If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child having surgery in at the Cascade Surgicenter, below are a few important additional considerations. (Note: For complete surgery information, be sure to read the information in the “Your Visit” section of our web-site).


  • A nurse will call the parent or legal guardian several days before the surgery to do a pre-operative interview.
  • During the interview, we will be asking about immunization history, prematurity, recent illnesses, respiratory issues, rashes, childhood developmental delays, or any other childhood diseases.

On the day of surgery:

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by at least one parent or legal guardian who remains at the facility from check-in to discharge.
  • For younger children, both parents (or legal guardians) and/or a parent (or legal guardian) with an additional adult is preferable.
  • Bring insurance card and photo ID for check-in; be prepared for a co-payment if applicable to your insurance.
  • The child may bring their favorite blanket, stuffed toy, or game.
  • You may bring the child’s favorite food or snack with you for them to consume after the surgery.
  • Have the child were their pajama’s or something loose fitting and comfortable.

Other considerations:

  • Since the surgery day can be a long, sometimes up to 3-4 hours, we prefer that siblings or other children remain at home under the care of an adult.