Outpatient Surgery

Location of Care

The Children's Hospital - 3rd Floor TCH-3K
Outpatient Surgery includes Cath Lab, Echo Lab, EKG Lab, Endoscopy, and Surgery 

About Outpatient Surgery

Pre-Operative Video:  If your child is scheduled for surgery at The Children's Hospital, please take a few minutes to watch this video with child. (Outpatient Surgery - En Español

The Children's Hospital is specialized just for children. Equipment, treatments and procedures are designed for pediatric patients.  All procedures are explained in developmentally appropriate language and interactive dolls are often used to demonstrate procedures to children.  Parents are included in all aspects of their child's care, and are encouraged to provide any portion of the care they are comfortable with and capable of providing.  And, now that we're in a new facility, all patients have private rooms.

The Children's Hospital also offers certified professionals devoted to making a child's hospitalization experience as understandable and close to normal life as possible.  Click here to learn more about the Child Life Department.

Upon discharge, parents are carefully instructed on postoperative care or medications they might need for their child, and follow-up appointments with the appropriate physicians are planned.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring for my child's surgery? 
Bring a favorite toy or blanket and information about what medications your child is taking.  Always prepare to spend one night "just in case".  A small overnight bag might include toothbrush and toothpaste, hairbrush, comfortable clothes, undergarments, pajamas, and socks or slippers.  Do not bring any valuable items.

Where will they go after surgery? 
After surgery, your child will go to the Recovery Room to wake up.  Depending upon the surgery and the doctor performing the surgery, your child may spend the night in one of the new inpatient rooms or they may be discharged to home.  

When are visiting hours? 
There are no set visiting hours for Outpatient or for Recovery.  Parents are welcome at all times.  There is a waiting room available for other visitors.

Can families stay the night on the unit, or nearby? 
When your child spends the night in the hospital, parents are encouraged to stay with them.