We are experiencing higher than usual volumes at our ER. Please see the wait times here.

Preparing for Surgery

Rady Children’s offers a pre-surgery orientation that includes a walking tour, an information session and an opportunity to ask questions. Click on “Pre-Op Tour” below for more information.

**Until further notice, the Pre-Op Tour is canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus.**

For questions about COVID testing, call the Pediatric Nurse Advice Line: 858-966-8399

For more on preparing your child for surgery, watch the video on the homepage.

Please also be sure to read the diet instructions, fill out the information sheet, and fill out the registration form prior to your child’s surgery.  For questions about your child’s surgery, call Surgical Services at 858-576-1700, ext. 226765. We are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Read this Social Story about a child’s surgery experience.