Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Outpatient Surgery

2403 Castillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 569-7287


Preparing for Pediatric Outpatient Surgery

This 7-minute video will help children and their families prepare for surgery.

Our staff makes every effort to ease the apprehension of both parent and child.

Parents stay with their child in the pre-operative area and in the post-anesthesia care unit after surgery, and must remain in the waiting room during surgery.

Children having surgery are encouraged to bring a favorite stuffed animal or security blanket for added reassurance and comfort.

In addition, our Outpatient Surgery staff conducts pre-operative tours for children every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. to introduce them to our facility and procedures.

A member of the Outpatient Surgery staff will call all families the week before surgery to invite them on the tour. For more information, please call (805) 569-7287.