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Surgery and Intraoperative Care

  • 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.