Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s main campus is located at 282 Washington Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

Getting Ready for Surgery

Connecticut Children’s 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
  • 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.

Get updates from the operating room on your mobile device

ease mobile app for surgical updatesDownload the EASE App to receive updates during surgery on your mobile device. Download it at home prior to procedure day, or during registration.

More information: English | Spanish

Pre-operative tours

Many children who are scheduled for a routine surgery have lots of questions and don’t know what to expect on the big day. Anxiety is common in both the patient and parents, which is why we’re happy to offer pre-operative tours for kids 3 and up!

What you should know

Schedule a tour

To schedule a pre-op tour, please call 860.545.9700.


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


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