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After Surgery

After surgery, most children stay in the recovery room until the anesthesia wears off. Depending on the type of surgery, your child may be discharged or may go to:

  • The hospital unit to recover for 24 hours or less.
  • The pediatric hospital unit to recover for a few days.
  • The pediatric intensive care unit to recover for a few hours or days, then to the pediatric hospital unit until time for discharge.

As part of the Family Surgery Program at Atlantic Health System Children's Health, physician services are provided by Atlantic Medical Group and are on staff at Goryeb Children's Hospital.