Page ContentFor ParentsPre-Op instructions for Your ChildView the Printable PDFRead our article on preparing your child for surgery.Don’t give your child anything to eat or drink after midnight unless specified by your physician or the pre-op nurse. Please bring an extra set of clothes, diapers and wipes and your child’s favorite toy or security item like a blanket or pacifier. Please bring an empty sippy cup or an empty bottle. Please make sure these are empty or your child will want to drink from them. Please bring formula, milk or your child’s favorite drinkParents must stay for the entire time that your child is in the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Please plan on being in the Center for three to four hours. We provide little cars that some children like to “drive” back to the Pre-Op area.We will provide your child with a “favorite flavor” on the anesthesia mask so that they experience a pleasant smell as they are put to sleep.We provide children coloring books and stickers to play with before time for their procedure.We do allow both parents to come back with the child into the Pre-op and Post-Op areas. We do not allow parents into the operating room.We cannot allow siblings into the pre-op or post-op areas, so please make other arrangements for their care.Children having tonsils or adenoids removed will recover for at least two to three hours.We will allow parents back into the post-op area once your child is awake, calm and comfortable.Please bring a list of your questions for your physician.