Yes, you can save time and preregister.
Call your physician’s office for your scheduled surgery time, and plan to arrive at the surgical services department at least 45 to 90 minutes before, unless your physician says otherwise.
Due to space limitations in the waiting and patient areas, we encourage you to make other arrangements for siblings.
Due to space limitations, we recommend limiting guests to immediate family. Visitors will be limited to two per patient at one time.
It is normal for children and families to be nervous about surgery. Consider taking a preoperation tour with a child life specialist by calling (502) 629-7542.
No eating! No drinking! No kidding! Do not allow your child to eat anything after midnight the night before surgery. Your child may have clear liquids and/or be breastfed the day of surgery for a limited time. Please carefully review the feeding instructions chart, and follow the instructions exactly; otherwise, your child‘s operation may be canceled or delayed for many hours.
Please review our list of what to bring to the hospital the day of surgery.
When your child is taken into the operating room, you will be asked to wait in the surgical services waiting area. One parent should remain on the floor to be available to talk with the surgeon. Our staff will assist you if you have questions or want an update on your child.
Every child and every procedure is different. If your child is having an outpatient procedure, be prepared to spend all day at the hospital, although most patients go home earlier.
Please refer to our information on billing. For further questions, please contact one of our financial counselors at (502) 629-8474 or (502) 629-8281.