Hi, welcome back to PARC Parent Pointers Video Blog. If you haven’t already, go check out my last two videos which go into detail about what to expect before and after hypospadias
surgery in regards to feeding instructions and when to give pain medication. This week’s video is all about surgery check-in times.
Hypospadias Surgery Check-In
I would like to emphasize that our office creates check-in times and surgery start times based on medical history, the complexity of the hypospadias surgery, and the age of the patient. It can be frustrating to receive a check in time that is later than you originally anticipated, but everything we do is very detail oriented and is intended to keep your son and all patients safe. We operate on hypospadias patients as young as 6 months and as old as 50 or 60 years old. Our goal is to keep all surgical cases safe for surgery. Our doctors operate on 3 patients per day, 4-5 days per week. So, our ultimate goal is to put patient care first, which means safety first!
The Evening Before Surgery
Our anesthesiologist team will call the evening before surgery, depending on what time the doctors get out of surgery that day. Since we use the same anesthesiologist team for every hypospadias surgery, you won’t receive a call from the anesthesiologist until surgery for the day has been completed. Sometimes that is around 6 or 7 pm, but other times it can be as late as 8 or 9 pm.
Please let our office know of any important medical history or illness so that we can accommodate for surgery. You can either call our office at 214-618-4405 or tell us via email at email@example.com. There is no such thing as a dumb question when it comes to the health of your child or the patient, so please inform our office of any questions or concerns.
If you have a hypospadias related question or a topic you would like me to discuss in further detail please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for blogging with Bri!