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Medical Procedures

Ureteral Stent

A ureteral stent is a small plastic tube placed inside the ureter to help pee pass from a kidney into the bladder.

Vagus Nerve Stimulator Therapy for Epilepsy

Vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) therapy is a treatment for epilepsy. It helps prevent or shorten the length of seizures.

VP Shunts

A VP shunt is a small plastic tube that helps drain extra cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. Most VP shunts are placed to treat hydrocephalus.

What Is Interventional Radiology (IR)?

Interventional radiology (IR) is a way for doctors to treat problems like vascular anomalies and tumors.

When Your Child Needs a Liver Transplant

If your child needs a liver transplant, you're probably feeling lots of emotions. Fortunately, most kids who have liver transplants go on to live normal, healthy lives.

Words to Know: Transplants

Easy-to-understand definitions of some key transplant terms.