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Patients scheduled for procedures need to be tested for COVID-19 prior to their procedure. Patients will receive instructions via a phone call from their surgeon's office. This applies to procedures on the hospital’s Akron and Boardman campuses. Click here for a map to the testing lab for our Akron campus. Click here for a map to the testing lab in Building C  on our Boardman campus.

Akron Children’s Hospital performs close to 20,000 surgeries each year. So, we understand the unique needs of children who come to us, as well as how to ensure we get your child home safely.

At Akron Children’s Hospital, we pride ourselves on having the most experienced pediatric surgeons in northeast Ohio that cover a wide range of subspecialties.

Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques which are safer procedures, offer better results, and a shorter recovery time so children can get back to doing what they do best – being children!

We are also unique because our pediatric anesthesiologists are trained to work specifically with children, whose anesthesia needs are very different from adult patients. To learn more about our pediatric anesthesiology department, click here.


We have a singular focus: Children.

We exclusively train for and perform surgery on kids. So, we know that their diseases, symptoms and even the way they react to surgery differs from adults. We tailor everything – from anesthesia to IV fluids – to their size and stage of growth.

We also know the importance of caring for their emotional needs. Our pediatric surgeons examine and treat children in a way that makes them relaxed and cooperative, and they use equipment and facilities specifically designed for children.

Depending on your child’s surgical procedure, a pre-surgery visit may be part of ensuring patient care is coordinated from the time surgery is scheduled, throughout the procedure and followed by recovery at home. This care is provided by the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH).

Pre-surgery meetings with our Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) in Akron will be at Surgical Services in our main hospital building. PSH appointments in the Mahoning Valley will be in the Leonard J. Fisher Family Building (Building A). If you have been instructed to schedule a pre-surgical visit with PSH and you don't have an appointment scheduled at least 2-3 weeks before your child's visit, call 330-543-7777.