Visiting a Surgery Patient

Guidelines for visiting a patient after surgery:

  • Minimize talking as a courtesy to resting patients. 

  • Woman's has several private designated waiting areas for visitors, including family lounges and public areas. Due to safety and privacy concerns, please avoid waiting in the hallways of patient care areas. 

  • Limit the number of people in the room to one or two. 

  • Do not bring food or coffee into the room. Food smells can make the patient feel queasy. 

  • Promote rest by limiting light, noise and touch. Do not turn on the TV unless the patient requests. Turn off or down ringers on all phones. 

  • Do not bring infants and children to visit until a day or two after surgery. 

  • Healthy children 14 years and under (no fever, runny nose, cough or recent exposure to a contagious illness) may visit during regular visiting hours. 

  • Children may not be left in the patient's room without another adult present. 

  • Children may not spend the night in the hospital room.