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Recovery Room

A pediatric surgeon is available for your questions and consultations:
(361) 694-4700


RECOVERY ROOM/
POST-ANESTHESIA CARE UNIT



Where will my child recover from surgery?

Once surgery has been completed, your child will be brought to the recovery room, also called the post-anesthesia care unit (also called PACU). In the recovery room, registered nurses, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare professionals will closely monitor your child as he/she "awakens" from anesthesia. The length of time spent in recovery depends on the type of surgery performed, your child's response to surgery and anesthesia, and your child's medical condition. While your child is in recovery, the staff will (when applicable) complete the following:
  • monitor vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse, and breathing
  • monitor for any signs of complications
  • take your child's temperature
  • monitor your child's level of consciousness
  • check tubes or drains
  • check the wound
  • check intravenous (IV) infusions
  • monitor your child's urine output
  • maintain your child's comfort with pain medication and body positioning.
  • make sure your child is awake enough to swallow effectively before offering something to drink


When your child is awake and his/her vital signs are stable, he/she will be brought back to a regular hospital room or discharged home.

Contact Information


Driscoll Children's Hospital
Children's Surgical Services Main Office

3533 S. Alameda Furman Bldg, 3rd Floor
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Phone: 361-694-4700
Fax: (361) 694-4701


Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

For appointments, assistance, and physician referrals in Corpus Christi:
Phone: (361) 694-4700 or
Toll Free Phone: (800) DCH-LOVE
Fax (361) 694-4701


For appointments, assistance, and physician referrals in Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Laredo, or Victoria:
Toll Free Phone: (800) 525-TOTS or
Brownsville Fax: (956) 982-2445
McAllen Fax: (956) 668-7646
Harlingen Fax: (956) 412-3357


For TTY Deaf Messaging Connect to TTY Interpretation by dialing
(800) 735-2989

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