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At Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, we understand that your child’s surgery can be a frightening experience for you as well as your child. To help put your parental fears at ease, we’ve taken steps to ensure your child receives superior care both medically and emotionally.

Our board-certified surgeons and anesthesiologists are specially trained in pediatrics and perform outpatient (Day Surgery) and inpatient surgical procedures at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. To help everyone rest easier, parents are invited into the Operating Room with their children during sedation, and can be at their bedside during the recovery process.

We work with many surgeons in a variety of pediatric specialties, including:

Preparing for Surgery

We understand that surgery can produce anxiety, but rest assured that we take your care very seriously. Our surgical team is expertly trained, and our nurses focus on your comfort before and after your surgery.

As you schedule and prepare for your surgery or that of your child, your physician and nurse will supply you with specific, detailed information to help you prepare for the procedure. The following general information will help guide you, but please direct any specific questions to your physician.

Learn more about what to expect when you have surgery at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.

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