The anesthesiologist will keep your child as comfortable as possible before, during, and immediately after the operation. The type of anesthesia used will be carefully selected to safely minimize discomfort and anxiety. The doctor will base this decision on several factors, such as your child's medical history, physical condition, type of surgery, surgeon's preference, and, whenever possible, your personal preference.

Pre-operative instructions:

During surgery:

The anesthesiologist will be with your child throughout the entire procedure/surgery. During the operation, the anesthesiologist will monitor your child's vital signs and administer medications and fluids as necessary.

After surgery:

In the post-anesthesia care unit (recovery room), your child's care will initially be supervised by the anesthesiologist. Once your child's condition is deemed stable, care will be turned over to a trained registered nurse and you may join your child for the duration of the recovery process. This policy varies with each facility; please be patient and know that we only have your child's best interest and safety in mind, and that you will be reunited with your son or daughter as soon as possible. Your child's recovery from anesthesia will be affected by the type of surgery, how long it lasted, and what kind of anesthesia was used.

What to bring on the day of surgery:  

What to wear the day of surgery:

What to expect on the day of surgery:

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