What to Expect
Surgical Services We Offer
Outpatient (same-day) and inpatient pediatric surgical services are located in the state-of-the-art surgery center at Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando.
When You Arrive
Use the hospital entrance. Surgery check-in is on the second floor.
Preparing for Surgery
For urgent questions, or surgery start times and instructions, call Surgical Services at (407) 567-4221.
No Food or Drinks Before Surgery
Eating or drinking, even a little, before any procedure is dangerous and can affect anesthesia. Please remember to follow the presurgery instructions provided to avoid putting your child at risk or having your child’s surgery canceled or delayed.
Take your child aged 3 and up on an in-person preoperative tour with a Child Life specialist. Our specialist can ease your child's fears by teaching them about their surgery, introduce them to the sights and sounds of the hospital, and help them become comfortable with medical equipment through a guided play session. Tours are subject to availability and are typically offered Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. and last about an hour. If you are interested in scheduling a preoperative tour, please call (407) 567-4248 at least 72 hours in advance.
If you are unable to take an in-person tour, please take your child on this video tour to help prepare them for surgery, including what to expect before, during and after the procedure.
Surgical Care in Your Community
Some of the same pediatric surgeons from Nemours Children's Hospital offer outpatient consultations and follow-up care at Nemours Children's Specialty Care locations closer to your home.