Children’s Surgery Program

We offer a variety of resources to help children and their families prepare for surgery and know what to expect.


Having Surgery

Our staff are experts in caring for children and their families. Our team will do everything possible to make your child's experience safe, convenient and comfortable.

We have gathered information about what you and your child can expect when having surgery at Renown Children's Hospital.


Quackers Video

To also help ease stress before surgery, Quackers, a stuffed duck, hosts a short video that guides children and their parents through the entire surgery process. When admitted for surgery, each child receives a Quackers duck of his/her very own!




Books About Surgery


  • Gordon, Melanie Apel; Let's Talk About When You Have to Have Your Tonsils Out. PowerKids Press, 2004.
  • Hatkoff, Craig; Good-Bye Tonsils. Viking Juvenile, 2001