Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Coming for surgery or a procedure

Coming for Surgery or a Procedure Under General Anesthesia

If your child is coming to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) to have surgery or a procedure under general anesthesia, please visit  the Coming for Surgery page for more information and to answer many of the commonly asked questions you may have, in some of the following areas:

  • Pre-operative Appointment
  • Pre-0perative Preparation Program
  • Coming to Surgery Video Tour
  • Talking to my children about surgery
  • Explaining anesthesia
  • Preparing for my child's surgery
  • Eating and drinking before surgery
  • Preparation checklist
  • Day of surgery
  • Treating my child's pain
  • Post-operative fever
  • Parent's most frequently asked questions

For additional information regarding the services offered by SickKids, read the Family Guidebook page, as well as Visiting SickKids.