After you arrive at the hospital, go to the Pre-operative Admitting Area. Once admitted, your son/daughter will change into hospital pajamas. The anesthesiologist will speak with you before the surgery. Your child may be given medicine to help him/her relax.
A nurse from the Heart Care Team will accompany your child to the operating room. After your son/daughter has been taken to the operating room, please go to the designated parent waiting area. The surgeons will meet with you there after the operation.
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