Children's Hospital Colorado

10 Tips to Pick the Best Hospital for Your Child's Surgery

We collaborate with every specialty in the hospital to advance new surgical techniques, teach tomorrow’s surgeons and give our patients a brighter today.

When a child needs an operation, families can feel overwhelmed, but here at Children’s Hospital Colorado we can help you understand all your options. Making a health decision is an important and challenging moment and our goal is to make it easier.

Before you make an appointment, do your research and make sure you are choosing the best care from the best doctors at the best hospital.

Here are 10 tips to help you start

Let us help you make an informed decision

  • Children’s Colorado is one of the top pediatric hospitals in the U.S. as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Every member of our care team is specially trained to work with kids, including the pediatric surgeon, nurse and even the anesthesiologist who keeps children safely asleep during an operation. Learn why getting care at a children’s hospital is important.
  • Check our quality and patient safety data to see how operations with other patients turned out. We regularly report information, like infection rates, to help you make an informed decision.
  • Read about the experiences of others written by patients and parents, just like you.
  • Most of our doctors regularly publish articles about the latest innovations that are transforming the medical industry. Ask your doctor what they are working on.
  • Preparing for surgery is an important part of the experience, that’s why we help you and your family with pre-surgery tours. Watch this video in order to help you prepare for surgery and check out the information on a pre-surgery class that is offered for certain programs such as spine surgery.