A guide to your child having surgery

Getting ready for surgery

If your child is scheduled for surgery, please use this as a guide for you what you need to know. Since every child is different, things may change but this will be a good reference. Read or print "Your child's procedure:  What to expect."

How many surgeries do you perform?

The Milwaukee campus has 14 operating rooms and three special procedure rooms. In one year, surgeons at Children's perform about 15,000 procedures.

The Surgicenter has 6 operating rooms. In one year, surgeons perform about 4,500 procedures.

What types of surgeries do you perform?

Our surgeons perform a wide variety of surgeries, ranging from ear tubes to organ transplants. Many disorders that used to be life threatening or fatal, such as diaphragmatic hernias and heart problems, like hypoplastic left heart syndrome, can now be surgically treated with great results.