Preparing for Surgery at Mott Children's Hospital

We thank you for choosing us to care for your child at C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital. We believe every child’s experience matters and their comfort and safety is our top priority.

Please note that the following information referring to surgery also refers to any procedure with anesthesia. This information was developed to help parents and caregivers know what to expect before,  during, and after surgery.

We have also included a preoperative information sheet (see below for additional languages), a surgery checklist for parents, tips on how to talk to your child about having surgery and a handy list of common questions children might ask before surgery.

After reviewing this information, we encourage you to call the Mott Pre-Procedure Center at 877-368-1316 or contact your surgeon’s office if you still have questions.

Download the Preoperative Information Sheet