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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Coming for surgery or a procedure

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
  • 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.