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  • Anesthesia - What to Expect
    Here's a quick look at what may happen before, during, and after on the day of your child's operation or procedure.
  • Anesthesia Basics
    Knowing the basics of anesthesia may help answer your questions and ease some concerns — both yours and your child's.
  • Appendectomy
    It's important to understand the ins and outs of an appendectomy so you know what to expect if your child undergoes this procedure.
  • Blood Transfusions
    A blood transfusion is a safe and relatively simple medical procedure that replaces blood lost during surgery or because of an injury or illness.
  • G-Tube: Parents Talk (Video)
    In this video, parents discuss caring for a child with a gastrostomy tube (G-tube).
  • Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube)
    Some kids have medical problems that prevent them from being able to take adequate nutrition by mouth. A gastrostomy tube (also called a G-tube) is a tube inserted through the abdomen that delivers nutrition directly to the stomach.
  • Laryngoscopy
    Laryngoscopy, a visual examination below the back of the throat, can help discover the causes of voice and breathing problems, throat or ear pain, and other bothersome symptoms.
  • Preparing Your Child for Anesthesia
    If your child needs to have an operation, you probably have plenty of questions, many of them about anesthesia.
  • Preparing Your Child for Surgery
    Good preparation can help your child feel less anxious about getting surgery. Kids of all ages cope much better if they have an idea of what's going to happen and why.
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
    Retinopathy of prematurity, which mostly occurs in premature babies, is a disease that causes abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina. Sometimes surgery is needed to prevent vision loss or blindness.
  • Tracheostomy: Parents Talk (Video)
    Here, three parents share their tips and experiences on raising a child with a tracheostomy.
  • Types of Anesthesia
    Here's a basic look at what each kind of anesthesia does.
  • What Is "Minimally Invasive" Surgery?
    Find out what the experts have to say.
  • What Is Elective Surgery?
    Find out what the experts have to say.
  • What Is Informed Consent?
    Find out what the experts have to say.
  • When Your Child Needs a Heart Transplant
    If your child needs a heart transplant, you're probably feeling lots of emotions. Fortunately, many kids who undergo heart transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives.
  • When Your Child Needs a Liver Transplant
    If your child needs a liver transplant, you're probably feeling lots of emotions. Fortunately, many kids who undergo liver transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives.
  • When Your Child's in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    It can be frightening whenever kids are in the hospital — and even more so when they're admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). But a basic understanding of the PICU may make it a little easier to cope with.
 

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