7-10 days before surgery, a nurse from the Surgery Clearinghouse will call to discuss your child’s upcoming surgery date and medical history. They will also give you important information about the day of surgery. The Surgery Clearinghouse requests that histories and physicals performed by primary care providers be faxed to (816) 302-9928.
2 business days before your child’s scheduled surgery, a nurse will call with times and instructions about when your child should stop eating and drinking before surgery. During that call, feel free to ask any questions or express concerns you have regarding the upcoming surgery or procedure.
If you have not received your instructions by 5 p.m. the day before your surgery, we may not have your current phone number. Please call (816) 234-3534 and we will be happy to assist you.
What are acceptable clear liquids?
Often, there is a period of time before surgery when your child can have only clear liquids. Acceptable clear liquids include:
- Apple juice
- Jello with nothing added
Chicken broth and/or bouillon are not clear liquids.
Bathing before the surgery
Below is an educational video for you to view about the importance of pre-op bathing.