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Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of North Shore - LIJ Health System

Address: 269-01 76th Avenue New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Travel Information: (718) 470-4999
Anesthesia Department: (718) 470-7390
For questions about insurance, please call (516) 626-6366
Admitting Office: (718) 470-3190
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Surgery Times

Appointment times and Feeding Instructions will be given 24 hours prior to the surgery by the hospital.

Medical History/Exam Form

You may download the Pre-Surgery Medical/History Exam Form and complete prior to visiting the doctor.

Guide to Surgery at Cohen Children's Medical Center

You may download the CCMC Guide to Surgical Services

Pre-Operative Testing

Our office will guide you as to whether any blood or urine testing is necessary before your child’s surgery. In general,
  1. No testing is needed if your child is healthy and older than 6 months
  2. African-American children younger than 4 years require Sickle-Cell testing
  3. Girls older than 14 year require a blood or urine pregnancy test

  4. Medical Clearance

    Your child needs to be evaluated by the pediatrician 1-2 days prior to surgery. You must bring this clearance with you to the hospital on the day of surgery.


    If your child is having bladder or kidney surgery please brings the sonograms, VCUG, nuclear scans of the condition with you to the hospital. Your surgeon needs to have these x-rays in the room during the operation.


    Please be advised that the listing of medications DOES NOT include: tylenol, antibiotics, seizure medications, behavior and/or anxiety medications, heart, blood pressure, diabetes, asthma or respiratory medications.

    Please DO NOT stop any of the above prescription medications before checking with the prescribing physician FIRST! NO ASPIRIN OR IBUPROFEN SHOULD BE TAKEN WITHIN TWO (2) WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR SURGERY DATE. Please refer to the list of other medications that are NOT TO BE TAKEN 2 weeks prior to surgery. If you are not sure of the specific ingredients in any medication, please check with your pharmacist or the prescribing physician.

    Non-Prescription Products Containing Aspirin and/or Aspirin Like Components:
    • Alka-Seltzer Antacid/Pain Relief
    • Bufferin Arthritis Strength Capsules
    • Effervescent Tablets
    • Bufferin Caplets/Tablets
    • Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Tablets
    • Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever Tablets
    • Anacin Caplets/Tablets
    • Doan’s Pills Caplets
    • Anacin Maximum Strength Tablets
    • Ecotrin Caplets/Tablets
    • Arthritis Pain Formula Tablets
    • Empirin Tablets
    • Arthritis Strength Bufferin Tablets
    • Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets
    • Ascriptin Caplets/Tablets
    • Midol Caplets
    • Ascriptin A/D Caplets
    • Mobigesic Analgesic Tablets
    • Aspergum
    • Norwich Tablets
    • Bayer Aspirin Caplets/Tablets
    • P-A-C Analgesic Tablets
    • Bayer Plus Tablets
    • Sine-Off Tablets Aspirin Formula
    • Maximum Bayer Caplets/Tablets
    • St. Joseph Adult Chewable Tablets
    • 8-Hour Bayer Extended-Release Tablets
    • Therapy Bayer Caplets
    • BC Powder
    • Trigesic
    • BC Cold Powder
    • Ursinus Inlay-Tabs
    • Bufferin Caplets/Tablets
    • Vanquish Analgesic Caplets
    Non-Prescription Products Containing Ibuprofen
    • Advil Caplets/Tablets
    • Naprosyn Suspension/Tablets
    • Anaprox Tablets
    • Anaprox DS Tablets
    • **Prescription Products Containing Naproxen Sodium or Aspirin Like Components**
    • Darvon Compound – 65
    • Norgesic Forte Tablets
    • Disalcid Caplets/Tablets
    • Percodan & Percodan-Demi Tablets
    • Easprin Tablets
    • Robaxisal Tablets
    • Empirin Capsules/Tablets
    • Salflex Tablets
    • Fiorinal Capsules/Tablets
    • Soma Compound Tablets
    • Fiorinal with Codeine Capsules/Tablets
    • Soma Compound w/Codeine Tablets
    • Lortab ASA Tablets
    • Talwin Compound Tablets
    Non-Prescription Products Containing Ibuprofen
    • Motrin Tablets
    • Children’s Advil Suspension
    • Children’s Motrin Suspension

    Post–Operative Instructions

    Your post-operative instruction sheet can be printed from this website. Please read them before your surgery. Bring a list of questions with you to the hospital so your surgeon can review them with you. Be aware that your child may go home with prescriptions for medication.


    Long Island Expressway - Eastbound Exit 33 - Lakeville Road; from service road make right turn onto Lakeville Road; proceed south one mile to the Medical Center entrance on right.

    Long Island Expressway - Westbound Exit 33 - Lakeville Road; proceed on service road to second traffic light; make left turn under Expressway overpass onto Lakeville Road; proceed south one mile to the Medical Center entrance on the right.

    Grand Central-Northern State Parkway - Eastbound Exit 25 - Lakeville Road; make right turn onto Marcus Avenue and proceed to traffic light; make left turn onto Lakeville Road; proceed south 3/10 mile to Medical Center entrance on the right.

    Grand Central-Northern State Parkway - Westbound Exit 25 - Lakeville Road; exit under the underpass; bear right around cloverleaf (heading south); entrance to the Medical Center on the right.

    Cross Island Parkway - Northbound or Southbound Exit onto Long Island Expressway (Route 495) - eastbound or onto Grand Central Parkway; see above for instructions for exits.

    Parking is available in the visitors' garage 24 hrs/day.

    For information about parking fees, call Edison Parking at (718) 470-7676.

    The garage can be reached either from the Lakeville Road or 271st St roadways.

    For your convenience, there is Valet Parking service at the main entrance of Long Island Jewish Hospital.