When surgery or a procedure requiring anesthesia is needed, it's important to bring your child to a place designed for children and staffed by professionals trained to provide health care to children. When you step into the Pediatric Outpatient Surgery (POPS) area of Wolfson Children's Hospital, you will notice the bright colors, artwork, and "hands-on" play areas provided to relax our young patients and ease their wait. Younger children are transported in red wagons or boats rather than wheelchairs. Children awaiting surgery may be entertained by well-mannered pet dogs that visit, by musicians, or any number of volunteers who give of their time to bring a smile to a child's face.
To help our patients and loved ones prepare for surgery, you will find a video that shows the step-by-step process from the patient's perspective and a copy of the patient guide here. Feel free to view the video with your child and refer to the patient guide for general "before and after" surgery instructions.
The staff in the Pediatric Outpatient Surgery area is highly qualified. The anesthesiologists are board certified in pediatric anesthesia. The Recovery Room nurses are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Their focus on children enables the POPS staff to communicate with your child on his or her level and to anticipate needs. Our trained staff uses observation and monitoring to evaluate your child even when he or she doesn't articulate feedback about their condition.
Pediatric Outpatient Surgery is performed at two downtown Jacksonville locations:
Wolfson Children's Hospital
800 Prudential Drive
Park in Garage A on Palm Avenue
Baptist/Wolfson Outpatient Center
1235 San Marco Blvd.
Park in lot adjacent to building
Wolfson Children's Hospital Campus Map