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Ambulatory Surgery (UCA)

We work to ensure children experience the surgical process without distress or anxiety.

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital was the fist paediatric centre in Spain to implement an Ambulatory Surgery Unit (UCA) in 1996. With more than two decades of experience, our professionals care for more than 6,000 children each year and keep improving the protocols for surgeries that are more tolerable for patients and their families.

The Ambulatory Surgery Unit (UCA) at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital performs surgeries that do not require admitting the child to hospital. Ambulatory surgery can be performed with local, regional or general anaesthesia. If there are no complications, these surgeries allow the patient to return home a few hours after the operation.

It is therefore important that the child be well cared for after surgery, that he/she does not have to climb stairs, that he/she has a medical follow-up and that he/she is close enough to the Hospital to be taken there easily if necessary. Telephone contact is also essential.

IMPORTANT: If in the days prior to the surgery the child has fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, bronchitis or any contagious disease such as chickenpox, call us from Monday to Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the telephone number +34 93 253 21 00 (ext. 72452).