, pediatricians, anesthesiologists and nurses are all skilled at providing surgical care specifically for kids — and at making the process a positive experience.

Your child’s comfort and safety is our top priority. We want you and your child to feel as comfortable as possible throughout the surgery process.

Before Your Child’s Surgery

We have a number of ways to help prepare you and your child for surgery:

Same Day Surgery

If your child is having same day surgery, visit these pages to learn more about what to expect the day of surgery (based on where your child is having surgery):

Surgery Connect

Patients having surgery at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center can download a free mobile app, Surgery Connect.

The Surgery Connect app guides you through your child’s surgical procedure — from preparation to notifications during surgery and after care information.

Download the app for free.