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.
- Cardiac Catheterization
This minimally invasive procedure helps doctors perform?diagnostic tests on the heart and even treat some heart conditions.
- 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, 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.
- 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.
- When Your Child Needs a Cast
Casts keep bones in place while they heal. Depending on the severity of the injury, a cast can be worn for a few weeks to a few months.
- 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.
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