The preoperative (also referred to as "pre-op") unit in the Tidwell Procedure Center at CHOC Children's Hospital is where patients are prepared for their sugery or procedure and where children undergoing outpatient procedures are discharged to go home. The unit is designed to make patients and families feel comfortable and relaxed during their short stay before and after surgery.
All patients stay in a private room with a television and DVD player and the entire hospital has free WiFi. Depending upon the child's medical condition or procedure, some children may be able to play in our play room filled with a variety of toys and activities. For children who cannot leave their pre-op bed, associates can provide patients with age-appropriate toys and activities to do in their room.