Preparing for Surgery

Getting a child ready for surgery can be stressful for your family. At UNM Children’s Hospital, we'll help your family understand what the procedure is, why it's important and how we'll take care of your child afterward.

At New Mexico's only dedicated children's hospital, we design surgery experiences around our young patients' needs. We offer scented anesthesia to ease children's worries. Your child can bring a comfort item into the operating room. And when they wake up, we’ll be ready with a popsicle, cup of juice or another treat to start their recovery.

If you have questions before your child's surgery, please call us at 505-272-5437.