Now open: Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children's new Pediatric Surgery Center
The cheerful, brightly decorated child-friendly center is a special suite of rooms designed to meet the inpatient and outpatient surgical needs of children, adolescents and their families.
Our Pediatric Surgery Center is a licensed, Joint Commission-approved facility and the only one of its kind in Northern Virginia.
We have the experience, the technology and the support services
Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children performs more than 4,000 pediatric surgeries each year. Our pediatric surgeons are trained in the latest techniques and have access to state-of-the-art technology, such as the da Vinci robotic surgical system.
Surgeons work with a team of anesthesiologists, physicians and nurses specially trained in pediatrics. Together these pediatric professionals provide children with the highest level of care in this attractive and highly functional space.
The Center is also staffed by a certified Child Life specialist who works with children and their families to ease anxiety and promote positive coping. The Child Life specialist may prepare children for procedures, provide distraction during procedures and perform medical and therapeutic play.
The Pediatric Surgery Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children includes:
Pediatric surgical waiting area – adjacent to the surgical suite, this area is where parents wait during their child’s operation.
Private consultation rooms – physicians can discuss a child's diagnosis and surgical outcomes with parents.
Pre-operative holding area – each pre-op bay is furnished with a bed and plenty of space for families to wait prior to their child’s surgery.
Operating rooms – these rooms house smaller equipment and instruments designed specifically for kids who require the following surgery:
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
Procedure rooms – these rooms are designed and outfitted for pediatric sedation and infusion procedures.
Recovery room (PACU) – this post-operative care unit is equipped with pediatric stretchers with side rails, oxygen regulators and airway equipment that is set up by patient size and weight. The rooms are larger than standard recovery rooms to allow children and their families to be together as much as possible.