Surgical Instructions

Pre-Operative Planning

Surgical Coordinators

Arcelia:  858-576-1700, ext. 3752 – schedules for Dr. Brigger, Dr. Magit and Dr. Nation

Pamela: 858-576-1700, ext. 3753 – schedules for Dr. Pransky, Dr. Carvalho and Denise Lago, P.A.

Monica: 858-576-1700, ext. 3744 – schedules for Dr. Jiang, Dr. Leuin and Dr. Bliss

Insurance Coordinators

Leticia: 858-576-1700, ext. 3762

Marisol: 858-576-1700, ext. 3786

Hypocalcemia Pathway (For physicians)

Day of Surgery

Surgeries are performed on the first floor of the Acute Care Pavilion.

You and your child will be checked in by the preoperative room nurse. Your nurse will review your child’s medical history, have you sign the informed consent allowing your surgeon to perform surgery and get your child dressed and ready for surgery. While in the preoperative area, you will get a chance to meet your anesthesiologist and ask him questions. Your surgeon will also meet you there and answer any last questions before proceeding with surgery.

Your child will then be taken to the operating room by the OR nurse. You will be guided to wait either in a consultation room or in the lobby during the surgery. After the surgery is complete, your surgeon will come talk to you to discuss the procedure and how to take care of your child during the recovery.

Post-Operative Instructions

Triage Nurses (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Bea: 858-309-7706

Robbie: 858-309-7706

After hours, please call the Hospital operator at 858-576-1700 (press “0”) and ask to have the on-call ENT physician paged.