The Surgery Center of the Main Line staff is dedicated to your child's health and security. Our staff will help reassure and comfort your child and will provide information and support for families coping with your child's surgical situation. Here are some helpful suggestions to assist in a positive experience for your family:
- If available, it is helpful for both parents to be present on the day of surgery
- Bring a comfort item, such as a stuffed animal or toy
- Arrange a visit to the Center prior to surgery for you and your child
Parents should explain why surgery is needed, what the doctors and nurses will do and ensure the child understands he/she has done nothing wrong or bad. We try to reduce discomfort as much as possible, but you should be honest when discussing fears about pain. Please contact your surgeon or our staff with specific questions so you can provide accurate information to your child.