Preparing for Surgery

South Shore Hospital offers a 60-minute orientation program for children ages 3 to 12 who are anticipating surgery. The session features:

  • Slide presentation where children are familiarized with what will happen before, during and after their surgery. The upbeat presentation describes one young child’s surgical visit and how South Shore Hospital’s physicians and nurses did everything possible to make it a positive experience.
  • Tour of the Day Surgery Center, where children can see exactly what an operating room looks like, be introduced to surgical equipment, and see the recovery area. Children will have the opportunity to play with equipment and also ask questions concerning their surgery.

The preoperative orientation program is offered Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Day Surgery Center at South Shore Hospital.

Special times may be arranged by appointment. Call 781-340-8960 to register for the program.

Day of Surgery Instructions

child on way to surgery with nursesPediatric day surgery is performed in the hospital’s main building at 55 Fogg Road.

Please call your surgeon’s office to determine where your child’s procedure is scheduled.