Patients' Guide to Surgery: Children

Welcome to New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Thank you for trusting us to care for your child. We take pride in providing the highest quality care to all our patients. The following information will help your family plan and prepare for your child’s surgery.

Coming for “ambulatory” or “outpatient” surgery means that your child is having a minor surgical procedure that doesn’t usually require an overnight stay at the hospital.

An “inpatient” surgery is when your child stays in the hospital for at least one night after surgery until ready to go home. Many of the patient instructions will be the same for both types of procedures.

Our goal is to ensure your experience at NYEE is as pleasant, safe, and stress-free as possible. It is also necessary to complete relevant paperwork and testing before arriving at the hospital. This will help to minimize delays on the day of your child’s surgery. If you have any questions about the upcoming surgery, please do not hesitate to ask your physician or any member of the care team. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their child’s care.

If you have any questions regarding preoperative instructions, please call the Ambulatory Surgery Center at 212-979-4360 or 212-979-4165, Monday through Friday from 7am to 8pm.

If you have questions regarding your insurance coverage, please call the Admitting Office at 212-979-4306.