Preparing your child for surgery
Good preparation can help kids feel less anxious about the anesthesia and surgery and get through the recovery period faster. But, like parents everywhere, you're probably uncertain about the best way to prepare your child.
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Main Campus Surgery Center
At Nationwide Children’s, our Department of Surgery provides comprehensive surgical care for infants, children and adolescents with congenital and acquired conditions, including major congenital anomalies, traumatic and thermal injuries, and tumors. Surgery is never routine. Especially when it's your child. We hope these resources will help you and your family prepare for your surgery experience with us.
The Surgery Center is located on the Green Path. It is accessible by taking the F Forest Elevator to Level 2.
Everything you need to know to help your child prepare for surgery.
What to expect when you arrive for the day of your surgery.
This information is provided to help you prepare for your child’s upcoming surgery at Nationwide Children’s Main Campus Surgery Center. If you have any questions after reviewing this information, please call (614) 722-2920.