Pre-Surgery/Procedure Checklist for Parents and Guardians


Before the day of surgery/procedure

  • Take a tour of the surgery/procedure area with your child by calling Child Life Services:
    •  Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora 720-777-3991
    • South Campus in Highlands Ranch 720-478-0285
  • View the pre-surgery tour video
  • Make care arrangements for your other children. Sometimes there are restrictions during flu season. For overnight hospital stays, two adults may stay with the patient, but brothers or sisters may not stay overnight.
  • Follow the food and water (NPO) rules
  • Make sure you have the following information ready for when Patient Access Calls, which can happen any time after the hospital has posted the surgical case up to one week:
  • Child's:
  • Guarentor's (the person responsible for paying the patient's bill)
  • Parents' or legal guardians':
  • Co-pay amount due for the child's visit and surgery/procedure
  • If a nurse calls for a patient review over the phone, be sure to tell him or her:
  • Gather important information to bring on the day of the surgery/procedure
  • Pack an overnight bag for you and your child if staying overnight. Include:
  • Make sure you know how to get to the hospital
    • Get more information about our locations online.
    • For complete driving directions, call:
      • Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora 720-777-6000
      • South Campus in Highlands Ranch 720-478-0285