During Surgery

You and your team of physicians, nurses, and other health-care professionals have completed all the necessary preparation. You’re ready for your surgical procedure.

Once in the operating room, you’ll be carefully monitored by Grand View Hospital’s skilled physicians and nurses. Our team works to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible.

Waiting Areas 
While you are in surgery, your family or friends may choose from several waiting areas, including our:

  • Surgical Short Stay Unit (SSSU) waiting room
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU) waiting room
  • Cafeteria

After Your Surgery
Your surgeon will speak with your representative immediately after your surgery. Please name one friend or family member whom you would like as your representative. If this individual leaves the waiting room, remember to have him/her leave a telephone number with the receptionist or request a beeper.

If Your Child Needs Surgery
During the surgical procedure, parents need to say goodbye for a short time. Toys and other comfort items must be removed from the operating room. Following surgery, parents may join their children in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).

For the ride home, we suggest that a second adult serve as the driver, so you may comfort your child in the car.