Division of Urology

Your Child Is Being Scheduled for Surgery

If you have any questions about your child’s upcoming surgery, please call our office at 215-590-2754.

Scheduling surgery

Our surgical coordinators will work with you and your physician to identify a date for your child’s surgery. The timing of surgery will depend on what procedure your child needs, how quickly your child needs to have the procedure, your surgeon’s schedule and whether the procedure will be done at our Main Campus or at one of the suburban surgical centers.

Referrals and insurance

You will need to obtain any necessary referrals from your child’s primary care physician. Our office will obtain pre-certification for the procedure from your insurance company.

Financial responsibility for charges not covered by insurance

It is the goal of Children’s Surgical Associates, Ltd. (CSA) to provide compassionate, quality care to all of our patients. To ensure we can continue to provide the highest-quality care in the most cost-effective manner, CSA has implemented the following policy regarding patient responsible amounts such as deductibles and co-insurances.

All amounts related to surgery not covered by your insurance plan are the insured’s (subscriber’s) responsibility and will be due prior to your child’s surgical date. Depending on your individual insurance plan, you may be responsible for expenses such as deductible or co-insurance.

Our staff will attempt to determine your portion of the payment related to your child’s surgery. They may contact you to provide you with a summary of your financial responsibility and to discuss payment options. Under no circumstances are our estimates of your portion of the payment to be considered contracts for payment in full. Other services such as hospital, anesthesia and radiology fees will be separate and are not included in the estimate your CSA representative provides.

If we are unable to pre-determine your portion of the payment, or unable to contact you with this information, the insured remains responsible for any amounts due after payment is received from your insurance plan.

Anesthesia pre-visit

An evaluation with the Anesthesia Resource Center (ARC) is required for all patients undergoing their first surgical procedure or who have other medical conditions. The purpose of these visits is to identify any special considerations that may need to be taken into account during your child’s procedure. If you are told this visit is required and you do not attend the visit, your child’s surgery will be canceled and postponed.

The Anesthesia Resource Center is located on the third Floor of the Wood Building at the Main Campus in Philadelphia.

Preparing for your child’s procedure

The night before your child’s procedure

To help prevent infections, the night before surgery, please make sure you:

For procedures at the Main Hospital

Please read this important information about your arrival time and rules for eating and drinking before the procedure.

For procedures at one of the Ambulatory Surgical Center

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If your child’s procedure is at Exton, Bucks County or Voorhees please read the important information associated with each center about your arrival time and rules for eating and drinking before the procedure. Directions to the surgical site are also included.

CHOP has helpful information about preparing your child for his or her procedure. The Kids Health Galaxy can also be a fun way for your child to learn about CHOP.


If your child will need to be hospitalized overnight, there are several options for parents:


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