Here is important information about preparing for your child’s surgery and what to bring when you come to the hospital.
Some patients may require pre-admission testing. This testing reduces your waiting time before your surgery and provides your physician with important medical information. Please schedule your day to allow enough time for you to stay and receive your child’s test results. Pre-admission testing is offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (502) 629-4860 if you are unable to make a pre-admission appointment.
It is normal for children and their families to be nervous about surgery. That is why we offer preoperation tours given by our child life specialists trained to help children and families prepare for hospitalization. The child-friendly tour includes seeing the surgical services area, so everyone will feel comfortable on surgery day.
To schedule a preoperation tour, call the Child Life and Expressive Therapies Department:
No eating!No drinking!No kidding!
For your child’s safety, you must follow those instructions exactly. If they are not followed, your child’s operation may be canceled or delayed for many hours.
Call your physician if your child:
Based on the information you provide, you will be told whether to bring your child in for surgery.