Your arrival time is determined by your physician’s schedule for the day, as well as the time it takes to prepare you for surgery. Your wait time, preoperatively, may be up to an hour, and in rare cases over an hour.
You will be called back to the pre-operative area when it is time for your procedure. Visitors may come back and sit with you until it is time for your procedure.
It is our policy that parents/family members cannot accompany patients to the Operating Room area. Separation anxiety is common in small children, especially ages 15 months to 7 years. Our staff have been educated on age specific concerns and behaviors and will help your child through the stressful preoperative period.
Each person who takes part in your care will ask most of the same questions such as: “What procedure are we doing today?”, “Are you allergic to any medications, etc..?”. The questions are necessary for your safety. Please be patient with the staff that are asking these questions.