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.
- 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.