Preparing for Surgery
We make sure all of our patients and their families are thoroughly prepared
for surgery and the follow-up recovery. You will visit the hospital at
least once before the surgery date to receive surgery preparation instructions
and consultation with our staff. Be sure to bring your insurance card
and any relevant medical records with you to this appointment.
During this first visit, we will assess your child’s readiness for
surgery and provide them and you with an opportunity to ask questions.
We will also go over whether the patient needs to start or stop taking
any medications as their surgery date gets closer. If necessary, we may
schedule a follow-up appointment with an anesthesiologist to prepare the
patient’s surgery sedatives.
Our Commitment to Quality
Sidra Medicine joined the American College of Surgeons’ National
Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) in 2017. This is a widely-recognized
program used by top hospitals to measure and improve the quality of surgical
care for pediatric patients.
As participants in NSQIP, all of our clinical outcomes are tracked and
reported to leadership and frontline staff. This means that key members
of our hospital are made aware of any surgical complications so they can
take measures to prevent them in the future.