When your child is scheduled for surgery, it's important for both of you to be prepared. To make sure your child is ready and that surgery and recovery will go smoothly, your doctor will make an appointment for the two of you with UCSF's pediatric Pre-Surgery Clinic.
We'll perform the needed tests and blood work, and do a physical exam. If your child is going to be sedated, a nurse practitioner or anesthesiologist will talk to you about anesthesia and pain during and after the operation. In addition to making sure our young patients are medically prepared, we want to help them understand and feel comfortable with their hospital visit.
Our locations (3)
David L. Robinowitz
MDPediatric anesthesiologist and pain management specialist
Anne Hagbom Andrews
PNP, RN, MSNPediatric nurse practitioner
Megan Stevens Dombrowski
FNP, MSNFamily nurse practitioner
FNPFamily nurse practitioner
PNP, MSPediatric nurse practitioner
PNP, MSNPediatric nurse practitioner
RN, NP, MSPediatric nurse practitioner
Awards & recognition
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Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your child's condition
- List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
New visitor rules
Before you head to the hospital, check our special COVID-19 rules for visitors. Thanks!