As unnerving as surgery can be for adults, it’s all the more unsettling for your child. We’re here to help both you and your child understand exactly what’s to come and make everyone as comfortable as possible before, during and after the procedure. Think a tour of the facility will help put you both at ease? We can do that, too! Just call us at least one week before the child’s procedure and we’ll make the necessary arrangements.
Most pre- and post-op instructions remain the same for children. We’ll contact you before the child’s procedure to confirm all details of the appointment, as well as discuss past or present medical conditions, current medications and allergies. If we can’t reach you, please call us no later than the day before surgery.
On the day of the procedure, we hope you’ll bring your child’s favorite blanket or stuffed animal from home – they deserve every possible means of comfort. Just before the procedure, you’ll be able to speak with the anesthesiologist and we’ll take care of changing your child into a surgical gown and slippers.
You can stay with your child until the moment s/he is taken back to the operating room, and you’ll be able to enter the recovery area as soon as your child is stable.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or court-appointed custodian (with appropriate paperwork).