Surgery at Connecticut Children's

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center provides an array of pediatric surgical services, from routine procedures to complex surgeries. Our board certified pediatric surgeons have advanced training, and the patient and family surgical experience at the Connecticut Children's is specially designed for kids.

Surgery can be scary for children and parents. Connecticut Children’s provides a family-friendly surgical environment, including:

  • Pre-surgery tours
  • Kid-friendly play areas staffed with a Child Life specialist
  • Special cars and trucks that children can drive into the surgical suite

When circumstances allow, parents may be at the bedside as children go to sleep in the surgical suite or awaken from surgery in the recovery room.

We recommend the following resources to help patients and families prepare for surgery at Connecticut Children’s:

Getting Ready for Your Child’s Procedure
History and Physical Form
Kids Surgery Tour
Surgery Unmasked