Learn how it's Safe@Inova

Get the facts on how we're ensuring safety at our locations, our PPE safety requirements, and more, so you know it's safe to receive the care you need—as well as safe for us to continue delivering your care. Whether your visit is for routine care, emergency care, or COVID-19 care, you have a nationally recognized leader in safety, ready for you. See temporary restricted visitation policy and COVID-19 vaccine update.

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Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for heart surgery

The prospect of surgery, anesthesia and hospitalization can be stressful and overwhelming for any child and family. At Inova Children's Hospital, our pediatric staff is specially trained to support both the medical and emotional needs of your child. See general info. about preparing for surgery at Inova Children's Hospital  blue arrow 

Our pediatric cardiology video series may help you and your child better understand the pre-surgical and surgical process for pediatric cardiac patients. These videos include information about the pre-op visit, day of surgery, as well as information about anesthesia and having blood drawn.

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