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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Coming for surgery or a procedure

You may have just been told that your child needs to have surgery, or a procedure or test such as an MRI scan, under general anesthesia.

If your child is coming to SickKids to have surgery or a procedure under general anesthesia, please visit  the Coming for Surgery page. Here, you will find information and answers to many commonly asked questions concerning topics such as:

    • Pre-operative appointment
    • Pre-operative Preparation program
    • 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

There is also a Coming to Surgery Video Tour  to view, so please check it out at the SickKids Coming for Surgery page.

For additional information regarding the services offered by SickKids, please visit Patients and Family Resources, as well as Visiting SickKids.