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Information for Parents

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We know how important your children are to you — we're parents ourselves, so we understand all your worries and concerns about your child's health. On this page we've assembled the information and answers you'll need about your child's procedure.

Preparing for Your Child's Neurosurgical Procedure

We know how anxious you may be about your child's procedure. We've prepared a guide for you with answers to frequently asked questions about pediatric neurological surgery. Here's what you need to know about preparing for your child's surgery.

Pre-surgical Tour, Just for Kids
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has prepared a virtual tour of the hospital to help answer our young patients' questions about their stay.

Parent-to-Parent Program
Our Parent-to-Parent program can connect you personally with a parent whose child has been treated for the condition your child has. If you would like to speak to a parent who's been there, please call our office at 212-746-2363 and we'll facilitate an introduction for you.

Child Life
The certified Child Life specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center can make a child's experience in the hospital less frightening. These experts specialize in the needs of children and families, and ease the stress of hospitalization and surgical procedures. More about Child Life Services.

Find out more about the Weill Cornell Pediatric Brain and Spine Center by reading some of our Patient Stories.