Surgery Day

After Surgery

Fasting Guidelines

Preparing Yourself for your Child's Surgery

Pre-Registration Information 


Before you bring your child in for surgery, please call 217-535-3797 to pre-register or pre-register online. Pre-registration is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. This will ensure an easier check in on the day of surgery.  

If your child has special needs relating to a disability, hearing disorder or if he/she needs an interpreter, please call St. John's Case Management Services Department at 217-544-6464, ext. 45095, between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. After 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, please call 217-544-6464 and dial "0" for the operator.

Please bring legal guardianship documents for the child to the hospital that day and leave all valuables at home.

Pediatric Anesthesia Clinic


St. John's offers a free, pre-operative Pediatric Anesthesia Clinic to help address parents' questions and concerns about anesthesia and pain management and to allow an anesthesiologist to conduct an anesthesia evaluation on the child before surgery. Clinic hours are 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If possible, schedule the appointment at least one week before surgery. To make an appointment, call 217-544-6464, ext. 51946 or ext. 51947.