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Lebanon Outpatient Surgery Center

The Outpatient Surgery Center is located in Lebanon, near Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Learn more about the Outpatient Surgery Center, including directions to the building.

Take a Photo Tour of the Outpatient Surgery Center

Unsure of what you and your child will see on the day of surgery? Walk through CHaD's photo tour of the Outpatient Surgery Center. These photos will help you and your family learn what you can expect to see on the day of surgery.

  • Front of the Outpatient Surgery Center
    This is the front of the Outpatient Surgery Center. Things that you can bring with you: One or two favorite items (blanket, stuffed animal, matchbox car).
  • Doors you can use to go into the Outpatient Surgery Center
    There are two different doors you can use to go into the Outpatient Surgery Center. This is a picture of the revolving door – it is a door that moves while you walk. The other door you can go through is a door that you can push or pull open.
  • The front desk
    This the front desk. The person at the desk will ask for your name, the reason for your visit, who came with you, and also help with any papers that need to be filled out.
  • The waiting area
    This is the waiting area. You will wait here before meeting your nurse. This is the place where your family will wait for you while you are in surgery.
  • Waiting area
    Before you go back to your room, this is one of the places where you can wait. There are books to read, a television to watch, and a table and chairs to sit on while you are waiting.
  • Patient room
    Each patient who comes to the Outpatient Surgery Center will have their own room to use before surgery and after they return from surgery. We have cribs for younger patients and beds for older patients.
  • Patient room
    The rooms for children each have a radio that is CD and iPod compatible. We also have a portable DVD player that can be used to watch a movie and a Nintendo DS. There is a list of movies. If you have a favorite DVD you would like to watch, bring it with you (we might not have it here).
  • Play room
    This is the playroom. Your nurse will need your help with a couple things before you are ready to play in here.
  • Pajamas
    We have pajamas for you to change into. They are all different sizes, the size is based on the color. Even the people who work here need to change clothes when they come!
  • Bracelet
    This is a bracelet. On the day you have surgery, there will be one for you that will have your name, birthday, and your own patient number on it (each patient who comes to the Outpatient Surgery Center will have their own number) – this is not a number that you will have to remember.
  • Scale
    This is the scale. This helps us see how much you weigh. This is important information for your doctors and nurses to know – it helps us see how much medicine your body needs.
  • Thermometer
    This is the thermometer. This is used to help measure your temperature.
  • Pulse oximeter sticker
    This is a pulse oximeter sticker. This helps to see how much oxygen is in your body by using a little red light.
  • Blood pressure cuff
    This is a blood pressure cuff. This cuff tightens on your arm and then loosens again. This helps to measure the speed of our blood flowing in our veins.
  • Monitor
    This is a monitor. You will see one in the room you are in before and after surgery and one in the Operating Room. The pulse oximeter and the blood pressure cuff connect to this monitor to help the nurses and doctors learn that information.
  • Surgical cap
    This is a surgical cap. You will wear this before going to the Operating Room. Everyone who goes into the Operating Room will be wearing one.
  • Door to the hallway on the way to the Operating Room
    This is the door to the hallway on the way to the Operating Room. When the doors open, some kids walk through the door, some kids ride on their bed with wheels, and some kids are carried.
  • This is the hallway to the Operating Room
    This is the hallway to the Operating Room. See the red line? The red line helps people who work here remember that it is a sterile (really clean) area and everyone walking past the line needs to be wearing blue scrubs and a blue hat if they are not a patient or family member.
  • This is the Operating Room
    This is the Operating Room. The Operating Room is the room where surgeries are done. These rooms are very clean and germ free. People who work in an Operating Room need to wear hat and a paper mask over and around their nose and mouth to protect everyone from germs. The Operating Room is the room you will fall asleep.
  • These are the lights that are used in the Operating Room
    These are the lights that are used in the Operating Room. These bright lights help the doctors and nurses see everything better. We will wait to turn on the light until you are asleep.
  • Masks
    There are three masks to choose from (cherry, strawberry and bubblegum). In the Operating Room you will breathe in the sleepy air through this see through mask. The anesthesiologist will help you do this. The red/bright pink mask is the cherry scented mask, the pink mask is the strawberry scented mask, the purple mask is the bubble gum scented mask.
  • EKG leads
    These are EKG leads. EKG leads are stickers that listen to your heart when connected to a monitor.

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