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Children - After Your Surgery

After surgery, in our fully equipped Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), commonly referred to as the Recovery Room, specially trained recovery room nurses will monitor and care for your child while he or she wakes up. Once stable, in the recovery room, a family member may be with the child during the recovery phase. The anesthesiologist will supervise all care until your child is ready for discharge. The nursing staff and anesthesia team are highly sensitive to the individual needs of each child and family, and strive to make the child and parents as comfortable as possible.

Once home, please call your doctor if your child experiences any of the following:

A nurse will call you one to three business days following your child’s surgery to check on his or her condition. Always feel free to call your doctor with questions or problems at any time after your child’s surgery. At night or on weekends, the doctor’s answering service will have a doctor return your call. Should an emergency arise, you should call your nearest emergency room department or 911.