When a pediatric patient (under the age of 18) is brought into the pre-op area at least one parent or guardian will need to be present at all times within the building until the child is taken into the operating room.
Parents/guardians are reunited with their children as soon as possible. The amount of time varies from patient to patient.
Visitors/family are not allowed into the operating room to observe anesthesia or pediatric surgery in our Fort Collins surgery center under any circumstances.
If possible, please leave children who are not patients at home with a responsible adult as this allows the child having surgery to have your full attention.