Operation Sneak-a-Peek

Developed by our Child Life Specialists, 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 do Operation Sneak-a-Peek tours happen?

Tours are offered throughout the week on an individually scheduled basis.

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

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

Where are Operation Sneak-a-Peek tours offered?

Operation Sneak-a-Peek tours are offered in the following locations:

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

How do I schedule an Operation Sneak-a-Peek tour?

To schedule your personalized tour, please contact the Child Life Program.