Services at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center  

Pre-Surgery Class and Tour

pediatric patient at Banner Thunderbird  

At Banner Thunderbird Children’s Center, we know that surgery can be an unfamiliar experience for parents and children alike.

That is why we offer several resources to make your family comfortable and informed about what is going to happen before, during and after the surgery.

We offer an optional, free pre-op class and tour for children, siblings and parents to help prepare them for this experience. This fun and informative class lets children know what to expect when they come to the hospital by touring the pre-op areas and watching a video about surgery. Children can also become more familiar with the medical supplies that will be used, such as the anesthesia mask.

The information is provided by our Child Life Specialists, trained professionals who use developmentally appropriate education and therapeutic play to help children understand and participate in their care. 

To schedule a before surgery class and/or tour, call 602-865-2526.
 Please provide your name, your child's name and age, and your contact information. We will contact you to confirm.


Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
5555 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306
(602) 865-5555
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