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Teen Surgery

What happens after I check in?

Once you have checked in, you will be called back to the pre-op area to get ready for surgery. We will take your vital signs, including your height, weight, temperature and blood pressure. You will also need to change into a hospital gown. A pre-op nurse will help to get you ready for surgery. She will ask you and your parents questions about past medical history and the last time you had anything to eat or drink. You will also meet a child life specialist. The child life specialist is available to help you understand more about your surgery, answer any questions you have, and bring you fun things to do.