Mercy Children's Hospital
Day of Surgery
- Please arrive on time or your child’s procedure may be rescheduled. In the event you are running late, having difficulty getting to us, or need to cancel, please notify the Surgery department at (419) 251-4711.
- Come to the St. V’s Surgery Center entrance (Emergency Department/Surgery entrance off Cherry St.)
- FREE Valet parking is provided at the Surgery Center entrance for the patient and immediate family. Other family and friends may park in the Mercy Children’s Hospital outpatient services garage at the intersection of Cherry and Yates Streets. Upon arrival, both parents and the child will be taken to the preop area to get ready for surgery. Other family members will stay in the waiting room until the preparation is complete and then they may join you. Due to the size of the area, we ask you to limit the number of visitors to one or two additional members of your family at a time. After your child is taken into surgery you will return to the waiting room.
- It is very important that you follow instructions on stopping your child from eating and drinking or his surgery can be delayed or cancelled. Close supervision near sinks and drinking fountains will be required.
- Bring with you any medical equipment your child uses such as: hearing aid(s), eye glasses with case, etc).
- Follow your instructions regarding the medications your child should take the morning of surgery. Use just a sip of water to get pills down.
- Bring current medications such as pills and inhalers in their original containers. Do not bring oral antibiotics that require refrigeration.
- Bring your blood band with you if one has been given to you. Please do not close the clasp.
- Bring your insurance cards.
- Bring any paperwork given to you by your doctor.
- Bring any X-rays you were told to bring.
- Follow your physician’s plan for diabetic management. Please bring insulin, sliding scale instructions, and your sick day plan with you. If your child has a low blood sugar reaction after midnight. he or she should drink four ounces of regular pop or apple juice.