We believe that the more prepared children and families are for surgery surgical procedure, the more confident and comfortable they will be. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital offers numerous patient and parent resources and support services, including information on how to prepare for a child’s operation, what to expect after, and how to handle home care.
We’re Right by Your Side
Having an operation can be a stressful event, especially for a child. Our goal is to provide families with the support services they need to feel more prepared and less anxious. Our pediatric surgeons and specialists pride themselves on providing compassionate care to children of all ages, while communicating with parents every step of the way. By combining patient-focused, family-centered care with the latest surgical innovations, we’re delivering the best experience for our patients and families.
Inpatient Stay Guide
To help you prepare for your visit, we’ve created an inpatient stay guide for patients and families. This downloadable guide provides you with information about our caregivers, facilities, routines, and policies at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the many resources that are available to you.
Download Our Inpatient Guide
Preparing for Surgery
Surgery on a child, whether it be a small outpatient procedure or an inpatient operation, can be a stressful event. Fortunately, there are steps that we take, as well as steps that families and caregivers can take, to help ease concerns.
What to Bring to the Pre-operative Consultation
A little preparation can make a pre-operation office visit go smoothly. With our online forms, parents can complete paperwork ahead of time from the comfort of their home and bring it with to their consultation.
Caring for a Child After Surgery
Instructions for home care will depend on the individual child and the type of procedure performed. Below are videos that discuss what to expect when a child returns home from having an appendectomy, gallbladder removal or pyloromyotomy.
Schedule an appointment online or call 727-767-4170, or 800-456-4543, ext. 4170, for more information.