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Explaining anesthesia

Your child needs anesthesiaDoctor talking with a mother and child

If your child is having a surgery, procedure or test at SickKids, chances are they will need anesthesia. The SickKids Pre-Anesthesia Clinic will support and help you and your child in preparation for the upcoming test, surgery or procedure. Our goal is to help you make the best choices for your child's care.

One way to get ready for your child's test, surgery or procedure is to ensure that a pre-anesthestic screen appointment is arranged before the procedure. We need to know your child's state of health in order to make the best decisions about their care.