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Can I accompany my child into the operating room when she has surgery?

For most day surgeries, you can go into the operating room (OR) with your child. Parents stay with their child until he or she is asleep, then the parents are brought into the recovery room when the child is waking up.

For some surgeries, often emergencies, it's not as safe to have parents in the OR—your surgeon and your anesthesiologist will explain those special circumstances if they apply to you.

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