Kids at Stony Point Surgery Center

Childhood only comes once in a lifetime, and we want to make sure that every child enjoys every minute of it. At Stony Point Surgery Center, we provide excellent surgical care dedicated to improving the lives of our littlest patients. We recognize that children are not just little adults, and that they have needs that are different from adults, and our leading pediatric surgeons know just how to help.

We also realize that children come with someone – parents, grandparents, and guardians – who also need reassurance, care, and instructions on how to help their child before and after surgery. Here you’ll find a list of our pediatric services and the surgeons that specialize in them, as well as frequently asked questions by caregivers just like you.

    On a case-by-case basis we evaluate the best and safest thing to do for your child. Often, we find that parents bring a level of anxiety about the surgery that the child isn’t even aware of – as they’re just thinking about the popsicles they’ll get afterwards, or getting to watch TV all day long. Unintentionally, a parent can transfer their anxiety to their child, and we want to keep things as relaxed as possible before starting a procedure.

    MEDARVA Stony Point Surgery Center is an ideal choice when considering surgery for your child. Special child-friendly areas await the youngest patients and their families, from the waiting room to the recovery room. Parents are welcome in our pre-operative and post-recovery areas so children can fall asleep and wake up to familiar, loving faces.

    That varies from cases to case – certain procedures take longer than others. It is best to discuss the length of the surgery with your physician beforehand.

    We do not have a cafeteria in the building, but there are a couple vending machines for your convenience. Stony Point Fashion Park is under 1 mile from the surgery center, and offers the following options: Brio Tuscan Grill, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Kobe Sushi, Nino’s Italian Delight, Panera Bread, and P.F. Chang’s.

    If your child had general anesthesia or was sedated, don't expect him or her to be fully awake right away — it may take a while and he or she may doze off for a bit. It usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour for kids to recover completely from general anesthesia. In some cases, this period may be a bit longer depending on medications given during or after surgery. Although every person has a different experience, your child may feel groggy, confused, chilly, nauseated, scared, alarmed, or even sad as he or she wakes up. Depending on the procedure or surgery, your child may also have some pain and discomfort afterward, which the anesthesiologist can relieve with medications. After recovering from the anesthetic, your child will be evaluated to make sure he or she is ready for discharge from the recovery room. Source:

    Recovery time varies from cases to case – certain procedures will require more time than others in the recovery room. It is best to discuss the length of recovery time needed with your physician beforehand.

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