Your Pediatric Surgeon
Your Pediatric Surgeon will also see you before the operation to review the procedure and answer any last minute questions. We will have you sign a consent form stating that you give your permission for your child to have surgery. While each procedure is unique, we will try to estimate how long your child will be in the operating room. Our OR-nurse will call to give you updates approximately every hour. Once the operation is finished, the surgeon will review your child’s case with you and answer your questions. After this, and at the direction of the recovery room personnel, you may visit your child in the recovery room. Some children will be able to go home once they have completely recovered from the anesthesia; others may be required to stay in the hospital for various reasons. This will be determined by the surgeon and the anesthesiologist. We typically see most patients in the office for a check-up 2-4 weeks after the operation.