During surgery, older children are usually taken into the operating room on a wheeled bed or stretcher. Younger children can walk or be carried. If you think that your presence will help your child fall asleep easier, it may be possible for you to accompany them (see information on parent present induction). You will be asked to wear a hair cover, shoe covers, mask and a special gown to cover your clothes before going into the operating room.
If you need to leave the waiting room at any time, please let the waiting room employee know where you will be. Once the surgery is complete and your child is in the recovery room, your doctor will join you to discuss the surgery and your child's condition. The nurse will let you know as soon as possible when you may visit your child.