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Teen Surgery

When do I go into the operating room?

While you're still in the pre-op area, you will also meet the surgeon, anesthesiologist and operating room nurse. Make sure to ask any questions that you have.

Once you have met everyone, the anesthesiologist and OR nurse will push you on your bed to the operating room. When we get there, we will ask you to move onto another bed, the OR bed. We will use the blood pressure cuff, pulse ox and EKG leads (3 stickers that monitor your heart beat) to monitor your vitals. A soft mask will be placed over your nose and mouth to give you oxygen, and then the anesthesiologist will give you medicine through your IV to fall asleep.

The anesthesiologist will take great care of you while you are sleeping. The next thing you know, you will be waking up in the recovery room.