Once surgery is planned for your child, you can expect a phone call from the pre-surgical testing center. A registered nurse will obtain necessary medical information about your child and determine if your child will need to come in for pre-operative testing. Most pediatric operations will be performed under general anesthesia unless otherwise indicated. Many cases do not require pre-operative testing. If, however, your child's surgeon has ordered laboratory tests, the nurse will inform you during the pre-operative telephone interview call.
MedStar Health's team of expert pediatric anesthesiologists is committed to providing high-risk neonates, infants, children, and adolescents a variety of services—all within a trusting and compassionate environment.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please call the MedStar Georgetown Surgery Center at:
Prepare Your Child for Hospitalization
Learn about the best ways to prepare your child (and yourself) for hospitalization at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Pediatrics department.