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Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock (CHad)
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Operation Sneak-a-Peek

Developed by child life specialists at DHMC, Operation Sneak-a-Peek is a tour designed to help children of various ages and their families prepare for anesthesia, surgery, and other sedated procedures.

How can Operation Sneak-a-Peek help my child?

During the program, children will:

  • Become familiar with the hospital environment
  • Meet some of the people who will be caring for them
  • Learn about medical equipment through therapeutic play
  • Begin preparation for their upcoming procedure
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions

When is Operation Sneak-a-Peek?

Personal tours can be offered throughout the week on an individually scheduled basis. Please call the child life program office for more information or to schedule a personalized tour for your child at (603) 650-8831.

Where is Operation Sneak-a-Peek offered?

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH

  • CHaD PainFree Program
  • Outpatient Surgical Center (OSC)
  • Same Day Surgery
  • Endoscopy

Elliot at River's Edge in Manchester, NH

  • 1-Day Surgery

When should I plan to take the Sneak-a-Peek tour?

We recommend that children take the Sneak-a-Peek tour within about one week of their scheduled procedure.

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