Special Care For Children
We give children the extra care they need in an unfamiliar setting.
Following these instructions may prevent delays or cancellation of the surgery.
Children may have clear liquids up to 2 hours before their arrival. This includes water and apple juice. NO milk or orange juice. Children may have breast milk up to 4 hours prior to their procedure and infant formula and non-human milk up to 6 hours prior to their procedure.
Children may have a light meal 6 hours before their arrival. Fried, fatty or meat can be consumed 8 hours prior to procedure. Please do not allow them to suck on candy or swallow toothpaste before surgery.
We require at least one parent to remain in the center during the surgery and recovery. Please do not bring other young children along. If your child’s surgery is scheduled near noon, you may want to bring a lunch for yourself while you are waiting.
Please feel free to bring your child’s favorite blanket, stuffed animal or toy for added security.
You will be able to be with your child as soon as he/she is awake and medically safe for transfer after recovery.
Special Care For Special Needs Adults
We understand that loved ones who depend upon others for daily living require special attention. The following tips, will help make care for these adults easier:
The legal guardian needs to sign the consent for surgery and anesthesia on or before the day of surgery.
Please bring the patient’s recent health history and medication information. Be certain to follow the food and drink rules in the Before My Surgery section.
As with other patients, special needs patients require a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult to remain at the center from admission through recovery. A personal attendant will be required to stay with the patient for 24 hours after discharge.