The prospect of surgery can be very frightening for a child. To help you put your child at ease we invite you to schedule a tour of the Center prior to surgery by simply calling (772) 873-6700.
If your child is scheduled for surgery, we encourage you to bring his or her favorite toy for extra comfort.
Things to keep in mind:
❖ One or both parents (or legal guardians) must remain at the Center while the child is at Blue
Water Surgery Center.
❖ A parent (or legal guardian) must sign release permits for surgery if the child is under 18.
❖ Legal guardians must bring written proof of legal guardianship on the day of surgery; without this documentation surgery may be delayed.
❖ Please leave children not having surgery at home, as your child having surgery will need your undivided attention.
For your child’s comfort:
❖ Children may bring a favorite stuffed toy or their security blanket with them.
❖ Please bring an empty bottle, a milk bottle or a favorite “sippy” cup for your child to use after surgery if he or she cannot drink from a cup.