Will my family accompany me to the operating room?
- The perioperative area, which includes the Surgical Admissions Suite (SAS), the Operating Room and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU or Recovery Room), are restricted patient care areas. One visitor will be allowed to accompany you to the Surgical admissions Suite. No visitors are allowed in the Operating Room. With the exception of parents of children, no visitors are allowed in the Recovery Room.
- If the patient is eighteen years or younger, both parents may accompany their child to the Surgical Admissions Suite and to the Recovery Room. When the anesthesiologist puts your child asleep, it is often possible for the parents to be present to decrease the anxiety of the child.