Pre-Procedure Information: Important Instructions About Eating and Drinking Before Anesthesia

If your child is having surgery at the Main Campus in Philadelphia, please consult the Main Campus pre-procedure instructions: English | Spanish (en español).

If your child’s procedure is at one of our Ambulatory Surgery Centers in King of Prussia, Brandywine Valley, 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.

  • King of Prussia pre-procedure instructions: English | Spanish (en español)
  • Brandywine Valley pre-procedure instructions: English
  • Bucks County pre-procedure instructions: English
  • Voorhees pre-procedure instructions: English

For more helpful information about what you and your child can expect before, during and after surgery at CHOP, visit our Guide to Your Child's Surgery. We hope it will help your family as your child goes through the surgical process.