Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for surgery can be stressful for a family, but knowing what to expect can help your child’s appointment run smoothly.

Our team provides surgical care for both general and specialized conditions and works with specialists across our hospital to provide the best and safest care possible. Whether your child is staying overnight at our hospital or having a same-day surgery, we offer information on our pre-op unit, operating room and recovery room to help educate your child for surgery and prepare you for your stay.


Inpatient & Outpatient Surgery 

Find information about check-in and registration, pre-op unit, operating room and care at home.

Surgical Extended Care Unit (SECU)

The SECU is for observation pre- and post-surgery and helps transition care from hospital to home.