St. Joseph's University

Medical Center

Hospital Information

 

Address:

703 Main Street

Paterson, NJ 07503

Contact:

Main: (973) 754-2000

Website:

stjosephshealth.org

Preparing for your Child's

Upcoming Surgery

Surgery Times


Surgeries are scheduled according to age order: youngest to oldest. You will receive the time you need to arrive at the Ambulatory Center when you come in for pre-operative testing. It is VERY important that you arrive at this time so that all paperwork can be processed before the scheduled surgery time.




Pre-Operative Testing


St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center requires that your child undergo a pre-operative testing visit. At that time, the anesthesia department will ask you questions, tell you what time surgery is scheduled, go over feeding instructions and determine if any blood work is necessary. If blood work is needed, the test will be performed there.




Medications


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 Include


  • 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 Include


  • 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
  • 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.




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.




Feeding Instructions


Eating and drinking instructions specific to your child will be communicated to you the day before your procedure. Food or liquids in your child’s stomach during surgery can be VERY DANGEROUS!! If these instructions are followed incorrectly, it may delay or possibly cancel the surgery. If you have any questions regarding these instructions please call our office at (914) 493-8628 or email us at westchestersurgery@pedsurology.com.