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Day of Surgery

  • The Day of Surgery

    Before coming to the hospital, remove any watches, necklaces, or earrings that your child wears and leave them at home so they are not misplaced.

  • The Operating Room

    Your child will need to know that people in the operating room will be wearing surgical clothes to help prevent germs from infecting the surgical incision.

  • The Surgical Team for Children

    Most surgical teams include a surgeon, an anesthesiologist, a nurse anesthetist, and an operating room nurse. The number of team members differs depending on the type of surgery performed.

  • Types of Anesthesia

    During surgery, your child will be given some form of anesthesia—medication given to relieve pain and sensation.

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