If Your Child Is Having Surgery

Capital City Surgery Center is a child-friendly facility. Our surgeons perform several different types of children’s surgeries each year. Our nursing staff has had many years of experience in caring for children and understand the impact surgery has on them.

To make their day, and yours, a little less stressful, we recommend the following:

  • If possible, arrangements should be made for the care of siblings. The child having surgery will need your full attention.
  • Encourage your child to bring a favorite toy or blanket.
  • If your child uses diapers, a pacifier, a bottle, or a “sippy” cup, please bring that along.
  • Parent/legally designated care-giver will be asked to wear an identifying bracelet with the same information contained on the child’s bracelet. You may remove these once you are discharged from the facility.
  • Parent/legally designated care-giver shall remain in the pre-op area with the child until the time of surgery.
  • Parent/legally designated care-giver shall not leave the facility while child is having surgery.
  • Parent/legally designated care-giver may be with the child during the recovery process as soon as Anesthesia/PACU nurse determines it is appropriate.
  • Children over the age of 2 years may have nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
  • Children under the age of 2 years may have clear liquids up until 6 hours before surgery.