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Team General Pediatric Surgery Website Before Surgery

Health Assessment

  • Optimization Screening for Anemia and Nutritional Deficiency.

Carbohydrate Drink

  • Clear fluids (recommend Pedialyte or apple juice) up to 2 hrs prior to scheduled arrival time.

Pain Management

  • Preemptive analgesia.
During Surgery

Tailored Anesthesia Care

  • Evidence-based, best practice recommendations will be used throughout the surgery to ensure individualized blood pressure management, prevention of blood clots, careful IV fluid administration, and medication administration.
After Surgery

Postoperative Pain Management

  • Pain will be addressed using oral medications that target several different pain receptors.

Tubes and Catheters

  • The foley catheter should be removed on the day of surgery, unless specified by the surgical team.


  • Your child should be out of bed and walking on the day of surgery.
  • Daily ambulation goals will be set by the medical team and their completion encouraged by nursing staff.
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